Posted in music on February 20, 2014

One man's trash... (pic via Gothamist)
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When Academy Annex moved from its N. 6th St location to its new digs in Greenpoint, there was a lot of inventory to move. Not all of it made it, apparently. As Gothamist points out, hundreds of LPs, 7" singles and other vinyl ephemera can currently be found in a dumpster outside the old location. We're guessing it's a lot of stuff that was either in very low demand, in bad shape or both, but there's lots there for the taking if so inclined. If nothing else you can make bowls out of them.

UPDATE 1: Says Academy Records:

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UPDATE 2: from Lindsey Rhoades (via Twitter):

Alright, here's the real deal on that dumpster full o vinyl on n. 6th. The construction guys there are baffled as to how everyone heard about this, and you should be nice to them cause their jobs are at risk. They won't let you "dive" in the dumpster, only climb up the sides and dig around the edges. So it's hard to even see what's in there. Most of the 'accessible' records are shit, and/or are covered in paint and other caustic substances, so it's not exactly clean pickins.

ALSO: One of the dudes cleaning out the space told me there are crates upon crates still inside. Getting dumped btwn 4 & 5, clean for taking

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Comments (50)

I call dibs on any copies of "Frampton Comes Alive"

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:32 PM

These broken LPs sound better than Phish.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:33 PM

How many Speedy Ortiz records are in there?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:34 PM

Someone please get pictures of the record nerds looking for albums in the garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:36 PM

NYC doesn't need to be dragged backwards through propping up outdated and backwards thinking businesses. Good riddance. If you want to live in an outdated town go back to Minnesota where you can browse antique shops for talking heads records.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:37 PM

So this site posts good dumpster diving spots now?

Petition to change name to "Brooklyn Freegan"

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:38 PM

I don't care because I only listen to things once, the day they come out, and then I never listen to them again because after that they're not with the times. I don't go to shows, either, unless I know all the material will be new and previously unheard by anyone. I hate time, especially its passing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:41 PM

The iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:44 PM

1237 browses for local artisan ketchup.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:50 PM

The vinyl was there last night, and it was mostly classical vinyl - which is far from what you expect to sell.

BTW, that is wet vinyl - it was out in the rain last night. I managed to get some copies of Wilderness' first CD from the piles that were already picked through.

Posted by citybug | February 20, 2014 12:55 PM

Shame on Academy for not recycling this shit. -seriously

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:56 PM

The only possible reason for this kind of treatment was if Academy enlisted a liquidator to handle the final sales to clear inventory before leaving the space. At which point, they wouldn't have control over recycling remainder - and it could be left to the discretion of the liquidator.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:01 PM

"Someone please get pictures of the record nerds looking for albums in the garbage."

Especially since that's where these scarves live anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:17 PM

How many gigs of music do you think that dumpster holds?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 2:21 PM

My grandfather used to listen to Elvis on those things lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 2:38 PM

What time do The Everymen open the flash sale?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 2:50 PM

cd > vinyl

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 2:56 PM

This is what a dumpster filled with FLAC versions of every record ever made looks like

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0196/1722/products/dumpster-open-empty_1024x1024.jpg?v=1361568881

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 3:00 PM

Leave Minnesota out of this. Heads up to all the creative types melting records into bowls for all your etsy made jewelry selling them at the hippest of flea markets. Speaking of bad record selections yr likely to find a better deal here than the folks sellin at the billy burg flea... Tho they probably have frampton comes alive.

Posted by Morel | February 20, 2014 4:39 PM

It's all Journey records so its ok

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 5:12 PM

one of these days 4:39 is going to write something on this blog that makes the slightest bit of sense. even a broken clock is right twice a day. until then, we live in hope.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 5:16 PM

On my way to Kaiser Chiefs last night I saw people dumpster diving here in the dark. #scarfs

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 5:34 PM

"On my way to Kaiser Chiefs last night..."

All credibility blown.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 5:36 PM

Anybody finding anything good in that new "4 to 5" batch?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 5:37 PM

Fuck you if you listen to vinyl! FUCK YOU!!

CHECK MATE YOU SHIT!

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 5:49 PM

is this 180g vinyl?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 5:55 PM

Kaiser Chiefs? What a fucking moron!

I don't mean that in a bad way.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 6:27 PM

Found a sealed copy of #1 Record by Big Star in there. Naysayers get a clue, there are gems to be found.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 6:53 PM

@5:36

I'm an anonymous troll on BV. I had no credibility to start with.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 7:22 PM

^Touche

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 7:26 PM

but the big question is why did Academy leave boxes of records behind? Aren't you supposed to take your garbage with you when you move?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 7:28 PM

I saw a whole stack of GA tickets to LCD at MSG that Bowery Presents never released. Still there if anyone wants them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:32 PM

Ten boxes of the Modern Weepers debut LP.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:42 PM

Who are the Modern Weepers?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:42 PM

These guys are in business to make money. If the records are in the dump in that neighborhood it must be one fuck of a shitty collection.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 10:08 PM

I'm sure nothing of any real value, but if you were willing and able to spend an entire afternoon going through the dreck you could probably get some stuff you might find interesting

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 10:18 PM

heard from a reliable source that there is a body at the bottom of the dumpster.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 10:20 PM

They've been giving away boxes of these crap records for years. Instead of throwing them out. So why now such a big deal when the garbage no one wanted to take finally gets tossed?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:11 PM

I went there today, and although I did t find any good records, I did find a half full container of Sabra, so it was worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:23 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 12:25 AM

why was this not done when they moved is the question? Why five months later were all these 'bad' records still sitting in the old space waiting for the new tenants to dispose of in this manner?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 12:52 AM

found a barry bonds rookie card. still some gems out there, folks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 1:31 AM

Fuck you if you listen to vinyl! FUCK YOU!!

CHECK MATE YOU SHIT!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 4:58 AM

I found a baby at the bottom of the dumpster at about 8:25 am today. Looked like there were a few more if anyone's interested.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 8:49 AM

I found a copy of Shellac's "The Futurist" in there, so it wasn't all crap records.

Posted by Stimey | February 21, 2014 9:33 AM

^isn't nerd humor the absolute worst?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 9:53 AM

A DINGO ATE MY BAYBEEEEEEE!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 10:03 AM

Does anyone know where I can dump all my old mp3s?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 3:35 PM

Right click, send to trash

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 3:47 PM

Found the lease to 285 Kent in there. They were right; it's all trash, so don't bother.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2014 10:31 AM

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