Greenwich Village Movers
Long known as the bohemian heart of Manhattan, Greenwich Village is located between the Hudson River on the west, Broadway on the east, W. 14th St on the north, and W. Houston Street on the south. Everyone from university students and professors to affluent residents and tourists can be found immersed in Greenwich Village’s progressive cultural scene, hanging out in the intimate and happening cafes, restaurants, and clubs. The New York University community has adopted vibrant Washington Square Park as its open-air quad, where you’ll see an international crowd enjoying the art, entertainment, and social scene in all seasons.
Are you planning to move to, from, or within Greenwich Village? If so, The Movers NYC will help you plan an efficient and stress-free move. Based in Manhattan, and with decades of industry experience, we understand Greenwich Village’s narrow streets, restricted parking codes, and building quirks so your move is hassle-free. As a fully bonded, licensed, and insured moving company, we also provide trusted local and long-distance Manhattan moving services that can be customized to your needs.
What to Know Before Moving to Greenwich Village
Want to get to know Greenwich Village better? Here are several points to get you more acquainted with this historical, yet happening neighborhood.
Since the late 1800s, the Village has been a mecca for writers, artists, musicians, actors, and political activists. In the early to mid-20th century, it continued to attract the avant-garde and eclectic residents – those with a penchant for alternative lifestyles and/or progressive ideas like Allen Ginsburg, Jack Kerouac, Jackson Pollock, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendricks. The Stonewall Riots are considered the key event that fueled the national fight for LGBTQ rights. New York University was established in 1831 and acceptance to the university was based on merit instead of social class or birthright. Throughout the years, NYU has contributed a democratic and academic character to Greenwich Village.
Neighborhood Attractions and Amenities
Buzzing Washington Square Park, known for its distinctive marble arch, is the social, artistic, and political epicenter of Greenwich Village. Be amazed at the talented street performers and be sure to check out the fine art, sculpture, photography, and crafts from around the world at the bi-annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, initiated in 1931. Although the Stonewall Inn was made famous back in 1969 for putting the Gay Rights movement on the map, today it’s a colorful dive that features some roisterous entertainment, drag shows, and karaoke. Foodies flock to historic MacDougal Street’s happening cafes, restaurants, and bars. Cafe Wha? is one of MacDougal Street’s most famous bars. From world-renowned jazz clubs, alternative theater, and comedy clubs to the fine art exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, there are endless things to do in Greenwich Village.
Walkscore and Public Transit
If you’re looking for a neighborhood where you can live car-free, Greenwich Village just may be perfect for you. With a walk score of 99 out of 100, a transit score of 100, and a bike score of 94, you can forget all the hassles of parking and owning a vehicle. In the Village, you have access to three rail, nine subway, and 19 bus lines. You don’t even need to own a bike because Citi Bike, NYC’s bike-sharing system, has several stations in Greenwich Village.Get Started
Types of Buildings
Most of Greenwich Village is contained within a designated historic district so development is extremely restricted. Elegant red-brick townhouses were built around Washington Square in the mid-1800s. In the early 1900s, ten- to twelve-story luxury apartment towers were constructed north of Washington Square. Today, many vintage buildings are doorman co-ops and condos. There is some sleek shiny new construction, but it’s very limited.
Cost of Living
The high cost of living reflects the fact that Greenwich Village is one of NYC’s most coveted neighborhoods. Expect overall costs to be almost three times the national average, with housing costs at six times the national average. The median home cost is $1,500,000 and the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment runs $3,500.
Greenwich Village’s Trusted Moving Company
Your transition in, to, or from Greenwich Village will be smooth and easy when you move with The Movers NYC. Our personalized, expert services include:
- Local, long-distance, and international moves
- Specialty moves: art, antiques, pianos, white-glove services, and more
- Residential and commercial moving services
- Last-minute and same-day moves
- Full-service moving and packing options available
The Movers NYC knows Greenwich Village and will make sure your move avoids the typical pitfalls many people aren’t aware of. We can handle everything from working with your building’s specific moving restrictions to carefully moving your valuable vintage furniture.
For the best Greenwich Village move possible, hire The Movers NYC. Bonded, licensed, and insured, we’ll completely protect your move and personalize it to your needs. Get your free moving quote now!