Record Store Day in NYC: Record shops worth visiting

Record Store Day is April 19, and while your initial reaction may be that this celebration sounds as obsolete as, say, Dial-Up Internet Day or Beeper Day, turn off your iPod for a second and hear us out. Vinyl sales were said to be up 33.5 percent in 2013, a giant new record shop opened its doors in Williamsburg just a few months ago -- and a handful of determined record stores are thriving throughout the city. In a world of Pandora, Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, these brave little shops are using well-curated stock and knowledgeable employees to cater to the music-obsessed, nostalgic collectors and those who just appreciate the hunt. If you plan to make a day of record store hopping, the East Village and Williamsburg are your best bets. But here are a few spots to celebrate throughout the city. To see the list of Saturday's special releases, available in stores only, click here.

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