Perhaps Times Square's best kept secret is 48th street, or what locals fondly call "Music Row." Along this street are retailers of specialty instruments, instrument repair shops, and sheet music stores. "Music Row" hosts New York City's highest concentration of music instrument stores.
Since the early 1930s, "Music Row" has been a center for the musical community, playing host to repair shops and music stores, yes, but also to rehearsal spaces, studios, and musical venues. Among the most famous patrons of these establishments were The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones. Some of the most well known stores to have graced this historic district stores included Terminal Music, Stuyvesant Music, Silver & Horland, and Manny's.