Greenpoint Gratitude Tour

(Brooklyn, NY) The Brooklyn Ironers’ Union Local 278 is pleased to announce its first ever tour of North Brooklyn. Join us Tuesdays in January, 9pm-Midnight, at select local bars to have your clothes pressed, free of charge, by certified Journeyman Ironer and Union rep James Hook.

“We are advancing a bold agenda here at the Union, to establish ironing as a public right, as opposed to a private privilege,” notes Hook. “We hope this tour will help raise awareness of Public Ironing—awareness both of the level of craft and the active socialist agenda of the Union, starting right here in North Brooklyn.”  Hook emphasizes his hope that people will take full advantage of the presence of free public ironing to get their clothes pressed, while enjoying the unique and convivial atmosphere of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. “This tour is my way of expressing gratitude for all the people, places, and institutions that have made Greenpoint a wonderful home to me and my family for these past 10 years,” Hook concludes. “Ironing is my way of saying Thanks.”

The tour occurs Tuesday nights from 9pm to Midnight at the following establishments:

  • 1/3: The Diamond (43 Franklin St. @ Calyer)
  • 1/10: Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer st. @ Richardson)
  • 1/17: Le Gamin Cafe (108 Franklin St. @ Noble)
  • 1/24: TBD
  • 1/31: Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave. @ Huron)

Bring items of clothing you wish to have ironed. All articles of clothing will be considered, though Mr. Hook reserves the right to refuse service at will.  This is a free service for the people of North Brooklyn. Music is provided.