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Hey Manhattan, There’s New Midtown Luggage Storage

Did you hear the news? City CoPilot opened a new location in the heart of Manhattan at 777 8th Avenue. The Times Square store provides the same safe, secure midtown luggage storage and key exchange as the Lower East Side store, except package acceptance).

We’re especially proud to open up in Hell’s Kitchen because we have something our other baggage storage competitors in midtown NYC don’t have: a WALL. You’ve met the one on Allen Street, now meet The Wall on 8th Avenue:

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It’s a simple concept, right? A WALL. A wall protects your precious cargo from thieves and the elements, unlike (cough cough) our competition in the area that stores bags and suitcases on shelves in full sight of street traffic, or worse, splayed out on the floor within grabbing distance.

With our new luggage storage space in the center of Manhattan, you buy peace of mind knowing our trusted CoPilot will tag your possessions until you’re ready to pick them up for a reasonable price, and that they’re resting comfortably and securely behind The Wall.

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We’re Opening A New Storefront!

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HUGE NEWS: City CoPilot is expanding to Times Square! Above is a sneak peek of the new storefront located inside the Gray Line Visitor Center at 777 8th Avenue (in between 47th and 48th Streets) opening August 8th.

We can’t wait to serve Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown Manhattan the same trusted front desk services as our Lower East Side storefront: luggage storage, key exchange, cleans, airport transportation, and…

The new storefront is literally INSIDE the best sightseeing and Broadway ticket purchasing spot in the city, so NYC tourists who use City CoPilot Times Square can take care of everything they need for their trip in our convenient new location. We’re pretty psyched about it.

Stay tuned — we’re only going to keep growing!

City Copilot NYC Travel Hack: The J Train to JFK

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Do not be afraid.

Picture it: Sicily, 1922 City Copilot’s storefront, last month.

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We’re chatting with an adorable family from Italy who are safely and securely storing their luggage with us before their evening flight back to Rome from JFK. They tell us they’ve been staying in midtown.

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“Go on,” we say.

Currently, most of City Copilot’s luggage dropoffs are from folks who are staying downtown, not above 42nd Street. “Why did you choose to store your luggage down on the Lower East Side?”

“We planned it so that on the last day, we’d store our luggage with you, then visit the 9/11 Memorial and the Tenement Museum, eat at Russ & Daughters, then grab our bags from you and just hop on J train to JFK.”

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So to anyone planning to stay in Midtown Manhattan or above 14th Street: the J train can be your New York City airport travel copilot. City Copilot (located at 166 Allen Street) is literally STEPS from the Bowery stop. You needn’t miss out the Lower East Side, East Village, Chinatown or Little Italy.

Drop off your bags with us, hit up these great neighborhoods, pick up your bags in our air conditioned storefront, get on the J, and boom: you’re at JFK.

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And this also serves as a reminder to New Yorkers: don’t fear it. The J is the Abbi to JFK’s Ilana. It’s a beautiful relationship.

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Photos/GIFs: Sound On Site, YouTube, Buzzfeed, MTV, Kevin Rye, Kostume Girl’s Closet