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Stroller-pushing new Williamsburg resident Shari Lind told a New York Times reporter that she's thrilled Duane Reade opened on Bedford Avenue. And that's not all: "'Please, can you bring in Dunkin' Donuts too,' she said. 'I also want a Bank of America.' A newcomer to Williamsburg from Manhattan, Ms. Lind said she found the neighborhood to be very inconvenient. Many of the chic stores refuse to take credit cards. And, she said, the quaint gourmet coffee shops charge too much." Writes Curbed: "By the time you read this, Shari Lind will have been placed in protective custody." [Curbed NY; Previously]