Helping this 3 gen family business! landlord's tripling rent after about 30 years.
I’m writing to let you know that the beautiful HARRY CHONG YEE’S DRY
CLEANER’S at 30 Charles Street at the Corner of Charles Street and
Waverly just off of 6th Avenue- a family run, 3 generation Chinese
laundry business– a simple, beautiful, unpretentious work of art- the
whole thing is a thing of total beauty- IS ABOUT TO CLOSE as a result
of the landlord more than doubling the rent this year.
This is a huge shame. The West Village’s character is disappearing. I
don’t know what can be done to stop this beautiful three generational
family business from closing. It’s a gorgeous place that should stay.
They still keep their books by abacus. It was mentioned on Sex In the
City. It is a beautiful, authentic place and the guy is such a sweet
I hope you can do something about this….I have sympathy for landlords
in this money-hungry climate but a loyal, landmark business that is an
excellent tenant for three generations should be able to survive.
Again, the business is HARRY CHONG YEE’s DRY CLEANERS
The realty company that is raising the rent is; VILLAGE DWELLINGS 128
Hope you can help them.