Manhattan – Midtown West
Brill Building, 1619 Broadway at 49th St
Push the musical-note door handles to enter a portal to Times Square's past; Colony, a longtime resident of the rockin' Brill Building, was founded in 1948. In addition to sheet music (the selection covers everything from an AC/DC songbook to hot Broadway musicals, such as Billy Elliot and In the Heights), CDs and vinyl, browse glass cases full of era-spanning ephemera. Get a whiff of the King with Elvis "Teddy Bear" perfume from the '50s ($500) or pay tribute to the original superwaif in a pair of cream lace tights "inspired by Twiggy" ($50).
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