Record Mart Times Square Subway Station New York City

Closed – Untapped New York reports in this June 10, 2020 piece that the Covid got the Record Mart in their article Closed: Record Mart, Manhattan’s Oldest Record Store Located in Times Square Subway Station.

The owners posted this note to their customers in the store’s windows:

Here’s what I wrote when I originally visited the shop in August 2012 –

featuring Latin and Jazz CDs, including Salsa.  So I ran down the steps to the 7, the doors open and jump into the train – only to find that it isn’t going to go anywhere due to signal problems.  Off the train, up the steps, I get onto the Shuttle instead to Times Square – which I never do.  Get out, head for the 1 and what do I see?  Yup, the Record Mart – underground in Times Square Subway Station.  Salsa blaring on the video screen.  CDs only, but a nice collection if you like Latin or Jazz.  Happy hunting.

Here’s a story that appeared in the New York Times titled Beneath the Roar of the Subway an Old Familiar Rhythm Return on December 19, 2007 about Record Mart and its reopening.

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