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.
Want to see something else? I’ve put together a list of the Top 110 Songs of the 1960s complete with You Tube videos so you can give a listen. Are your favorites on the list?
They actually have a small vinyl collection – maybe 150/200 – in the back.
this place have a great salsa vinyl collection !!!