About C.O. Bigelow
Tucked amid the bustling chic of New York City, our shop is nestled in the tiny neighborhood of Greenwich Village. As the oldest apothecary in America, we have been able to keep our apothecary traditions alive in today’s modern society. Since 1838, we have remained true to our traditions, transporting customers back to a time and place of personalized attention, customized formulas and healing, and therapeutic perparations. C.O. Bigelow is not only a place to pick up your favorite hand-made prescriptions, but also a favorite neighborhood gathering place and provider of unique and unusual personal care remedies.
Our mission is to serve our customers and community in a highly individual manner.
Each product, from the beautiful to the unusual, tells its own intriguing story. We have carefully scoured the universe for the best, most effective products out there. The hand-picked selection you will find are our absolute favorites. They are an edited selection of the best of the best from all over the world. Formulas that work, have stood the test of time, and those that are just plain fabulous.
Rock n’ Roll legends, prominent personalities, starlets and the colorful society of the Village lend themselves to the unique shopping experience at our landmark pharmacy. We have been family-owned and operated for three generations of Ginsberg’s; our small community feeling within the Big Apple is a rarity today that our customers cherish.
The mission of C.O. Bigelow has always been, and remains today, serving our customers and commuinity in a highly individual manner, to the best of our abilities. We take pride in our commitment through honesty, quality and tradition. We greatly value your trust, friendship and patronage.