Black Gold and Van Brunt Stillhouse Party This Saturday!

September 28, 2018

Mike and Jeff from Black Gold Records Will Light Up The Stillhouse This Saturday with all vinyl sets spanning Boogie /Funk / Disco / and Soul.  Entry is Free and 21+ to join us. Our good friend Nic Cowles will be pouring the drinks. 8:30 PM until late.

Directions: Van Brunt Stillhouse Party

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Black Gold Brooklyn Lives On!

September 19, 2018

 

With all the buzz surrounding our neighbors, restaurants Frankies & Prime Meats … (and their plan to rework and expand the original Frankies restaurant), coupled with the scaffolding recently added to the sidewalk in front of our beloved coffee and record shop, a lot of rumors about what is actually happening with Black Gold are circulating. This post has been created in an effort to slow the rumors and phone calls by letting everyone know that we recently signed a new, significant lease and will not be going anywhere! We are excited for the changes our neighbors are undergoing and have faith that this new chapter for our block will only bring more people to the neighborhood. Best of luck to all! (Note: The construction on our building is unrelated and shouldn’t last very long). We are still wide open every day, full schedule! Expect a lot of new stock (new and used records and antiques), menu items, and noticeable changes here! We’ve been listening to what everyone wants!

We’re also experiencing great and positive changes in our Black Gold SoHo location inside Artists & Fleas in Manhattan. You can expect more menu items there, and a noticeable increase in stock. Stay tuned for more details and come see us at both shops!

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April 27, 2018

It is happening… Again! That’s right folks, the legendary Black Gold Gold Dig $1.00 vinyl record sale is back. Sunday, May 6th, we will be unleashing thousands upon thousands of new and (mostly) used LPs, 12 singles, and 45 rpm singles – each record priced at $1.00 each. The Court Street fair will be in effect that day too so the F or G train to Carroll Street station or Smith and 9th Street station would be an optimal way to arrive.

The records we will be making available have never been sold in the shop and are slightly used, doubles, promos, white labels we didn’t bother to research, or things we couldn’t make heads or tails of. Of course, as always you will be able to find classics and obscurities in the giant batch. We predict at least 7,500 different titles this time (but the number is still currently growing). Jazz, Rock, indie rock, punk, metal, classical, blues, disco, dance, oddball, to name a few. We hope you’ll join us for this event, rain or shine, because we are certainly looking forward to the excitement!

Check the event page here: MASSIVE RECORD SALE IN BROOKLYN for more details

FAQ:

Q: How can I get more information about this? 

A: Call 347-227-8227 and ask for Jeff or Mike.

 

Q: Can I come and see the records early?

A: No. Sorry, We don’t even let the employees see the records before we open the boxes to the crowd.

 

Q: Is this just the shop’s junk?

A: No, we have other arrangements for our garbage. We buy record collections in huge bulk so we end up with a lot of great stuff over the months. Instead of researching or pricing these accordingly, we like to give back to our customers and make some new friends out of it. We ran out of room to take this stuff home.

 

Q: Can I find records worth money in the boxes?

A: This is our 18th sale of the kind and every single time multiple people are very excited about their finds. Rare test presses, autographed records, rare promotional records, and records not even available online or anywhere have been some of the finds in the past.

 

Q: How many records can I buy?

A: How ever many dollar bills you have. We can provide bags and boxes while supplies last.

 

Q: Are all the good records gone early? Should I get there at 10am sharp?

A: A lot of people show up a few minutes before 10am to get early dibs on stuff, but records go out all day so even late afternoon you’ll see some fresh stuff.

 

 

 

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Black Gold SoHo Opening Party this Thursday at Artists & Fleas

April 2, 2018

 

This Thursday, April 5th, Black Gold will be celebrating the opening of Black Gold’s new shop inside Artists & Fleas SoHo (568 Broadway, NY NY). The daytime shopping event will feature full vinyl DJ sets by Sean Rowlands of Bed-Stuy Boogie and Black Gold’s Jeff Ogiba and Mike Polnasek. Magician, The Great Dubini will be performing some mystifying illusions while we mingle, and our friends at our favorite Brooklyn brewery, Folksbier will be serving up complimentary beers from 5pm-8pm or while supplies last. Drinks not for you? Black Gold will be offering $1.00 coffees during that time period, and you can expect some really great prizes / raffles / giveaways. Check out the event page HERE.

