Union Square Movers

Union Square Movers

A buzzing and bustling but compact and centrally-located Manhattan neighborhood, Union Square runs from E 14th Street north to E 18th Street, between 5th Avenue on the west and Irving Place on the east. The central focus of Union Square is the namesake plaza-park that seems to be a magnet for Manhattanites of all ilks. Here, they shop for locally-sourced produce and foods at the year-round Greenmarket, stroll with their dogs, compete with street chess players, and protest to express their beliefs. More commercial than residential, Union Square exudes a lively vibe from its cafes, bars, theatres, chain stores, and shops.

Your Union Square move will run like a well-oiled machine when you hire The Movers NYC. Our Manhattan-based moving company has decades of experience in the industry which translates to a seamless and stress-free move for you. Whether you need white glove service for a beloved piano or are planning a commercial or residential move, we provide the customer service, knowledge, and experience that will make your move hassle-free.

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What to Know Before Moving to Union Square

Centrally located, bustling, and easily walkable, Union Square provides an iconic Manhattan lifestyle for those who live there.


Union Square is a historically significant Manhattan neighborhood because in the early days it served as an important crossroads. In the early 1800s, much of Manhattan Island was farmland but the city was rapidly expanding thanks to access on two main intersecting thoroughfares – Broadway and 4th Avenue (formerly Bowery Road). Because of this important crossroads, the neighborhood rapidly developed, and Union Square Park was completed in 1839. By the early 1900s, Union Square had become a major transportation hub. As a result, many office buildings, lofts, and warehouses were constructed by the mid-1900s. In 1997, Union Square was named a National Historic Landmark.

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Union Square has a festive feel during the annual Holiday Market during which 100+ vendors sell everything from crafts to food.

Transportation and Walkability

Union Square continues to serve as a noteworthy Manhattan hub due to the eight subway lines that intersect here. The 14th Street-Union Square station is located under the square where you can connect with lines 6X, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, or 6. With a top transit score of 100 and a walking score of 99, it’s super easy to live in Union Square without a car. You can use the subway to commute, run errands, and go have fun or walk to over 560 restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and bars, according to walkscore.com. Many buildings have bike storage and because there are no hills to pedal, Union Square has earned a bike score of 91.

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A view from the Flatiron Building looks onto the park and the surrounding neighborhood. Many of the buildings around the park are high-rise apartments.


A number of Union Square buildings, both commercial and residential, are pre-war and range from low-rise brick rowhouses and high-rises to renovated loft buildings. However, you’ll also find contemporary high-rises, many with outstanding amenities. Renovated in 2008 into a high-end black glass-faced condominium building, 15 Union Square West was once the Tiffany flagship store. Amenities at 15 Union Square include a full-time doorman, concierge, health club, fitness center, pool, bike and residential storage, and a full-service garage. Some notable historic buildings include the Lincoln Building, 44 Union Square East, the Springler Building, and the Daryl Roth Theatre, formerly Union Square Savings Bank.

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What Makes Union Square Special

The Union Square Greenmarket, established in 1976, is a huge draw for Manhattanites who come to shop for fresh local produce and farm products like cheeses, flowers, honey, and bread. The open-air market runs year-round four days every week and during peak growing season, it offers hundreds of varieties of vegetables and fruits. Between November 23 and December 24, over 100 craftsmen sell at the Union Square Holiday Market and offer everything from high-end jewelry to handcrafted candles. Union Square Park is famous for its street chess players who typically charge around $5 for a ten-minute (five minutes each side) game. On One Union Square South’s modern facade, the enormous three-part Metronome Clock counts the hours, expels steam, and tracks the moon’s phases. And another thing that makes Union Square so special is that you can walk to everything!

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Union Square Park was redesigned by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1872, a few decades after it initially opened. Today, it’s a community gathering spot that’s well known for its Greenmarket that features produce and goods from 140+ local farmers, fishermen, and producers.

Union Square’s Trusted Moving Company

No matter how you stack it, The Movers NYC will make your Union Square move a successful, hassle-free experience. We’re Manhattan’s best mover and we’ll ensure the smoothest relocation experience you can imagine. Your belongings are completely protected throughout your move because we’re fully insured, licensed, and bonded. Our trained moving crews have the expertise and experience to manage your building’s moving rules and can maneuver the tight stairways or narrow doorways and hallways found in many Union Square pre-war buildings. Customize your move with our wide variety of premier 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 want top-rated customer service and the smoothest move possible, Manhattan’s best mover, The Movers NYC, will deliver. Request a free moving quote today!

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