The Laundry Room (143 W. 116th St., Manhattan)
Buttons! …Not the kind sewn onto your shirt pocket, but the sort you pin on to your shirt, your jacket, or your backpack. Dating back to the early 17th century, the button has become a popular cultural artifact. These very small objects pinned close to our hearts turn our chest into billboards and posters. Tell your Harlem neighbors what you believe, who you support, what you want stopped, what you love or even who you miss this weekend at The Laundry Room.