Self-Storage in Newark Airport, NJ storage units near you
About the Area
People love to hate John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports in NYC, and anyone who has ever run the gauntlet to make a connecting flight understands.
Newark Airport, straddling the border between Newark in Essex County and Elizabeth, NJ in Union County, can be an easier, less stressful way to travel, and the community that has grown around it is pretty awesome.
Self-Storage in Newark Airport, NJ
Newark sits at the mouth of the Passaic River and Newark Bay, while Elizabeth is 6 miles southwest. If your heart is set on swimming in the ocean, you’re about 30 miles away, but there are lots of beaches close to both Newark and Elizabeth.
And if you’re looking for green space, Elizabeth’s 46 parks earned it a vote by Popular Science magazine as one of the 50 greenest cities in the U.S.
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Since the Newark Airport community straddles Elizabeth and Newark, let’s talk a bit about both.
Newark Liberty International Airport was built in 1928 and was the only airport in the NYC area until LaGuardia opened in Queens in 1939. The U.S. Army Air Corps used the Newark Airport as a base of operations for World War ll.
Because it straddles Newark and Elizabeth, the cities co-own the Newark Airport, which the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey leases and operates.
Elizabeth, New Jersey, has been around since 1664, when it was known as Elizabethtown. The city was the first British colony and capital city in what became New Jersey, and George Washington used it as a base of operations during the Revolutionary War to keep an eye on British troop movement.
Many important players in the birth of America were from Elizabethtown. Abraham Clark was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, and Elias Boudinot was a president of the Continental Congress. Both called Elizabethtown home, as did New Jersey militia brigadier general William Livingston, who served as a New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, was a signatory to the U.S. Constitution and was New Jersey's first governor.
The church controlled the government and state and appointed officials from within itself. Only members of the Congregational Church were allowed to be landowners. As the founders died, the area became less church-governed.
Since many Puritans had fled Britain to avoid religious persecution, they didn’t take too kindly to British forces and fought on the side of the Patriots in the Revolutionary War.
The battle of Newark and Elizabethtown in 1780 saw British forces take advantage of the frozen Hudson River to cross from New York City and attack both Newark and Elizabethtown, leaving a trail of casualties and burned buildings in their wake.
Other famous founding figures lived in the area, including Thomas Paine and Aaron Burr Jr.
The Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal is the main container ship terminal for the New York area, and, like Newark Liberty Airport, is operated jointly by New Jersey and New York.
It wasn’t always smooth sailing, though. Until a pact was signed in 1921, there was a great deal of haggling between the two states over shipping on the Hudson and East Rivers. After all, the state boundary runs right up the middle of the Hudson.
Tucked in the middle of the Port is the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI), an Episcopal Church dedicated to helping sailors with legal advocacy, pastoral care and education. If visa restrictions prohibit sailors from leaving the ship while in port, SCI representatives go to the ships.
Niche.com gives Elizabeth and Newark high marks for diversity, outdoor activities and nightlife. Three-quarters of residents in both communities rent their homes, which is one of various reasons why New Jersey residents have unique storage challenges.
There are many great reasons to live in Newark. Be careful though. If you want to cool off with an ice-cream here, keep an eye on the time. Unless you have a doctor’s note, it’s illegal to purchase ice-cream after 6 p.m.
Men are also not permitted to knit while fishing during fishing season, you can’t slurp soup in public and you can’t purchase a car on Sundays because car dealerships are not allowed to operate then.
Like much of the eastern U.S., the Newark Airport, NJ community gets the full gamut of weather. The annual temperature range is 26°F to 87°F (not usually on the same day).
That’s a lot of variation, and that kind of fluctuation isn’t good for headache sufferers or fragile personal items like furniture, metal items, photographs, documents, books and antiques.
An easy solution for these weather extremes is a climate-controlled self-storage unit that keeps temperatures constant year-round and protects your items.
From 2010 to 2019, the Newark Airport community averaged 37.7 inches of snow per year. If you live in the area, you can expect a couple of big snow storms a year that dump several inches of snow at once.
And, every few years (1992, 1996, 2016, 2018), a nor’easter will rip in from the Atlantic, dropping a couple of feet of snow and grinding the city to a halt.
Not to be outdone, the nor’easter’s summer cousin, the hurricane, can also cause problems in the community. In 2021, Hurricane Ida poured enough rain to ground 400 flights at Newark Liberty International Airport.
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If you are looking for a place to hold your knitting stash during fishing season, a climate-controlled self-storage unit can help you out.
If you want to add to your stash, you can also have parcels delivered straight to Storage Post, and we will hold them for you for 48 hours. Knitters understand.
Security and safety for you and your possessions are our top priority. We have state-of-the-art digital access systems, 24/7/365 security cameras and motion-activated lights to keep you safe no matter when you are accessing our facility. You also need a personal access code to enter or leave the premises.
Since most residents of Elizabeth and Newark rent their dwellings, space can be a challenge. A self-storage unit can hold all your out-of-season clothing and decorations, lawn and garden equipment, sports paraphernalia and even your boat, trailer, kayak or business and commercial goods.
Come and chat with our helpful staff at any of our locations to see how we can help you with your self-storage needs.
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