It happened slowly—record labels and stores were priced out of their Williamsburg digs, and rather than folding up shop, many of them crossed over McCarren Park and set up shop in (comparatively) cheaper Greenpoint real estate. Crate diggers have long treasured Permanent Records, Co-Op 87, Record Grouch. But last year, when Academy Records Annex moved and Captured Tracks opened a shop, Greenpoint’s status as the best record shopping neighborhood in the city became indisputable. Many of our borough’s best indie labels are HQ’d there, too. If you have a band, there’s no better place to be.