Laundry day at Sunshine Laundromat in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has always been a little out of the ordinary. Droll portraits of dogs adorn the walls, and snack-size bags of potato chips are complimentary. More than 20 vintage pinball machines ding and ping. Lately, though, there have been some changes.
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 that is to open on New Year’s Eve.
Peter Rose, 42, and Michael Medovoy, 30, are the masterminds.