Moving To or From New York

      The Big Apple is one of the greatest places on Earth, according to many. Even the greatest, if you ask New Yorkers. Wherever you’re coming from, moving to New York will change your life in every way imaginable. So make sure to do it in the best possible way.

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      According to many, the Big Apple is one of the greatest places on Earth, and if you ask the local folk, there’s no other place like it. Wherever you’re hailing from, you’ll require New York City movers to help you move here and change your life in every way imaginable. Cross Country Movers will make sure you relocate effortlessly and in the best possible way.

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      CCM Are the New York City Movers You’re Looking For

      Relocations are complex and challenging, especially if you plan on moving across the country, but it takes a good organizer to pull through even a local move. That’s why it’s always preferable to hire good and reliable long-distance movers to help you in the process. But finding reputable local or long-distance movers in NYC is not that simple, and you should be wary of scammers. First of all, look at their online reviews, and if possible, get referrals from friends and family. When contacting shipping companies for the price of their long-distance moving services, compare each quote but never settle for the lowest bid. In practice, it usually means that said quote is not fixed, and will most likely be raised through various fees that you’ve been told nothing about.

      Contact Us, and Get a Free Quote

      With CCM, you won’t have to worry about that because the price we tell you is binding. There are no hidden expenses, so you can easily plan your budget. Our crew is professional and very experienced, and our quote is transparent. With us, you’ll find much of the stress associated with relocation swept away because we will be there on schedule to help you with your dream move. The most important thing for smooth relocation is an accurate inventory list, and our quote is based on it. Put on the list everything you want to be shipped, but be sure to put any specifics as well. You can change and update this list until one working day prior to the move-out date.

      Ease Your Long-Distance Relocation With Packing Services by CCM

      Packing can be a tedious task even at the best of times, and most of us tend to look at it with dread. CCM is one of the companies that can help you with it and get that back-breaking work off your shoulders. Our employees will professionally wrap up your household and prepare it for the haul in no time. With our help, you’ll be able to spend more quality time with family and friends before you move out while we take care of the rest. Our standard packing service is calculated into the price. It covers disassembling and later reassembling large pieces of furniture, as well as wrapping and securing appliances and large items that won’t fit into a box.

      We Are Movers in New York City That Offer Full and Partial Packing Among Our Cross-Country Moving Services

      Since placing your whole household into boxes is a tiresome and time-consuming task, we are among the companies that can easily take care of it. Our team members will pack your belongings from the inventory list while following all standards of the trade, and that goes for furniture as much as for fragiles or items with great sentimental value. If it can all fit in less than 15 boxes, we will charge you for a partial service and a full one if there are more than 15 boxes.

      CCM Is a Moving Company With Quality Car Shipping Services

      Whether you’ve decided to buy a vehicle on a different coast, or you simply want to relocate your car with you, you can relax knowing that CCM is a company that offers the service of car shipping, too. We provide it as a standalone solution, but you can choose to bundle it up with the whole relocation for a hefty discount. Since we’re one of those companies that understand the importance of vehicles for our clients, we do it with the utmost precision and care . Then we’ll make sure that the car arrives at your new address safe and sound, as well as on scheduled time.

      Choose Between Different Transportation Solutions

      If you decide to opt for our auto transport, you may choose between an open and enclosed trailer. If you’re moving cross country on a budget, you can choose to transport your car on an open carrier, as it’s the more affordable option, as well as more available. Your car will be strapped and secured with up to nine other cars, but it will require some washing afterward.

      Enclosed trailers are a perfect solution for those who want their vehicle to arrive spotless, without being exposed to weather and road conditions. It’s a pricier option, usually chosen by owners of expensive, classic, and show cars.

      Pick-Up and Delivery Options by the Cross Country Movers

      We strive to make our customers happy and to provide them with several choices for any cross-country moving service in NYC we offer. It is why you may choose pick-up and delivery solutions to fit both your needs and your budget. Our door-to-door option is the pricier one, but it’s what most of our clients choose, because of its convenience. If you choose it, our team members will come to your door to pick up your car and deliver it directly to your future doorstep. The terminal-to-terminal shipping costs less, and it’s a perfect solution for those with more time on their hands. With it, you’ll drop your car off at the nearest terminal station and later pick it up at a location near your new home.

