A cool old laundromat sign on Ninth Avenue

Walking around Chelsea is a little like stepping into a way-back machine these days.

Recently, some vintage signs near Eighth Avenue have returned into view, serving as unexpected glimpses of this once not-so-hot neighborhood’s small-business past.


Now another emerges: the worn signage from a laundromat and dry cleaning shop on Ninth Avenue and 22nd Street.

Any guesses on how old these letters are? I detect a 1970s vibe.

Thanks to JS for sending ENY the pic!

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6 Responses to “A cool old laundromat sign on Ninth Avenue”

  1. M.B. Says:

    Today’s the 21st, not the 22nd! Oops. :-0

  2. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Ah, but you don’t know where I’m posting this from–could be the 22nd already!

  3. manhattan resident Says:

    Looks like the 1950’s maybe?

  4. hannah Says:

    http://www.refinery29.com/static/bin/entry/6a4/x/21147/stuart-and-wright-fort-greene-nyc.jpg old laundromat converted to clothing shop!

  5. ephemeralnewyork Says:

    Ooh, that’s a beauty of a sign. Very space age.

  6. Vintage Sign Says:

    I like this old sign.Looking forward to the more pictures like this.

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