Two Bridges Movers

Two Bridges Movers

Tucked into the southernmost tip of Manhattan Island, Two Bridges is a small neighborhood bound by Montgomery Street and the Brooklyn Bridge east to west and E Broadway to the East River north to south. Manhattan Bridge runs through the middle of this under-the-radar but up-and-coming neighborhood. Although Two Bridges is known as a working-class neighborhood and maintains an old-school vibe, the process of gentrification is rapidly replacing the old.

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What to Know Before Moving to Two Bridges

The People

Historically, Two Bridges was an Italian and Irish working-class neighborhood. However, after WWII, when public housing high-rises were constructed, Hispanic and African American residents moved to the area. By the 1980s, Chinese immigrants began moving to Two Bridges and even today, East Broadway is frequently referred to as Little Fuzhou due to the number of Chinese Fujian Province immigrants. The small neighborhood of only about 19,000 residents is ethnically diverse and consists of 65% Asian, 16% Hispanic, 9% African American, 6% White, 3% of two or more races, and 1% Native American.

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Looking out at the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges at sunset from the shoreline in Two Bridges. Photo credit Diana Beato on Flickr.

The Amenities

Two Bridges has a number of urban playgrounds and parks, such as Martin F Tanahey Playground; Rutgers Park; Murry Bergtraum Softball Field; Coleman Playground, Skatepark, and Dog Run; Little Flower Playground; and Sophie Irene Loeb Playground. Runners love the 4-mile loop that takes in the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. You’ll find convenient corner grocery stores, fitness studios, coffee shops, and casual restaurants, many of which are Asian-themed.

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Two Bridges residents have access to the East River Greenway, which offers a 4.4 mile walking and running path between Battery Park and East 34th Street.

The Culture

Densely urban, in Two Bridges about 98% of residents rent their homes. Due to superstorms, particularly Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Irene, the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council focuses on sustainability and long-term planning for climate change issues like flooding and projects like the innovative community Rain Garden. Street art and graffiti decorate building walls and if a vehicle sits on the street too long, chances are it’ll get a graffiti paint job too.

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The Schools and Education

From public to private, the Two Bridges neighborhood receives high marks for its schools. Top-rated public schools include PK-5 PS 2 Meyer London School, PK-5 PS 124 Yung Wing, 6-8 MS 131, and 9-12 Pace High School. The PK-8 St Joseph School is a highly rated private school.

Getting Around

Getting to work or running errands – it’s easy to live in Two Bridges without owning a car. The walk score is 98, the transit score is 99, and the bike score is 93. According to walkscore.com, Two Bridges has about 264 coffee shops, bars, and restaurants that are easy to get to on foot.

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A view of Murry Bergtraum Softball Field and Knickerbocker Village, a massive red-brick residential complex containing twelve 13-story buildings with a total of 1590 apartments. Photo credit Sergei Gussev on Flickr.

The Buildings

The neighborhood is changing quickly and buildings contrast dramatically. Pre-war brick mid-rises, walk-up tenement style buildings, public and affordable housing are slowly being replaced by high-rise and tower residential and commercial developments. It wasn’t until 2003 that a section of Two Bridges, now listed in the National Register of Historic Places, became recognized for its historic significance. The historic district, which aims to preserve old buildings, takes up a nine-block area between East Broadway and Madison Street. Between 1972 and 1997, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council focused on urban renewal and is currently working on maintaining affordable housing to serve working-class families.

Some significant historical landmarks include the William and Rosamond Clark House, Alfred E Smith House, and Mariners Temple. Notable newly constructed buildings include One Manhattan Square, an 800-foot tower full of luxury amenities, and the low-rise Idylls condos on Henry Street.  For years, Two Bridges has been one of downtown Manhattan’s most affordable neighborhoods but with gentrification, housing prices are seeing pronounced increases.

Two Bridges’ Trusted Moving Company

Everybody knows what a hassle moving can be. But if you hire The Movers NYC, your Two Bridges move will be a piece of cake. We’re fully insured, licensed, and bonded so your belongings are protected. We know all the ins and out of the Two Bridges neighborhood and can move your furniture through tight doorways or cramped stairways. Whatever your Two Bridges moving needs, you can trust The Movers NYC to do it right. We offer a wide range of moving services:

  • Local, long-distance, and international moves
  • Specialty moves including 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

When you need help with your Two Bridges relocation, trust The Movers NYC, Manhattan’s #1 moving company. Request a free quote now!

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