      We Are the Company That Provides You With Free Storage for 30 Days

      No matter how hard you try, it sometimes happens that some of your belongings just can’t fit into the new house, whether by size or by style. Or which is more likely in the Big Apple, into the small apartment. The perfect solution to that problem is quality storage service. CCM is a company that offers you storage space for one month for free, but you can use it for a long period if needed, and we will charge you by the day. Our storage units are climate-controlled, spacious, and kept under camera surveillance, so you can relax knowing your possessions are in safe hands in well-kept storage.

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      We Are One of the Companies That Will Insure Your Belongings

      Unfortunately, accidents and mishaps sometimes do happen, and that’s why our company provides you with a relocating insurance policy for your belongings at no additional cost. We are the NYC movers that will ensure you have a much more relaxed move, knowing that your items are covered in case something doesn’t go as planned. Our mandatory liability insurance covers 60 cents per pound of any broken or damaged item. However, this may not be suitable for your pricier belongings, as well as those that have sentimental value, and that’s why we encourage our customers to take a third-party insurance policy at an additional cost. It is also very important to note that possessions that are covered by this full value replacement must be packed by our professional team and must be listed on the inventory list.

      When it comes to car insurance, cars transported in open trailers are covered for external damage up to $100,000. If you opt for enclosed transport, coverage goes up to $500,000 in external damage.

      The Big Apple – If You Make It Here, You Can Make It Anywhere

      There’s a quote by Simone de Beauvoir that sums the city’s character perfectly – “There is something in the NY air that makes sleep useless.” If you are a fan of the food, culture, and vibrant nightlife, it’s definitely one of the most diverse cities in the world. The famous bodegas and their baconeggandcheeses served with an Arizona iced tea, the pizza, Chinese food, museums, nightlife, street fairs, architecture, street art, and performances are all close at hand in the City that Never Sleeps, aka the Hustling Capital of the World. It’s a place of opportunity for everyone, and young professionals from all over the world come to its core to grab their chances.

      What to Expect From the Cost of Living Here

      The Big Apple is an expensive place, and that’s something that anyone who plans to move to the unofficial capital of the world has to be aware of. Prices in all spheres of life significantly outpace those in the rest of the US, from housing and utilities to groceries and goods. All in all, you can expect to spend some 30 percent of monthly income on accommodation, 33 percent on goods, 13 percent on groceries, and so on. Taxes are also quite high, going up to almost 13 percent of income.

      Those are some of the numbers, but what will affect the cost of living the most is whether you are single or with children, whether you live alone or with roommates, whether you’re paying off student debt or not, and such facts of life. On the other hand, the place you’re moving to is one of those cities where finding a job is quite easy, and if you land a good one, you can have the lifestyle you want.

      Best Neighborhoods to Rent an Apartment in NY

      It’s time for a quick guide through the Big Apple and its parts. It consists of five boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island) and dozens of neighborhoods in each of them. Not surprisingly, Manhattan, which constitutes downtown NYC, is the most expensive. Still, there are areas where you can find an apartment at a lower price, but whatever it is that you’re looking for, you can find it here.

      • Hell’s Kitchen is an ominously named neighborhood, we admit, but it’s one of the best city’s districts. It’s renowned for its restaurant scene, theaters, artists, and good schools. There are also plenty of different businesses encompassing everything from high-rise buildings full of offices to mom-and-pop local shops. It neighbors Times Square, a tourist destination that many come to see, so it has a convenient location.
      • Battery Park is one of the best areas to do almost everything in. From a variety of movie theaters to amazing parks for kids, it also offers places where you can eat a meal, walk to clear your mind or take someone on a date, play basketball, play volleyball, have a picnic, ride a bike, and go on an expensive shopping spree.
      • Chelsea is a perfect spot for families and singles with similar lifestyles. It’s a clean, safe district and very family-friendly. It offers many places to eat out, from your guilty fast-food pleasures to organic and vegan choices as well. The streets are very easy to navigate, and the residents are friendly and willing to help.

