Watch a Documentary About Troubled New York Record Store Bleecker Bob’s
The nearly 50-year-old Greenwich Village record store will close after the landlord finds a new tenant. Here's a 30-minute video about its final days
Bleecker Bob’s, a record store founded in New York City’s Greenwich Village in the ’60s, will finally be shutting its doors before too long, another casualty of rising rent and declining physical music sales. Capital New York has posted a half-hour documentary about this local institution, produced by Hazel Sheffield and Emily Judem. The video introduces the people who have made the store what it is on what’s become a busy week for news about record stores. If you’re in the area, don’t forget to stop by while the troubled cultural landmark — which one interviewee says is probably the longest continuously run record store in New York — is still open.