09 June 2010

Touchstone


I've been walking around Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for more than two decades. It's altered a lot in those years, I don't need to tell anyone. But as long as I've known it, this laundromat on Berry Street has stood. It's look hasn't changed much over the year. It's sort of your archetypal so-ugly-its-cool Williamsburg business. Not sure why, but I always look for it as a sort of assurance that not everything in the old neighborhood has been swept away with the gentrifying times.

1 comment:

Kurt said...

I used to do my wash there in the late '90s, and still walk by once a week or so.

I always look and it always makes me feel better to know something so humble survives, what with plastic and doorman buildings creeping up all around.