Come say hi! After we close up there, we move the party to Fools Gold bar, right down the street at 145 East Houston.  21+ to enter but free entry all night (9pm – ???). A few more DJs will be joining us for the event including: DJ Eric Pfriender / DJ Brett Burton of Bad Conditions KPISS FM and Fuzz Dance / DASH SPEAKS of Future Old School / Brian Sears of The Lot Radio / More sets by Jeff Ogiba and Mike Polnasek of Black Gold Records and DJ Pat Longo of Primitive Sound System.

Hope to see you all there and thanks for the love and support!

Jeff and Mike. 

 

 

 

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Black Gold Now Fully Operational and Open in SoHo

February 9, 2018

 

Inside the Artists & Fleas building on the corner of Prince St. and Broadway in Manhattan, you will be pleased to find a brand new Black Gold*. Expect our popular and delicious hot pour-over coffee and year-round cold brewed iced coffee, alongside some stacks of well-curated new and used vinyl LPs. Our walls are beginning to fill up with oddities and curiosities, and our classic apparel and accessories are currently available in all sizes (expect some exciting new designs in the near future as well).

Stay tuned for an opening shopping event as well as details on a same-evening afterparty. Please contact Jeff or Mike for any further details! 347-227-8227.

*And for those of you who ask, yes our Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn location is staying put and more successful than it has ever been. Thank you for all your support over the years and know this wouldn’t be possible without you all!

 

 

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Black Gold is coming to Artists & Fleas SoHo on Monday, January 29th.

January 23, 2018

On Monday, January 29th, Black Gold will begin business in a space at Artists & Fleas SoHo at 568 Broadway.  At opening, they will be serving hot coffee and cold brewed iced coffee and snacks, offering antiques and oddities from the collection of Ryan and Regina Cohn, and unveiling a new stock of new and used hard to find punk rock, jazz, and soul 45s and LPs. Announcements on a proper opening / shopping event and party to follow.

(Above: Interior view of current location in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Below: artist’s sketch of upcoming location at  Prince and Broadway.)

 

About the space (From A&F website):

Artists & Fleas opened its second daily location in New York City in Soho last May bringing the best of independent art, design, fashion, vintage and more in a dynamic marketplace setting in the center of Soho. With over 40 individual artists and merchants showcasing their merchandise and wares directly to the shopping public in an environment that is uniquely created and curated, Artists & Fleas Soho will offer an exciting alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar retail experience. New artists and merchants will arrive every other week making Artists & Fleas in Soho a place to consistently discover new, emerging talent and creativity.

For more information, please stay tuned to the Artists and Fleas Instagram account / Black Gold Brooklyn Instagram account

or call 347-227-8227

 

 

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BLACK GOLD TO HOST OTHER SIDES VINYL RECORDS LISTENING PARTY

November 27, 2017

 

Ever come across a record that you’ve never seen before and are certain you won’t see again? Was it a forgotten outsider country singer or an early 90’s hip hop track by a group that didn’t do anything after leaving the studio? On Friday, December 15th we invite the public to join us at Black Gold Records (461 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231) to share and discuss the musical oddities that have made their way into all of our lives. We’ve booked a few special guests from the music industry to share alongside DJs, record fanatics, and strangers! Just show up at 7pm with your record to play (seriously anything you find interesting, obscure, or just different) and we’ll find a slot for you to play and lightly discuss a song or two. We will provide refreshments for the casual social setting, and encourage anyone to participate. Come hang out and get weird! Free admission.

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MIKE AND JEFF OF BLACK GOLD RECORDS TO DJ THE RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR

November 16, 2017

Black Gold’s Mike Polnasek and Jeff Ogiba are proudly providing the soundtrack to eight upcoming dates for the legendary Renegade Craft Fair. The fair is the world’s largest curation of independent craft and design, so you can always expect to experience fresh, high quality works from today’s most exciting artists and designers. Black Gold will be lugging personal vinyl records to both locations and spinning them from open to close on each day. When you are done supporting the vendors, come say hi!

Saturday and Sunday November, 18 + 19
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St.

and

Saturday and Sundays in December 2 + 3 | 9 + 10 | & 16 + 17

Industry City
274 36th Street
Brooklyn, NY
11232

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