whathojeeves wrote: calvmpv wrote: whathojeeves wrote:
ahduth wrote:I just got back from my laundromat. I'm convinced it's the perfect laundromat. Cheap, large, fast machines. Rarely any people, let alone screaming children. Classical music playing in the background. It's meditative. I think I got a good 80% of my personal statement and other assorted law school essays done there. And that comprised maybe 8-10 hours of laundry during October and November.
I need to find an apartment in New York near a perfect laundromat.
New York is the land of the perfect cheap wash-and-fold (I literally did the math and it cost me 1.50 more per week to get it done for me).
Edit: That said, I do remember some rather idyllic laundromats in Brooklyn.
Sadly, I remember always thinking it was the ONLY part about living in New York that turned out to be cheaper than anything else, anywhere (except maybe the days when all I bought for food was 2 slices of whichever Ray's Pizza was nearby). But still...I'm excited for cheap laundry once again!
I usually lived near Chinatown, so food wound up being pretty cheap too. TIP: Do no eat from the Hot Bar at Space Market (even though it is oh so close and convenient). Seriously. You will regret it.
This is probably only the second laundromat that I haven't hated going to. And it's the first that's truly... relaxing. It's not like I live in an extremely busy neighborhood, but it's still Chicago. The windows are all grown over with ivy, and it's just this little hidden away space. I can't really describe it, the hum of the machines, the classical music, the complete absence of any conversation... it's like walking into a cathedral.
Plus because the machines are so good, I'm in and out in 90 minutes.
But yeah, I'll probably do wash and fold or w/e in NYC.