Everything was fine, although I expected that they would be able to deliver a bit earlier than arranged, but ok, it was still a pleasant experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cross Country Moving Company is one of the top recommended long distance moving service providers in the United States.
Our team of moving experts provides white glove service with a true attention to detail. As soon as you give us a call, we help you create an inventory list that tells us exactly what we’re moving.
Big moves mean many moving parts, and our team of experts are equipped to make sure that your belongings are carefully accounted for at every turn.
Need to ship your car? Cross Country moves automobiles, too from jalopies to Jaguars, we transport your personal vehicles safely and efficiently to their destination.
Thousands of people move with Cross Country Movers every year, and these are just some of their stories.
Everything was fine, although I expected that they would be able to deliver a bit earlier than arranged, but ok, it was still a pleasant experience.
Thank you for professional and timely service, my family couldn’t have done this without the best crew in the moving industry. Just keep rocking, I mean, moving!
They were very careful with everything, especially with glassware and other fragile items, I am impressed by how they wrapped and packed everything so promptly. I will certainly consider hiring them again for my next relocation.
Absolutely exceeded my expectations, stellar service. Everything was as agreed and on time, easily one of my best moving experiences so far. I highly recommend Cross Country Movers to anyone who’s tired of unprofessional scammers.
My friends warned me that I should not move during the summer, but I still wanted to do it. Luckily, Cross Country Movers managed to find some time for me and help me move closer to the beach and have the best summer ever. Warm regards from the sunny West Coast.
I have plenty of antique furniture, and I was surprised to see how they handled it all. I was observing carefully, and from what I’ve seen, they seem to know what they’re doing, so it was definitely worth every cent.
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