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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Drop Off and Self Serve, in Chelsea

Laundry, nyc
Photo by myself, around 15th Street and 7th Avenue, in Chelsea.

Ah yes. Trucking one's underwear down the sidewalk is a familiar sight to every New Yorker.

Many New Yorkers do not have laundry in their apartments, or even in their apartment buildings. This means hauling a large bag down the street, putting it into a machine, waiting, and hauling it back.

The fancier way about it is to drop it off and let someone else do your laundry. If you don't mind someone touching your underwear, you pay by the pound and wind up with all your laundry folded.

I've always been very stingy so I've done my own laundry. Now Mark and I have our own washer/dryer and we feel very spoiled.

Related posts: Outside Bedford Street Laundry, in the Village, Last Wash, Brooklyn, and Sunday Morning, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.


Olivier said...

c'est une bonne idee pour les newyorkais presses

Marcia said...

Reminds me of the scene from St Elmo's Fire when Kirby and Kevin are at the laundry and Kirby says "Fluff and Fold, baby, someday." I always loved that line. How much is it per pound? Here in MI, where I live it's $.80 per pound or 10.00 for me. However, I usually load up the washers and then run next door to the fruit market to shop, and wind up spending more because I can't resist the fresh ricotta at the deli counter.

biebkriebels said...

That is awkward not to be able to do your own laundry.

Wayne said...

Well, that's a lot of dirty (now clean) laundry. He must have a hell of a sock drawer. :-) Or maybe that's laundry for a family of four.

Ken Mac said...

wow this photo looks like main street, Mayberry!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love how the young man looking straight into the camera looks so happy-maybe he is relieved to finally have some clean under garments.
nice capture Kitty!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Wow Kitty so I'm guessing a laundromat is a good small business to buy in NYC?!