Move over Starbucks! Move over Sleepy's! The newest addition to Greenpoint's Manhattan Avenue is...Duane Reade! The drug store joins two Rite-Aids, but at least Duane Reade can say that it's one of a kind in the neighborhood -- and the only drug store on that block of the street. What did the chain replace? A local pharmacy! At least they have signs in three languages.
The new Duane Reade opens on a section of Manhattan Ave that has eight banks (with one to come) in a five block stretch. Soon the neighborhood will look just like the Upper West Side, only with a greater Polish population.