Showing posts with label laundromats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label laundromats. Show all posts

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The great First Avenue Laundry Center is closing for renovations this fall

Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy 

In the days/weeks ahead, the First Avenue Laundry Center will be closing for renovations at 33 First Ave. at Second Street.
Fear not! The laundromat will reopen. 

EVG correspondent Stacie Joy recently talked with Anne DeVita, the 88-year-old manager (above left with her assistant Nellie). 

"The dryers haven't been working well since there was a fire a few months ago due to lint accumulation. The fire department had to come," said DeVita, who has worked here for 40 years. "The plan is to close down for renovations. I think it will happen after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, if I had to guess." 

The rest of the conversation went like this: 

How long will the laundromat be closed? 

"I don't know; your guess is as good as mine. Maybe a few months? When you see a sign out front saying 'CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS' that will be it. In 40 years there have been no renovations. The owners are going to take out the nonfunctioning dryers and put in new ones."

All new washers too? 

"I don't know. Maybe they will paint too, or do some flooring work. I will be getting paid to be here every day to let the contractors and workers in. I'm not doing it for free."

Anyway, in our estimation, the frozen-in-time laundromat is PERFECT the way it is...
And H/T to EVG reader Steph! 

Previously on EV Grieve: 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Thoughts on a new tenant for a former laundromat

A for-rent banner hangs across the front of the former New Phoenix Laundromat, which closed in the spring at 199 First Ave. between 12th Street and 13th Street. 

A sign on the door makes an appeal for the next tenant (thanks to Steven for the top two pics) ...
Someone! Please open this laundromat!! We need one!!! 

Meanwhile, while this won't be of help to the residents who live around the former New Phoenix... a new laundromat (Laundry Mart!) opened in early July at 60 Avenue B between Fourth Street and Fifth Street (just realized that we never noted this arrival)...

Monday, December 13, 2021

Dry cleaners and laundromats make a return

The dry-cleaning business was hard hit during the pandemic.

In early 2021, the National Cleaners Association reported that one in six dry cleaners had closed or gone bankrupt in the United States. In the East Village, 10 dry cleaners went out of business.

Perhaps the worst is behind for the owners who offer these services. E3 Cleaners recently debuted at 82 E. Third St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. E3 offers dry cleaning, tailoring and drop-off laundry service.

Meanwhile, a combo dry cleaner-laundromat has opened at 31 Avenue A between Second Street and Third Street (thanks to Stacie Joy for this photo from Friday). This had been in the works for this NYCHA-space for some time — we first spotted this in August 2020.

A laundromat is also coming soon to 60 Avenue B between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Reader report: new laundromat washed up before it opens?

We've been meaning to note that a laundromat is opening at 60 Avenue B between Fourth Street and Fifth Street... previously site of a laundromat. 

An EVG reader (who shared both of these pics) points out a 14-day rent demand on the gate...
Per the document, the total rent due is $9,510.44 (the monthly rent is $4k). Hopefully, the owners can get this sorted out to open.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Here's your new dry clean-laundromat signage on Avenue A

While the laundry-dry cleaning business has been hard hit in 2020... we do have a new one opening soon at 31 Avenue A between Second Street and Third Street ... the signage arrived yesterday for Organic Dry Clean & Laundromat. (Not sure if that's the name or description of the business!)

The space, owned by the NYCHA, had been vacant since Venus Body Arts moved out toward the end of 2017.

Previously on EV Grieve:

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Storefront surprise! A new laundromat coming soon to 31 Avenue A



Well then. The paper covering the front windows over at 31 Avenue A between Second Street and Third Street came down the other day... revealing the useful new tenant coming soon — laundromat!



The space, owned by the NYCHA, had been vacant since Venus Body Arts moved out toward the end of 2017.

Friday, April 17, 2020

[La La] Laundromat update



La La Laundry reopened earlier this week on Avenue B at 11th Street after a two-week break.

EVG regular Lola Saénz shared these photos... as you can see, La La is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with that last call for washing at 5:30 p.m. (and closed Sundays) ...



And gloves and masks are required inside...



No dry cleaning at the moment... and apparently they will deliver within a five-block radius.

You can find our list of open laundromats and dry cleaners from April 1 right here.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Laundromat update



The Wash 'N Clean on 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B closed on Thursday... and, per the gate signage, will reopen on April 18.

Readers have also noted other places that have either reduced their announced hours of business or close on random days.

Our list of open laundromats and dry cleaners from April 1 is here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

This is a list of laundromats and dry cleaners still open in the East Village



Several laundromats/dry cleaners have temporarily closed in recent days in the neighborhood, prompting this inventory of places that remain open.

Some places didn't have their hours posted. Some places had their hours listed, but then closed earlier than stated. Some places were open one day, then not the next. So all hours are subject to change. It's best to CALL AHEAD before lugging your laundry to any place on the list.

Here's the in-progress list in alphabetical order (with thanks to Stacie Joy and Steven for scouting help) ...

