Know that big laundromat that recently closed on Empire Blvd, between Washington and Bedford? If not, here's what it used to look like:
It's gonna be a Walgreen's. Good news? Well...there's a Rite Aid right around the corner on Bedford, but yeah, for some folks this will mighty convenient.
Walgreen's now owns Duane Reade, so whenever you see one or the other they're basically the same thang. Up on the Upper West Side I recently passed two Duane Reades exactly one block from each other!
Did you know that Dunkin Donuts has the largest number of locations of any shop in NYC? 515. Starbucks has only 283.
Walreens/Duane Reade has 318. Subway sandwiches? 467. McDonalds just 240. Guess what beats out McDonalds? Take a second guess. Take a third.
MetroPCS. Don't you love trivia like that? It makes my heart sing for some reason. Not the stores themselves. The trivia. Wonder what that's about, in humans, that trivia can provide such a lift.
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.