Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Another Laundromat Gone

A few years ago I did a post about the laundromat on West 4th and Bank Street. Marc Jacobs had just expanded into part of it, and I wrote about how I always took its picture because I worried about it vanishing.

"It has that look," I wrote then, "old and shabby, and therefore real, a Velveteen Rabbit of a place." I also liked how the laundress decorated the window with orange peels.

Well, that's all gone now.



I took these pictures a couple of months ago and haven't been back to look, but I figure the place is either still sitting empty or has become another luxury shopping mall chain store.

If you know what happened here, please let us know.




4 comments:

laura rubin said...

there goes another service. no laundries, no show repairs no nothing. just eat your yogart while on your cell phone.

Donnie Moder said...
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Donnie Moder said...

Went to the storefront today. The laundromat sign is still there, but the windows are all brown papered over so you cannot look inside. There is a NYC building permit posted. It says that retail construction is going on for Le Labo. Looking on the building dept. website more information of the permit says it is a fragrance company. So seems like Le Labo is opening a high end fragrance/perfume store there.

Jeremiah Moss said...

Thanks Donnie. Figures: where one bottle of perfume costs $440:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/18/le-labo-perfume_n_4291323.html