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Old 10-27-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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I'm actually from NYC, lived in Queens for 23 years, but in a multi-family house. (If you have any other questions about NYC you can PM me)

Question: If you live in a Manhattan apartment without a doorman, how do you receive packages from UPS / FedEx? Can the super hold your packages for you? I imagine that this is a big problem, since many people are working / can't sign for packages when the UPS guy delivers. Let's assume that you can't get packages delivered for you at work.

Since I live in a multi-family house, if I got a package and wasn't home to sign for it, the UPS guy would ring the doorbell of the upstairs family and the mother would come downstairs to sign for my package. I know they are supposed to leave notices but I've known the guy and family for a while so it's all good. I can't imagine that the UPS guy would ring every apartment bell to get someone to come down and sign for a package!

I'm thinking of moving to Manhattan within the next year and want to know the cost-benefit of having a doorman to sign for your packages. I am not worried about safety, since I grew up in NYC when it was bad! I just want to know, if it is worth it? I do see ads in the subway for Manhattan Storage - they'll sign and store your packages for free, but even that's pretty pricey. I am asking because I do get a lot of large, heavy packages delivered to me.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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A lot of people get an apartment in a doorman building for exactly this reason.You can't really expect a super in a large building to be responsible for everyones's packages and a lot of buildings specifically prohibit this.The super should be doing other things with his time.You can ask a neighbor in the building to sign and accept occasionally but that would get annoying for them pretty quickly.

If you really get a lot of packages better get an apartment in a doorman building and tip them well.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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That makes sense. Has anyone had any experience with UPS delivering to the UPS Store and then picking up your packages from there?
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I've never had it delivered to a UPS store, but I have gone to the pick-up center. It's a pain. Another one of those inconveniences of living in the city.

If you work in an office, you can have packages delivered there.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: BK All Day
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That makes sense. Has anyone had any experience with UPS delivering to the UPS Store and then picking up your packages from there?

I live in a small building and UPS/USPS always leave the packages near the mail box which is passed the locking door. thisi s ONLY becasue my building only has about 12 people living in it and we all kinda look out for eachother.

I have had HORRIBLE experiences with FedEx and packages tho. I always end up picking them up at the fed ex store. you best bet is to do the same
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: New York City
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This is actually something I've wanted to ask for a long time, but didn't, so thanks to the OP, for posting it! I never thought about having stuff sent to your own workplace, but that's actually a pretty nice option.
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Old 10-27-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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A doorman at $200+ extra a month is not worth it to make sure packages are delivered. People figure it out - left in the entryway, the building figures out a place to stash them if someone sees it, by the mailboxes, whatever.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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So far I found

MailBoxes Etc
Manhattan Mini Storage (Do they sign and take packages?)
Manhattan Mailroom
NYC Virtual Office
NY Mail

And of course the UPS Store and FedEx Store

I'm posting these here for you, and for future reference, since I'll definitely come back to this thread in the future!

If anyone has any more, please add!

Last edited by NYCAnalyst; 10-27-2009 at 03:51 PM..
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: New York City
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So far I found

MailBoxes Etc
Manhattan Mini Storage (Do they sign and take packages?)
Manhattan Mailroom
NYC Virtual Office
NY Mail
These places are very expensive. It's not really worth it unless it's a business expense and you receive a lot of packages.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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These places are very expensive. It's not really worth it unless it's a business expense and you receive a lot of packages.
The last two are about $15 / month?
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