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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by crossroadsnyc, Aug 1, 2015.
NYC’s famous Music Row is about to be a ghost town | New York Post
That's crappy news !!
Was up that way last night...things look more different every time I go up there.
I always enjoyed browsing the used gear at the shops in Manhattan because I could always find really cool stuff....not the run of the mill crap found in the NJ and PA suburbs. All my local shops now have cheap stuff...very few stores left that actual stock exotic, high end guitars. Sign of the times I guess.
Really makes me wonder what will be left in 20-30 years.
Sad news :frown:
I went into Rudy's when i was over a couple of months ago and bought a t-shirt, really glad I did now.
I've heard NYC is undergoing Disneyfication, similar to what the movie Casino described about the corporate takeover of Vegas. Sad
Bought my 1st white LP Custom up there at WE Buy 1989
2 weeks later (USCG payday)
I bought a new '67 Flyin V reissue at Sam Ash ...389.00 w/OHSC ...what a fckn bargain !
Is that a -89 Les Paul Custom?
Uhhmm...that started like 15-20 years ago it seems.
Not saying there isn't a 'seedy' side to the city, but on Manhattan, you almost need to look to find it. Most of the city sound of the park is a pretty safe place. Lots and lots of retail....as far as feet can walk. It's the Mecca of consumerism...the whole damn island is a monument to all things commercial.
Not saying it's a bad thing....there are a ton of awesome things to do and see in the city. And truthfully I don't find it any more expensive than comparable establishments in the suburbs these days. I suppose for tourists it makes sense...they are more likely to support the city when they aren't afraid to visit.
It's lost some soul, and the locals still have the boroughs. Still....even Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens aren't what I remember them from my younger days. Not nearly as changed as Manhattan is these days, but different.
Nothing is forever I suppose.
The won't let me in to have a look around. EVER.
Oh well I guess you'll just have to enjoy all the selling yourself, with the others. and snake. and the Duke with his car and those unique custom lights. I guess that huge wall will come down one day.
It's alright, we've got Lee Van Cleef lookin at the vids/cctv.
Hey! send out the president! the rest of the country needs him back.
Crappy to see the small shops go. Although, the big ones like GC seem to be on the way out too.
Too bad..Sign of the times, fer sure.
Greedy frickin' landlords ain't makin' no money at all now, they'll probably wind up tearing down the shops and putting in crap like multi-level parking lots.
No , '89 is when I bought it . The guitar was from around '72 or so
Wow, I have so many good memories of 48th Street as a teen, we used to hop the train alot into the city to peruse the music shops, they had anything and everything from every time period new and old. Great times but times change....
The big box stores put all the mom and pop shops out of business but the big box stores cant draw enough business to sustain themselves so now theyre all going out of business. I dont know if the mom and pop shops will ever be able to revive themselves but for sure the Asian retail market has a potential to monopolize all markets in the near future if something isnt done about it.
well this sucks, at least there's still Denmark Street in London, that place looked like it was thriving when I went there. I actually saw Rudy's from across the street when I was in New York in May, but didn't realize how famous it was. Unfortunately, with how the internet plays a role in ordering things, this doesn't surprise me.
Sign of the times...shame, kinda like the local music scene outside of NYC on Long Island...dead
cities are collections of shops and people. the way they end is the shop vanishes overnight and the people who lived in them disappear.
never to be heard of or seen again.
cities are just totally cruel places.
They bought into the location setup all the signs and the fakeness then you get to experience all the fakeness then it all ends silently in the end of the day. the next day you walk by and there's nothing there.
What was the point of these middlemen?
there was NO point to them at all.
Good riddence is what I say. never exist again. they just added so much complexity to an item it was totally rediculous. the only purpose was for them to make money.
Every shop in my city has gone out of business in 40 years.
the only thing that hasn't changed is where they put the next lot of BS money making people.
A city is a over sized grand monument to numbers. total fakery.
take away the journey of travelling to buy crap and what do you have left over? nothing. so your day gets filled with WORK so you don't notice there's NOTHING to do in a city. accept get lied to or meet deluded people.
captiolizum resulted in the take over of acouple of music retailers here and we're told it's going to be a better situation, when what actually happened was 10 shops closed for ever and the price jumped up on items by $2000. The price on a music book jumped from $10 to $50. with no possibility of the book price lowering EVER.
AND you NEVER EVER see the person calling all the shots.
you just get the robot person experience which quickly results in the vanishing shop & people experience.
Don't buy into the fakery of cities and shops. they're always run by nasty people who've gutted them out from the inside.
there was a shop in town here which was opperateing for longer than 150 years, and they were the BIGGEST liers out there!
as a final parting slaggoff at their customers, they went round telling people forcefully that they'd be back in business, they were only closing for a short time, so they could renovate.
For some strange reason they just needed to sell ALL their stock.
nobody believed them but they kept on persisting telling people it was all true.
the JOKE was just NOT funny AT ALL.
SAD sad people they were.
the makers of products are people worth talking too and looking at, but anyone else is just a waste of time dealing with.