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So Plush and So Clean

Now that he's opened a new bar, Shoolbred's, in the East Village, costume designer William Ivey Long is an expert at making public spaces cozy—and keeping them clean.



Whether you’re trying to clean a picnic blanket, a beach towel, or—in the case of costume designer and new bar owner William Ivey Long—an entire drinking den’s worth of linens, these tiny plastic-and-metal wire brushes are crucial ($5 each at Kiosk, 95 Spring St., nr. Broadway, second fl.; 212-226-8601). Drop on a dollop of liquid cleaner (Long prefers OxiClean), and scrub out the stainage. For more wisdom on the kitchen-and-cleaning front from the five-time Tony winner and first-time barkeep, click ahead.


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