When people decide to store their most personal treasures, how does that change their living space? How do people negotiate their relationships to that changed space? And what can they do to stay connected to their belongings, even after they’ve been stored away? Those are some of the questions New York-based artist Alex Schweder will be examining in his new conceptual art piece, entitled “Stored but Still Performed.” Schweder, who calls himself a “performance architect,” has set up a consultation studio inside a 5’ by 5’ by 8’ storage unit at a Manhattan Mini Storage location at 260 Spring...Read More
Attention, lovers of architecture and history! We just wanted to pass along to you a very cool event happening in New York City from Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 13: This is the 6th annual Historic House Festival, brought to you by New York City’s Historic House Trust. On this special weekend, 23 historic houses located in parks across the five boroughs will open their doors for history- and food-related events, exclusive tours, lectures and more, offering a fun and memorable way to explore the city’s rich heritage You can get the full schedule and learn more by clicking...Read More
Edison Properties, the Newark-based parent company of Manhattan Mini Storage, congratulates all our athletes who took part in the Newark Corporate 5K Run on Wednesday, Oct. 2. We are thrilled to announce that Team Edison placed 6th out of a total 35 co-ed teams! The run benefits Integrity House, which provides substance abuse treatment and social services, and it attracts about 1,100 runners annually, raising thousands of dollars for this worthy cause. Team Edison had 35 runners take part this year, and many, many more Edison employees came out to cheer them on, Our co-owner and Chief Branding Officer, Archie Gottesman, took second place in her age division, with a time of 23:01:53. And our CEO, Gary DeBode was the first Edison runner to cross the finish line, with a time of 20:46:47. Click here for a complete list of runners and their times. Great job,...Read More
Congratulations, Amber King! You’ve just won an iPad and a $100 gift card, courtesy of Manhattan Mini Storage on Wheels! The student storage program, which offered NYU and Columbia/Barnard students a special flat rate for storing their belongings over the summer, ran a sweepstakes on Manhattan Mini Storage‘s Facebook page in which anyone could sign up, free of charge, to win the grand prize. King, who works in social media for a non-profit company, was our lucky winner. After being notified she had won the iPad and gift card, she says: “I think I squealed a little bit. I was really happy. I was not expecting that, and I was very surprised.” But believe it or not, this is not King’s first time winning a major contest; she once won a trip to Hawaii for a different company’s sweepstakes. (Some people have all the luck, right?!) That said, those of you who didn’t win shouldn’t get bent out of shape, because Manhattan Mini Storage has teamed up with Hipstermaid for a new Extreme Apartment Makeover contest. The grand prize is free storage and monthly apartment cleaning for an entire year, and you can still enter to win by logging onto your Facebook account and then clicking here. Good luck to everyone, and congratulations,...Read More
The good wedding china you don’t ever use Mom’s old pearls that you don’t want to lose That white suit that only looks good when you’re tan Your roomate’s gowns before he lived as a man Baby’s old toys that he plays with no more These are some things that are better off stored. Your CD collection, now burned to your phone Those furry handcuffs from when you lived alone That lime-green bean bag chair you just can’t trash The door-to-door steak-knives you thought would earn cash Your bowling trophies from ’94 These are some things that are better off stored. The Hillary ’08 posters you proudly displayed The clothes you bought when fewer lbs. you weighed A fish tank empty since your college days Your Fonzie figurines when you loved “Happy Days” Those crutches you used when your foot was so sore These are some things that are better off...Read More
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