There are only a handful of record stores on Long Island but over a dozen in Brooklyn so... road trip!
Yesterday I ventured into the hip heart of Kings County. Williamsburg, natch. Despite its proximity to me, Brooklyn is as difficult and time-consuming to enter as a longer trip elsewhere -- you have to endure delays on the dreaded BQE and futile searches for parking. Fortunately at the end of my trek there was a cold Guinness waiting to refresh my spirits. In a basement dive, of course.
I hit several record stores but Rough Trade is my favorite. Big, clean and full of festivities. Yesterday they had a full roster of live bands performing and three separate celebrity-signings. The crowd was way larger than usual but in a party mood. It's Record Store Day! Cool kids unite!
No visit to the 'burg is complete without a drop into Artists & Fleas. It's a marketplace of well-curated products sold by their makers. We should support craftsmen and -women; they create fun stuff you can't find at the mall.
BTW, kudos to whoever came up with the idea of putting salmon caviar on deviled eggs. :-)
Pics below. Next time come with me!