FLASHBACK ’71: As part of J&R’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, we are looking back at the history of Downtown New York City.
Today is the anniversary of the 1865 fire that brought down P.T. Barnum’s American Museum that was on Ann Street and Broadway until 1865. It was perhaps one of New York City’s first major attractions. That’s the same Barnum that’s associated with the famous circus.
FLASHBACK ’71: As part of J&R’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, we are looking back at the history of Downtown NYC and J&R’s place in it.
Park Row was not the original name of the New York City street where J&R has its headquarters. It was originally Chatham Street, thus the neighborhood near New York’s China Town is called Chatham Square. In 1857, these were the buildings at Park Row and Ann Street.
FLASHBACK ’71: As part of J&R’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, we are looking back at the history of Downtown NYC and J&R’s place in it. For all the Downtown New York City historians out there, here’s an interesting photo. In 1858, the two buildings at left, near the north corner of Ann Street, are now 1 [...]
Photo: Knickerbockervillage.blogspot.com One of the more famous questions about Park Row is about an old movie theater. It was believed that 31 Park Row, now part of J&R Music World, was once a movie theater. It was reportedly called the City Hall Theater and was in operation from 1916 to 1939. There were no pictures [...]
After Christmas, the retail industry gears up for another year and they don’t wait at all. Earlier this month, right after the New Year weekend, electronics dealers shored up for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The second week of January brings NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) and NRF (National Retail Federation). Whereas CES and [...]
There seems to be no shortage of articles touting the resurgence of vinyl. While there is no doubt a resurgence of vinyl among young people, for many others, the format never left. At least this is the case with us here at J&R. We have been in the vinyl business since our inception. That’s right, [...]
J&R’s Santa commercial is a finalist for Best Retail Commercial at the Cannes Lions Awards. The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival is held annually at the Palais de Festivals in Cannes, France. It’s a global seven-day festival, that includes the awarding of the Lions awards, recognizing the standout work for those working in advertising and [...]