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With nearly nine million residents, the City of New York is both the U.S.’s most populous and most densely populated city. The Big Apple is also pretty big, covering a total landmass of just over 300 square miles. 109 of those square miles belong to Queens, making it the largest of the city’s five boroughs. Brooklyn, meanwhile, with a total of 71 square miles, comes in at a close second. But with the largest population gain of any borough from 2010 to 2020 (9.2%), Brooklyn is number one when it comes to being NYC's most populous, fastest growing, and arguably most famous borough. Nearly 2.8 million New Yorkers already call one of its 70+ neighborhoods home. One of those 70+ neighborhoods is Brooklyn Heights, and if you happen to be planning a move there — then OZ Moving got your back.

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Expert Movers

Brooklyn Heights is a relatively small neighborhood nestled on the east shore of the East River, directly across from downtown Manhattan. It has been a prominent area of Brooklyn since 1834, although back then it was known simply as ‘Brooklyn Village’ (And later on — as ‘Clover Hill’). It’s visually recognizable for its rows of low-rise brownstone buildings and tree-lined streets and is relatively quiet, being for the most part residential. It is one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods, and it also happens to be home to a fairly large number of churches and other religious institutions.

Meanwhile, OZ Moving has been a prominent NYC moving company since 1993 (and always known as OZ Moving). And being a native New Yorker, having nearly thirty years of professional experience, and now doing thousands of moves yearly across all 300+ square miles of NYC and then some, we know every corner of the Big Apple — including Brooklyn Heights — like the back of our hand.

Moving To And From All Locations In Brooklyn Heights.

Geographically speaking, the neighborhood stretches from the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge and Old Fulton Street in the north down to Atlantic Avenue in the south. To its west are the East River and the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway (or, as the locals call it, the BQE). And it is bordered by Cadman Plaza West on the east. The surrounding neighborhoods are Dumbo (north), Downtown Brooklyn (east), and Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill (south). With these, It is part of the greater area known as Brooklyn Community District 2. And while, unlike Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights has just one ZIP Code — 11201 — it does have four area codes: 718, 347, 917, and 929.

The Heights are also just a stone’s throw away from NYC’s epicenter. And with the BQE, the Brooklyn Bridge, a ferry, and various subways and buses granting immediate access, it is relatively easy to get to — be it from any other part of Brooklyn, the other four boroughs, and/or the other 49 states. And although the neighborhood is densely populated — being home to 25,000+ New Yorkers — Brooklyn Heights itself actually covers a landmass of just roughly a third of a square mile. In other words, it’s not huge. It also has an interesting mix of both a suburban and big city feel. And the traffic and overall vibe tend to be a lot less hectic than that of some other parts of NYC too. All this makes moving within the Heights less logistically tricky and stressful than, for example, within neighboring Manhattan (with its high-rises, skyscrapers, cramped streets, and non-stop hustle and bustle). 

Still, moving is never an easy endeavor, and it’s always good to have someone who knows the ins and outs of the neighborhood by your side. And when it comes to Brooklyn Heights — we know those ins and outs. So whether you’re moving to, from, or within the 11201 ZIP code, we can help.

All the major zip codes, avenues, and streets in Brooklyn Heights

We know Brooklyn Heights like the back of our hand! If you need to move in any of these neighborhoods, Oz Moving is more than equipped to help. Call 212-452-6683 to ask about our services in these neighborhoods:

  • 11201
  • 11205
  • 11217
  • Atlantic Avenue
  • Court Street
  • Cadman Plaza West
  • Montague Street
  • Clark Street
  • Henry Street
  • Hicks Street
  • Old Fulton Street
  • Jay Street

Brooklyn Heights moving tips

If you’re a native New Yorker (and especially a native Brooklynite), then chances are you already have a general idea of the practical logistics of moving within Brooklyn, as well as what you can do for fun once you’ve moved. If you’re new to the city, fear not — Brooklyn in general and Brooklyn Heights in particular are great places to be. But while moving and living there can be less stressful than in some other parts of NYC, there are still a number of factors to consider. So whether you’re enlisting professional help, doing a DIY move, or a little bit of both — we’ve got a few tips to help you get started on feeling right at home.

 

Neighborhood points of interest

Here are a few particular things worth checking out:

-Drive, bike, or walk (best option) to Manhattan and back over one of NYC’s most recognizable icons — aka the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge. This revolutionary marvel of engineering is a great place to take in the view (and a selfie or two, if you like), partake in a bit of history, and get some exercise — all in one.

-Stroll along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for some more breathtaking views of the NYC skyline (especially at night). And for some fresh air and greenery, check out the adjacent Brooklyn Bridge Park.

-Experience 400+ years of Brooklyn history at The Brooklyn Historical Society.

-Experience 100+ years of NYC’s subway, bus, and commuter rail system history at the New York Transit Museum.

-And grab a bite and do some shopping on Montague Street, aka the Heights’ ‘main drag.’

Overall, Brooklyn Heights is often noted for its architectural and visual aesthetic in general, as well as its prominent role in the city’s and the country’s history. The neighborhood is also very culturally diverse, being home to dozens of nationalities and people from all walks of life. So the food, culture, and nightlife are in no way lacking either. And since the neighborhood is small, just wandering around its tree-lined streets for a day is sure to bring plenty of pleasant surprises.

Interesting facts

-Brooklyn Heights derives its name from the Native American ‘Ihpetonga’ — roughly “high sandy banks” — which is how the local native Lenape people referred to this once elevated area back in the day.

-Brooklyn Heights is often considered America's first suburb.

-Most of the neighborhood’s brownstone rowhouses were built before the Civil War.

