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Duane Reade

  1. nailed it
    New York Has an Essie Nail Polish Theft ProblemAttn: Bill de Blasio.
  2. pharmacy singularity
    Soon New Yorkers May No Longer Have to Choose Between Rite Aid and Duane ReadeSomeday there may be only one drugstore.
  3. ice cream criminals
    Brazen 232-Pint Ice Cream Heist in Tribeca! Sweet.
  4. Brain Freeze
    Watch Out, Big Gay: Duane Reade Is Launching a ‘Freezee’ StationIt’s like Tasti D-lite with a toilet paper aisle.
  5. beauty marks
    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Covers Vogue Germany; Walgreens to Open Fancy Look Boutiques NationwidePlus, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry have new hairstyles.
  6. beer goggles
    A Duane Reade With Baby Wipes and a BarLet’s all hang at the pharmacy!
  7. Closings
    Will Duane Reade Rescue This Bodega Cat?A bodega closes and a cat is out of a home.
  8. The Chain Gang
    The Power of the Growler: Duane Reade Seduces Williamsburgers With Its JugsBut do we really have to add these to our Brooklyn collection?
  9. duane reade
    Duane Reade Aims for Elegance and Ubiquity in ManhattanThis is not your grandma’s drugstore.
  10. beauty marks
    Justin Bieber Thinks His Hair Is Better Than Zac Efron’s; Americans Think They’re UglyAlso, Estée Lauder won’t sell its products to Duane Reade, but Duane Reade is sneaky and gets them anyway.
  11. Mediavore
    Local Groceries at Duane Reade; PSAs Promote Binge DrinkingPlus: José Andrés honored and chain restaurants sued, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Mediavore
    Unionizing Fresh Direct; Double Windsor Bans BabiesPlus: no more dollar double cheeseburgers at Burger King, and Morimoto on Duane Reade’s sushi, all in our morning news roundup.
  13. neighborhood news
    Walgreens to Buy Duane Reade for $1.1 BillionThe New York chain will keep its name, for now.
  14. Coffee Talk
    Duane Reade Takes On StumptownEveryone’s favorite drugstore gets into the coffee business.
  15. test drive
    Brow to BrowCan Ramy’s Brow Bar in Duane Reade stack up to the original, and more expensive, spa? We found out.
  16. cultural capital
    Because He’s SchnabulousThe list of reasons why we love Julian Schnabel are many and varied — he is large and hairy, but has a funny Mickey Mouse voice; he constructed a large pink castle in the middle of the city and named it Palazzo Chupi; he can often be found in pajamas and sometimes a skirt; he has more progeny than we can keep track of; he appears to have no filter whatsoever. Perhaps most importantly, he is one of a diminishing number of personalities from an era when New York City, even on its worst days, felt like more than just a collection of Duane Reades and bank branches clustered on a chunk of concrete. And now we add to our list an exchange from the Daily Telegraph’s profile of the Schnab, which we have transcribed below. Schnabel: I kid around a lot. I have a lot of fun. But most people don’t have a sense of humor.… And then I read in this other thing that I was name-dropping all the time. Well it just so happens that the people I know are famous. You know, they work in the movies with me. They’re my friends. It’s like if I said… What’s your name? Reporter: (Thinks: My name? We have been talking for the past two hours.) Mick. Schnabel: Mick what? Reporter: Mick Brown. Schnabel: Okay, so I could say I was talking to Mick Brown the other day — I might well say that. (His tone sounds doubtful.) But they might not know who Mick Brown is. Reporter: (Thinks: Maybe they will after I become famous for murdering a famous artist/director.) Julian Schnabel, Larging It [Daily Telegraph]
  17. the morning line
    Joe Bruno, Eliot Spitzer Ruin It for Everybody • One actual result of Troopergate (Brunogate? Spitzergate?): The State Ethics Commission passed a new rule preventing officials from using state aircraft unless the primary purpose of their trip is state business and requiring reimbursement for those parts that are not. [NYT]
  18. intel
    Martha Plimpton Isn’t the Only Duane Reade HaterSo now we know that Martha Plimpton hates Duane Reade. She’s not the only one, of course, and, as it turns out, there’s now a blog — why wouldn’t there be a blog? — devoted to chronicling the horrors of the drugstore chain that’s eating New York. I Hate Duane Reade launched in February and encourages reader to share their tales of woe. The first post meditated on the one-line-or-several debate; since then the site has included “Overheard in DR” posts (“Teenage girl shaking her fist: ‘Fuck you Duane Reade! Gah!’ –76th & Broadway”), numerous pharmacy horror stories, and April’s sort of genius taxonomy of your standard Duane Reade employees. (A sample: “Photo Guy — He’s there. He’s just standing there. He knows you want him to say ‘cash only’ and invite you up. Nope. He’s photo guy. Don’t mess.”) “After way too many bar sessions filled with rants about customer service, specifically the DR,” the founders wrote on the site, “we decided to vent our frustrations in prose … and sometimes haiku.” Here’s a try: Martha Plimpton stews / While filling a prescription / “You have a Club Card?”Katie Hintz Earlier: Don’t Get Martha Plimpton Started on Duane Reade Related: The Mystery of Duane Reade [NYM]
  19. 21 questions
    Don’t Get Martha Plimpton Started on Duane ReadeName: Martha Plimpton Age: 36 Job: Actress; Tony nominee for The Coast of Utopia; host of the 826 NYC fund-raising concert, Tiny Smooshy Sunday On Fire, on June 3. Neighborhood: Upper West Side Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Quentin Crisp and Holden Caulfield. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York? It’s a tie, I think, between anything at Peter Luger and the insanely delish bacon death at Gramercy Tavern. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? I put dead people’s hair on my head and speak loudly in front of hundreds of strangers while pretending they are not there.