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Brooklyn’s ‘Iron Man’ will iron your clothes for free

Jennifer P

Iron Man is coming to North Brooklyn, but don’t expect Robert Downey Jr.

James Hook might not be a superhero, but the free service he will provide at Pete’s Candy Store is nothing shy of heroic. Starting next month, Hook will battle one of the world’s most wretched nemeses—wrinkly clothes.

All jokes aside: Hook is a Greenpoint dad that loves ironing so much, he will smooth your duds—at no charge—every Tuesday night from 9pm to midnight in July. That's one of the best damn laundry services in town. 

Hook is packing heat with a prosumer-level Black & Decker steam iron and one standard IKEA ironing board, and is pretty confident that he can do “justice to whatever wrinkled duds get thrown my way,” he says.

So bring your shirts, pants, dresses, bow-ties—you name it—to 709 Lorimer St starting July 5. Hook says, “This is a way for me to give back to a neighborhood I appreciate via a medium I love.”

We can get behind that, Iron Man. 


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