Author: Manhattan Mini Storage

NYC Students: Save on Storage This Summer!

It feels like winter just ended moments ago, but New York City’s college students are already gearing up for their summer break. And that means dealing with the age-old problem of what to do with their stuff during those summer months, when they’re between housing situations. But fear not, college students! We’ve got you covered with not one but TWO great ways to save on summer storage. It’s called Manhattan Mini Storage for Students,and here’s how it works: 1) Get 15% off the web price of a Personal Closet at ANY Manhattan Mini Storage location beginning April 15th! (Valid student ID required, and...

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New Trucks & Vans to Move Your Stuff for Free!

Moving in New York City. The very words can induce chills and panic in even the most seasoned New Yorker. Because let’s get real: There’s no place to park a moving van or truck, traffic is a nightmare for most of the day (especially on side streets) and taxis aren’t too keen on picking up you, your futon, your fish tank and your prized collection of rare teddy bears. (For realz — people have them.) Oh, and let’s not forget the cost. But here’s the good news, and you should really listen up now, especially now that moving season is in full-swing: Manhattan Mini Storage will move you for free. What? Shut up!  We won’t, because it’s true. When you rent storage at one of our 17 Manhattan locations, you get to take advantage our one-of-a-kind Free Storage Taxi.   What the hell is a Storage Taxi? We’re glad you asked. The Storage Taxi is an oversized minivan with no seats in the back. You can use the Storage Taxi to get a free ride for you and your belongings to your storage space. You can use it as often as you need to, subject to availability, and, once again, it’s FREE! You can also use the Storage Taxi for your initial move-in, provided your items will fit in the van in a single trip. This thing sounds awesome. How...

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What’s the Best NYC Neighborhood?

Q. How can you tell you’re talking to a New Yorker? A. When you ask her where she lives, she answers “Hell’s Kitchen.”   She doesn’t say “New York,” or “Manhattan” or “Midtown” or even “Clinton” — the official name for this Manhattan ‘hood. No, she says “Hell’s Kitchen.” (Or if she’s a lifelong New Yorker, she might even be more specific and say, “43rd, between 10th and 11th.”)   Yes, we New Yorkers love our neighborhoods, and we’re filled with neighborhood pride. In fact, we’ll be happy to tell you why our neighborhood is the best… even if...

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The Top Five Questions People Ask Us About Manhattan Mini Storage

The Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty. The Brooklyn Bridge. All are icons of this incredible city we call home. And at the risk of sounding immodest, we think some New Yorkers may include Manhattan Mini Storage on that list. After all, we were the first self-storage company in New York (way back in 1978!), and with 17 locations, we’re by far the biggest, having helped more than 250,000 Big Apple dwellers find just the right space to organize, de-clutter and simplify their NYC lives. Oh, yeah, and we’re kind of known for our subway and billboard ads, too.     So we thought we might as well answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get from customers, the media and the general public:   1) WHO DOES YOUR ADS? We do. Ourselves. Our family-owned company has a unique perspective, so there’s no way we could ever use an outside ad agency to come up with our messaging. All of our marketing is overseen by Archie Gottesman, our Chief Branding Officer and co-owner.  You can read more about her, and the history of our ads, in this New York Observer article.   2) HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED STORAGE? That’s a little like asking, “How do I know if I need to lose weight?” You just know. It might be as simple as having a constantly...

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The Winter That Never Ended

Ladies and Gentlemen of Manhattan, it is time to breathe a collective sigh of relief: Tomorrow, Thursday March 20th, is the first day of Spring. “Who cares,” you grumble, burrowing deeper into your snuggie, “it’s still going to be freezing.” Not true! Actually the current forecast calls for some sun and a positively luscious high of 55 degrees! “I don’t believe it,” you insist, blowing your nose and reaching for the bottle of DayQuil that’s been permanently attached to your nightstand for the past four months. “This winter will never be over. EVER!” You’re not alone in feeling like this has been New York’s worst winter season you can recall . In fact, it has been, in a number of ways. To wit: Winter 2013-2014 was the 34th coldest  out of the last 119 winters on record for the contiguous United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Assuming we get no snow before tomorrow (fingers crossed), a total of 57.4 inches of snow — nearly five feet! — fell in the Big Apple in winter 2013-2014, the seventh snowiest winter on record. (Incidentally, the worst was 1995-96, when more than 75 inches fell in Central Park.) The most any single storm this past winter dumped on Central Park was 12.5 inches, which means it took A LOT of individual storms to make up that total. February was particularly...

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