OPEN

• Alice Dry Cleaners, 74 Second Ave. between Fourth Street and Fifth Street. (212) 673-7434. Posted hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Best Cleaners on A, 99 Avenue A between Sixth Street and Seventh Street. (929) 364-9093.

• Bubbles N Go Laundromat, 173 E. Second St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. (212) 677-8777. Posted hours: 8 a.m to 8 p.m.; last wash at 6 p.m.

• Choice Cleaners, 24 Avenue A between Second Street and Third Street. Google lists them as open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

• Cosmo's Launderama, 142 First Ave. between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street. (646) 602-2557. Self-serve laundry only for now. And they are closed Thursdays and Fridays, open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (The Cosmo's at 121 First Ave. closed for several days. The gate was still down on Monday.)



• First Avenue Laundry Center, 33 First Ave. at Second Street.

• Gentle Wash Laundromat, 97 Avenue A between Sixth Street and Seventh Street. (212) 673-6886. Posted hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Drop-off service and self-wash for now.

• J J Cleaners & Laundromat, 339 E. Fifth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. (212) 475-9081. Posted hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drop-off service and self-wash for now.

• K & W Best Dry Cleaner & Laundry, 229 E. 11th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. (646) 918-7135.

• Kapri Cleaners, 250 E. Houston St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. (212) 420-8853.

• Laundry to You, 34 E. Seventh St. between Second Avenue and Cooper Square. (212) 979-6595. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for drop-off service.

• Lavanderia, 108 Stanton St. near Ludlow Street. (212) 228-2423. Posted hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; last wash 3 p.m.

• Load Laundromat, 602 E. 14th St. between Avenue B and Avenue C. (917) 265-8226.

• Lois Cleaners, 45 Third Ave. at 10th Street. (212) 995-1684.

• Mango Dry Cleaners, 514 E. Sixth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. (917) 535-5137.

• Mike's Dry Cleaners & Tailors, 62 Avenue A between Fourth Street and Fifth Street. (212) 674-1957. Posted hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop-off service plus dry cleaning and tailoring.

• New Phoenix Laundromat, 199 First Ave. between 12th Street and 13th Street (212) 677-1690. [They were closed on March 31, but back open now.]



• Quality Plus Dry Cleaners, 200 Second Ave. between 12th Street and 13th Street. (212) 358-8838. Posted hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday for dry cleaning and drop-off laundry service.

• Sew Good Cleaners, 337 E. Ninth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. (212) 777-8441. Open for drop off on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Sunrise Cleaners, 66 E. Third St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. Only open two days a week — Monday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for dry cleaning and drop-off laundry service.

• Up Cleaners & Drop Off Laundry, 185 Avenue C near 12th Street. (212) 677-7982.



• [Updated April 9: Closed until April 18] Wash 'N Clean On 14, 540 E. 14th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B. (646) 654-6774. Posted hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; last wash at 3 p.m. (They are also closed on Thursdays.)

• Wash Rite Laundromat, 112 E. Fourth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. (212) 598-1800. Posted hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for drop-off service only.

CLOSED

• AAA Cleaners, 216 Avenue A between 13th Street and 14th Street

• C & C Dry Cleaning & Alteration (aka Amy's), 178 E. Seventh St. near Avenue B

• Chris French Cleaners, 57 Fourth Ave. at Ninth Street

• G & M Laundromat, 336 E. 13th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue

• Here to Clean, 124 Avenue C at Eighth Street. Open from 7 a.m. to noon Monday through Saturday.


[La La Laundry photo by Steven]

• La La Laundry, 180 Avenue B at 11th Street. They closed yesterday until April 13.

• Lin's Laundromat, 194 First Ave. between 11th Street and 12th Street

• Lucky 999 Laundromat, 55 Second Ave. between Third Street and Fourth Street. Closed as of April 1.

• Michelle Cleaner, 169 Avenue C between 10th Street and 11th Street.

• Pinnacle Cleaners, 299 E. 11th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue

• Quick Coin Ave B Laundromat, 46 Avenue B between Third Street and Fourth Street

• Quick Coin One Laundromat, 175 First Ave. at 11th Street

• 69 Avenue C Laundromat at Fifth Street

• Supreme Laundromat, 96 Avenue B between Sixth Street and Seventh Street

• Tenth Street Laundromat, 286 E. 10th St. between Avenue A and First Avenue. Undated sign says they'll be closed for another week.

• Up & Up Laundromat, 13 Avenue A between Second Street and Third Street

• Zip Laundry Center, 164 Stanton St. between Clinton and Suffolk

NOT VERIFIED YET

• Yang Tze River Laundromat, 324 E. Third St. between Avenue C and Avenue D

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Off to La La land for this Avenue B laundromat


[Top photos by Steven]

In laundromat news, Spin City is now the lyrical-sounding La La Laundry on Avenue B at 11th Street...



Not sure at the moment if the place is under new ownership... or if they just decided on a name change.

Meanwhile, La La Laundry might have just overtaken Bubbles N Go on Second Street as the neighborhood's wackiest-named laundromat...

