After a delicious lunch at RyBread, we were walking around the neighborhood, enjoying the balmy March weather, when we noticed this building, sticking out like a sore thumb.
This one story building on 23rd St., just north of Green St., is in terrible disrepair. Peering into the windows, we saw some older laundry machines and what looked like a tree growing out of the middle of the place. According to the Zoning Archive, a launderette had operated in this building since the late 1940′s, but we couldn’t tell you when the place closed down. We’d assume quite a few years ago.
Typically, when looking at blighted buildings, we look at public record to determine who owns the place. In this case, we’ve come up empty. The former launderette, as it turns out, is connected to…