Photo by myself at Bedford and Morton Streets, in the Village.
This laundromat looks like it's temporarily closed, with wash waiting to be picked up.
I was surprised (and disappointed) to find out that it's shuttered for good, after some rooting around on the internet. The sign alone has such character.
ps: As you can see in the comments section, the original Owners sold the laundry in 2009 to fund their daughter Jessica's clothing line, which was then named Bedford Street Laundry.
For a look at the Jessica's contemporary designs, click here.
As a rule of thumb, there is a laundromat, dry cleaners, shoe repair, coffee shop, grocery, bank, post office, drug store and many restaurants within walking distance of any place in Manhattan.
Now of course, it's more like one Duane Reade pharmacy, three Starbucks and several fancy dessert places. But you get the point. You don't need a car in this city!
Related posts: Signs of Old Times, on the Lower East Side, The Quality Mending Company, in Soho and Meat Market, Ninth Avenue.