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Academy Records and CDs

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Has used Criterion Blu Rays

I went here looking for second hand Criterion Collection Blu Rays, and they had a nice collection... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Moss, Norway
via mobile
One of the few music stores in Manhattan

I am an avid collector of classical music CDs and BluRays, and Academy is heaven for me. Well... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2016
Toluca, Mexico
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24 Sep 2017
“Has used Criterion Blu Rays”
13 Mar 2017
“Misty classical and more eclectic stuff. ”
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I went here looking for second hand Criterion Collection Blu Rays, and they had a nice collection of about 30 titles. Each cost about 18 dollars.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Wasn't really what we were looking for (rock, blues, classic rock). But would be good for folks looking for orchestral, classical, punk and more not-mainstream stuff.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Q5755DGbriank
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

the staff were so into themselves that they didnt pay attention to their costumers. 3 of them just chatted away at the counter and I felt like an intruder when I came in to ask about old records. They didnt have it and they seemed...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank ibizagirliedk
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I am an avid collector of classical music CDs and BluRays, and Academy is heaven for me. Well stocked with many hard to find titles, and has a large $3 clearance section in the back.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank johntpt
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Good place to find rare records U can find oldies along with new print records And i do mean vynil If u can't find what u looking for the staff at the store will help u find it

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank isaeyal
Reviewed 1 August 2015

academy records in manhattan has a good selection of records, prices range from ok to quite expensive, but you're likely to find some great bargains.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank tobias g
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Didn't have much time here but picked up some nice stuff. If you like Classical, this is great ! Do drop by if you have some time - not much indie or rock but some nice eclectic stuff

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank thenev
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I'm very familiar with this excellent store but a recent trip with a fellow visitor prompted me to add a review. My fellow visitor, new to NY, was enthralled with the place and the selection of classical music and wondered as to why he hadn't...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank BrendanH325
Reviewed 19 December 2013

The glory days are over, we've all gotten older, and the younger ones don't really give a hoot, but this place is still packed, still part of the 'old' New York, from the times well before the Meatpacking District became yet another condominium block, Times...More

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank Phineas-Newborn
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Great source for cds/lps; even for classical fans like me. Very expert staff and constantly changing stock with many bargains. Across the road is City Bakery for a coffee or comfort break. Only this and Westsider left for classical buyers of used cds in NY...More

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank gurneyfan
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