The most beautiful storage facility in New York

When it comes to finding a place to store all the things that no longer fit into your apartment, you could find a storage company that offers the least expensive deal.

Or you go by beauty and history and schlep your stuff to Day & Meyer, Murray & Young Corp, a magnificent Gothic (or Art Deco?) fortress on Second Avenue between 61st and 62nd Streets.

Completed in 1928, the 15-story tower offers steel vaults “which travel by truck and are conveyed to racks in our warehouse,” the company website explains, noting that they started in an era when storage was moved via horses and carts.

Store your things here, and you’ll be in good company. According to a 2011 New York Times story, this is the storage space of New York’s social register, the wealthiest families, most prestigious art dealers, and grandest museums.”

I just dig the building, and the old-timey lettering of the company name over the entrance.

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10 Responses to “The most beautiful storage facility in New York”

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  2. countrypaul Says:

    Cool building! And amidst all the “stuff,” I’d bet there’s a museum or two’s worth of fascinating artifacts.

    • ephemeralnewyork Says:

      Yes, I wonder if anyone forgets about the riches they have stored and the facility is left with some fabulous art!

      • ironrailsironweights Says:

        This is probably is different, but on the TV reality show Storage Wars, in which people bid on the contents of abandoned storage facilities in search of treasures, the producers have to add some valuable items beforehand because 99.99% of the stuff in the facilities is junk.


  3. David Handelman Says:

    there’s another one that got turned into an apartment building across from Lincoln Center — the Sofia on W 61st — it was first a garage

  4. Ricky Says:

    I’ve passed by this building hundreds of times and wondered about it but it never occurred to me that is was a storage facility! So fancy.

  5. jeffreybernard1234verizonnet Says:

    Schlep has one p and I think you meant started instead of stared. Jeffrey Bernard

  6. MizScarlettNY Says:

    I never expected to see a storage facility highlighted! My grandmother’s uncle [Albert Hartmann, Sr.] owned one such facility in Manhattan known as Knickerbocker’s Storage ca 1915. I’d love to see you track that one.

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