There are a couple of threads with a list of mattress manufacturers in the NYC area but I thought I would amalgamate them in this thread so that they are all in a single thread with a “New York” title.
There is also a wide range of different types of manufacturers here from basic mattresses all the way to premium hand built models using lesser used materials such as horse hair. There are some very good choices here.
Factory direct mattress manufacturers or better retailers that are within reasonable driving range include …
https://www.scottjordan.com/ New York, NY. Retail outlet for Berkeley Ergonomics mattresses which are high quality mattresses that include microcoils, latex, and pocket coils along with organic cotton and wool quilted covers in their designs. They have good quality and value and they are knowledgeable, experienced, and transparent and are a member of this site.
https://www.urbannatural.com/ Paramus, NJ. They are also retail outlet for Berkeley Ergonomics mattresses. They are also knowledgeable, experienced, and transparent and are also a member of this site.
http://www.shovlinmattress.com/ Fanwood, NJ. Makes a range of mattresses using innersprings, latex, and some custom foam mattresses and two “part latex” mattresses. They are also member of this site which means I think highly of them and are well worth a phone call or a visit.
Nest Beding New York, NY. They are a member of this site and are knowledgeable, experienced, and transparent and carry a range of mattresses including latex, memory foam, and latex and memory foam/pocket coil hybrids. Joe the owner is passionate about what he is doing and left a larger manufacturer that had a somewhat exaggerated focus on “green” mattresses to form his own company because he wanted to “do it right”.
http://www.charlesprogers.com/ New York, NY and East Rutherford, NJ. Local manufacturer that makes a line of innerspring and memory foam mattresses (and make their own innersprings) including a latex/innerspring hybrid. They have told me that they are transparent about the materials they use but unfortunately when I asked for specifics I confirmed they don’t disclose the density of the polyfoam they use in all their mattresses so for these mattresses there really isn’t any way to know the quality/durability of their materials or make meaningful comparisons with other mattresses. This lack of transparency is fairly unusual with smaller independent manufacturers. Some of their mattresses are made in China and some (the Power Core mattresses) are made at their factory in NJ.
Helix Sleep New York. NY.
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They make a single mattress that can be customized in many different ways to suit the needs and preferences of different people. They are normally sold online and you can see some comments about their mattress in post #2 here in the simplified choice mattress topic but they also have a showroom in New York City where you can test the different combinations in person.
https://www.wrightbedding.com/ New York, NY. They make a single mattress that is normally sold online but they also have a showroom in Lafayette so that those that are in the local area can test them in person. They use 1.5" of 4 lb, 10 ILD memory foam on top of 2" of 3 lb 18 ILD high performance polyfoam on top of 1.5" of 5 lb 20 ILD high performance polyfoam (the high performance polyfoam layers have similar properties to memory foam without the slow response) on top of a 6" 1.8 lb 30 ILD polyfoam base layer which are high quality materials that would be suitable for most weight ranges.
https://caspersleep.com/ New York, NY. They make a single mattress. They are also usually sold online but they have an office in New York so those that are local can test their mattresses in person.
www.norwalkmattress.com/ Norwalk, CT. Local manufacturer that makes a wide range of mattresses including latex and latex hybrids.
www.chbeckley.com/ New York, NY. Custom built including foam, natural and synthetic fibers
https://www.keetsa.com/ New York, NY. Manufactures innerspring latex (comfort layer)) and memory foam mattresses with a somewhat exaggerated “green” focus. I would be cautious about some of their mattresses which use lower quality/density materials.
https://www.mycustombedding.com/ Clark, NJ. Makes a range of hand built mattresses including natural fibers and latex.
https://www.whitelotushome.com/ Highland Park, NJ (and various retail outlets). Makes a range of high quality cotton, wool, and latex mattresses
https://info.ikea-usa.com See post #3 here for some of the better value here.
www.comfortbeddinginc.com/ Factory direct manufacturer with a showroom in Brooklyn that makes a range of innerspring mattress from lower to mid quality (see post #2 here). Make sure you check foam densities here.
www.roomandboard.com/ Retail direct in New York, NY. Retail direct outlet for a range of mattresses made by Restwell
https://www.thecleanbedroom.com/ New York, NY. Retail outlet that carries a number of high quality latex and latex/innerspring hybrid mattresses including Savvy Rest component latex mattresses, Coco-mat, Naturepedic, Naturally Organic, Royal-Pedic, and OMI (Organicpedic). Many options available for some premium mattresses but they are also in a more premium price range. (NOTE ADDED: They closed in June, 2016 but they are now under new ownership and have reopened their New York store and will gradually open some of their other stores as well)
http://theorganicnest.com/ Retailer in Bernardsville, NJ. Carry several high quality latex mattresses and an innerspring/natural fiber mattress made by Land & Sky.
http://www.hcmattress.com/ Ridgewood, NJ., Mt Kisco, NY., Westport, Danbury, CT. Carries their own private label line of latex mattresses made by Restopedic that are well designed and high quality but also have a premium price. See post #21 here.
Other retail stores that may carry some better quality/value brands or models but would require some extra research, careful value comparisons, or good questions along with confirming the retailer’s willingness and ability to answer them (along the lines of this article) include …
https://longsbedding.com/ New York, NY. Retail outlet that carries a range of mostly premium latex mattresses including their own house brand.
https://www.sleepworksny.com/ Massapequa. Retail outlet that carries several alternative brands that may have better value including Pure Latex Bliss, Therapedic, Ecosense, Gold bond
http://www.broadwayfuton.com/ Carle Place. Retailer that carries the Gold Bond line which may have some better value models.
https://www.hibernatebedding.com/ Bernardsville, NJ. Retailer that carries Savvy Rest component latex mattresses as well as OMI (Organicpedic) and Paramount mattresses.
https://www.chiromatic.com/ North Brunswick, NJ and Easterville, PA. Sells mainly innerspring and foam mattresses. By “appointment only” which can sometimes indicate higher prices compared to other similar mattresses
https://unitedbedding.com/ Wholesale manufacturer in Plainfield, NJ that makes Ditex and Rex brand mattresses and many house brands in the area as well. They make some better quality/value mattresses including memory foam (and gel memory foam), innerspring/polyfoam, and polyfoam mattresses. They will provide foam specs to their retailers so consumers can make meaningful comparisons with their mattresses and they have a retail store finder on their site to find the retailer that is closest to you.
http://puretalalaybliss.com/ National manufacturer of good qualityTalalay latex mattresses. The retail outlet finder on their site will give you the nearest retailers. Their specs are known and they use good quality materials but make sure you do some careful value comparisons.
There is also a list for the area around Monroe Township and NE New Jersey which is more “categorized” and has more detailed descriptions of some of these in post #7 here.
I would suggest first looking through the websites and then phoning the ones that most interest you and letting them know your budget and preferences and then visiting the ones that seem to offer choices that best “fit” what you are looking for. I would also confirm that they will provide you with the information you need about the quality of the materials in their mattresses (foam density in particular in the case of polyfoam and memory foam). You certainly have some very good and unique choices near you.
Hope this helps and feel free to post with your questions along the way. I would as much as possible resist the urge to “rush” as this is usually when decisions can be made that are not the best in the long term. Your mattress can affect not only how well you sleep but also how you feel when you are awake and what you purchase now can have an affect on both of these for many years.