Little Italy Movers
Tucked in between Nolita, SoHo, Chinatown, and the Bowery, Little Italy is a tiny neighborhood packed with historical character and trendy appeal. The enclave runs from Broome to Canal Streets between the Bowery and Lafayette Street. Mulberry Street is the main thoroughfare that attracts throngs of tourists but when you step away from the main drag, you can experience the charming narrow cobblestone streets, renovated row houses, and historic churches. In addition to Italian, there are some fine eclectic cuisines and some of NYC’s most happening dive bars and chic boutiques.
Whether you’re planning a commercial move, relocating your own apartment, or need secure storage, moving within, to, or from Little Italy comes with many challenges. Narrow streets, narrower doorways, limited to zero parking – it’s a task that The Movers NYC can manage with ease. Not only do we know every street in Little Italy, but we’re also bonded, insured, licensed, and experienced which means we can get you moved in or out – locally or long-distance, without a hitch.
What to Know Before Moving to Little Italy
Here are some things to know before boxing up and moving to this charming NYC neighborhood:
History and Culture
Although Mulberry Street was documented on maps of the late 1700s, Little Italy started developing in the 1880s. Hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants arrived in NYC and settled here along with their traditions, customs, and cuisines. In the late 1940s, many residents moved to outer boroughs, leaving a few blocks on Mulberry Street with a distinct Italian flavor. Keeping the flavor alive, the annual Feast of San Gennaro has brought the old traditions and customs to life every September since 1926. Throughout 11 days, Mulberry Street explodes with Italian delicacies, music, parades, and performances. The Italian American Museum records the contributions Italians have made to New York City. The Center for Italian Modern Art promotes Italian art in the US and internationally. St Patrick’s Old Cathedral, built between 1809 and 1815, was NYC’s first cathedral.
Many Little Italy restaurants cater to the tourist crowd with blah food at steep prices, however, there’s also a great choice of excellent eclectic cuisines. Several of the original Italian restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and delis that have been dishing up mouthwatering taste treats for over a hundred years are still going strong. Some of the longest-standing include Angelo’s of Mulberry Street, established in 1902; Caffe Roma, opened in 1891; Ferrara, open since 1892; Lombardi’s, creating pizza since 1905; family-owned and -operated Parisi Bakery, baking goodies for 118 years; and the venerable Di Palo’s Fine Foods, opened in 1910 and carrying delicacies from every region of Italy, from cheeses, cured meats, and pasta to balsamic vinegar and olive oils.
Cost of Living
Once a neighborhood of immigrants living in tenements, today Little Italy’s well-heeled young families and professionals pay an overall cost of living that’s 102% higher than the national average. Gentrification is pushing out long-time residents and housing expenses are now about eight times the national average.Get Started
Types of Buildings
Little Italy is a mix of low- and mid-rise pre-war elevator buildings, low-rise walkups, some converted factories and warehouses, classic commercial landmark buildings, and some shiny high rises that have all the nifty amenities. Because they’re renovated tenement buildings, most of the walkups have extremely narrow living spaces. Beaux-Arts and French Second Empire were popular architectural styles that decorated many of Little Italy’s commercial buildings in the 1800s.
Public Transit and Walkability
You can easily live in Little Italy without a car. Four bus routes run through the neighborhood; if you were to travel from Little Italy to the Upper West Side on the bus, your trip would take about 82 minutes.
Hopping on the subway is a faster option – it takes about 30 minutes to go from Little Italy uptown to 72nd Street near Central Park. The Canal Stations are located at the southwest corner of the neighborhood and are served by subway lines 4, 6, J, and Z. Tops in anybody’s book, Little Italy has earned a transit score of 100.
Walking or cycling is truly the best way to get around in Little Italy; the walk score is 100. Right behind walking, cycling is also highly rated at 93.
Little Italy’s Trusted Moving Company
Tight entryways and narrow stairs – you mean there’s no elevator? How will you move your couch? That’s why hiring The Movers NYC is a cost-effective and hassle-free Manhattan moving choice. Our experienced crews deal with these hiccups every day. They have solutions for all of Little Italy’s moving challenges – even parking. With The Movers NYC, your move will be parking-free, load- and transport-free, and stress-free. Based in Manhattan, we are fully licensed, insured, and bonded and offer the following wide range of moving services:
- 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
Move stress-free and let The Movers NYC handle all of Little Italy’s moving challenges. Request a free quote now!