5. The Thing: Second hand store, no labeling, no prices

The Thing is a second hand shop in Greenpoint with a ground floor full of odds and ends that doesn’t promise much. The basement, however, is lyrical manifestation of every record-hunter’s dreams. Warning: be ready to hunt. The the 130,000 records crammed onto shelves are by no means organized; the owner, Larry Fisher, acquires them by any means necessary and packs them into the basement of his shop or in the overflow crates on the ground floor. Take a day to explore down here, bring a pile of whatever you might find that pleases you, and bring it to the cashier who will look at your pile, and estimate a fair price.