6. Smallest Record Shop: House of Oldies
Photograph Courtesy of Suzi Siegel
The same “No CDs, no tapes, just records” sign that Bob Abramson put in the front window of his store twenty years ago is still there today. Abramson takes pride in customers coming into his 245-square-foot store and saying it looks just like a record store from the 60s, because that is exactly what it is. In the late 1960s Abramson bought the store from the original owner and hasn’t made any changes to it, except to beef up and improve the quality of the stock. The small West Village space holds nearly one hundred thousand records.