This is one of a series of articles spotlighting our storage facilities and neighborhoods.
A few years ago, the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens would have been almost unrecognizable from the area today. Just before the U.S. housing market burst, St. Albans was a hotbed for real estate developers. The quaint streets of single-family homes were knocked down by the dozen to make way for multi-family residences. But, just as Queens' real estate market peaked, community unrest encouraged St. Albans' City Council to rezone the neighborhood, making it challenging for developers to build multi-family homes. This action has preserved the St. Albans you can experience today: quiet, tree-lined streets, buildings rarely more than two stories, and Addisleigh Park, a charming, upscale historical district.
Addisleigh Park boasts spacious homes on large properties, but their historic status means they don't come cheap—and that's assuming an owner is even willing to sell. For the rest of St. Albans residents, smaller homes can find the storage space they're lacking in our St. Albans self-storage facility.
Moving into storage is quick and easy with a variety of options to suit your budget and time frame. We offer a free Super Move truck and driver to handle all the heavy lifting and transporting for your move-in. Our partner Simple Moving Labor (SML) is an option available to you to help do the heavy lifting and take care of every logistical task. We also accept deliveries of your items in case you forget to store something or can't make it to your storage unit.
Our St. Albans store has 24-hour video recording, lobby workstations with free Wi-Fi, and individual lighting and electricity upon availability. Our experienced store teammates speak English, Spanish, and even Italian! They're ready to help you determine the right unit size and moving service to make a simple transition to storage. Our recent Customers left us a few reviews of their experience with our St. Albans self-storage facility:
"The staff is very helpful; they work with you if you need help with anything."
"Clean atmosphere, nice people, very inexpensive units."
"Nice storage units drive up parking clean storage area."
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How to Get to Us
Our store is on the corner of Merrick and Baisley Boulevards is easily accessible by car with plenty of parking. The N4, Q85, and Q5 buses stop less than a block from our store at the corner of Merrick and Baisley Boulevards.
From our store, you can be at John F. Kennedy International Airport in 15 minutes, as well – so picking up your ski gear on your way to Aspen is easy! You can also walk 20 minutes from our store to the St. Albans station on Montauk Street to catch the LIRR to Jamaica Avenue. From there, you can access the AirTran for a 15-minute ride to JFK.
Nothing beats New York City pizza, and according to our St. Albans store's General Manager Jenyfer Guerrero, Bella Pizza dishes the perfect slice. While technically not in the St. Albans neighborhood, this pizza joint is still within reach in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood, just 5 minutes from our store.
Opposite our store on the corner of Merrick and Baisley Boulevards, over 50 acres of lush landscape can be explored and enjoyed at Roy Wilkins Park. A four-acre community vegetable garden, indoor pool, and basketball, tennis, and handball courts are enjoyed by everyone in the neighborhood.
Unique to a public park in New York City, Roy Wilkins Park is also the home of the Black Spectrum Theater. The 425-seat theater is a community favorite on a mission "to stimulate social and cultural consciousness through the production and presentation of message-oriented theatre and films, and to help children and youth develop into responsible citizens through affordable theatre arts." Catch lively events like the annual St. Albans Jazz Festival celebrating the music from many St. Albans natives.
Not only is the Addisleigh Park district of Queens known for its beautiful 1920s and 1930s homes, but this little pocket between Sayres Avenue and Linden Boulevard is also famous for being home to many of jazz's greatest artists. Count Bassie, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and John Coltrane all lived here in the midst of their musical careers. Jazz musicians weren't the only people to call the area home for a time; Jackie Robinson, the first African-American major league baseball player, and W.E.B. DuBois, a civil rights activist and writer, also settled into this neighborhood for a period of their lives. During the 40s and 50s, successful African Americans living in Harlem apartments transplanted to this neighborhood for more space and luxury.
A vibrant mural celebrating the lives and fame of St. Albans' greats lives beneath the underpass along Linden Boulevard.
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