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Manhattan Mini Storage Joins New York Cares Coat Drive

As New Yorkers soldier through the coldest winter in years, thousands of people in the New York Metro area are facing potentially life-threatening consequences because they don’t own proper winter coats and jackets. So Edison Properties, Manhattan Mini Storage‘s parent company, is joining New York Cares in its annual Coat Drive to deliver coats to people who need them throughout the New York area. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28, and through Friday, Feb. 7, Edison will have collection boxes set up at all Manhattan Mini Storage locations as well as at other Edison-owned properties: WorkSpace Offices, Executive Suites, Pre-Built Suites, The Hippodrome office building and The Ludlow residential tower. Members of the public are strongly urged to donate new and lightly used coats at any of these businesses. New York Cares works with nonprofit social service agencies, churches, schools and shelters in New York City to make sure coats are distributed as quickly as they are collected. The need is particularly urgent this year; in addition to the record cold temperatures gripping our area, New York Cares has received 100,000 requests for coats this season, and the organization says it doesn’t have nearly enough donations to meet that demand. “We recognize that there’s a crisis here, right in our own backyard” said Stacy Stuart, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources at Edison Properties. “And we know that if...

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Meet Our Latest Manhattan Mini Storage Sweepstakes Winner!

Why is this guy smiling? Because he just won the Manhattan Mini Storage Extreme Apartment Makeover Sweepstakes! Meet Ben Raffalli, a 21-year-old student and aspiring actor who’s studying musical theater. Ben lives with two roommates in a very cluttered apartment in Chelsea. But after entering and winning our contest on Facebook, that apartment is about to get a lot less cluttered, because we’re giving Ben a free Personal Closet and free monthly apartment cleanings for an entire year!   Needless to say, Ben is thrilled.   “I originally lived in Harlem when I first moved here from Boston,” he tells us. “So moving all the way down to Chelsea where I am now, there was quite a bit of stuff that didn’t fit in my apartment. So it’s useful to have this.”   Ben went on to describe the challenges of living with two friends — a man and a woman — in a Manhattan apartment: “With three people in their early 20s, it does get a little bit messy, especially between two boys. We drive our other roommate a little crazy. Also, we have a lot of furniture that the previous tenants had left that we don’t necessarily want, so combined with all the stuff I have, this will really help us clear up some space in there. I’m very, very excited to have won this!”   Congratulations,...

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The Dream Lives On

America celebrates Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 20. Established in 1983, this federal holiday recognizes the life, work and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.     Many people think of Dr. King as a champion of the African-American community, but the fact is, he was champion for all communities. His dream of equality and social justice  inspired people all over the world to stand up for their rights and the rights of others, ultimately leading to the women’s movement, the anti-apartheid movement, the animal rights movement, movements for economic justice and the fight for LGBT rights, to name just a few noble struggles that live on today. On this MLK Day, we offer some quotations from Dr. King that we hope will inspire you to stand up, live your truth and support others trying to live theirs. And justice for all.  Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.    I have decided to stick to love… hate is too great a burden to bear.   There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.   Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake....

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And The Loser Is…

If you’re like most New Yorkers, you spend a lot of time at the movies. In fact, Manhattan alone boasts over 300 places where you can watch a feature film  — not bad for a borough encompassing less than 34 square miles! And even with ticket prices at $15 or more these days, stop by any of those theaters on a Friday or Saturday night, and you’ll find nearly every seat taken. Most of the time, that is. Then there are the movies that don’t do so well. To wit: “Storage 24,” a British sci-fi/horror flick set at a storage facility that holds the distinction of being the lowest-grossing movie of 2013. “Storage 24” took in a total of $72 in U.S. box office receipts. Not $72 million — not $72,000 — $72.00 In other words, less than it would cost for you and your significant other to go out to dinner and the movies in New York. We don’t know what could have possibly gone wrong with this movie. In fact, the trailer makes it look half-decent. Perhaps had the storage facility in the film offered a free storage taxi, free package acceptance or a free move… or if there weren’t a giant, slimy monster chasing people around their storage rooms… moviegoers would have responded more positively. In any case, you get all those great features (and no...

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