Traveling Tips

Boston’s Best Valentine’s Day. New York.

Ok, Boston. We get that you have been a sports powerhouse for the last 30 years…

Patriots: 4 Superbowl championships. Celtics: 17 NBA championships. Bruins: 6 Stanley Cups. That is really impressive, but many of you Boston fans may have gone a touch overboard after the most recent Superbowl win…

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You have embarrassed your significant other as a Boston fan multiple times – you remember when you added the Citgo Sign on your massive back tattoo…ugh that was a bummer #FreeSponsorship.

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Since the NBA Playoffs are months away, what can you do for your girlfriend this Valentines? Or boyfriend? But we did find a completely appropriate fan … sporting a fashionable City CoPilot flannel:


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What are you Boston kids going to do to apologize for dedicating your entire fall to your love affair with Gronk? Why not plan an amazing Valentine’s day in New York City? Here’s how:

  1. Catch the YoBus and head to the Lower East Side.
  2. Stash your big bags and luggage at City CoPilot.
  3. Go to  Lucky Jacks or Hair of the Dog and make fun of all of the Jets and Giant fans.
  4. Grab some tacos at Mission Cantina or maybe something more romantic.
  5. Valentines Day? Done.

How do you like them Apples?

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Santacon: NO. NO. NO.

SantaCon… Here are our top 5 pro tips for surviving it.

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Whether this is your first SantaCon or your last – here are the 5 things you need to know:

1.  Be Patient: You will literally have to wait. You will wait to get into the bar. You will wait at the bar. You will wait for the bathroom…well lets be honest you are not going to wait for the bathroom because after your 4th fireball rules don’t apply to you…

 

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2. Get Wasted: The only way you will be able to stand the smell of your sweaty santa outfit (that you realize you probably have not washed that last few seasons) is to drink A LOT… But don’t drink this much

 

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3. Stay hydrated:  We are serious – if you are going to try and drink for 12 hours without taking a nap at least squeeze in a gatorade or switch from Red Bull / Vodka to cranberry or even better some OJ – we are serious we can tell you she drank EVERYTHING but water… don’t be or make out with that girl #fail

 

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4. ProTip: Do not dress up and go to ANY bar that is refusing service to Santas/Elves/Ms. Clause types – trust me your Saturday day drinking will be much more relaxing…

 

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5. Santacon / Holiday Update: Santa is NOT real – so if you need to buy anything online (even your santa outfit for next year) use City CoPilot. We also send out packages to make your life way easier! Sign up for our monthly unlimited package acceptance today because Santa is not real and you need to get your presents somehow.

Make your life easier with us – look what other folks are saying.

 

 

Do You Still Have Baggage from Hurricane Sandy?

 

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Do you remember this map?

If you lived in lower manhattan you probably can – unless you also partook in a 5-day booze induced bender because there was NOTHING else to do in Lower Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy – in that case you do not remember anything.

So – to be factual this is the heat map that foursquare published during Hurricane Sandy.

Yes – foursquare was very helpful in demonstrating how this disaster effected people in the city very differently. While midtown and upper Manhattan enjoyed checking-in on foursquare to their local Starbucks the rest of Manhattan was trying to find a toilet that could flush (also at their local Starbucks)…oh yeah and we couldn’t check-in anywhere because our cellphones were dead.

So why are we posting this outdated rant? Because it is still happening today – well not on such a horrible scale but check out this map (no thanks to foursquare)….

 

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See the similarities? I do! The only place that people are able to store luggage is north of 34th street…

Seriously?!

If you or your guests are still lugging their bags uptown for storage – stop!

I mean really!?  We are here! Conveniently located on the Lower East Side – 5 minute walk to the J train (for people coming and going to JFK) and right by the Williamsburg Bridge for the rest of us slackers that take cabs or Uber.

Do NOT let this be YOU or your friends:

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However you probably do not need us if you are friends with this guy:

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Last and most importantly if you are visiting NYC and use resources like this – make sure you know about us. Our friends at nyc.com and Free Tours By Foot are providing AWESOME activities in NYC – we are here to hold your luggage so you can keep your hands free to do this:

 

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The Best Day Ever in NYC? Yes – We Have IT!

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Traveler Tip!

Whether it is your first or last day in New York City spend it on the Lower East Side.

Maybe you arrived early for your check-in or have a late flight out – the LES is the spot to enjoy your first or last day in NYC.

Why? Because it awesome….a short list:

  • Art – like art? You should! See some culture without having to go above 14th street – from ever evolving temporary street art (@Banksyny / @BradleyTheodore) to the revolving door of fantastic exhibits @wallplay and the @newmuseum you will not be disappointed by beautiful/intriguing work. We loved the most recent.

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  • Luggage – Do you have Lots of luggage? No worries! Store it at City CoPilot located in the heart of the Lower East Side  – our customer’s say the nicest things… Safe and secure.
  • History – You are in New York – see something old that is really cool! The tenement museum offers 3 types of tours – see the building and how people lived, meet the residents (legit actors playing roles), or walk the neighborhood like people in the past did. Honestly you should do something cultural.
  • Coffee – Have some time to kill and need to do some work – Why Not? Coffee is perfect for a caffeine fix and space to work – chill music, high ceilings, local artists and solid coffee and tea selection – also wine after…or before a long day…
  • Easy Access – by car or subway. The Williamsburg Bridge is the gateway to the LES. A taxi from or to JFK and La Guardia are super convenient. Prefer the subway? Take the J TRAIN ALL THE WAY! The Essex/Delancey stop is just a 4 minute walk from luggage storage at City CoPilot.

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