Over the weekend City Room ran a nice homage to Bed Stuy’s Birdel’s Records, which is closing. The store opened in 1944 and the current owner, Joe Long, started working there in 1957. The shop specialized in gospel and oldies, but also sold some contemporary CDs. When we stopped by the store at 535 Nostrand, it was open but mostly cleared out. Signs on the window thanked customers for the 50+ years of service.
Birdel’s Records in Brooklyn is Set to Close [City Room] GMAP