DUANE READE REBIRTH
Duane Reade is as New York as it gets. They're as ubiquitous as a Halal food cart. For several months now, many Duane Reades in the city have been remodeled with the store's new look, wider aisles, and more offerings like prepared foods and what seems like an insanely large cosmetics section. Now there's one half a block away from me and I'm officially in heaven. Duane Reade is my new favorite store in New York City. Now I can walk half a block at 4 in the morning to get a sushi roll, sack of potatoes, a watermelon, and a bouquet of flowers. Not that I would get any of those items at a Duane Reade, but it's nice to have the ability to.