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Got A Late Check-In? Here’s How To Make The Most Of Your First Day In New York City

A lot of our customers from West Coast fly the red-eye into New York City, arriving super early in the morning. In theory this is a win, because they get in a full day of sightseeing in on their first day, but what happens when you can’t check-in to your hotel or Airbnb before 3 pm?

You come to City CoPilot! Here’s our step-by-step guide to have an amazing New York City adventure after an early arrival or before a late check-in.

  1. Pre-book your transportation from the airport with City CoPilot. It’s the best price in town. Go here to reserve with our exclusive discount.
  2. Store your luggage at one of our three locations in NYC.
  3. Once your luggage is securely stored at City CoPilot, it’s time for fun! Here are our recommendations:
    • One World Observatory.  The 360-degree view of Manhattan is the best view in town. It takes less than 30 minutes to get to the Observatory from all City CoPilot locations:
      • From the Lower East Side, walk to the Essex Street subway station located at Essex and Delancey Streets. Take the J Train going towards Broad Street and get off at the Fulton Street Station. It’s less than a 10-minute walk from the station to the Observatory.
      • From Brooklyn: take the J Train at the Hewes Street station heading towards Manhattan and get off at the Fulton Street station.
      • From Times Square, head to the 50th Street subway station and catch the downtown E Train to World Trade Center, then get off at the Chambers Street station.
    • The Oculus. Once you’ve finished at the Observatory, you can take a quick walk to this architectural masterpiece. (No really, it looks like a huge spaceship inside.) There’s also a shopping mall and restaurants nearby.
    • Chinatown. By now, you’re probably going to be hungry so we recommend taking a short walk to historic Chinatown for lunch. The famous Nom Wah Tea Parlor has been around in some form since 1920. It’s been a bakery, kitchen, and now, it’s a dim sum and tea house. It’s still got a vintage vibe. We recommend the fried sesame balls with lotus paste!
    • Little Italy. You need dessert, right? We highly recommend indulging with a cannoli at Ferrara Bakery.
  4. Check-in time! Pick up your luggage at the Bounce location.

Lost Your Luggage? Need Your Bags Delivered?

Nothing is worse than an airline losing luggage. Except waiting for the airline to deliver your luggage. Most airline delivery requires a FIVE hour waiting window! That means instead of exploring New York City or Brooklyn, tourists are stuck waiting around.
We’re here to help! Choose one of City CoPilot’s locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn and have your luggage delivered to directly to us. We accept luggage on your behalf and then contact you once we receive it!
All you need to do is email at info@citycopilot.com and let us know the luggage is on the way. You can pay in store when you pickup the luggage. The price? Just $10. $10 is a great price so you can feel confident your luggage is stored securely while you explore the city. No more wasted time waiting!
At City CoPilot, we are dedicated to safe and secure luggage storage!

Batman Will Be On The Lower East Side This Weekend

The heat in New York City has been rough this week, but this Saturday the temp will be back in the high 60s! So get outside and checkout these awesome happenings:

  • Batman is having an art show! Well… Val Kilmer is having an art show on Eldridge Street at Woodward Gallery. Details here.
  • Brooklyn Half Marathon! If you’re not running, cheer someone on drink in hand.
  • Schiller’s Liquor. One of our favorite bar on Rivington Street will be closing at the end of summer… Go there before it is too late 🙁

Photo: Gavin Thomas

Brooklyn Luggage Storage And Lunch

Brooklyn luggage storage and lunch? We have you covered.

Are you traveling to New York City and want to make the most of your last day? Spend it in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! It’s home to awesome cheese, chocolates, and don’t forget: lunch!
It’s also convenient. Drop off your bags at our Brooklyn luggage storage location then explore the fun spots in Williamsburg. We’re a short cab ride over the Williamsburg bridge, and close to La Guardia by car or cab and to JFK by train or car/cab. Here are some of our favorite lunch outposts:
  • DotoryLocated at 353 Broadway, it’s a 3 minute walk away from our storefront. This cute spot has some of the best Korean food in the city. We opt for the lunch special, a perfect balance of seafood, rice, veggies and of course, a fried egg.
  • Rosamunde Sausage GrillWant a juicy bratwurst and cold beer? This is the place. The best part: you can get in and out for $10.
  • Sweetgreen. Amped for ramp season? This is the place: healthy, always reliable and local.
  • Clems. Sometimes vacation calls for a liquid lunch. And they also have free popcorn!
City CoPilot Brooklyn: Luggage + lunch = done.
Hope to see you soon!

Best Short-Term Luggage Storage Solution In Midtown, Downtown NYC, And Brooklyn!

Best short term luggage storage solution in Midtown, Downtown and Brooklyn.

Did you know that at all of our City CoPilot locations you can store your luggage for multiple days?
Whether you’re taking a cruise or a weekend trip to Washington D.C., you can store your extra luggage with us. It costs just $10 per bag per day to securely store your luggage.
Taking a cruise? 
If you’re arriving at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal (Pier 88 and Pier 90) you have easy access to our Times Square location at 777 8th Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets.
If you’re arriving at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook Brooklyn, try our Williamsburgh location located at 332 Hooper Street between South 4th and South 5th Streets. This location is a two-minute walk from the J train, which is a direct route to JFK’s Airtrain!
Taking the bus to Washington, DC or Boston?
Taking the Go Bus from 30th Street and 9th Avenue? Try our Times Square location (see address above).

Taking the Chinatown bus from lower Manhattan? Try our Lower East Side flagship locations at 166 Allen Street.

It’s so easy: no reservation needed. Just drop off your bags at one of our conveniently located locations and we’ll take it from there!

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