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For The Records: The Legacy and Lessons of Bleecker Bob’s - A Special Encore Film Screening & Discussion

Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

When Bob Plotnik quit law to open up a record store in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, the only thing he wanted was to get hold of his favorite street doo-wop records ahead of everyone else.  He couldn’t have known that the store would still be there nearly 50 years later. And though “Bleecker Bob” is identified with some of the great names of rock and roll through the decades, and especially downtown movements from the Village’s folk scene through punk, new wave and alternative music, now, time is finally catching up with the oldest record store in the Village. 

For the Records, a documentary film by Emily Judem and Hazel Sheffield, explores Bleecker Bob's impending closure and the nature of change and development in an urban setting. The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Emily Judem.

Co-sponsored by The New School for Public Engagement, and The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.


Free; reservations required at 212 475-9585 x 35 or

Event Type

Film and Media Screenings


General Public


Cities and Urbanism, Performing Arts


Schools of Public Engagement


New York City, Music, Documentaries

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PT approved - but I have a question about the reservation info

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