Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Carmine Survivors

After taking a quick look yesterday at what's been lost from Carmine Street, I am happy to say there are still a few worthy survivors that have yet to vanish.

The House of Oldies survives--since 1968.

As the sign in the window says: "No CD's, No Tapes, Just Records."

You will also find the Unoppressive, Non-Imperialist Bargain Books store, where you can dig into an amazing cache of comic book reprint collections, as well as many books about The Beatles and Jack Kerouac.

There's also a little shoe and watch repair shop with a fascinating window display, along with various other survivors.

In some ways, even with the many boutiques and new cafes opened, Carmine Street feels surprisingly overlooked by the waves of change that have swept much of the city. I should walk there more often.


Ken Mac said...

oh crap. You did include House of Oldies. Please, dont waste your money on his battered, overpriced LPs. Walk round the corner to Bleecker Street records: better records, rarer stock, better prices.

Jeremiah Moss said...

i know, i thought of your comment yesterday when i did...well, i don't know about the content, but the signage and window display is great.

Ken Mac said...

that is true!

Tricia said...

I don't get over to Carmine as much since Hairhoppers, where Alex has cut my hair, got a rent hike and moved. If anybody's wondering where they went, Hairhoppers is on Grove St just west of 7th Ave. Highly recommended!