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At Oz Moving & Storage, we appreciate the wonder and enchantment of moving to New York. Even long-time NYC residents feel a sense of adventure when switching boroughs, given the difference in culture and atmosphere from one area to the next in such a diverse city.

Despite the excitement of moving to a new apartment or home in a New York City neighborhood (such as Chelsea), the whole process can be daunting.

While some think rounding up a group of friends to help with their move is the best bet, doing so can often add to the stress. Alternatively, hiring a moving company that’s satisfied customers for a quarter of a century–like Oz Moving–will help simplify and streamline your move.

Oz Moving has unmatchable transportation services suited to each client's specific requirements. We specialize in transporting various types of cargo, so you don’t need to sweat over logistics, no matter how complex they seem. 

Regardless of where you’re moving in NYC, you can count on Oz Moving & Storage for a prompt, inexpensive, and reliable experience bolstered by conscientious, friendly service. 


Chelsea Manhattan Moving Company

Moving comes in many shapes in forms–as do your moving needs. For some people, it’s a full-service, all-hands-on-deck affair, where you’ve got to pack your suitcases, unpack them, then arrange your belongings in your new living space. On the other hand, you may only need to move a couple of pieces of bulky furniture.

Regardless of your needs, if your move involves the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, Oz Moving will provide a reliable quote, sincere commitment, and the utmost efficiency. 

A city as busy as the Big Apple–especially in a high-volume neighborhood like Chelsea–can make moving seem like it’ll be riddled with hurdles and mishaps. Fortunately, by hiring Oz Moving, you’ll have Chelsea expert movers doing the heavy lifting. Our team is ready, willing, and able to easily navigate any potential snafus.

Moving To And From All Locations In Chelsea

Whether moving to or from Chelsea, Manhattan, Oz Moving is here for you. We know the area like the back of our hands, from every speed hump and stop sign to potential traffic jams and one-way streets.

Furthermore, if you’re moving from Chelsea, Manhattan, to a different borough, city, or state, we can help! Ask our customer service team any questions, and they’ll discuss potential options with you.

Rely on Oz Moving to pick up, pack, store, transport, and drop off your most precious belongings with a smile on our faces and a commitment to perfection.

All the major zip codes, avenues, and streets in Chelsea

We know Chelsea 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. 

  • 10001
  • 10011
  • 10018
  • 10019
  • 10020
  • 10036
  • 212 (area code)
  • 646 (area code)
  • 917 (area code)
  • 8th avenue
  • 9th avenue
  • 10th avenue
  • 11th avenue
  • 14th Street
  • 23rd Street
  • 24th Street
  • 25th Street
  • 26th Street
  • 27th Street
  • 28th Street
  • 29th Street

Chelsea Moving Tips

Below are helpful insights and considerations you’ll want to keep in mind if you’re planning a move to Chelsea, Manhattan:

Neighborhood Points of Interest

In any one of New York’s five boroughs, you’d find enough culture and points of interest to fill most countries. Manhattan is no different, and the Chelsea neighborhood reflects precisely that notion, offering its residents plenty to discover.

First and foremost, the Chelsea Market on 75 Ninth Avenue (between 15th & 16th St.) spans a whole city block. The market has become an iconic culinary destination, and a worldwide-famous brand viewed as one of the most reputable indoor food and retail marketplaces across the globe.

You could also check out the world-famous Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at 11 West 53 Street–between Fifth and Sixth avenues–known for its nearly 200,000 artworks. It’s only a few minutes away from Chelsea via Taxi. Or, if you want to stay in the neighborhood, the Rubin Museum of Art at 150 West 17th St. boasts an impressive display of Himalayan art and cultural artifacts.

Of course, there’s also Madison Square Garden found between Seventh and Eighth avenue and from 31st to 33rd Street, above Penn Station. The landmark of all landmarks, MSG is the place to catch sporting events, concerts, comedy acts, and anything else you find entertaining.

