St. George storage units near you
About the Area
Located on the northeastern tip of Staten Island, where Kill Van Kull enters the Upper New York Bay, St. George is just across from Manhattan and is the gateway to Staten Island. It’s a short ferry ride across the Bay, and the Staten Island Ferry is free.
In case you were wondering why it’s called “Kill” and not strait, the name dates back to early Dutch colonists. “Kill” is Old Middle Dutch for “channel of the pass”, i.e., strait. The Kill Van Kull runs between Staten Island and Bayonne, New Jersey, and the Bayonne Bridge spans the waterway. It’s one of the busiest straits of water in the US. In 2011, it was dredged to a depth of 50 feet so that larger ships could navigate through the strait to the ports of New York and New Jersey. Add that to your trivia bag of tricks.
Want to know more about the St. George community? Read on…
Self-Storage in St. George, NY
St. George was home to the Lenape Native Americans before being colonized by the Dutch. It was part of the New Netherlands colony, founded by the Dutch West India Company. The Dutch were relatively progressive in their thinking, and the women in New Netherlands enjoyed legal, civil and economic rights that many others in the British-led colonies of the US did not. In 1664, New Netherlands was turned over to the British as part of the spoils of the Anglo-Dutch Wars.
St. George was developed by George Law, who bought the waterfront land for cheap. He then sold the land to build the ferry terminal for the Staten Island Ferry, but only after securing an agreement for the area to be named after him.
In the 1830s, St. George became a summer destination, with a number of resorts built along the shore. When the ferry started to run from Manhattan in 1905, St. George and Staten Island both started to grow, and the St. George Library, (because people like to read on vacation), St. George Borough Hall and Richmond County Courthouse were built. The St. George Theater opened its doors in 1929, and continues to deliver performing arts programs to this day, including Tony Bennett, Diana Ross and Jerry Seinfeld (but not on the same program, because that would be weird).
St. George is now one of the most densely developed neighborhoods in Staten Island (no small feat given the competition), so gaining access to more storage space is a high priority for many residents.
The St. George, NY Community
The St. George community is thriving, with a section of the neighborhood designated a historic district in 1994, including the oldest church on Staten Island, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. St. Peter's has been serving the faithful since 1839, nestled beside the waterfront rejuvenation, including a smaller version of the New York Wheel.
The original NY Wheel was supposed to reach 630 feet above the waterfront, giving tourists amazing views of the New York skyline. The project died in 2018 when some shady business about foreign investment in exchange for expedited green cards came to light, but not before approximately $200 million had already been sunk into the project, including the support pedestals, terminal and parking garage. The revised Wheel will be a smaller 420 feet high, and is expected to be finished by 2025, barring any more shenanigans.
Niche.com gives St. George high marks for outdoor activities, nightlife and diversity. Over 70% of residents rent their homes, and 28% of residents have children.
Self-Storage Facilities Near St. George, NY
We have several nearby locations for your convenience:
Why Choose Storage Post?
If you’re one of the 71% of St. George residents who rent their homes, then you know that storage can be a challenge, especially if you live in an older building with lots of character, but not much closet space. Self-storage is an easy and affordable way to keep your water toys, seasonal decorations and other odds and ends safe without taking up space you need for other things like, y'know, furniture.
Living on Staten Island, you will experience all four seasons, and if you work in Manhattan, you need to be prepared for whatever weather you'll face on the ferry into and out of the Big Apple. So if your fashion sense is bigger than your closet space, a climate-controlled self-storage unit is the perfect solution.
Temperature fluctuations are hard on everything from documents to photos to furniture to your off-season clothing, and climate-controlled self storage will protect your clothing no matter what the weather throws at you. Even if you have to find a place to keep blueprints for a 630-foot tourist ride that is now just a bunch of pretty diagrams, climate-controlled storage can help.
We also have 24/7/365 security cameras, personal digital access codes and motion-activated lighting to keep you and your possessions safe at all times, even if you are accessing the premises off-hours.
Many of our self-storage locations, including our nearby North Shore self-storage facility, have on-site parking. And our awesome staff can give you directions, explain the different storage unit sizes and set you up with a personal access code or self-storage insurance. Stop by one of our Storage Post locations today!
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