Since moving to NYC and starting this website to try and help Aussies (and other expats) new to NYC, I’ve met some really awesome people one-on-one. Some of the people I’ve met have had specific questions they needed help with, … Read More
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If your apartment doesn’t have in-building laundry (which is more often than you’d expect), you will need to find a laundromat. Generally, you pay a few quarters per wash, and a few quarters per dry. Most laundromats don’t like you using their dryers if you’re not using their washers, but that’s for you to find out yourself.
The alternative is “Wash & Fold”. It’s amazing. You will pay anything around $1/pound of clothes and they will return it that or the next day, washed and folded. Remember that they may not take QUITE so much care of your clothes so mention any delicates you have and avoid anything that can’t be dried in a dryer. Generally, they will offer services for things you want to be washed separately or using particular methods.
To achieve these, you need a bag to deliver your clothes in. Most laundry places sell washing bags, so just pop in before your first time for something between $5 and $10. Shirts can be cleaned and pressed for around $2/shirt, and you also have a dry cleaning option as well which is more expensive than wash and fold.
Shirts can be cleaned and pressed for around $2/shirt, and you also have a dry cleaning option as well which is more expensive than wash and fold for those items that require it.
Printing & Office
Need printing or supplies? Staples is your go-to (equivalent to Office Works in Australia).
Duane Read Pharmacy (chemist) can also help you out.
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Everything can be delivered from bedding to groceries.
Check out our handy list of apps.
Where has Josh been this week? Restaurant of the week I’m always looking for somewhere central for lunch, dinner or a drink, and I think I’ve found the perfect place! Union Fare (Union Square) is a new industrial restaurant and Modern gastrohall. … Read More
As I’ve written quite a number of times, gaining a credit score and building a credit history in the United States is one of the most important steps in moving here, but is also one of the most difficult. There … Read More