Lights On…in Lower Manhattan

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown.

Downtown Alliance’s Kelly Rush lets us know what’s opening and closing 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July holiday. I spent the day at the beach because it was much too hot to stay in my apartment all day and watch my cats, who pant and generally look even hotter than I feel. It is guilty escapism with a holiday twist.
For this edition of Lights On, we see the Duane Reade presence expanding in Lower Manhattan, while a nightclub replaces a nightclub and several well-known names move to new homes. As usual, if you see any new retailers or spot changes to a long-time establishment, please email me at and I’ll check them out.


Duane Reade
100 Broadway (betw. Pine & Wall Sts.), 212-227-2186
The newest Duane Reade feels a bit more like a department store than a pharmacy. The two-level space features several Duane Reade staples, such as the Up: Market brand, with a few extras. There’s a café with a selection of coffee and breakfast items, a self-serve frozen yogurt bar, salad bar, selection of soups and a wide variety of grab-and-go options such as wraps and sandwiches. The bottom floor is devoted to fresh food options, while the upper floor contains the pharmacy, beauty section, a large selection of greeting cards from Papyrus and a lovely view of the Trinity churchyard.

27 Park Pl. (betw. Broadway & Church St.), 718-300-9647
Replacing Club Remix is Quest, just a couple of hops from City Hall, in case anyone there needs a refreshment break from running the city. They’re advertising “Escape After Work Thursdays” featuring DJs, drink specials and food deals.


NYC Opera
Moved to a larger permanent space in the same building, Ste. 1010 at 75 Broad St.

Downtown Florist
Moved from 125 Church St. to 25 Murray St.


Eastern Newsstand
Lobby of 120 Broadway

Club Remix
27 Park Pl.

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