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CVS Pharmacy on 50th Avenue close to completion

May 1, 2017 Staff Report

Work is close to being completed on a CVS pharmacy that will occupy most of the ground floor retail space at Hunters Point South Commons.

The drug store, to be located at 1-50 50th Avenue, is expected to open an 11,000 square foot store in June, according to a representative of the company.

Hunters Point is currently served by Duane Reade, located at 47-02 5th Street, as well as some independent pharmacies.

An Italian restaurant called Piatto is also moving into the ground floor of the Hunters Point South Commons building.

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Michael B Childs

Nature’s Prescriptions provides excellent service – I don’t know what you are talking about with your complaints.

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can't wait

can’t wait for this to open. need more options in the neighborhood. would prefer a local pharmacy but will see if it can compete with light groceries compared to the expired stuff at keyfood… cough i mean urban market across the street

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Frank

You realize that there is the Vernon Pharmacy on Vernon btw 48th&49th and Natures Prescriptions on 50th btw Vernon&5th, right? Both are local and provide better service than DR or CVS.

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local is not always better but i always give it a shot

don’t like them. just my preference. they do not provide good service. Will see if CVS does or doesn’t provide good service when it opens.

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locals.

Vernon Pharm is awesome. They call your doc to get refills, and will deliver Rxs to your door. They are courteous, nice, and will even include non-RX items in your delivery if you ask nicely. The fun selection of $5 sunglasses and the sometimes there cat are fun neighborhood touches too.

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brooklynmc

How about a Chase ATM somewhere closer to Duane Read? Now that Citi has the contract with Duane Read, and the fee is $3, it is a 15 minute walk to a Chase ATM. I will definitely go to Duane Reads less now. They should not have let that contract go.

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yasss

You can also have a checking and investment account under the same umbrella with Schwabb?

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yasss

There’s a Chase bank at 10-51 Jackson Avenue

how is that a 15 minute walk for you?

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Real talk

If you live down by 46th Ave. and Center it’s about a 12 minute walk. Deceptively far actually.

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1st world problems

how is there a situation between chase and 46th ave do you need to get to an ATM immediately that a short walk is a problem? And if it takes you 12 mins to walk from 46th to 50th ave, then… don’t know what to say. it’s usually 30 seconds to 1 minute a block unless there is stopping you from walking normal speed. If that’s true, then having an ATM outside your home is the least of your problems. good luck.

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lazy!

Maybe your fancy shuttle bus to the really close subway stop could chauffeur your slow walking, lazy self to the Chase? Or you could get checking with a better bank that reimburses the ATM fees (e.g. Wells Fargo, Schwab, etc)

Livinglic

ANOTHER ITALIAN RESTAURANT ??? As a resident of Long Island city , I am annoyed and frustrated . There are several other cuisines available , this is NYC for god’s sake . Why are there so many Italian/ pizza/ burger restaurants ? Surely this community is much more cultured and deserving of other cuisines . Big sigh!

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Anonymous

“Cultured”…ha!

Anyway, what about a bona fied supermarket? Anything, besides a Whole Foods…b/c let’s face it, when a WH moves into the neighborhood it’s all downhill from there…

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Anonymous Two

Yeah, we’re so “cultured” we let our dogs shit at will and dump trash all over our parks. Get off your high horse, toots.

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yasss

it’s a bedroom community that no one lives in for more than 2 years. you have 53% owner occupancy for condos.

The only culture here is in the art that no one appreciates enough, and the artists who create it.

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Anonymous

the crowds, traffic mess and NOISE at the corner of HPS Commons is totally WRONG!!! That corner of 1-50, 50th and Cebtral IS already dangerous, specially on weekends with cars blocking and/or speeding down w/o stopping which makes it difficult not to mention frustrating and often dangerous to cross with pets and kids to the promenade/park!! Well…there goes the tenants!! Thought this was supposed to be a quiet, residential alternative to the busier surrounding areas and Manhattan!?!?!?!

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