Norman’s Sound and Vision: Broken Record Store


When the music’s over, turn out the lights?

A reader took this photo of the former home of Norman’s Sound and Vision as it was cleared out yesterday. The record store closed its location at 67 Cooper Square after 18 years and is now based in Williamsburg, at 555 Metropolitan Avenue, where its new incarnation opened in April.

“More music-minded people are living out there. It’s what the East Village was 20 years ago,” Norman Isaacs told The Local in May, when it came to light that the shop would leave the neighborhood in the face of a rent increase.

Of course, the East Village still has its share of record stores. And here’s what they’re playing.