Since 1976, Manhattan Mini Storage has freed up the closet space of more than 200,000 New Yorkers with units spread throughout the borough. Three months of access to Manhattan Mini Storage's dimensioned 4'x4'x4' compartment gives the space-starved enough room for approximately 10?15 medium-sized boxes, plus clothing, sporting equipment, and small items. All storage spaces come standard with around-the-clock video security, and year-round accessibility with exclusive off-street parking. For oversized handbag and baseball-card collections, the storage company offers larger units, some sizable enough to fit an apartment's worth of furnishings or a decade?s supply of french toast. A concierge service assists in the logistics of the move for an additional cost, helping to keep the stress of moving low.
Manhattan Mini Storage has the space and time to accommodate overstocked packrats and urban rolling stones alike. Availability varies by location, so please phone ahead before making promises to your lawn furniture or Flag Day decorations. In the interest of full disclosure, feel free to check out the company's FAQ page online.
It should come as no surprise that the bartenders at Manhattan Proper know how to make a proper manhattan. They start with Basil Hayden’s small-batch bourbon and an exact blend of sweet and dry vermouth. After mixing in a dash of bitters, they add the finishing touch: a bourbon-soaked cherry. The care with which this drink is crafted finds its reflection in the bar’s impeccably designed interior, where lofted ceilings and minimalist, industrial-chic decor create a space that can accommodate huge crowds without feeling too packed. The extra elbow room is fortunate, since guests arrive in droves on the weekends to feast on burgers, catch live sports games on the bar’s flat-screen televisions, and obsessively count the buttons on the dining room’s tufted leather sofas.
Spirit Cruises specializes in showing off New York Harbor with its luxurious, three-deck cruise ship. With a 600-person capacity, this Coast Guard–approved vessel lets passengers relax and engage in the convivial delights of a dinner cruise. Delicious comestibles, an interactive DJ, live performances, and dancing spicy up evenings that might otherwise be spent on a couch or petting Pat Boone's hamsters.
Valuable vacation time should not be wasted traveling, which is why Mauiva AirCruise’s guided group tours use private planes to whisk travelers between destinations. With this deal, multicity vacations begin with a flight from either New York City (for the All-American East Experience package) or Los Angeles (for the Western Wonder Experience package). Upon landing, a motorcoach escorts passengers to a Hilton, a Hyatt, or another four-star hotel, where guests’ bags await in the room. The next day, a certified travel host leads sightseeing tours and other activities, such as wine tastings and scenic drives, before the group heads to the next city. Along with 11 meals, the six-day All-American East Experience package visits 20 eastern attractions, including Niagara Falls, Toronto, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Washington, DC, Mount Vernon, Arlington, and more. Beginning at Niagara Falls, the travel host arranges rides on the iconic Maid of the Mist boat tour, which drifts right into the basin of the 2,600-foot tall Canadian Horseshoe Falls. A short bus ride takes the group to Toronto for a view of the city’s skyline from the CN Tower, followed by a wine tasting at Caroline Cellars Winery in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake. Back in America, the tours stops by Hershey, home to Hershey's Chocolate World, where visitors make custom candy bars and learn the history of the chocolatiers before heading to the nation's capitol to see its numerous historical sites and Jimmy Carter–brand sausage emporiums. Click here for a full itinerary. The trip requires only three hours of total flight time.Along with 13 meals, the seven-day Western Wonder Experience package visits 29 western U.S. attractions, including San Francisco, Sonoma County, Yosemite National Park, Fresno, the Grand Canyon, and the Hoover Dam. The first two days are split between Monterey and San Francisco, with the travel host leading the group to Monterey's 19th-century Old Fisherman's Wharf before exploring the new wharf replete with sea lions, a fishing fleet, and a maritime museum. Following that, a cruise ship shuttles passengers to the 22-acre Alcatraz Island for a visit to America's most notorious prison. The tour also sets time aside for sightseeing at the Golden Gate Bridge and the many herbal shops, temples, and pagoda-topped buildings of San Francisco's Chinatown. Over the weeklong venture, travelers will also head to Yosemite and Fresno before flying over to Las Vegas for easy access to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Click here for the full itinerary. The trip requires only five hours of total flight time.
For more than 30 years, the captains and crews behind Manhattan By Sail have been giving visitors and locals alike the chance to view the city from an entirely new perspective. Their 158-foot Clipper City vessel is a replica of a 19th-century cargo schooner that was constructed in the 1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Clipper City can hold more than 130 passengers between masts and rigging that tower as high as 120 feet above the deck. The vessel can set sail on daytime, sunset, and evening cruises, including specialty excursions that allow passengers to enjoy a champagne brunch, a wine tasting, or an impromptu sea-shanty sing-along.
Groups of tourists walk past the current dwelling places of some of the area’s notable residents, such as Addison Cairns Mizner, Paul Ilyinsky, and Henry Morrison Flagler. Unlike the case with traditional celebrity-sighting tours, however, all of these men died decades ago. Their spooky hauntings frame the path of Ghosts of Palm Beach’s walking tours, during which knowledgeable guides share local folklore and paranormal encounters. Stops can include everything from Palm Beach Town Hall to high-fashion shops such as Gucci, Chanel, and Saks Fifth Avenue, where the ghosts still try to buy handbags for a dollar and two bits.