Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Once a small chain of family owned NYC drug stores, this tiny store in the East Village is all that remains...and a beauty no CVS or Rite Aid can rival.

24 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

Hey Ken...I have to get out there and find me some neon. I love it!

Sean said...

Awesome pics... got really nice feel to them!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great photos, Ken Mac! Fantastic red color!

Lily Hydrangea said...

So true. I vividly remember the drug stores that used to be in my neighborhood. There is one left.
I love how the sign lights up in red.

Laurie said...

beautiful work, Ken.

Adam said...

Great photos, even if the world of the drugstore remains a complete mystery to me!

Melanie said...

Great ones--Sorry I missed you in my part of town.

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful. You are so right about their beauty.

Jacob said...

I miss these old-timey drugstores...nothing as sterile as a Walgreens or CVS!

Goggla said...

Nice...this is one of my favorite neon storefronts.

And, you can't beat 'Blo Drugs' lol.

Jarart said...

All that great neon, wow!

marley said...

The neon sign addict in me loves these photos! Great store too.

cara said...

Growing up in England they were always called "Pharmacies" or "Chemists".
Presumably pharmaceuticals and chemicals=good and drugs=bad.
So it's in-built in me to have a chuckle when I see DRUGS advertised in big neon letters

Americans are good at calling a spade a spade and dispensing (pardon the pun) with all that nonsense.

Virginia said...

oh just let me in there and I'll fill my arms with cosmetics and stuff! I love an old timey drugstore.
Great find KM. You're the best!!!
V

Tash said...

My favorite kind of corner store. I'm probably repeating myself but on my 1st but not last trip to NYC last yr Oct, we ended up at the Canal Room. It was terrible & there was no food. We walked across the street to a similar looking store but it was a conveniance store with two nicest (one was a tall young Lebanese) guys working there (they make sandwiches and breakfast any time). thanks for the reminding me of that.

altadenahiker said...

Ok, what are "cut rate cosmetics?" Just doesn't sound wholesome. I'll skimp on many things -- laundry detergent, aspirin, but not mascara.

bARE-eYED sUN said...

and thus series is outstanding
and rox.

:-)

so envious of your commitment.
we really have to get out there
more.

keep on bloggin', brother.

..
.ero

Daryl said...

Another memory triggered, there was a Block Drug on B'way near us .. there are no Love, CVS or chains in Manhattan other than DUANE READE!

-K- said...

I'm a little late to this one, but - love that neon!

David C. said...

Great shots. Thanks for documenting a vanishing species.

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