We’re writing this post because approximately 50% of tourists who stay in the East Village and discover our Lower East Side location for luggage storage always say a variation of the same thing: “We thought there were no luggage storage or luggage lockers in the East Village! We Googled and nothing!”
We have no idea why nothing’s popping on those browsers, but let us share a PSA to anyone visiting the East Village, Chinatown, Soho or the West Village who needs luggage storage: City CoPilot is here for you.
We are literally the Beastie Boys song “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” right now. That’s right: City CoPilot will be rocking NYC visitors’ luggage storageandkey exchange needs eight seven days a week in Williamsburg this October! (We’ll keep you posted on the exact date.)
Opening our third store at 332 Hooper Street (near Marcy Avenue and Hewes Street stops) means we’re officially bi-borough, joining our midtown Manhattan store and Lower East Side flagship. We’re beyond excited to serve hosts, guests and locals in Brooklyn. Just don’t mind us if grow handlebar mustaches and buy drop-crotch leather pants.
City CoPilot has served guests in downtown Manhattan since 2014, and just last month we opened a second location to serve tourists’ bag storage demand in midtown Manhattan. This means we now a sizable chunk of Manhattan, from Hell’s Kitchen all the down to Chinatown. (And we’re expanding to even more places soon! Stay tuned.)
Unlike some other places, we actually store luggage and suitcases securely and orderly, behind THE WALL (and not piled up within easy grabbing distance).
Here’s how we can back up our luggage storage swagger:
ICYDK, there’s a giant map of the world in our Lower East Side store and it’s definitely a conversation piece, representing the guests who visit us from all over the world. It’s one of the many reasons we love our business — the chance to meet folks from other cultures and get their take of New York City. (Humble brag: several of our team members are multi-lingual! (Somos capaces de dar instrucciones al metro en español.)
Recently, a guest arrived and stared at the map, frowning. What’s the problem, we asked? He replied: “My country is missing!” “What country? “Malta!” This would not stand. We handed the guest a Sharpie and presto: Malta was on the map.
So we use this post to pledge that should any land be omitted from any current or future maps, guests are welcome to add it. Also, we need to get to Malta ASAP. What hideous scenery, right?
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:
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.