Health Department Partners With Walgreens And Duane Reade For Flu Vouchers For The Under-Insured

The NYC Health Department today is announcing a collaboration with Walgreens to offer 1,000 vouchers for flu shots at 11 Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies located in areas with high rates of people without health insurance and low flu vaccination rates – an initiative made possible by the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Woman Helps Stray Cats Find Permanent Homes

When Alicia Harding moved to her Harlem home in 2015, she noticed a group of stray cats living in front of her apartment building. It wasn’t until Harding went to feed them that she understood the gravity of the situation, she told Patch. Continue Reading →

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OP-Ed: Get Your Flu Shot…Not the Flu From Harlem To Hollis

mary-bassettBy Dr. Mary T. Bassett

A few days ago, I overheard a woman in Brooklyn saying proudly that she and her two children have never gotten the flu shot, and have never gotten sick. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Launches 2016-2017 Season Flu Shot Awareness Campaign From Harlem To Hollis

seniors in harlemThe Health Department today launched a public awareness campaign, “I Got My Flu Shot…Not the Flu,” reminding New Yorkers that the flu vaccine is the best protection against influenza and its terrible symptoms. Continue Reading →

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Modell’s Looking Good At Thor-Owned Harlem Building

135-e-125th-st-photoLess than four months after Thor Equities closed on a 45,000-square-foot office building in Harlem, the developer has sewn up a new lease for a sizable portion of the property’s retail space. Continue Reading →

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Possible Closings With Rite AID And Walgreen’s Merger In Harlem

walgreens to buy rite aidWith three Rite Aid and three Walgreens stores in Harlem, it’s interesting that a few months ago, the shareholders of #3 U.S. drugstore chain Rite Aid approved the company’s proposed acquisition by the parent company of the #1 chain, Walgreens Boots Alliance. Continue Reading →

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Duane Reade Settles New York City Overcharge Probe

duane reade in harlemWith a couple of Duane Reade’s stores in Harlem, Walgreen Co agreed to pay $500,000 and reform its advertising practices to settle allegations its Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in New York routinely overcharged consumers and tricked them into thinking they were getting great deals. Continue Reading →

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Upper West Side Landmarked Theater Retail Conversion Moves Forward

metro-theater-2626-broadway-777x476Last fall, the New York Times broke the news that the landmarked Metro Theater on the Upper West Side would become a Planet Fitness. Now applications have officially been filed to convert the 1930s Art Deco theater at 2626 Broadway into retail. Continue Reading →

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