My apartment is approximately 390 square feet. For those of you reading this who don’t happen to also reside in NYC, you might be thinking, “but wait, my upstairs bathroom is that size!” Yes, but I live in downtown Manhattan. Small apartment or no small apartment, it’s pretty fun to live here. Especially once you look at my “menus” drawer and see the huge array of vegan cuisine that is all just one phone-call and nice tip away. I’d take that over room for a treadmill any day.
Plus, right down the street, we store our stuff. What you think of as a basement or attic (I think I saw those on TV once), I think of as “the storage unit.” And not just any storage unit…
Manhattan Mini Storage. The many videos of me tap-dancing at age ten and singing at age seven are housed there. And here’s why:
In addition to needing a place for our hot pink polka dot scarf that we just can’t seem to donate, Manhattan Mini Storage happens to be an amazing company that very verbally and visibly supports animal rights and other important social justice causes, too, like gay rights and reproductive rights. Their motto, “Save more than your stuff,” cleverly refers to the lives you save when you join Manhattan Mini Storage, since, when you rent a space, $25 of yours goes toward the charity of your choice (of their options). Ours went to The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages.
The location that we patronize is on Spring Street in Soho. There, a very tall and gigantic billboard often touts their witty ads. It’s pretty much impossible to be sitting in the interminable Holland Tunnel traffic and not notice their billboard. This made me particularly happy last year, when the billboard was for an anti-KFC campaign.
Yet another reason to live in New York City.