Independent pharmacy slated to open by end of month

Print Friendly

37 Responses to Independent pharmacy slated to open by end of month

  1. 86Mets

    How is it that the Thalia Theatre can have dancing on stage in a store front property (not to mention plays and other performing arts), but a dance studio for kids is not allowed in another similar store front property in the same neighborhood?

    Thanks a lot bureaucrats. Always tripping up the achievers and producers whenever possible.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  2. Oppressed Masses

    Well at least it’s not another pet store. With the yellow sign and red lettering I was hoping a Peruvian chicken place was moving in.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  3. 86Mets

    Perhaps Sunnyside Post can hold a contest for the tackiest store signage and awnings. The competition will be fierce.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  4. Roxy

    The drug store’s telephone number should be SUicide 123-JUMP. Their competition will kill them within months.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  5. Webley

    Can someone help me understand why there are so many pharmacies in the area, and how do they survive? The only thing I can guess is that they are actually owned by the doctors or the brothers and sisters and cousins of the doctors who send prescriptions to those stores or write their own prescriptions via these stores. I really don’t understand. When there is a place like Rite Aid, Duane Reade, etc.. why would anyone buy from these pharmacies? Don’t tell me “personal service” “mom and pop store” or anything like that.. Non of these last more than few years. Does anyone remember Ararat? I wonder why they closed, the guy was helpful most of the time and he had been there for maaaaany years. If he cannot survive and close shop, how do these new ones pop all around?

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  6. 86Mets

    @Webley

    Their customers are obviously attracted to the tasteful signage.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  7. John

    we need another independent pharmacy like we need another rite aid, pizza joint, or 99c store…

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  8. Anonymous

    Webley – I’d guess that there are a lot of elderly people, particularly immigrants, in the area. And they probably prefer the more local feel. My grandmother never shopped in big stores, she always did her shopping in mom and pop places.

    I wouldn’t mind there being rules about signage in the neighborhood though. Some are just….. ugh.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  9. Moneyside

    get used to seeing more pharmacies. with all the pill heads out there, there’s lots of opportunity

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  10. Onlyworm15

    I didn’t understand why there are so many pharmacies, pizza joints, .99 stores until I served on my co-op board and realized that it is better to allow smaller businesses that are higher risk for failing vs. more commercial businesses that have teams of lawyers, etc. landlord’s have the ability to deliver premises to a renter that a big company would never accept. So you have poor space, poor terms , expensive rental rates. The only way things could change is if there was community approval for types of businesses. I am not sure of the legality though. It would be great to limit the types of specific businesses. For instance pharmacies, there shouldn’t be approval for more than 10 in Sunnyside; same with pizza, .99 stores etc.

    On a side note, the real question is: Are these businesses legitimate or just covers for some other sort of business.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  11. Anonymous

    I switched from Duane Reade on 48th and QB to Bliss Drugs (half a block away) because at Duane Reade I experienced all of the following: shorted amounts on prescriptions (which they admitted to and corrected but that’s not the point); refills not processed; inappropriate advice from the pharmacist (“why don’t you just take X instead of Y, because I don’t feel like ordering Y, even though you and your doctor prefer it?”)

    At the Rite Aid on 51st, it seemed they closed at random times. The Rite Aid on Greenpoint often had very long waits and a hostile pharmacist who berated customers. Maybe I just had the bad luck to see too many mistakes and poor behavior in too short of a time, but I’ve experienced none of that with Bliss Drugs.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  12. Craic Dealer

    The Rite Aid Pharm. on 51st has come through for me. Even when they have an electronic call to remind me my meds are available. The green ones make me stop screaming.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  13. JuliaJ.

    I like Bliss Pharmacy also. Good service. Duane Reade drives me crazy.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  14. John Doe

    It seems that 43rd Avenue is doomed to have only cheap, shabby shops with tacky storefronts. Same goes for Greenpoint Avenue. FYI, Tapenade restaurant on Queens Boulevard has closed.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  15. Sycamore

    Pharmacies make a lot of money without needing a lot of shelf space. Small rent bill and big income means profit.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  16. TheRealRuben

    I believe this site has censored me. I don’t think they want to do that, to limit freedom of speech…is dangerous for a site

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  17. TheRealRuben

    As I was saying before this site tried to Censor me, These places are drug fronts or Terrorist sleeper cells. one or the other.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  18. almightly one percenter

    look at that awning, would you get your prescription filled there?

