Greenpoint Laundromat Watch: Eager On Calyer

June 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Some of you might recall that a couple weeks ago I walked by the soon-to-be laundromat on Calyer Street. That was where I found the missive at left. It was written by someone who has taken a very keen interest in this establishment and reads as follows:

Dear laundromat,

Please finish construction soon so I can give you all of my money. I have at least seventy pounds of dirty laundry with your name on it!

p.s. if you need help with construction i am good with a hammer

Well, I walked by again yesterday. It would appear this person has been back— and is getting desperate.

Miss Heather

UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: this missive has since been annotated. Good catch, Caryn!


Found On Calyer Street: True Confession

June 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

If the above building looks familiar to you, here is why: I learned it was owned by my landlord after he had been shut down by the Department of Buildings, discovered this web site and elected to telephone me. Needless to say this was a bit awkward. But not as awkward as, say, having seventy pounds of fetid laundry in your apartment. Although I miss the purple aluminum siding, perhaps it “died” for a good cause? I suspect this person’s neighbors or roommates would say so. In closing I would like to advise the person responsible for this tome that am going to print out a copy of this and give it to my landlord lest he is need of anyone who is “good with a hammer”. His name is Nick lest you want to put his name on your dirty clothing.

Miss Heather

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: A Reclaimed Storefront

March 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

First it was a bar, then it was an apartment, now 1030 1088 Manhattan Avenue is going to be…

a laundromat! This might not strike some of you as being “front page news” (it isn’t). But given there are only two laundromats north of Green Street, I suspect this will be very welcome news to my fellow north ‘Pointers.

Miss Heather

P.S.: While I was in the area I grabbed a shot of the space slated to become Milk & Roses.

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