5. Clean Rite Centers

The Clean Rite Center may be a chain, but its tagline, “The Laundry Service Superstore” may be quite apt. Operating as a franchise model, many Clean Rites seems to specialize in a side activity to bring in customers. Below, in Sunset Park, is the Clean Rite/Pawn Rite shop. In Clinton Hill, our Transit Talk columnist found a Clean Rite open 24 hours and housing arcade games and candy machines inside. This particular Clean Rite even inspired a 2010 long form New York Times piece.