Randall Manor storage units near you
About the Area
Randall Manor has a long and storied history. Located on the North Shore of Staten Island, it was originally intended to be a retirement place for “aged, decrepit and worn out sailors,” but it’s come a long way since then. Read on!
Self-Storage in Randall Manor
Randall Manor was originally called Minto Farm. In 1790. “Captain” Robert Richard Randall followed in his father Thomas Randall’s footsteps and joined the Marine Society, the first charity for seamen. When Thomas Randall died, he bequeathed a portion of his 80 acres of land to build an asylum to be named Sailors’ Snug Harbor "for the purpose of maintaining and supporting aged, decrepit and worn-out sailors." It was one of the first retirement homes in the United States, whose only residency requirement was five years’ maritime service for the U.S., or 10 years’ service under a foreign flag.
Fast forward a couple of centuries, and by the 1960s, Sailors’ Snug Harbor residents had been moved to North Carolina, although the residence retained ownership of the cemetery. A new neighborhood was eventually built in its place and named Randall Manor in honor of Captain Randall.
Niche.com gives Randall Manor top marks for diversity, outdoor living and nightlife. Slightly over half of its residents rent their homes.
The Verrazano Narrows Bridge is the only bridge connecting Staten Island to the mainland, even though Staten Island is bigger than Manhattan. In contrast, three bridges connect to New Jersey from Staten Island.
After centuries of feeling neglected, in 1993, Staten Island residents voted to secede from New York City. The residents were tired of high taxes, and of NYC dumping its garbage in Staten Island landfills. Never one to miss an opportunity, Rudy Giuliani campaigned to address Staten Island’s concerns, and was elected Mayor. He thanked Staten Island by removing the toll on the Staten Island ferry and closing the landfill. So far, Staten Island is still one of the five boroughs.
The Randall Manor Community
Sailors and landlubbers alike know about Nor’easters, hurricanes and plain old rain, snow and sleet that blows up the Hudson River and into New York Harbor. Dampness is no friend to worn out sailors, and it’s definitely the enemy of your belongings made of paper, wood or fabric, as well as documents and photographs. Our self-storage facilities have climate-controlled options that protect your valuables from the elements.
If you’re looking to row your boat, seadoo, kayak or other water toys into a safe harbor for the winter, we have a variety of self-storage sizes, including drive up options that let you pull up, load and unload and be on your way easily.
While Staten Island has a reputation for being home to a number of mobsters, it’s produced a fair share of artists, musicians and other upstanding citizens. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward lived on Staten Island, and so did Alyssa Milano, Larry Romano, Martin Sheen and Steven Seagall. A number of the stars of "The Sopranos" called Staten Island home, including Frank Albanese, Michael Drayer, Frances Esemplare, Robert Funaro and Dan Grimaldi, so art really did imitate life.
Self-Storage Facilities Near Randall Manor
We have several nearby locations for your convenience:
Why Choose Storage Post?
Our staff can help you choose the right sized self-storage unit for your possessions, explain why climate-controlled storage can be a good investment and set you up with either a short- or long-term storage solution. They might even have the ferry schedule, help you out with change for the tolls on the bridges or discuss whether the Staten Island Zoo is better than the Bronx Zoo.
We have on-site parking so you won’t have to figure out how far the free parking lots are from our location. We also have dollies and handcarts to use while you’re on the premises, plus a full range of moving and storage supplies to make your job easier.
We have storage insurance options to protect your belongings, and we offer a referral plan that earns you money if your friend rents a unit on your recommendation. How’s that for service?
If you need extra storage space, drop by one of our Storage Post locations on Staten Island today.
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