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Ephemeral New York dedicates a post to the elegant old New York buildings that are currently occupied by chain stores. Chief among them: The Sephora on 48th Street, housed in a glass and iron building that was once Scribner's bookstore. Also mentioned is the onetime New York Savings Bank on 14th Street, which is now a CVS, but there are a ton of others, among them the 1927 Soho structure that now plays host to Duane Reade. [ENY]