EXCLUSIVE: Christian Rockafeller @ J&R Computer World's Going Out of Business Sale [PIX]
Brick may now have Brooklyn, but I've always had J&R Computer World on Park Row.
By far, one of the best emporiums for classical music, jazz and "speciality" records, it's losing the fight against the internet.
Woe are we, indeed.
"To some, J&R was a survivor, holding out several years after the closings of Tower Records, Virgin Megastore, HMV and other mega-chains that used to operate around New York City. Classical CD buyers today have a handful of smaller options: the Metropolitan Opera Store, the Juilliard Store and Barnes and Noble at Union Square, as well as the used offerings at Academy Records on West 18th Street."
So, one last time, I went to my beloved J&R's. And no, it did not look good....
For once, the New York Times was dead on: From Classical Giant to Clearance Bins.
RIP, then, classical, jazz and all the other records I've bought--and loved--at J&R Computer World on Park Row.© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.