New York City Record Store Memories (20)
We’d usually finish our tour (assuming we nonetheless had money left) by hitting the large Tower Records retailer at 66th and Broadway. Tower also had a store on 4th Street however the Uptown retailer was absolutely massive, with 2 sprawling flooring of music, books, and videos to peruse. To today, Tower is the one record retailer I’ve ever been in that was sufficiently big to wish an elevator!
As for tennis and golf, Sea Pines has three tennis centers and is residence to the Harbour Town Golf links course (venue of the Verizon Heritage Golf Classic on the PGA Tour) plus 3 different golf programs. Harbour town and South Beach are the two major areas on the plantation. Harbour town is the place the well-known Harbourfest is held throughout the summers annually. Both Harbour city and South Beach can make for good procuring options. As I said to start with, I won’t arrive at a conclusion in this article, I have solely stated the pros and cons of every plantation/space. It is as much as you to weigh in these pros and cons and arrive at a choice that most closely fits your needs. I spent a while in those record shops in Greenwich Village in the course of the Eighties and early Nineties. As I recall, eighth Street had a couple of good ones. You never knew what you’d come across in these places. It made finding new music fun.
Hi Manny and Rock_nj – glad I could spark some recollections for ya. Back in these days, the joys of searching down that uncommon record or piece of music was nearly as much fun as listening to it!! I made it up to Bleecker Bob’s in March of 2003. They didn’t really have much attention-grabbing unfortunately, however no less than I can say I went there. I also hit up the enormous Virgin Records megastore in Times Square. That place was amazing. I picked up a number of Japanese imports, one in every of which was Kiss – Killers, which has a few additional tracks on it. Forest beach is one other ungated (non-plantation) area. In truth, it is the LARGEST ungated space on the island. This is another good place to remain if you’re touring with youngsters as a result of you can be near the most important buying area on the island – Coligny Plaza. Second, Palmetto Dunes has World-class services: golf courses, 35 tennis courts and bike paths throughout.
Believe it or not, however the city I grew up in – Cincinnati – had a tremendous file chain called Phil’s data that had extra Metal discs in it that any place I even have ever seen – Imports, new releases, used, vinyl, cd, image discs, and many others… Over the years their chain has been whittled down to one forlorn store with a tiny selection. It’s a bummer. The Sea Pines Club is a good place to get pleasure from some meals and drinks adopted by sunbathing and stress-free on the seaside. Even though the seaside is a superb place to relax it isn’t ultimate for swimming because of the little fish and crabs floating around. This, however, might be an advantage for people who find themselves concerned about fishing. Two things about Folly Field that make it an incredible place for teenagers. First, its location and second, the fact that it is a non-plantation area.
For me that is the ideal setup as I can spend time strolling and enjoyable in a quiet place and go to Coligny Plaza after I am within the temper for some leisure. I suspect I’m a bit older than you however I too miss the previous document stores. We had a couple of good ones in Rhode Island where my associates and I would go and purchase doo-wop records. By the way in which, although I’m in my 60s, I love heavy metallic – favorite group: Blue Oyster Cult. Keep rockin’! Third, there’s a three mile seaside that is open solely to Palmetto Dune residents and company and an 11 mile lagoon that’s exclusive to the plantation. This lagoon is a serious attraction if you’re fascinated by canoeing, fishing or kayaking.