Have you ever been to a Duane Reade, CVS, or Rite-Aid, and thought, wow, if I ran this place things would be so much better. Well, we have too. These places do exist, and they’re called independent pharmacies. When you go to an independent pharmacy, the person who fills your prescription is most often the person who owns the pharmacy, or she works for the owner. That level of accountability is never going to be found in a corporate/chain pharmacy. We’re not saying that every independent pharmacy is perfect, but the list we have compiled below reflects our personal experiences. Things change, and we’re far from perfect, so if you have any input about your experiences with these pharmacies, we hope that you’ll let us know.

 

Pharmacy List:

 

Manhattan (Downtown/Midtown):

1. Avalon Chemists: (212) 260-3131; 7 2nd Avenue (East Village)
http://www.avalonchemists.com/
2. University Chemists: (212) 473-0277; 74 University Place (Union Square)
http://www.universitychemists.com/
3. Avignone Pharmacy: (212) 242-3033; 281 6th Avenue (West Village)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/avignone-pharmacy-new-york
4. Elm Drugs: (212) 255-6300; 56 7th Avenue (West Village)
http://www.elmdrugs.com/
5. Downtown Pharmacy: (212) 587-5252; 19 Beekman Street (Financial District)
http://www.downtownpharmacy.com/
6. Value Drugs: (212) 757-9335; 30 Rockefeller Plaza (Midtown West)
http://www.value-drugs.com/

 

Manhattan (Uptown):

1. Pasteur Pharmacy: (212) 838-2500; 806 Lexington Avenue (Upper East Side)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/pasteur-pharmacy-new-york
2. Apthorp Pharmacy: (212) 877-3480; 2201 Broadway (Upper West Side)
http://www.apthorprx.com/
3. Malcolm Pharmacy: (212) 722-1550; 160 Malcolm X Blvd (Harlem @ 118th)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/malcolm-pharmacy-inc-new-york
4. Hartley Chemists: (212) 749-8481; 1219 Amsterdam Avenue (Columbia)
http://www.hartleychemist.com/

 

Brooklyn:

1. Wyckoff Corner Pharmacy: (718) 923-1122; 205 Court Street (Cobble Hill)
https://wyckoffrx.refillmyrx.com/
2. Northside Pharmacy: (718) 387-6566; 182 Bedford Avenue (Williamsburg)
http://www.northsidepharmacy.net
3. Behrens Pharmacy: (718) 638-4350; 231 Dekalb Avenue (Fort Greene)
http://fortgreene.patch.com/listings/behrens-pharmacy
4. Prospect Gardens Pharmacy: (718) 638-4030; 89 7th Avenue (Park Slope)
http://parkslope.patch.com/listings/prospect-garden-pharmacy

 

Queens:

1. City View Pharmacy: (718) 545-2550; 23-07 Astoria Blvd (Astoria)
http://cityviewpharmacy.com/
2. LIC Pharmacy: (718) 729-6300; 44-69 21st Street (Long Island City)
http://www.licpharmacy.com/

 

Bronx:

1. Mason Drug: (718) 863-0210; 1255 Castle Hill Avenue (Unionport)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/mason-drug-bronx