7. Black Gold: Best decor

This Carroll Gardens record store’s deco is somewhere between Victorian and log cabin-antique. Among the abounding knick knacks, however, you’ll find a collection of music picked out by the owners themselves. According to the owners, the store’s aim is to bring back the feeling of discovering an artist for the first time; the feeling, the place, that special sonic find. Don’t be scared away by the taxidermy mounted on the walls and enjoy the coffee/record shop combination. Before you go, you can also purchase a piece of taxidermy, if that’s your thing.