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  19. Grandpa Scrotum

    Hey, I know tht G-D awningg work anywherers!!! Cuban Eddie will putt up any awniing you need for only 35 bucks!! Man, he get the job done fo you an looking sharp. Back in ’76 Cuban Eddie did some work fo me when I wanted to open up a new proteen shake business called “Giblets Ina Glass” usin leftover scraps from the chickken place on 188th street. Only lasted a week, but thats why I hired Cuban Eddie! His prices is right on the G-D moneeee!!!

    DAMN STRAIGHT!!!

    GS

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  20. M

    How about having better stores? ex: Austin Street in Forest Hills. Great shops!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  21. Local Hamburgler

    Is Rockway a mistranslation of Rockaway, a suggestion of crack rock or an allusion to a business getting by the hard way?

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  22. CircleK

    Signage is the most UNREGULATED and UNENFORCED thing in this city. That owner or contractor did not obtain a sign permit, which is required by NYC Zoning Resolution. I am a former code consultant, and I recall reading an article 10 yrs ago that said if the Mayor of NY wanted to solve a fiscal crisis, all he would have to do is force all signs to be permitted. Many of them on sides of buildings (such as along the BQE or Bruckner) were erected without permits. The author did note though that there are just so many, millions of them, that it would require an initial investment by the city – to form a team that would enforce regulations and permits or issue fines to landlords / property owners until they demolish or remove the incompliant signage.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  23. "THE SUNNYSIDER"

    Maybe more competition is better for us.. plus maybe more services than what we have all ready… and maybe better service as well..let s see what happens when they open up….. plus at least the store is not empty anymore…..

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  24. TheRealRubin

    I am TheRealRubin. My brilliant thoughts must not be Censored!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  25. TheRealRuben

    I find it ridiculous that with all the RACISTS, HOMOPHOBES and SEXIST people that post on this forum the site moderator decides I”M THE ONE TO TARGET,

    Go read the comments and look at who the real problem makers are you goober.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  26. JuliaJ.

    43rd Avenue – which has some nice buildings – is turning into a dump.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  27. Anonymous

    @therealruben definitely threatened the Post lol, “I believe this site has censored me. I don’t think they want to do that, to limit freedom of speech…is dangerous for a site”

    What do you mean by “dangerous”?

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  28. 43rd & 43rd

    I think parts of 43rd Ave. are still perfectly nice (I’m obviously biased), but it depends on which parts.

    On a side note, the real question is: Are these businesses legitimate or just covers for some other sort of business.
    What confuses me the most is the party planning store on 48th Ave. & 46th St. Are you seriously telling me the neighborhood can support a tiny mom & pop party planning store…with minimal stock…way far away from Queens Blvd., with no foot traffic…

    Anyone know if it’s still around or what’s going on there?

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  29. Sue

    Can anyone recommend a good primary care doctor in the area? (I know the thread is about pharmacies, but I don’t have much to say about the subject. I’ve just wanted a medical-related post to ask this.)

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  30. TheRealRuben

    I only meant that censoring people is a slippery slope and once a moderator starts censoring people , they start letting the power corrupt. Then they start censoring more and more people and soon a site that’s meant to cover news turns into a slanted biased agenda ridden site.

    Whether you like what some people say or not the point is that you are in a society and have to learn to DEAL with others.

    except squirts the shitter, that dude gots to GO.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  31. Bliss & Skillman

    The site censors me too … anytime I try to bring up a certain person and/or her boyfriend.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  32. Bliss & Skillman

    and I don’t mean it’s happened just once!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  33. Get a Life

    43rd Avenue around the higher numbers (47th up) is not too nice. Also, stores don’t last very long although there is a great haircutter on 43rd Avenue neaer 49th Street.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  34. Sunnyside Native

    Sunnyside has become the land of pharmacies and banks! lol…Citibank, Capital One Bank, TD Bank, two (2) Chase Banks, Bank of America and Dime Savings Bank. Have I missed any? Somebody else can list all the pharmacies. :)

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  35. Sunnyside Native

    @ Sue – try Dr. Michael Zuckman at 718-361-5261 or Dr. Hermann Escobar at 347-832-0192. They are both good doctors and they are both very nice.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  36. SuperWittySmitty

    Opening a business and running it successfully for year after year isn’t easy. First of all, WE prefer them to be open all of the time and for them to offer everything, really cheaply. The less thinking and human interaction, the better.

