A record store rises: Rough Trade NYC

Rough Trade NYC

From the New York Times Magazine:

The biggest record store in New York City, Rough Trade NYC, opened in Williamsburg on Monday. The store carries approximately 23,000 CDs and vinyl records, and it took 20 employees plus various friends and family members 30 hours, over three days, to stock the shelves in time for the store’s opening party. They’ve still only stocked about two-thirds of their complete inventory, according to Stephen Godfroy, one of the owners.

Stephen Mallon, who previously documented the scene changes at the Metropolitan Opera for the magazine, captured much of the frenzy in this time-lapse video.

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A record store rises: Rough Trade NYC