This is one of a series of articles spotlighting our storage facilities and neighborhoods.
Blech! It's the first thing we think of when it is time to plan a move. Handling the intricacies of a New York City move can get the blood pressure going. Ok, there is maybe a little excitement at the idea of new beginnings, a new place, and a new community, but the actual move is exhausting. If you're a DIYer you can use all the help you can get. Even attempting to declutter an apartment or office is overwhelming and you definitely have to be in the mood.
The increasing investment and development in the fast-growing Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York, as seen in the East New York Neighborhood Plan, is leading to higher rent where more than two-thirds of the population rents. You might think that moving is the answer to getting a bigger living space, but what if you love your apartment, its location, your neighborhood, and your neighbors? The decision becomes a bit harder to make.
Utilizing a self-storage facility can be a money-saving strategy for getting the square footage you need. Rather than paying high rents for more square feet or stuffing your belongings into a tiny apartment, rent a storage unit for a fraction of the cost per square foot of a house or apartment. You can have the room you need to move around in your home while knowing your belongings are just a short distance away, ready to use whenever you need them.
Focus on the things you love to do and not on your cramped living space. In East New York, our facility provides over 75,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor storage space to house all of your items. There are outdoor storage units that offer convenient drive-up access for your ease of storing large pieces of furniture and vehicles. Outdoor parking is also available for car storage, boat storage, and RV storage.
Like many New Yorkers, if you don't have a car, or perhaps own a small vehicle, we offer a free move-in truck along with a qualified driver, based on availability, to help transport your belongings to CubeSmart at 486 Stanley Avenue. It’s just a short walk from the MTA B20 bus stop at Van Siclen Avenue and Stanley Avenue.
Our entire facility is equipped with 24-hour surveillance. We also offer climate-controlled units for those blistering hot or freezing cold New York City days. Boxing and packing supplies are also for sale on site, so you can organize your move with one stop.
This East New York self-storage facility supports our Customers in more ways than just self-storage. Lobby workstations, free Wi-Fi, professional shredding services, and fresh coffee provide a convenient spot to get some work done when you're on-the-go.
Best of all, this location is staffed with a dedicated team of Spanish and English speakers, ready to help you with your transition. Ernest, a recent CubeSmart Customer, left this review, "I am very happy with the facility, and especially the great service. My special thanks to Tom S. the district manager, who made for me all this possible. Thank you Tom, and keep up the good work," and Ford3 wrote, "Staff always helpful, they work with you through difficult times. Place is clean, overall great facility!"
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Around East New York
East New York is in the borough of Brooklyn, popularly abbreviated BKLYN. People either love it or hate. It's right up there with "The Big Apple" in bringing about a strong emotional response of pride and belonging or disdain at the ridiculousness of it. Either way, there’s no doubt you’ve noticed it around if you live here.
According to CubeSmart BKLYN's General Manager, Lee Thomas, the best-kept secret of East New York is Linden Park off Linden Boulevard. It's a serene place to be outside and play sports, nestled right in the center of the city. You can find tennis, handball, and basketball courts, as well as soccer fields, a full running track, and playground equipment. Locals love to use the park, and we think our Customers will enjoy that outdoor space to relax after a move-in, too.
Refuel at any of the casual dining restaurants within a quick walk or drive from our store like Papa John's, McDonald's, Denny's, and Popeyes. Just over a mile and a half from CubeSmart off Gateway Drive, the Gateway Center and mall has every store you could need to stock up your new place or organize your current place.
Are you a proud resident of East New York? We'd love it if you shared some of your favorite things about your neighborhood in the comments section below!
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