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The History of Clancy-Cullen

Our Rich Tradition

In the very year that our trucks first rolled down Broadway and our Warehouse Doors first opened in the Bronx, The Apollo Theater began to showcase some of the greatest talent the World would ever see. The year was 1934. John Dillinger was a fugitive on the run from the FBI. The first Soap Box Derby was held. Hank Aaron and Brigitte Bardot were just newborns waiting to for their chance to change the World. Down on 34th Street, the colossus that is the Empire State Building had just turned three-years old, towering over an ever-bustling and changing world. And, Clancy-Cullen came to life in the dynamic crucible of Manhattan.

Clancy-Cullen was founded in 1934 and incorporated in 1951.

As a founding member of United Van Lines, Clancy-Cullen is quietly backed by one of America’s largest privately owned firms (Unigroup Inc. as ranked by Forbes). This combination of local service and the unrivaled resources of United Van Lines equates a quality moving experience for the many families, corporations and institutions Clancy has served over the past years.
United Van Lines is the world’s largest mover and maintains a nationwide network of over 900 affiliated agencies in the United States and throughout the world.

We provide full service local, long distance and international relocations to the residential and commercial communities throughout Greater New York, the United States and worldwide.
Because Clancy-Cullen is an independently owned operation, we provide a personalized “hometown” service to our clients.

We maintain offices, warehouses and operations in New York City and throughout the Tri-state Area.

The buildings have grown taller, the traffic has moved slower, the pace of life has reached outrageous speeds, and Clancy-Cullen has grown right along with the Big Apple to become the leading, dynamic and imaginative source of business relocation solutions.

Clancy Cullen Timeline

1934

Clancy Storage Co. founded by John Clancy in an effort to provide for his family during The Great Depression

1942

Mr. Owen Cullen purchases the company from John Clancy and renames it Clancy-Cullen Storage Co.

1947

Clancy-Cullen Storage Co becomes a founding stockholding agent of United Van Lines.

1966

Moved New York City Mayor John Lindsay from Washington DC into Gracie Mansion

1967

Eugene Clancy and Cornelius Bresnan purchase the company from Owen Cullen. Eugene and John Clancy coincidentally share the same last name but were not related.

1977

Moved Citibank into iconic new corporate headquarters at 601 Lexington Avenue

1988

Rosemary Clancy joins company full time as Executive Vice President

1989

Relocated over 1200 employees for ABC/Capital Cities into new headquarters on 66th St.

1990

Relocated original Coach Leatherware factory from 34th Street, NYC to Carlstadt, NJ

1992

Relocated 1.5 million volumes into the new Bryant Park Stack Extension under for New York Public Library

1996

Clancy-Cullen Library Relocation relocates 1.3 million books, over 31 miles of materials and 300 staff into NYPL SIBL.
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1997

Opened our first dedicated storage facility for off site book storage for our library customers

1998

Relocated over 900,000 books and 300 staff into the new Fordham University Walsh Library at Rose Hill

1999

Relocated all books out of the historic New York Public Library Main Reading Room during renovation

2001

Relocated over 600 truckloads, over 8 million items into renovated New York Public Library - Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts

2003

Relocated rare collection of manuscripts, books, drawings for The Morgan Library and Museum during its renovation

2007

Daniel Clancy is named President and CEO as Rosemary Clancy relocates to Cape Cod to open The Chatham Fiddle Company

2010

Clancy-Cullen opens first New York City location

2012

Relocates 1.5 million books to our in house climate controlled depository for New York Public Library

2014

Clancy-Cullen headquarters and warehouses relocate from Bronx, New York to a 50,000 square foot facility in Elmsford, New York
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