best used section (2008)

ETHEREA

Pretentious record store employees are a turn-off, but not as frustrating as going through a store's used section and seeing things you'd never want to buy. ETHEREA, a mainstay of Alphabet City, is the perfect place to turn that frown upside down. The used section has reasonable prices and phenomenal selection—a great mix of new stuff and older stuff, and it's all conveniently organized so your trip-hop mixes don't clash with your Smiths back catalog.