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EXCLUSIVE: Christian Rockafeller @ J&R Computer World's Going Out of Business Sale [PIX]

By Christian Rockafeller on Jan 31, 2014 05:17 PM EST
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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.  

As Brian Wise of WQXR reports:

"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. 

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