Letter to the Editor: In The Heights
"In The Heights: Your Guide to the Basics" is a great idea.
You might want to add:
Post Office--there is one in the basement of Belfer
Pharmacy--a young couple who came from Russia as children just opened DRUG WOR/X at 4197 Broadway, 2 doors below 178th St.--shomer Shabbat--a discount for YU students
Liquor store--Heights Wines & Spirits--an entire wall of kosher wines offers an amazing selection--4474 Broadway, above 188th--if you want to send wine to your host/ess, he delivers: 646.726.4102; the owner wants to serve the community
Bakery--Gruenebaum's, 810 West 187 St. (the sign says "Gideon's")--walk down 187th until you see a tall flight of stairs (130 steps)--walk up and you're at Ft. Washington and 187th; go a half-block more
Tailor--Mr. and Mrs. Saketos are a husband-wife team who do excellent alterations and repairs--212.740.7726. Call ahead. They're at 395 Ft. Washington Ave., Apt.31.
Sha’atnez check--call the KAJ (Breuer's) office to find out when and where to drop off your clothing: 212.923.3582 (if a student at YU knows how to check, please substitute that information)