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The Thing
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1001 Manhattan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11222 USA
1001 Manhattan AvenueUSNew York11222
+1 718-349-8234
Record Shop, Charity shopToday 10am–7:30pm
Friday 10am–7:30pmSaturday 10am–7:30pmSunday 10am–7:30pmMonday 10am–7:30pmTuesday 10am–7:30pmWednesday 10am–7pmThursday 10am–7:30pm
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Thrift store featuring antique furniture & decor items, plus used records galore in the basement.- Google
"Apparently the entire basement is full of unsorted records as well."
"All you can eat vinyl."
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Samantha Gonzalez
3 months ago
Amazing record collections ! But no order whatsoever so be ready to browse through pounds of dust and vinyls. You can haggle prices ;)
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koosh burns
4 months ago
all you can eat vinyl
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Ken Breese
3 years ago
There are so many forgotten treasures here it's not even funny. Apparently the entire basement is full of unsorted records as well... like you literally have to dig through mountainous stacks of wax, old school. Dive in and you're sure to find something!
A Google User
6 years ago
LOVE this place. You would think that it would be difficult to find any hidden treasure here with such a devout following. However, much more often than not, I find something that just amazes me. Whether it’s a wood slab table top, a glass cloche jar, or a photograph of someone’s long forgotten uncle, you’ll find it here. The ratio of random, useful, and antique objects is genius and anyone could stay entertained for hours digging through this massive collection of stuff. Just a side note, the owner is very helpful. On more than one occasion I needed help carrying a purchase, or required the hand-truck to get something home. The owner graciously allowed me to even borrow the hand-truck overnight; which was extremely nice. When I walk into The Thing I feel like I am walking into someone’s house; so knowing that the owner is laid-back and helpful only makes it that much more enjoyable to take your time and meander through his impressive collection. If you’re interested in digging for some hidden treasure, or need a nice antique alternative to ikea particleboard décor, this is a great place to scope out first.
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Andrew Haurusnik
5 months ago
This a record store like no other. I have seen a lot of nice record sellers in the Tr-State area over the years but this establishment is truly one of a kind. Mind that this is hardly a proper place to visit for a casual record buyer or someone looking for a quick purchase of a specific record. This place is for a serious vinyl digger in you! If you spend a couple of hours digging through the records in this unsorted and raw mess, afterwards, it feels as if you worked in a mine: you are exhausted, your hands are black dirty, you are breathing hard. But, from my own personal experience, there was not a single time when an hour or two spent in this store came unrewarded. The thrill of searching for records in this store is that you are virtually digging up real golden vinyl nuggets amid the tons of waste vinyl rock! Buying a record for me is less than half the thrill I get when I come to this store. The unexpected joy of coming across some precious item (marketwise or in personal system of reference) is what makes this place truly stand out. This is real vinyl junkie's emotion speaking. Trust me, this not a hype. Come to this place often. Time allowing, I come here at least a couple of times a week. Last but not least. I am usually on the search for exquisite records costing no more than... $1. When I pay $2 for a record here, it really feels like a freebie.
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OG6BLOCC
4 months ago
Vinyl foe dayzzzz
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Jesse Alfonso
7 months ago
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A Google User
5 years ago
I was visiting NYC about three weeks ago, and stopped here just because of the reviews about the records. They weren't exaggerating! I found some records that I didn't even know existed!!!!! I had so much fun in the basement searching through the rows and rows and rows and rows (and rows) of records. I live in DC and am planning a trip back to NYC in a few weeks just to spend the day here!!

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