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Best Schlep-Free Storage

  • MakeSpace


    This start-up is like Seamless but for storing your winter coat. Visit the MakeSpace website to summon a driver to your place, who’ll arrive with sturdy bins (each fits about ten sweaters). The driver will wait outside for 20 minutes while you pack (you can also schedule a pickup for a later date), then haul everything away free of charge to a climate-regulated facility in Jersey City. Store four bins for $25 a month and additional boxes and larger items from $6.25 per piece. As long as one person can carry it, MakeSpace says they can store it (so sofas and dining-room tables are out, but bicycles and skis are in). When it comes time to fetch your clunky A/C unit, the website allows for on-demand delivery ($29) of your goods anywhere in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Jersey City, or Hoboken.

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).