J & R Electronics (dba J&R Music and Computer World) redefines block party. The company is a leading electronics retailer with 10 specialty electronics shops in the same New York City block. The stores make up one retail megastore, J&R Music and Computer World, which measures more than 300,000 sq. ft. and is known for discounted prices and good customer service. The retailer also sells merchandise online and through catalogs. J & R's merchandise includes audio and video products, computers, cameras, software, housewares, office products, music, movies, and games. Co-owners Joe and Rachelle Friedman used their wedding money to finance the founding of J & R Electronics in 1971.
In 2012 the retailer opened its 15,000-square-foot J&R Jr. division in the Park Row string of stores. Also that year, it shutdown six-year-old J&R Express, an in-store shop at Macy's in Herald Square due to ongoing construction at the flagship Macy's store. The 3,500-square-foot satellite store may reopen at Macy's in the future.