If New York City can’t have a bank on every corner, we definitely need a drug store every 300 feet.
Duane Reade will soon open a new store on the ground floor of my building. That makes at least seven drug stores within about a quarter mile of my front door. Most drug addiction close by a drug rehab nearby. If I went out to a half mile, that number would easily triple. While this isn’t quite Greenpoint Avenue Rite Aid silly, I think we’re covered in the drug store department.
Here’s a map showing all the drug stores within a quarter mile of my apartment:
And their approximate distances:
- New Duane Reade
- 50 feet
- Old Duane Reade (across 14th St)
- 240 feet
- CVS (around the corner on First Ave)
- 375 feet
- Walgreens (the old Elm Drug on First)
- 1060 feet
- Duane Reade (Third Ave & 14th)
- 1120 feet
- Rite Aid (14th btw Ave A & Ave B)
- 1280 feet
- Duane Reade (Third Ave & 18th St)
- 1840 feet
It’s remarkable how Duane Reade turned this space around, it seems like about a month since they started construction and they’ve started stocking the shelves already. The Walgreen’s at Astor Square (2700 feet away) took far, far longer to open and the space was undoubtedly in better shape, the old Gristedes was a stinking, filthy wreck.