A little while back, we ran the numbers on Rx meds at a few major pharmacies around the borough, and we learned a couple things: First, we found out who had the best prices; and second, we learned prescription drugs can actually be cheaper without that fancy PPO. You just had to know where to look. Well, now, thanks to a new NYC program, you needn’t bother to look much at all. Because for the last few months, the city’s been handing out the BigAppleRX card, a free ticket to discounted drugs all over the place that gives you 53 percent off generics and 15 percent off brand names. (more…)
Here’s a random spot check of what’s open, what’s closed, and what’s open but closing early in Brooklyn today due to preparations for Hurricane Irene. Please add to it in the comments. We’d love to hear what you know about your local restaurants, bars, gyms, wine stores, etc.:
By Brooklyn Fine Goods, 261 Smith St: Open, candy tasting 1-5pm
Chase Branches: Closing at 2 p.m.
C-Town, 9th Street and Fifth Avenue: Closing at 2 p.m.
C-Town, 710 Coney Island Ave between Avenue C and Cortelyou: Open all-day, weather permitting
Duane Reade, all locations: open normal hours, weather permitting.
Not to get all Allure Magazine on you people, but here’s a pesky question I ask once a day, while lathering up with a dollar-an-ounce conditioner, imagining there must be a better way. What’s the best cheap conditioner? Is there some scraggly-hair salvation in those elephantine jugs of Suave and Pantene at Costco? Is there a secret drugstore brand that’s worth its weight in jojoba oil? So, Broketown, I put it to you. Speak your truth in the comments. Bonus points if your before hair looks like Phil Spector’s (cause you need ‘em).
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