-Brooklyn Heights became the first NYC neighborhood to be designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

-The Brooklyn Arts Gallery, opened in 1958, was Brooklyn's very first art gallery.

-Over the years, many a celebrity have called Brooklyn Heights home — including Salvador Dali, Richard Wright, H.P. Lovecraft, Truman Capote, Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jennifer Connely, and Bjork, among others.

-An average of over 116,000 vehicles, 30,000 pedestrians, and 3,000 cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge every day.

 

How to Find an apartment to rent

Finding an apartment in Brooklyn Heights, however, can be tricky. The neighborhood is small, quiet, and very close to Manhattan, and the buildings are low-rise and often historic. In other words, the demand greatly outweighs the supply, and costs are steep. We recommend you go through the usual channels and ask around. And if word-of-mouth fails, OZ’s Ultimate Guide to Finding an Apartment in NYC should help.

Cost of Living in Brooklyn Heights

The cost of living in Brooklyn is 80% higher than the national average, and 16% higher than the NY state average. And Brooklyn Heights is considered one of Brooklyn’s most upscale and expensive areas. The median monthly rent is $3,850. So the prices — from housing to groceries to going out — are generally similar to those of NYC’s most affluent neighborhoods. In short, while you can still find a decent cup of coffee and/or a great slice of pizza for a buck or two, to live somewhat comfortably in Brooklyn Heights, you want to be making at least 50k a year.

25+ years of experience moving in Brooklyn Heights

The historical gem that is Brooklyn Heights has changed a lot over the centuries, especially in the last few decades. And OZ Moving, with nearly three decades of NYC experience, has not only seen the neighborhood flourish but also helped facilitate a move or two there over the years. In other words, Brooklyn Heights is part of our history too. So if you’re looking to make it part of yours, reach out to us for a free quote — we’ll help make the process as stress-free as possible.

Offices Located in Manhattan and Brooklyn

  • Phone number

    (718) 766-5275

  • Address

    155 Water St Brooklyn,
    NY 11201

  • Hour

    Mon – Fri: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Sat: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sun: Closed


Or stop by our Manhattan office at 228 E 45th Street (suite 1005) to chat with us in person. Or better yet — stop by our Brooklyn office. Conveniently located at 155 Water St, Brooklyn, it’s literally right above Brooklyn Heights. So close, in fact, that we share the same ZIP code (11201). And we’re less than a ten-minute stroll from the Brooklyn Bridge.

No Surprises Later

These services can be bundled in your Guaranteed Price move. Simply request the services you need and we’ll quote you a flat rate—no surprises later.

  • Flat-screen TVs – Packed in oversized TV box with protection
  • Computers – Packed in cardboard box with protection
  • Electronics – Packed in cardboard box with protection
  • Wardrobe Clothes – Hung in wardrobe box
  • Mirrors – Packed in cardboard box with protection
  • Lamps – Disassembled, wrapped and packed in cardboard box with protection
  • Paintings – Packed in cardboard box or wooden picture crate with protection*
  • Sculptures – Wrapped and packed in cardboard box or wooden crate with protection*
  • Pianos – Piano boards are included
  • Sofas & Chairs – Wrapped in moving blankets
  • Tables – Disassembled and wrapped in blankets (glass and marble tops in wooden crate with protection)*
  • Armoires – Wrapped in blankets. Disassembly is available upon request*
  • Mattresses – Wrapped in plastic and protected with blankets
  • Floors – Covers are included up to 50 feet. We lift all items or use dollies when needed to keep your floors free of scuffs
  • Corners – We put protection on all corner walls to avoid unwanted scrapes*
  • Hallways – Narrow hallways get protection from damage that can be caused by larger items*
  • Doorways – Our team is skilled at clearing doors and tricky passageways

Oz Moving & Storage factors all labor expenses and fuel costs when providing your Guaranteed Price. We also provide a certificate of liability insurance with every move.

  • Clean, new moving trucks – the majority of our fleet is less than 5 years old
  • In-house carpenters – we can handle repairs and restoration on the fly
  • Highly-trained movers – all team members complete our in-house moving academy

* Some services must be requested in advance but are included in Guaranteed Price quote prior to move

Our Brooklyn Heights Moving Services

Oz is constantly evolving and expanding the array of services we offer to best meet customer needs. Many of our employees are specialists, providing expertise in areas such as storage services, antique restoration, assembly and disassembly, packing services, packing supplies, unpacking, custom crating, white glove moving, piano moving, last minute moves, office moving and more.

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storage solutions

We know there are many reasons to move items into storage. That's why we offer short- and long-term options at our three locations in NYC, NJ and CA--all with the peace of mind that comes with our full-service storage and competitive pricing.

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commercial moving

Whether our team is moving a start-up out of a co-working space or a corporate headquarters with a hundred desks, we pay the same attention to detail, organization, and hard work that made us New York’s favorite residential moving company.

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local movers

No residential move is too big or small for our experienced moving team at Oz Moving & Storage. We treat every moving job with the utmost care with quality packaging material, skilled residential movers, and premier customer service.

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long distance moving

Given our long history of helping people move in New York, it should come as no surprise that Oz Moving & Storage are also the best long distance movers in NYC. We remove the hassle from your moving experience to provide peace of mind at competitive rates.

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last minute moves

Oz Moving & Storage happily provides same day moving services for clients in tough last minute situations. If there is nothing physically preventing Oz from performing the move, we will be able to offer the customer our services, even on short notice.

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packing service

Whether you need a full packing service where you never lift a finger, or you need help only with your largest and most fragile belongings, we can provide a packing package to suit your needs and allow you to concentrate on other aspects of your move.

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