    What sort of businesses do we want? Which ones will survive? Are we making it too difficult, too easy? Are the landlords compliant, or shady? There are people who have this information; sadly, most of it is being ignored here.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  37. homeboy

    @sue. Dr Zuckman is a great general practitioner. Even has great reviews on Yelp. He,
    Is located at 45 St. Good luck.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest News

Council Gives Itself 32% Pay Raise, Supported by Western Queens Councilmembers
February 5, By Jackie Strawbridge
The City Council voted overwhelmingly to give themselves a 32 percent pay raise on Friday, bringing their salaries from $112,500 to $148,500. Council Members voted 40 to 7 in approval of the pay raises.…
Man sought by police after grabbing woman’s buttocks on 7 train
February 4, Staff Report
The police are searching for a man who allegedly grabbed a 27-year-old woman’s buttocks on a Manhattan-bound 7 train near the 61st Street/Woodside station Monday. The incident took place on Feb. 1, at 8:20 am,…
Best Buy Repairman Finds Child Porn On Customer Computer, Customer About To Get Prison Time
February 3, By Christian Murray
A 63-year-old East Elmhurst man pleaded guilty today to child pornography charges and faces between one to three years in prison upon sentencing, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office. The defendant, Michael Murray,…
Dollar Tree Sprouts On Queens Boulevard, Replaces Deals
February 3, By Christian Murray
Deals, which opened a Sunnyside store touting low prices on everyday essentials in 2011, has been transformed into a Dollar Tree store. The change, which went into effect at the 39-01 Queens Boulevard store last week,…
Q70 Bus To LGA Will Increase Service Starting This Spring
February 2, Staff Report
The MTA will increase service on the Q70 bus this spring to meet the needs of its growing ridership. The Q70 Limited, which runs to LaGuardia Airport via Woodside and Jackson Heights, has seen its customers double in recent years.…
OT Lounge Listed For Sale After A Rocky Stint On Queens Blvd
February 2, Staff Report
OT, the Greek restaurant located at 39-31 Queens Blvd., is for sale. The business has been listed on Craigslist. The ad reads that more than $500,000 has been invested in the establishment and that it is ready to open for a new operator.…
Queens Boulevard Property To Get Three Additional Stories
February 2, Staff Report
A two-story building located at 37-02 Queens Boulevard is about to undergo a growth spurt. The property, which was once occupied by the Queens Furniture Outlet, will be getting three additional floors that will be used for office space.…
Demolition permit filed for Queens Boulevard building
January 29, Staff Report
A Queens Boulevard industrial building is scheduled for demolition. The owner of 38-01 Queens Blvd. filed demolition plans with the Department of Buildings on Thursday. The building is owned by Curbcut Queens Blvd, which purchased the property for $12,070,000 in December,…
NYPD: Grinch attempts to destroy Christmas lights at Woodside church
January 29, Staff Report
Police are searching for a man who tried to destroy the Christmas lights at a Woodside church by pouring water over the circuitry. The suspect entered Corpus Christi Church, located at 31-30 61st Street at 7:50 am on Christmas Eve,…

Social

Man Stabbed on Steinway Street early Saturday morning, police say ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Colorful “Cloud” and Reflective Wading Pool To Come to PS1 Courtyard this Summer ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Paragon Paint Development Hits Roadblock At CB 2 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Council gives itself 32 percent pay raise, supported by western Queens Councilmembers ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Transit Officers Assaulted While Removing Screaming Man From Jackson Heights Train Station ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Colombian Themed Burger Restaurant Opens On Northern Blvd ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Sewerage from Astoria Pool Facilities Has Flowed Into East River for Decades ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Fitness Studio On Jackson Avenue to Close As Wrecking Ball Nears ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Astoria Park Amphitheater Too Expensive to Build All at Once, Project Will Be Built into Stages ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Voting schedule for participatory budgeting released ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Mayor Plans Streetcar System Linking Queens and Brooklyn ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Best Buy Repairman Finds Child Porn On Customer Computer, Customer to get prison time ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Police seek three men allegedly involved in debit card scam ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Notoriously Smelly Bowery Bay To Get Pollution Reduction Project ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Dollar Tree Takes Over From Deals ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Shannon Pot to be bulldozed again ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Police Officer Arrested for Hit-and-run involving 13-year-old ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

