There’s nothing more irritating than bending your schedule to, of all people, your dry cleaner. Yet if you have no doorman to deal with pickups and deliveries, that’s exactly what you end up doing—either that or your clothes sit unclaimed while you’re working long hours. My Fresh Shirt accommodates busy schedules, picking up and dropping off between 6 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. daily, from Battery Park City to 90th Street. Time slots can be booked online, FreshDirect style, which is quite useful if you realize at midnight that you need a pickup the next morning. That they’ll also wash and fold standard laundry ($13.50 for ten pounds), make small fabric repairs ($9.99), shine shoes ($5.95), and cart your unwanted clothes to New York City Rescue Mission (free) makes life even easier.
Best Online Cleaners
From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).