J&R brings the best in electronics, computers and more directly to you, from a company you can trust. From our stores in Downtown New York City, J&R has been providing customers with a combination of price, selection, security, and service for over 30 years. We are unique in the world of retailing -- a megastore with the personal touch of your local retailer, a family-owned business with a reputation that spans the globe.
Joe & Rachelle Friedman opened their first music store on Park Row in New York City in 1971, where they sold vinyl LPs of the current chart-toppers. Since that time, the business has expanded steadily. J&R now covers a massive city block across from City Hall Park in the heart of Downtown Manhattan. The stores are a "must-see" for many tourists and a "must-shop" for New Yorkers in the know. J&R's business, too, has expanded. J&R Music & Computer World not only sells an incredible array of CDs and a vast selection of top computer goods, but also digital cameras, cell phones, TVs, stereos, MP3 players, DVDs, kitchen appliances and much more. We have developed a loyal base of customers around the world through our catalogues and through JR.com (launched in 1998). In fact, J&R is the only company to receive two separate "Retailer-of-the-Year" awards and, in 2010, Joe and Rachelle were inducted in to the Hall of Fame by the Consumer Electronics Association.