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The Cassette Player Guide

Cassette Player Culture in New York

Image by Robbie Noble

March 2, 2023

Located in the United States, New York is one of the largest cities. Famous for its grace, statue of liberty and lifestyle that it offers, its wall street, the city is full of workaholics and an economically dominant city which has turned the lives of many people in one night into the city of dreams.


Where to find cassette players in New York?


The top 15 locations for Cassette players 


Brick-and-mortar stores


1. Rough Trade NYC

30 Rockefeller Plaza 6th Avenue, btw 49 &, W 50th St, New York, NY 10112

It is Venerable independent record store for obscure & mainstream CDs & vinyl, plus live music & a bar that includes cassette players


2. Academy Records & CDs

12 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

It is a  shop with new & used LPs & CDs , cassette players that across a broad range of genres and movies


3. Westsider Records


233 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023

Indie store stocking used vinyl, CDs, cassette players & DVDs, turntables & books with a performing-arts emphasis.

Antique or second-hand shops - A list of second-hand shops where we can find cassette players:


1. Vintage Thrift Shop

286 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010, United States

Nonprofit vintage-goods flagship store benefiting the United Jewish Council of the East Side. You can even find cassette players over here.


2. No Particular Hours

247 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

Part antique shop, part thrift story, part curiosities exhibition, every single item was completely unpredictable and unique.


3. Second Hand Records NYC

23 Lawton St, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Beautiful store, great vibes, cassette players , excellent selection and prices, very fair for buying and selling. makes record shopping a really fun positive experience.

Flea markets - A list of flea markets where it is possible to find cassette players:


1. Annex Markets

29 West 25th Street Btwn 6th Ave. &, Broadway, New York, NY 10010

Outdoor, weekend flea market offering a range of antiques, home goods, cassette players, apparel & other collectibles.


2. Tulsa Flea Market

4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Total professional staff, perfect set up as a vendor, plenty of variety, cassette players and lots of shoppers. Climate controlled, clean, and a very reasonable and delicious concession.


3. Chelsea Flea

29 W 25th St, New York, NY 10010


Interesting place, all sorts of knick-knacks. Beads, clothes, furniture, records, jewellery, watches. Much of it old and barley saleable. Some hidden gems of course

Image by Chris Benson
Where to find an 80’s outfit that matches your new cassette player in New York


Here is a list of the second-hand shops where we can find 80’s outfits 


1. L Train Vintage

204 1st Ave., New York, NY 10009


Fairly large vintage clothing store in the East Village, pretty clean and well organised. It’s brightly lit and there are fitting rooms in the back.


2. The Vintage Twin

543 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Come visit our legendary Jeanius Bar. Vogue calls it "magic." We eyeball your waist and pick out the perfect pair of jeans for you.


3. Metropolis Vintage

803 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

This place achieves its goal. They have a great selection of quirky collared shirts, amazing t shirts of all sorts of bands and other cool stuff, and other vintage clothing that can go with your cassette player.

80's themed locations in New York


Night Clubs and Bars - A list of the ’80s-themed Night Clubs and Bars in New York:


1. Retroclubnyc

9 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017

Probably the best retro club in NYC. Nicest manager-DJ, Jeff. Crowd actually dances the entire time and dances well. Michael Jackson impersonator sometimes.


2. Pyramid Club

101 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Great place to come dance on a weekend. They have great 80's music all night.


3. GoldBar

389 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

Creative cocktails & DJ music in a gold-themed space with a velvet rope out front.


For all the 80’s lovers in New York, these are the spots where you can find the 80s outfits and cassette players easily. 

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