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Storage Wars
StorageWarsNewYork
Genre Reality
Running time 21–22 minutes
Starring Candy Olsen
Opening theme "Money Owns This Town"
Country of origin USA
Original channel A&E
Original run January 1, 2013 – present
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
List of episodes List of Episodes
Official website Storage Wars at AETV.com

Storage Wars: New York is an American reality television series on A&E. It is a spin-off of the highly-popular series Storage Wars. The series follows a group of modern day storage hunters in an adventurous time finding jewels in storage units across New York. The first season debuted on January 1, 2013 and was aired as back-to-back half-hour episodes similar to other titles in the series. The second season premiered on July 9, 2013 and featured 20 episodes. It is currently unknown if there will be more episodes produced of this series.

ParticipantsEdit

BuyersEdit

Joe "P" Pauletich - "The Legend" (Season 1-present): A self proclaimed “legend” on the New York auction scene for more than 20 years. He has a “sixth sense” about storage and looks for high-end and good-looking rooms that speak to him. It was revealed in the episode "Lady Luck Comes to Harlem" that in the past, he used to buy 20 to 50 rooms a week.

Candy Olsen & Courtney Wagner - "The Flame" and "The Firecracker" (Season 1-present): Relatively new to the auction system, Candy and Courtney sell vintage items out of their Chevy Astro van, their shop is called C&C Pop-Up Shop. They have less cash to spend on the units than some of the other buyers, but are still willing to be competitive when necessary.

Mike Braiotta - "The Hustler" (Season 1-present): Braiotta is a "storage room day trader" by trading merchandise he finds in the units he buys for fast cash. He uses the term "flip" which means get money quickly or sell quickly. Chris Morelli & Tad Eaton - "The Loudmouth" and "The Conscience" (Season 1-present): Owners of a vintage shop called The Frayed Knot, a store in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Steve Valenti (Season 2-present) Steve starts 2nd season.

Other cast membersEdit

John Luke (Season 1-present): The show's auctioneer.

Thom Beers: The executive producer and narrator of the show, Beers provides a quick explanation of the show's premise at the beginning, and does a recap of the featured buyers' profits or losses at the end of each episode.

Show OpeningEdit

As with the other series, Thom Beers sets the scene for the series: "When storage units are abandoned, in the Big Apple, the treasures within go up for auction." This is followed by the preview of that night's episode. In the opening titles that follow, the sequence of titles begins at Joe, then Tad and Chris, Candy and Courtney, Mike, and finally John; a rock version of the Storage Wars theme, "Money Owns This Town", plays during the titles.

Critical ReceptionEdit

New York Daily News' David Hinckley gave it 3 out of 5 stars saying the cast was entertaining to watch.

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