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Home Alone

Well we’re not quite home yet.  I’m here at ARC, alone, so as to keep others safe.  I live a few blocks away and can walk here without any contact.  I am safe and not a danger to my neighbors.  So…. here’s… read more >>

A Clean Slate + A Great Match

The board above shows us that schools have closed down and our 9 interns are now safe at home.  Bad luck for everyone everywhere.  Even our latest hire is now quarantined.  On the bright side Benevity today announced they will make matching… read more >>

Packin’

Last weekend we had 8 folks sorting 45s on Sat, 10 on Sunday.  Great fun.  Pizza for everyone.  You shoulda been there.

Super Sunday

Just back from looking at one of ARC’s potential new homes, Sunday, back in the office, and found this pushed through the mail slot.  Now we get a great many things donated here at the library, and because we save everything musical,… read more >>

A Smith Drops by

In the midst of our packing up as ARC prepares to move, Andy Rourke, bassist from The Smiths dropped by.  We brought out 80 or so of the band’s LPs and 12″ singles that we have here at ARC for perusal, some… read more >>

Flashy, eh?

Fact 1162 has been flashing on Link kiosks all over the city lately.  Fun to see even if not exactly true.  What is true is all the great folks contacting us and offering space at great rates.  Will ARC stay in NYC? … read more >>

ARC in the News

There have been a ton of stories on ARC’s need for a new home and 100s of offers of space.  Like the offers pouring in from home and abroad, from Memphis to Stuttgart, Troy to Brazil.  So fingers crossed. Still not a… read more >>

On the Go Go…

As you may know ARC has to relocate.  To that end the nice folks at the NY Times placed a story today online and will publish in hard copy this Sunday, Jan 5.  Thanks to writer Derek Norman and photographer OK McCausland…. read more >>

What We Do

This is what we do.  We go around the world, meet amazing people, and save the things they love.  Here’s a bedroom in Carmel CA.  Eccentric, essential, exceptional.  We pack things up, we clean them, we catalog them.  Our only mission is… read more >>

LAST DAY of ARC’s Holiday Sale

Shop TODAY Dec 22.  We gotta get rid of this stuff, so come on down for some extra DEALS + DISCOUNTS $1 items are two for $1 (gotta take two or $1 each) $2 and $3 items are $1 take $1 off… read more >>

FINAL DAYS for ARC HOLIDAY SALE

Yes folks, today and tomorrow, Dec 21 + 22.  Then it’s all over until the next sale in ???   So PLEASE drop by and support the ARC!   On SUNDAY we will offer some major discounts as we empty out the store and… read more >>

Better Weather and Fab Records

The ARC Holiday Sale continues as we bring out new materials and discover extra copies that we need to dispose of as we work towards the massive task of moving the ARC.  So PLEASE drop by and shop.  We’re here until Sunday… read more >>

X-Mas Shopping?

Before we tell you about Bill Adler’s great new swingin’ Holiday compilation DON’T FORGET that ARC’ Holiday Sale is still on and runs till the 22 of Dec, everyday 11-6.  We just put out half boxes of Punk/New Wave 45s, original Rolling… read more >>

It’s In the Bag

Today another six boxes of recordings arrived, by surprise I might add, with the latest installment of the massive Richard Zirinsky Collection. Sure there were the usual 10 Paul Weller box sets, more than 250 music DVDs and dozens of Jamaican singles. … read more >>

Watch the Holiday Sale Film

  Holiday ‘Kissin’ Christmas’ Record + CD Sale Dec 7 – 22, 2019 @ ARC Headquarters located at 54 White Street, Tribeca, NYC Open everyday 11am-6pm  •  Be nice and we can stay a little later!  •  Free admission  •  As always… read more >>

Holiday ‘Kissin’ Christmas’ Record + CD Sale Starts Tomorrow! Dec 7 – 22, 2019 @ ARC Headquarters located at 54 White Street, Tribeca, NYC Open everyday 11am-6pm  •  Be nice and we can stay a little later!  •  Free admission As always… read more >>

Look Away, Look Away…

Today critic David Hinkley dropped off his twice-a- year carload of donated goodies. As usual hundreds of LPs, CDs, books and swag in great condition. This year he outdid himself by donating these two rare 45s. The almost cleverly named Hatenanny Records… read more >>

Sorted, Packed and On The Road!

Yesterday ARC sent off the Saul Nowitz Collection, a Gift of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation, to Philly to be digitized by George Blood Audio and the Internet Archive.  This batch 23,124 seventy-eight rpm shellac discs and 1200 sixteen-inch transcription discs, V-discs… read more >>

Caribbean Gold

For the past week ARC has been sifting through the more than 300 boxes of recordings recently donated as the Saul Nowitz Collection, a gift of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation. While predominately 78 rpm discs there are nearly 5,000 LPs. The… read more >>