In addition to spawning a Bank of America on its first floor...
...this big, black apartment building on 8th Avenue and 16th Street is about to provide a harborage for yet another Duane Reade. The sliding doors are now in place, and the COMING SOON posters are up, ready to welcome you to the city's nine-hundred-millionth D.R., giving proof to the jingle, "Everywhere you go...Duane Reade!"
Let's remember for a moment what used to be here--before the demolitions, before the glass box, the bank, the ubiquitous chainstore, before this corner looked like everywhere...and nowhere:
Photo: Romy Ashby of Walkers in the City