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June 1, New York Times Metro Section: Losing a Celebrated Shop and Its Wall of Nostalgia

On the walls of the famed Manny’s Music store near Times Square, photographs of the world’s most renowned musicians hang in varying degrees of condition and age, many featuring personal notes that reflect the quirky personalities of their subjects.

If those walls could talk now, the sounds of lament would be crystal clear. After 74 years, Manny’s — at the heart and soul of Music Row on West 48th Street — closed its doors for good on Sunday. The store will be converted by its owner, Sam Ash Music, into a giant Sam Ash guitar shop, and all of the photos will be taken off the walls and put in storage.
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