Duane Reade

Duane Reade on Delancey Street Took on Substantial Water

Posted January 9, 2018 at 5:12 am

The Duane Reade on Delancey Street took on major water this week. Down the stairs and into the basement level. Several industrial-sized fans are switched on high to dry the place out. Not to mention, an entire section of drywall paneling in the stairwell was removed. It’s unclear at the moment as to what caused […]

Duane Reade Makeover on Delancey Street Uncovers Old ‘Bunnies’ Ghost Signage

Posted November 8, 2016 at 9:29 am

Duane Reade’s long-running Delancey Street outpost is undergoing a slight brand tweak. Even though Walgreens purchased the pharmacy chain years ago, many of the locations (like 100 Delancey) remain without mention of its corporate parent. Until last week. That’s when the faded red-and-white banner on the four-story vertical housing was swapped for signage that reads, […]

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Report: East Village Cheese Finds New Home on Avenue A [UPDATED]

Last modified February 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Alarm bells sounded earlier this month when the blogosphere erupted over news that East Village Cheese would go belly up. The dairy shop – beloved by locals for both quality and affordability – was given the boot by landlord Urban Associates LLC so that the Duane Reade can expand its footprint. As if an enormous […]

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EMM Group Closes The General on the Bowery; This Time It’s For Real

Last modified October 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm

It finally happened. The General closed to the public earlier this week. This time it’s for real. A call to the EMM Group hotline reveals that the bait-and-switch restaurant at 199 Bowery is no longer taking reservations, and will remain open for private events only. A source also brings word that “a manager cleaning out […]

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EMM Group Likely to Vacate 199 Bowery After the New Year to Make Way for Duane Reade

Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:09 am

Chatter is growing louder regarding the alleged local demise of EMM Group and its club complex on the Bowery. Duane Reade/Walgreens is the rumored replacement, as we first reported yesterday, and a deal on the massive space is allegedly “all but done.” A Boogie birdie also whispers word that the end of days for Finale and The […]

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Rumor: Duane Reade to Take Over EMM Group’s 199 Bowery

Last modified October 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm

It’s no secret that EMM Group is struggling to maintain the success of The General and Finale on the Bowery. Co-owner Mark Birnbaum even admitted to the State Liquor Authority that his bait-and-switch club complex “has been a disaster for us.” We also noted last month that the “restaurant” front to the club stooped to offer Groupon meals […]

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SantaCon ‘Handy’ Man at Duane Reade Exposed?

Posted December 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

Now in the third day of its news cycle, the handjob heard ’round the world shows no signs of slowing. As we first reported Monday morning, one SantaCon reveler thought it a great idea to get a handy in the Duane Reade at 14th and 3rd. The story quickly went viral (natch), reaching Gawker and […]


In Which Santa Gets a Hand Job at Duane Reade

Posted December 16, 2013 at 10:00 am

Despite the weekend snowstorm, SantaCon nevertheless reared its red-capped head. Santas were seen slipping and sliding around the neighborhood screaming their bullshit. But one Boogie tipster alerted us to the holy grail, as it were, courtesy of John Wilson. The Santa you see in the window of this 14th Street Duane Reade (at 3rd Avenue) […]


Demolition for 50-52 Bowery, Luxury Tower Still Feared

Posted January 28, 2013 at 6:09 am

Those four-years-running fears of a Bowery high-rise near the southwest corner of Canal Street are seemingly on the next step toward reality.

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RedBox Replaces Blockbuster Kiosk at Delancey Duane Reade

Posted December 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

Last month, Blockbuster shot an email blast to subscribers announcing the end of its convenient “Express” kiosk inside Duane Reade on Delancey.

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