East Village Building Cleaners

Nothing says “East Village cleaners” like a good PLCS maid or janitor because because we share the same dedication to detail that the neighborhood’s many artists and artisans do.  We are proud that the East Village as one of our very first Manhattan accounts, and honor to this day the trust placed in us by those creative professionals we first had the honor and pleasure of serving.  As a small family-owned and operated business for all of our eighteen years so far, we take a deeply personal interest in the complete satisfaction of each and every customer, something an anonymous franchise or other “corporate company” simply can’t do!

We’re also proud to continue the tradition of good old-fashioned housekeeping for the new generation of East Village residents these days.  In a world of throwaway products and services, isn’t it nice to know that some things just stay the same?  All PLCS maids and janitors are trained to the same exacting Old World standards that we’ve helped keep alive, traditional Continental-styled home-making where no effort is spared to ensure that everything is just as it should be.  And not only are our workers highly trained professionals, but they are also people of good character who can be trusted around your home or place of business!  That’s because we are the original Polish maid service of New York City and Long Island, serving churches, government agencies, and industry in addition to the finest homes in the area.  Whether it’s building custodians or a house-cleaner, look to us and look no further for all the quality and savings you deserve!


A Little About the East Village, Manhattan

You can’t talk about the East Village without mentioning the arts, and in fact there wouldn’t even be an East Village if it weren’t for the arts, since the neighborhood used to be just a part of the overall Lower East Side — so let’s start there.  Don’t worry; it’s not far to go: the area was only put on the map in the mid-Sixties, after about a decade of Beatnik immigration prior.  Real estate folks wanted to distinguish the creative community that arose from surrounding slums, said community having spilled out of crowded Greenwich Village to the west in search of cheaper digs, ya dig? :-)

Speaking of rent (not the musical — though it was inspired by real-life events in the neighborhood), the East Village today is more known for its luxury condominium conversions than the arts, given the laws of New York real estate and gentrification.  What arts there are often are upscale and almost corporate, in the sense of being affordable only to corporations and their tycoons, according to many social critics.  And so efforts at preservation raised communal awareness and lead to important rezoning changes that regulated new developments, and today’s East Village — while not ideal by many’s standards — is likely a much better-balanced place for it.

Good thing, too, especially given the special history of the East Village, with respect to the arts most of all.  But aside from the Beats mentioned earlier (and Warhol and company), the East Village had previously been the epicenter of much ethnic culture, specifically German, Polish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish — the latter two most enduringly, though just barely, despite gentrification, assimilation, and other changes.

Speaking of ethnic culture, no introduction to the East Village would be complete without reference to two of its most important subsections, Alphabet City and the Bowery.  Alphabet City in particular, so-called due to the single-letter street names there, is arguably most notable for its working-class hispanic communities, mostly Puerto Rican (or Nuyorican, as many deem it, who also term the area “Loisaida“), though like the rest of the neighborhood it too has undergone tremendous gentrification.

Speaking of gentrification, it’s especially ironic that the Bowery should host gleaming new residences when for most (though not all) of its history it’s been a poor area of flophouses.  Today, the Bowery has mostly reclaimed its original reputation as an upscale area.