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Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day 2014 in NYC

New York City is about to get mighty green again as another St. Patrick's Day approaches. For many city dwellers, Irish or otherwise, the holiday marks the unofficial beginning of springtime -- and it couldn't happen soon enough, after the snowpacalypse that has been this past winter. (And by the way, don't let today's mild temperatures fool you; you'll need a heavy green coat if you're planning on marching in the parade.) So as we've…

It’s NYC Restaurant Week! Why Aren’t You Stuffing Your Face Yet?

Yes, it's that time of year again -- one of two times, actually -- to which New York foodies look forward with great anticipation and salivation: New York Restaurant Week! To the uninitiated among you, including those NYC newbies who are still trying to figure out the difference between the C and E Trains, allow us, you friendly neighborhood parking company, to answer all your questions. What the #$&! is Restaurant Week? Twice a year, during…

There’s No Place Like NYC for the Holidays!

The Big Apple is a magical place every day of the year -- which is why a record 54 million tourists visited us in 2013 -- but there's no place like home for the holidays. From the giant Rockefeller Center Tree to the shops of 5th Avenue to the epic Ball Drop in Times Square, the city simply sizzles with energy, in spite of the often bitter cold. So whether you're lucky enough to live…

Everything You Need to Know About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

HOW IT STARTED: Originally called “The Macy’s Christmas Parade,” it came about in 1924, after first-generation Macy’s employees suggested a European-style festival to celebrate this very American holiday. It featured store employees as well as animals from the Central Park Zoo. It’s actually the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the U.S., tied with “America's Thanksgiving Parade” in Detroit. (The oldest such parade is the 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, which first appeared in…

Everything You Need to Know About July 4th in NYC!

WHAT'S ALL THE NOISE ABOUT? The most American of holidays, the 4th of July is also known as Independence Day, and it commemorates the signing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which gave the colonies independence from Great Britain. Many New Yorkers skip town for the 4th, but in our humble opinion, there's no better place to spend America's birthday than right here in the Big Apple. If you're planning…

Get Yourself Tested!

Beginning July 1, you may notice the following message on the LED screens at many of our Manhattan Mini Storage and Edison ParkFast locations: That’s because we’re supporting the Get Yourself Tested campaign, which encourages young people in New York City to get themselves tested for sexually transmitted diseases. The program, which was first launched in 2009 through a partnership of MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation and others, raises awareness of STDs and promotes sexual…