This long-lived Theater District shop ("since 1948") is housed in the legendary Brill Building, the Tin Pan Alley of 1950s and 1960s pop, where such songwriters as Leiber and Stoller and producers such as Don Kirshner and Phil Spector crafted the soundtrack for a generation. It's the perfect home for Colony, a nostalgia emporium filled with a pricey but excellent collection of vintage vinyl and new CDs. You'll find a great collection of Broadway scores and cast recordings; decades worth of recordings by pop song stylists both legendary and obscure; the city's best collection of sheet music (including some hard-to-find international stuff); and a great selection of original theater and movie posters.
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