Quirky Stuff

Sunshine Laundromat

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For a unique experience, Sunshine Laundromat has numerous pinball machines and they’ve recently renovated to have a speakeasy bar in the back. To get a sense of the owners’ humor, the door was once full of signs like, “Try our Gourmet Vegetarian Washing Machines and Vegan Dryers.” It’s only entrance is of course, a self-proclaimed “VIP Entrance.”

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North Brooklyn Community Boat Club

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North Brooklyn Boat Club is a group dedicated to the advocacy for “human-powered boating” on the waterways around Greenpoint and Williamsburg. The club hosts fun events, including an overnight circumnavigation of Manhattan, a solstice party and film screenings. Broadway Studios, the film studio mentioned earlier in this guide, offers part of their space to the boat club.

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