What a find. I never knew that this place existed all this time I've lived in Upper West Side in NYC. (It's located on 72nd St. & Broadway; to the west of Broadway.) Perfect little gem of a used LP store. I couldn't believe how many records were packed into such a small space! They mainly do classical and jazz, very little or no rock. But for classical, at least, their selection was on par or better than Academy Records near Union Square. They had a VPI 17.5 there, and I suspect they do a pretty good job cleaning their records. Couldn't browse as much as I wanted to, b/c I was w/ my wife & kids, but there's no doubt I'll be there a lot. It was almost flabbergasting how many records there were in there. And the whole time, they were playing some sweet sweet jazz mono records from the 30s - 40s on a humble Dual deck, and I must confess, although I've heard so many uber-expensive set-ups, the music I heard at West Side while browsing the records sounded more real, sweet & soulful than many of those set-ups.
Bought a set of Schubert sonatas for 12 bucks (3 LPs, Artur Schnabel) and the discs play immaculately; can't be more pleased. Weird thing: it's the Italian EMI set, but the graphics also have that RCA dog with the words "La Voce Del Padrone." What gives? Was EMI merged w/ RCA at some point? Just curious.