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New and Improved Customer Experience in Chelsea

This fall, Manhattan Mini Storage’s Hudson Yards location on West 29th Street will have a whole new look. We’re transforming the lobby and loading bays to offer a more modern and friendly environment our guests can enjoy when visiting the location. The location will include Wi-Fi, a comfortable working area, and the same friendly service our customers have grown to expect. After renovating our 44th Street location last year, we identified Hudson Yards in Chelsea as the next site for a fresh overhaul. Manhattan Mini Storage President Jon Dario suggests that this part of the city is in the...

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It’s almost Mother’s Day, and we have some helpful tips for moms. Whether you’re storing clothes for that second baby or putting toys away for keepsakes, there are right ways and wrong ways to store baby and kiddie items. CLOTHES When it comes to hand-me-downs, it’s important to pack clothing safely and securely. Make sure you launder the clothes, as mold and mildew might take hold otherwise. Use unscented detergent to keep away unwanted bugs or rodents. Place the clothes in a plastic bin with a lid. Avoid vacuum-sealed storage bags, as they also might lead to mold or...

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Store Yo Skis

We’re in the thick of it: ski season! Whether you’re headed to the Catskills, Vermont or even New Jersey, we know you want to make sure your skis are protected between trips. Here are five quick tips for cleaning and storing your skis or snowboards. CLEAN ‘EM Fully spray your skis to get off all the grime and gunk. Don’t force the water into the bindings. Stay away from detergents and degreasers. They’ll just degrade the binding lubricant. If you get a gooey mass on the base, use a bit of citrus solvent on a cloth.   WAX ‘EM...

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Rita Barros, her life and art in the Chelsea Hotel

The Chelsea Hotel. It’s where Andy Warhol made “Chelsea Girls.” It’s where Dylan Thomas died. So did Sid Vicious’ girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.  It’s where the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and Patti Smith all made music. And it’s also photographer Rita Barros’ home.   In 2011, the hotel ceased taking reservations and ramped up renovations. Long-time residents, like Rita, were able to stay, but in 2012, the renovations created hazards, like flooding. That’s when Rita turned to Manhattan Mini Storage to protect her artwork. Rita’s work lies between documentary and self-reflection. Beginning from a strictly subjective point of view, Rita...

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Gabriel Shuldiner featured in Manhattan Mini Storage’s Art Exhibition

A native New Yorker, Gabriel J. Shuldiner was born and raised in the borough of Manhattan. He holds a BA from New York University and an MFA from Parsons the New School for Design here in New York. Interested in the beauty and order that follow chaos, mishaps and accidents, Gabriel J. Shuldiner incorporates found objects and diverse castaway materials as departure points in his unique exploration of 21st century painting and object making… working within self-imposed restraints and recurring themes. He creates wall sculptures with the hope to of creating a visceral reaction to his jetblack “voids” of...

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