2. Black Gold Records, Brooklyn

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Opened by Sommer Foster-Santoro and Jeff Ogiba, this record, antique, and coffee shop carries a collection of music enjoyed by the owners. According to Ogiba, the shop has many one-of-a-kind records in stock and aims to revive the feeling of discovering an artist. Their antique collection at their Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn location varies from furniture wares to a surprising amount  of taxidermy animals, from the Victorian era to mid-century pieces. Customers are encouraged to browse and the coffee attracts a constant flow of patrons.