After reports of a raid, it turns out that employees at the Mondo Kim's on St. Mark's were arrested for making illegal CDs and DVDs in a back room. The police took "hundreds" of illegally made discs during the afternoon raid, and charging five workers with trademark counterfeiting. The NY Post says that some "record-industry executives joined cops outside the store and helped point out what police said were the 'mixes of a variety of hip-hop songs and compilations the employees were selling.'" Hear that? If you're a record store employee, do not make any mix tapes...especially not at work. And Gothamist thought we were being "bad" by buying DVDs and CDs before their official release date at Kim's.
Gothamist on the closing of the "mean" Kim's location.