      Some of the districts are not even that far from the center. Among them are Brooklyn’s neighborhood Bushwick, Manhattan’s Washington Heights, and Astoria in Queens. Be mindful, though: most apartments in NY are small, probably much smaller than what you’re used to. Therefore, storage is a good solution for your stuff until you settle in.

      What's Social Life Like After Moving to New York

      How a person lives after moving to New York is largely up to their income, neighborhood, and preferences. First of all, around half of more than eight million residents weren’t born there, so it shouldn’t be hard to find folks who came from the same place as you. Then there’s the matter of the neighborhood. If you rent an apartment in a place that has changed too fast for residents’ liking, be mindful of that, and you’ll settle in much easier. Respecting locals and their habits and customs is always a good place to start.

      The folks of Big Apple are often said to be rude and unpleasant. That may be true in some instances (to slow walkers, for example; we can’t emphasize enough the importance of a fast pace), but on the other hand, they really care about their own. Also, the phrase “the city that never sleeps” is very accurate here. If you like peace and quiet, better opt for some of the city’s outer layers.

      Culture Is in Abundance

      Writer Tom Wolfe once said that “culture is in the air, a part of the weather” in the Big Apple. And he wasn’t wrong. There are more than 500 galleries around the place, as well as more than 200 arts and culture organizations. Some of them, like Carnegie Hall or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, are famous throughout the world. There is also the one and only Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA), and Guggenheim Museum, alongside numerous museums dedicated to cultures of peoples all around the world. When it comes to theater, need we say more than Broadway?

      Plenty of Sports, But Don't Hold Your Breath for Titles

      Unlike other US cities, the Big Apple gives it’s folks a rare treat – a choice between teams to root for in almost every sport. Let’s go on a quick tour. There are Knicks and Nets in the NBA, Giants and Jets in the NFL, Islanders and Rangers in the NHL, and Mets and Yankees in the MLB. Only ones to win championships in this century are Giants (twice) and Yankees.

      The Big Apple was once a place of soccer, too, with great Pele wearing the colors of New York Cosmos. Today, that tradition is carried on by New York City FC and New York Red Bulls.

      Fans of other sports won’t be disappointed either. Queens and its Flushing Meadows complex is the host of US Open Tennis Championships, the world’s largest marathon courses through all five boroughs. There are also golf, boxing, horse racing… To each their own.

      Move-Out of NY With One of the Best Moving Companies NYC

      Even though many people are relocating to NYC daily, some residents need a change of scenery, probably away from all hustle and bustle. If you are one of them, give CCM a call, and we will gladly help you move from the city’s urban core to anywhere you want. Contact us and book our various solutions that fit your needs, as well as the budget. When you do that, all that’s left is to sit back and relax while we do all the grunt work and make sure you have a stressless move.

      The Ghosts of NYC

      No place like a haunted place, right? The first ghost we wish to introduce to you is a big one. In fact, it’s a ship. In the foggy twilight, it can be seen on the Hudson River, where it sank long ago thanks to the negligence of the crew. Then there are two sisters, Rosetta and Janet van der Voort, who can sometimes be spotted in Central Park in Manhattan, skating.

      And our last pick – the Dakota Building, the place where John Lennon had an apartment and in front of which he was murdered in 1980. The famous musician often said that he saw ghosts inside the Dakota, and his widow Yoko Ono said that a few years after his death, she saw his spirit sitting at the piano.

      These are only a few. We don’t doubt that, after a day or two in New York City, you’ll learn about many more.

      Alligators in Sewers

      One of the long-standing urban legends in the Big Apple are gators in the city’s sewers. True, there were occasions when those critters walked up to the streets out of manholes. Still, chances to meet an alligator outside of the zoo are negligible, to say the least.

      Pirate Treasure

      How would such a great place as NYC look without a hidden treasure? Luckily, there is one, if you believe the tales. Namely, the treasure of Captain William Kidd. As the story goes, Captain Kidd buried a part of the ill-gotten booty on Liberty Island before being sent to England to be tried and hanged for piracy at the beginning of the 18th century. Later, the Statue of Liberty was put right over the hidden chest. One group of would-be treasure hunters claimed that it had found a chest, but was chased away from the digging site by a ghostly apparition. When they returned a bit later, the chest was gone.

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