Moving to New York City?

23 December 2011 by

New York is the largest city in the U.S. so there more than enough for anyone to find something to do everyday. The city is famous for its architecture, arts, sports, cuisine, education and comedy. The city has numerous colleges and some of the most famous museums, aquariums and art is located in the city as well. A diverse city and night life have people flocking to the city every year. The population continues growing and people are left with minimal places to put their belongings. With space at a minimum, self storage is a growing need for many New York city residents. Below are some tips for locating New York storage as well as things to do in the great city.


If you are planning a move to New York City, you should try to move during the summer to minimize your irritation while attempting to move into an apartment as it is snowing. There are plenty of apartments and condos in the city but unless you are a millionaire your residence will most likely be cramped and small. Self storage is always a good option when looking for extra space to put your stuff.

There are hundreds of self storage facilities in the city so finding a good fit shouldn’t be difficult. Be sure to take into consideration price, location and amenities of the storage facility. Do you need to access the unit often? Is $10 extra per month a big deal if there is a security gate at the facility? Research the company and analyze your pros and cons. Using self storage isn’t a big deal until something is lost or your storage unit is broken into.


Thousands of teenagers make New York City their home each year when they take steps to further their education. With dozens of colleges and many notable private universities, New York City is a great place for students to spend a few years figuring out what they really want to do. Some of the distinguished private colleges in the city include Columbia University, Fordham and New York University. Along with all of the opportunities for higher education, the New York Public Library has largest collection of any public library system in the country.

Whether you’re moving from your dorm to an off campus place or you’re coming to the Big Apple from elsewhere in the States, you may need to find college storage.

Students will have an easy time locating New York self storage with Self Storage Finders. Our system takes the hassle out of finding storage facilities so you can go out and enjoy the city. Many of your best options should be close to your apartment/dorm and should also be climate controlled if you are storing electronics or art. Finding a New York City storage unit which is protected with security cameras and gates is probably also a good idea when storing your belongings.


New arrivals to New York City will not have any problems searching for things to do in the city. The Big Apple is home to world class theater and entertainment. Many talented individuals come to Broadway to turn a dream into reality. You won’t find a shortage of dreamers either as New York City is the second largest center for the film industry in the United States. The city has more than 500 art galleries and it is nearly impossible to not find an opera, ballet or music act not playing in the city on any given night.

The city boasts 2 professional baseball, hockey and football teams while also having a basketball team. If you are out walking around the city you will surely run into any of the thousands of street vendors making terrific food. The city is also known for its pizza, bagels, cheesecake and Chinese food.


New York City is home to several of the tallest buildings in the world. In 2008, the city had amassed an astounding 5,538 high rise buildings. Some of the most famous buildings are the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Seagram Building and of course the Statue of Liberty. Not only are these buildings some of the tallest in the world but they are also some of the most recognizable.

Along with famous buildings and a skyline for miles, New York City has several parks. There are in fact, seven state parks in the city. Central Park is the most known and recognized and is the most visited park in the United States. The park is almost 900 acres and contains a zoo, garden, ice rinks, lakes and ponds.

The city also has five boroughs each with distinct neighborhoods and characteristics. If each borough were an independent city, 4 of them would be among the top ten most populous cities in the U.S.

This brief overview of New York city should help you find things to do and allow you to locate self storage if you need.

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