Really, we’re scratching the surface with the above points of interest. You’ll also find the following attractions in Chelsea, Manhattan:

  • Two Percent Gallery Tour
  • Chelsea Flea Market
  • Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex
  • Ground Zero Museum Workshop
  • The Museum at FIT
  • Atlantic Theater Company
  • High Line

Interesting facts

Chelsea’s origins go back to 1750 when it was bought as a 94-acre strip of land and named after a London manor by British Major Thomas Clarke.

Entering the 1820s, Chelsea became a residential area and soon developed into a community that attracted Cuban-Chinese immigrants post-Cuban Revolution. This populational shift led to a surge of immigrant-run restaurants in the 60s and 70s, making the neighborhood famous for its Latino identity.

Chelsea remains synonymous with cultural tolerance, partially stemming from its roots as an LGBTQ+ safe haven in the 60s and 70s. During these years, gallery and club owners were attracted to the neighborhood because it offered lower rental costs. Soon, Chelsea became New York City’s gay center. In fact, Eight Avenue is still a hub for LGBTQ+-orientated dining and shopping to this day.

Chelsea remains synonymous with cultural tolerance, partially stemming from its roots as an LGBTQ+ safe haven in the 60s and 70s. During these years, gallery and club owners were attracted to the neighborhood because it offered lower rental costs. Soon, Chelsea became New York City’s gay center. In fact, Eight Avenue is still a hub for LGBTQ+-orientated dining and shopping to this day.


How To Find An Apartment To Rent

Renting in New York, in general, comes with its struggles, despite how rewarding it can be to live in any of the five boroughs. Landlords have rigorous credit and income requirements, so finding a place requires plenty of homework.

Desirable rentals are highly sought-after, and listings can disappear in an instant. Therefore, when checking out a potential rental, prepare your paperwork, and ensure you meet the income requirements. This way, you won’t be subject to delays that cost you the apartment of your dreams. 

Appropriate documentation and paperwork include:

  • Government ID
  • A letter of employment (or from a CPA if you’re self-employed)
  • Three recent bank statements
  • Three recent pay stubs
  • Your most recent tax return
  • A reference letter from your current landlord if you’ve rented previously
  • Refundable security deposit
  • Renters Insurance

Note that you must earn an annual salary equal to or more than 40 to 50 times your potential monthly rent to qualify as a renter in the city.

Cost of Living in Chelsea

The current monthly average 1-bedroom apartment rental in Chelsea, Manhattan, is $5,220. For comparison, the average two-bedroom apartment rental in the US wasn’t even $1,300 as of February 2022.

The median home sale price in Chelsea is $1.4 million. That amounts to a 12% year-over-year increase.

Despite these loftier home and rental prices, getting around the city is affordable, with transit tickets from the MTA costing $2.75. 

While the cost of living is higher in Chelsea (and the rest of NYC) than in most places in the US, the median and average salaries are also much higher. Since jobs here pay more, it aligns with the seemingly exponential living costs, relieving some financial burdens. 

Over 25 years Of Moving Experience In Chelsea

We’ve been flourishing since we opened in 1993, gaining the trust of our customers with moving services they can count on. Soon, we expanded to the New York and Manhattan markets and have proudly serviced customers in the surrounding communities (including Chelsea) for the past quarter century.

Time is the ultimate test, and Oz Moving has passed it with flying colors, making our mark in Chelsea as the neighborhood’s most reliable mover. 

Office Located in Manhattan

  • Phone number

    (212) 452-6683

  • Address

    New York HQ

    228 E 45th Street,

    Suite 1005

    New York, NY 10017

  • Hour

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

You can find Oz Moving at our Manhattan Headquarters 228 E 45th Street, Suite 1005. We’re open for business Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Call Oz Moving at 212-452-6683 today if you’re considering moving to or from Chelsea, Manhattan. We’ll make the process seamless and stress-free, welcoming you to the neighborhood or giving you a warm, stress-free farewell!

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 Chelsea 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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