Best Place to Score Street Vinyl (2008)

125th Street and Lenox Avenue

You know blackfolks don't like inclement weather. Thus, whenever it's fine outdoors, you'll find Brotherman, potbellied in a tee, hovering over a slew of milk crates chock full o' vinyl at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, a/k/a Malcolm X Boulevard, a/k/a Harlem's Historic Crossroads. It may look like a bunch of old trash, but don't be the fool who sticks up his nose, thus passing up the opportunity to score an original copy of Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes' Wake Up Everybody. Take the 2 or 3 to 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, exit to the surface, and walk near the curb on the east side of the street, slightly north of the northeast corner, then look for a nimbus-haired, fuzzy eminence: This corner vendor just might help you reacquire that beloved Richie Haven platter you tossed with the advent of the CD.


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