Last July, you may remember, I posted a piece about the "Dirty Old New York" project by Jonathan Hertzberg, which is a series of videos that exhaustively aggregate clips of New York City footage from the pantheon of modern cinema. If you're a fetishistic NYC nostalgist like myself, Hertzberg's clips are an absolute *MUST*. He just put up a new one as well. It's 25 minutes long, but it's awesome.
Anyway, back in August, I put up a sprawling post that collected various images of since-vanished and/or forgotten record stores around New York City, and Hertzberg himself weighed in, citing an obscure shop called Record City. Said shop made a cameo appearance in the 1981 film "The Fan," starring Lauren Bacall and a very youthful Michael Biehn (prior to his turns in "The Terminator" and "Aliens"). The film is about a creepy stalker in New York CITY who gets fixated with Lauren Bacall, but ends up getting stabbed as a result (it's a bit more complicated than that, if I'm being honest). In any case, during the course of proceedings, Biehn's character is depicted working in a happenin'-looking shop called Record City. If you don't feel like suffering through "The Fan," you can actually see it in the afore-cited 25-minute video from Mr. Hertzberg.
So here's my question: Does anyone out there remember Record City? Where was it? When did close? What was it like? Weigh in, won't you?