VP Records has launched the first phase of the Reggae Trail.
Reggae Trail is an interactive map of locations in New York City that helped make the music genre an integral part of life in the city over the past five decades.
The Trail's first phase highlights top record stores that brought the music to the people starting in the early 1960s.
One of them is VP Records, which moved from Kingston, Jamaica, to Brooklyn and eventually Jamaica Queens in the late 1970s, becoming a major distributor and label in the global spread of reggae.
After 40 years, VP Records' flagship retail space is one of the oldest continuously operated record stores in the northeast United States.