Why waste your time sitting around at a laundromat when you could be experiencing all that our awesome neighborhood has to offer! Instead of killing time waiting for your jeans to dry, head over to your app store, download the WashClub app and schedule a laundry pickup! WashClub comes right to your door for pickup and drop off—they offer tailoring services, dry cleaning and basic laundry. So there’s no reason you should be spending your precious time doing any of the above when WashClub can tackle it!
So if you want to leave the fluorescent lighting, the heavy bags & bottles of detergent in the past, here’s 10 way-more-fun-than-laundry things you could be doing in Greenpoint:
1. Catch a show at Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.), and try some of their delicious pierogis over a couple of beers! With some great shows coming up—like Dragonette, The Struts and Austra—there are plenty of options no matter what kind of jams get your soul moving!
2. Get your bowl on over at The Gutter (200 N. 14th Street)! In addition to bowling, they’ve got special events every week, including trivia, and not to mention a full bar for all of your drinking needs!
3. Feel the thrill of the vintage fashion hunt over at Beacon’s Closet (74 Guernsey Street). With so many pieces of clothing in such a large space, you’re guaranteed to walk out of there with at least one awesome find.
4. Head over to The Diamond (43 Franklin Street), and check out their extensive draft and bottled beer list! If the weather’s good, hang out in the back yard; or maybe you’ll catch one of their fun events like real life Mario Kart showdowns!
5. Spend some happyfuntime at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.). Whether you want to devour the fried chicken at The Brooklyn Star restaurant inside, take part in any of their many activities—karaoke, the arcade, ping pong, or mini golf—or peruse the market for some locally made finds, you’ll definitely be having fun.
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6. Tune into The Lot Radio online, which broadcasts from a shipping container on Nassau Avenue, with local and world-renowned DJ’s spinning a wide range of music. They also offer coffee, tea, sandwiches and pastries if you want to head over and check out the DJs live in person (17 Nassau Avenue)! And PS- some nights they co-host seriously cool concerts inside the church next door.
7. Head to the top of the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Avenue), and imbibe one of their delicious cocktails at rooftop cocktail bar The Ides and take in the view. Relax, pause for a minute while you watch the sunset and decompress from your hectic week.
8. Get inspired at one of the many art galleries the neighborhood has to offer. Owen James Gallery (61 Greenpoint Ave), Calico (67 West St), Clayspace (1205 Manhattan Ave.), Yashar Gallery (276 Greenpoint Ave.), and Gallery AWA (61 Greenpoint Ave. #306) are just a few of them. And each year the ‘hood plays host to Greenpoint Open Studios, where artists open their doors to the public—so there’s an honest abundance of local art to immerse yourself in.
9. Grab dinner at 21 Greenpoint (21 Greenpoint Ave.). With tasty small plates, legit pizza and cocktails shaken to perfection, it’s the perfect new restaurant to try this week if you haven’t been yet. And who knows, maybe Bill Murray will stop by again, seeing that his son Homer is part owner!
10. And, if you’re up for it, you probably deserve a whole day of Greenpoint-hopping! Wake up, head to Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop (727 Manhattan Ave.) and grub a few sour cream donuts; then grab a new novel to read at WORD (126 Franklin St.), then make a pitstop in McCarren Park while you plunge into the first chapter; then get a mid-day Margarita with a friend at Calexico (645 Manhattan Ave.), pop in to Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave.) to dig through the endless bins of treasures; brunch at Enid’s (560 Manhattan Ave.).; then head back to your apartment and relax until the doorbell rings—and it’s WashClub outside your door, dropping off your freshly washed and folded laundry that the day before was just a pile of clothes that resembled Marjorie the trash heap from Fraggle Rock!