Monday, September 10, 2018

Reader report: Avenue B Cleaners Cromanated



Several readers shared the news that the Avenue B Cleaners between Fourth Street and Fifth Street abruptly closed last week... one reader believes it shut down on Thursday evening — with a for rent sign via Steve Croman's 9300 Realty showing up on Friday.

There's still clothing inside the dry cleaner and drop-off laundry ... a sign on the door instructs customers to call Kapri Cleaners on East Houston...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

On 14th Street, Evergreen Cleaners closing, merging with Wash N Clean



The owners of Evergreen Cleaners on 14th Street have announced that they are closing at the end of the month...



Signage on the shop window here between Avenue A and First Avenue notes that their lease wasn't renewed ... and that they are merging with Wash N Clean at 540 E. 14th St. near Avenue B (next to Otto's!).

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday's parting shot



Cosmo's Launderama on First Avenue by Chris Rowland (who just launched an Instagram account here).

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Laundromat-replacing laundromat closing on East 10th Street



Closing signs are up now at Le Pressing, the laundromat/dry cleaner at 204 E. 10th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Le Pressing opened in early 2014 ... taking over the space from Mimi and her son, who operated a laundromat here for many years. They had to close in 2013 after a rent increase.

According to the sign, Le Pressing will close after the business day on March 31.

H/T to Blue Glass for the photo

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Dry cleaners: 1 up, 1 down



The laundromat-dry cleaners combo is now open at 200 Second Ave. between between East 12th Street and East 13th Street ... at the site of the former Little Pakistan deli...

And in other dry cleaning news... there has been a "for rent" sign up in recent months at Discount Cleaners at 230 E. 14th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue... and eventually a moving sign arrived... according to the sign, they are moving into (merging with?) the Metro Cleaners around the corner on Third Avenue between East 15th Street and East 16th Street...



...as of yesterday, the East 14th Street space has been dismantled... with a few items that haven't been claimed left behind for now...

Monday, December 28, 2015

A dry cleaner-laundromat combo for the former Little Pakistan Deli space on 2nd Avenue



Little Pakistan Deli at 200 Second Ave. closed in January 2015... and now there's a new tenant for the storefront between East 12th Street and East 13th Street... the coming soon (with three !!!) sign announces a dry cleaning and laundromat...



Sunday, November 15, 2015

Supreme Laundromat now open on Avenue B



The laundromat is open for business here at 96 Avenue B between East Sixth Street and East Seventh Street, per Dave on 7th…



We're told that the owner, Jenny Yang, also runs the Ten St. Laundromat at 286 E. 10th St. just west of Avenue A.

On Avenue B, the hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday (last wash at 7:30 p.m.!); 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday (last wash at 6:30 p.m.!)

The previous tenant, the Hare Krishnas, moved out back in July 2011

Previously on EV Grieve:
From cleansing souls to cleansing clothes at 96 Avenue B

Monday, June 29, 2015

Despite Grand Opening banner, Capital Laundry & Dry Cleaners has closed on Avenue B



Been meaning to note that Capital Laundry & Dry Cleaners closed earlier this month at 44 Avenue B between East Third Street and East Fourth Street.

And, despite debuting last September, management decided to keep the Grand Opening (30 percent off on drop-off and pick-up service) banner up these past nine months.

Anyway, Quick Coin apparently won this round…



H/T EVG regular Salim!

Previously on EV Grieve:
New laundromat now open at site of former laundromat

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Space that houses 1st Avenue's Polish-American diner Neptune is on the market



The storefronts currently housing the Neptune and Lin's Laundromat at 192-194 First Ave. between East 11th Street and East 12th Street are on the market.

The listings at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank note that the rent for Neptune's 1,660 square feet is available upon request… and the possession of the space that houses the Polish-American diner was December 2014.

The spaces cannot be combined, per the listing.

The laundromat space is apparently "ideal for juice bar or cafe" …



Not sure if there's a need for another juice bar, given that Juice Press has two locations on East 10th Street between Second Avenue and Avenue A … not to mention Liquiteria on Second Avenue and East 11th Street and beQu Juice on East Ninth Street just west of First Avenue…

Will be sorry to see the Neptune eventually go. It has been here since 2001 (taking over the KK's space). It is always a hearty and inexpensive option… and, at least from our recent visits, rarely crowded. (We recall a Saturday night in December when the restaurant sat empty at 7:30.)

Not sure what happened here … a rent hike or just more of the neighborhood's changing culinary habits. (RIP Polonia, Kiev, Christine's, Leshko's, Teresa's…)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

From cleansing souls to cleansing clothes at 96 Avenue B



Workers are fitting 96 Avenue B – previously home to the Hare Krishnas — with a laundromat, EVG contributor Dave on 7th notes.

The Hare Krishnas moved out of their home here between East Sixth Street and East Seventh Street back in July 2011 ... The space has been vacant since then.

Previously, from 1990-1995, 96 Avenue B was home to Metropolis Vintage Apparel...

[1994, via Richard Colligan]

...which has been at 43 Third Ave. between Ninth Street and 10th Street since 1995.

Plans to add two floors to the existing two-floor building never materialized. East Yoga is housed on the second level.