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Record stores survive and thrive in Brooklyn

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When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does.

"I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."

Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you to know they buy as many albums as they sell and they have a showroom of 20,000-plus records to prove it.

"I think Brooklyn in general is a hotbed for everything," he says.

In Brooklyn and across country we'll celebrate the eighth annual National Record Store Day. Academy Records Annex will celebrate with DJs, live music, and heavy buying, selling and trading.

The recently opened captured tracks shop a couple of blocks away will mark the day with a grimace.

"I don't see it as garnering new customers," owner Mike Sniper says. "If anything, regular customers shy away on Record Store Day. If anything, it's kind of a marketing gimmick."

Whether or not they want new customers, record stores saw a seemingly unlikely resurgence last year. CD sales continued to plummet, downloads remained constant, but vinyl shipments rose more than 30 percent.

"The shops that are closing are the ones that haven't really adapted," Sniper says. He argues that stores carrying cheaper, used, and always changing inventory should survive.

And by that logic, Cory can stay at a job he loves indefinitely where Tigger the cat digs rock and roll, which will never die. By the way, Cory's five favorite albums?

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