Manhattan Mini Storage Offers Complimentary Storage to Displaced Survivors of East Village Building Explosion

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In the wake of Thursday’s massive explosion, fire and collapse of two buildings in the East Village, along with the subsequent damage to neighboring structures, Manhattan Mini Storage is offering free storage to any displaced residents for up to three months while they recover from the incident and secure new housing.

All New Yorkers feel for those impacted by this tragedy. And it hits us close to home, because our 2nd Avenue location is just a few blocks away, so these people are our neighbors.

In the wake of Thursday’s massive explosion, fire and collapse of two buildings in the East Village, along with the subsequent damage to neighboring structures, Manhattan Mini Storage is offering storage at no cost to any displaced residents for up to three months while they recover from the incident and secure new housing.

According to the latest reports from the Associated Press, the event injured 19 – four critically – as well as destroying dozens of residential apartments. Two people who had been inside a restaurant at the blast site remain missing.

“All New Yorkers feel for those impacted by this tragedy,” said Stacy Stuart, an Executive Vice President at Edison Properties, the parent company of Manhattan Mini Storage. “And it hits us close to home, because our 2nd Avenue location is just a few blocks away, so these people are our neighbors. We want to do anything we can to help them during this crisis.”

At a news conference, Mayor de Blasio said that preliminary evidence suggests that the explosion was caused by plumbing and gas work being done at 121 2nd Avenue, near 7th Street.

Manhattan Mini Storage is asking any residents displaced by the explosion who are in need of temporary storage to call the company at 212-STORAGE (212-786-7243), Option 1. Their East Village facility is located at 28 2nd Avenue.

About Manhattan Mini Storage
You probably know them from their subway ads, but Manhattan Mini Storage is a lot more than funny slogans. They were the first self-storage company in Manhattan, opening their doors in 1978. They provide a full range of products and services to meet all their customers’ moving and storage needs and offer a complete package of free perks, including off-street parking, package acceptance, hanging rods and shelves in select rooms, box delivery for orders over $50, free Wi-Fi in the lobby and their famous Storage Taxi, which picks up customers and their belongings anywhere in Manhattan. With 17 locations, Manhattan Mini Storage has become the neighborhood moving and storage solution for over 250,000 New Yorkers.

For more information about Manhattan Mini Storage, visit http://www.ManhattanMiniStorage.com.

About Edison Properties:
Edison Properties is the family-owned parent company of Manhattan Mini Storage, New York’s self-storage leader and one of the city’s favorite brands, thanks to their famous subway ads and billboards. They also own and operate Edison ParkFast – 40 garages and lots throughout New York City, as well as Northeastern New Jersey and Baltimore. Other properties include WorkSpace Offices, Executive Offices and Pre-Built Suites, The Hippodrome office building and The Ludlow, a luxury residential high-rise on the Lower East Side.

To learn more about Edison Properties, please contact Stacy Stuart, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources, at 973-849-2556.

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