There is a Pinball Bar Hidden Inside Greenpoint's Sunshine Laundromat

Sunshine Laundry in Greenpoint on Manhattan Avenue is just like every other laundromat, with coin operated washers and dryers, some vending machines, detergent and folding tables. There is one big difference between Sunshine and other laundromats though… this one has a pinball speakeasy and bar hidden away in the back.

A recent renovation has divided (mostly, anyway) the pinball machines from the washers and dryers. Soundproofing has softened the noise somewhat. And a speakeasy door in the back, fashioned from the fronts of two vertically stacked dryers, now leads to a 1,000-square-foot arcade with 23 pinball machines, a photo booth and a coin-operated fortunetelling chimp, along with a wine and beer bar

Check out the full article for more on the pinball speakeasy.

Patrick Ryan and Fred Blair came to the Sunshine Laundromat to play pinball. Located in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, the laundromat was recently remodeled to include a 1,000-square-foot arcade with 23 pinball machines, a photo booth and a fortune-telling machine, along with a bar that serves wine and beer.
Patrick Ryan and Fred Blair came to the Sunshine Laundromat to play pinball. Located in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, the laundromat was recently remodeled to include a 1,000-square-foot arcade with 23 pinball machines, a photo booth and a fortune-telling machine, along with a bar that serves wine and beer.
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Michael Medovoy, who runs the laundromat with his business partner Peter Rose, replaced a few washing machines with pinball machines in 2011. “The happiest day of my life,” Mr. Medovoy said. “But I will say that a couple of people, for some strange reason, did not appreciate the pinball and found other laundromats.”
Michael Medovoy, who runs the laundromat with his business partner Peter Rose, replaced a few washing machines with pinball machines in 2011. “The happiest day of my life,” Mr. Medovoy said. “But I will say that a couple of people, for some strange reason, did not appreciate the pinball and found other laundromats.”
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A detail of the Fun House pinball machine.
A detail of the Fun House pinball machine.
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A row of pinball machines in the remodeled back room.
A row of pinball machines in the remodeled back room.
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A fortune-telling machine sits in the back of the laundromat, next to the bar.
A fortune-telling machine sits in the back of the laundromat, next to the bar.
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An exterior view of Sunshine Laundromat from Manhattan Avenue.
An exterior view of Sunshine Laundromat from Manhattan Avenue.
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via NYT

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