*This event is now at capacity and no more reservations are being taken. Thank you.*
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.
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 the filmmakers.
by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and The New School
for Public Engagement.