NEW YORK CITY | Rough Trade NYC is the New York outpost of famed London record store and is the largest record store in the city. It opened in partnership with Bowery Presents in 2013 and is, as well as being a record store, a performance space for artists and a cafe/bar. The retail section takes up 15,000 square foot while the performance space has a 300 person capacity.
What’s made Rough Trade successful when many other in the industry have failed is that it’s stores are the kind of places that people actually want to spend time in. The store features various spaces that aim to interact with the community and music loving public, staff are knowledgeable about the music on offer, and CDs and vinyl from independent, underground, and unsigned artists is sold. It’s the kind of record store that you can visit without knowing what you want to buy, spend time in discovering new music, and walk out having purchased something from a band or artist you’d never heard of.
Of course it’s not just music that’s on offer here – there’s music, design, and pop culture books, merchandise, DVDs, and things like headphones, turntables and DJ equipment.
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th Street
New York 11249
Sun: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Mon – Sat: 11:00am to 11:00pm