SacredWaters Spa and Meditation Shop Opens on 51st Avenue ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Brother Crepe Opens On 30th Ave With Cone-Shaped Eats ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Q70 Bus To LGA Will Increase Service Starting This Spring ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

More Headlines

Queens Boulevard Property To Get Three Additional Stories
February 2, Staff Report
A two-story building located at 37-02 Queens Boulevard is about to undergo a growth spurt. The property, which was once occupied by the Queens Furniture Outlet, will be getting three additional floors that will be used for office space.…
Demolition permit filed for Queens Boulevard building
January 29, Staff Report
A Queens Boulevard industrial building is scheduled for demolition. The owner of 38-01 Queens Blvd. filed demolition plans with the Department of Buildings on Thursday. The building is owned by Curbcut Queens Blvd, which purchased the property for $12,070,000 in December,…
NYPD: Grinch attempts to destroy Christmas lights at Woodside church
January 29, Staff Report
Police are searching for a man who tried to destroy the Christmas lights at a Woodside church by pouring water over the circuitry. The suspect entered Corpus Christi Church, located at 31-30 61st Street at 7:50 am on Christmas Eve,…
Van Bramer issues report card: Visibility and Social Media are key to his results
January 28, By Christian Murray
It’s 6:30 a.m. and the notoriously bad 7 train is down again. The MTA says it’s signal problems. “My phone blows up, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, it’s all going crazy,” Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer remembered.…
MTA Approves Major East Side Access Contracts For Connections From Queens To Grand Central
January 28, By Jackie Strawbridge
The MTA has approved contracts for the construction of a Long Island Rail Road terminal under Grand Central, as well as tunnel approaches in Sunnyside connecting that terminal to Queens. East Side Access is one of the largest transportation projects in the country,…
Brothers who ‘bought’ woman for $200 and kept her in Woodside hotel for sex get up to nine years prison
January 28, By Christian Murray
Two brothers who pleaded guilty to felony charges in a case where a 25-year-old woman was “bought” for $200 and then held against her will for a week while she was forced to have sex were sentenced today.…
Video: Queens Blvd redesign block by block
The Transformation of Queens Boulevard, Block By Block from STREETFILMS on Vimeo. January 27, Staff Report
A block-by-block video that details all the changes made to Queens Blvd since last summer has been released. Ryan Russo, representing the New York City Department of Transportation,…
Mayor Visits Sunnyside/Woodside After Disappointing Storm Response In Queens
January 25, By Michael Florio
Mayor Bill de Blasio visited western Queens Monday morning following statements that he was not satisfied with cleanup efforts here during Winter Storm Jonas. During a press conference on Sunday, the Mayor said that the City did not do a good enough job clearing the streets in Queens,…
7 Train to Shutdown at 4:00 PM for Winter Storm Jonas
January 23, Staff Report
The New York City Transit Authority and the MTA jointly announced that all above ground and elevated subway lines, including the 7 line, will begin shutting down at 4:00 pm today, with limited underground trains running.…
7 Train To Follow Normal Schedule This Weekend, Scheduled Track Work Canceled
January 22, Staff Report
With a snowstorm expected to hit New York City, the MTA has canceled its 7 train work this weekend and the train will follow its normal schedule. This weekend was supposed to be the first of eight weekends this year when the 7 train would be down between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square in order for the MTA to replace its decades-old signaling system and put down new tracks.…
School likely to open in Sunnyside/Woodside, as mayor allocates $200 million for district schools
January 22, By Christian Murray
Mayor Bill de Blasio has set aside funds for a new school in Sunnyside/Woodside, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. The mayor released his 2017 preliminary budget yesterday, which allocates $200 million for schools in Long Island City,…
Attorney General Targets Local Dealership for Alleged Fraud
January 21, Staff Report
The Koeppel car dealerships, several of which are located on Northern Boulevard, have been slapped with a lawsuit by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for unlawfully selling credit repair and identity theft protection.…
Merchant Spotlight: Souk El Shater
January 21, Sunnyside Shines
Ahmad Osman serves up some of the best falafel, gyro and baklava in Sunnyside. Along with his family, Ahmad has operated Souk El Shater on Queens Boulevard since 2011, and prior to that, he was in business on 43rd Avenue.…
Man robs Woodside bodega at gunpoint
January 20, Staff Report
Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a Woodside convenience store at gunpoint Monday night. The suspect entered into a bodega located at 54-03 Northern Blvd at around 8:40 pm, before jumping over the counter and demanding money from a store employee,…

In the Spotlight