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Thanks to our 30 years of operating in Manhattan as NYC movers, we know the streets of Chinatown like the back of our hands. We are the Chinatown movers you should work with when relocating to or leaving the neighborhood.

Why do people move to Chinatown in Manhattan? It overflows with atmosphere and culture, and the Lower East Side location makes it more than ideal for residents working almost anywhere in Manhattan. These are perfect qualities if you want a convenient, exciting, and diverse place to live. However, when it comes to moving, you need a company intimately familiar with navigating the narrow streets. 

Also, you do not want to have to seek different Chinatown movers depending on the details of your move. At Oz Moving, we handle every type of job. You can call us if you are hauling all your belongings from your previous out-of-state home or if you only need assistance transporting several large pieces of furniture a few blocks.

We are a full-service Chinatown moving company. To Oz Moving, “full service” means meeting all your needs, including helping pack before the move and arranging everything to your specifications after arrival. 

Our flat-fee packages include services like packing, unpacking, arranging furniture, and transportation. We put a premium on transparency, so when you get a quote, it details the exact specifications for the job. Of course, this approach gives you peace of mind in knowing that we will take care of all your needs. It also ensures you won’t end up paying for anything you do not need.  

 

Moving To And From All Locations In Chinatown

With almost three decades as a Chinatown moving company, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide the same quality service regardless of your location within this historical Manhattan neighborhood.

We serve all locations in Chinatown and provide full-service moving from anywhere in the neighborhood. 

 

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

We know the isle of Manhattan 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.

  • 10013
  • 10002
  • Mott Street
  • Mulberry Street
  • Bowery Street
  • Pell Street
  • Elizabeth Street
  • Bayard Street
  • Doyers Street
  • Hester Street
  • Grand Street
  • And Canal Street.

Chinatown Moving Tips

When you work with a high-quality Chinatown moving company like Oz, you do not have to worry about the details of renting your own moving truck or calculating how many boxes will fit in your trunk. We handle these aspects of your move so that you can focus on the other aspects of relocating.
Here are the things you will need to know when moving to Chinatown.

Neighborhood Points of Interest

When people think of the urban atmosphere of Chinatown in Manhattan, they likely have a picture of Mott Street in their minds. Cantonese restaurants, bubble tea shops, and independent retailers draw tourists these days, but the unique ambiance remains.

Nearby Doyers Street has a similar vibe with restaurants and shops. Meanwhile, timeless sites like the Pearl River Mart, New York’s first Chinese department store, are ideal as both cultural attractions and places to get some practical shopping done. If you are looking for a more pan-Asian vibe, the Canal Street Market has many different types of food and vendors and market stalls selling collectibles and handcrafted items Columbus Park is Chinatown’s greenspace. You can exercise here, join a morning tai chi session, or get your fortune told in the afternoon. If you ever wanted to try your hand at cards, checkers, or mahjong, this park is the place to come. 

In addition to Cantonese cuisine (and an increasingly broad selection of restaurants featuring other cooking styles), Chinatown has a high concentration of ice cream parlors. And though there are no major pillar-fronted museums here, you can find the Museum of Chinese in America and the Mahayana Buddhist Temple Association to learn about the history and religion still infused into Chinatown, Manhattan. 

Cost of Living in Chinatown

The cost of living in Chinatown is on par with other neighborhoods in Manhattan. According to the Cost of Living Index, here is what you can expect when you move to Chinatown. 

The overall cost of living is 56% above the national average. However, Chinatown is 4 percentage points cheaper than New York City as a whole, making it one of the better options in Manhattan for price. 

Housing is also cheaper in Chinatown at 121% above the national average (versus 134% for all of New York City). A quick search of apartments will show that most standard units are between $2,000 and $6,000 per month. 

Finally, groceries and goods and services are 45% and 33% above the national average, respectively. 

What do these figures mean? If you are moving from out of state, you may find Chinatown expensive. However, if you are familiar with costs in New York City, you will find the neighborhood quite reasonable. 

Interesting Facts

Chinatown Manhattan is one of North America’s oldest Chinese enclaves. It dates back to the 1850s, and it grew into one of New York’s most densely populated neighborhoods in the 1960s when American immigration laws loosened.

Though Manhattan's Chinatown was the original, it is now one of several Chinatowns in New York City. The Chinatown in Flushing, Queens is actually much larger than Manhattan’s neighborhood in terms of population and size. 

The Manhattan Chinatown is next to Little Italy and TriBeCa in the Lower East Side portion of Manhattan. Some people consider it part of the LES, while others consider it a distinct area. 

How to Find an Apartment to Rent

Chinatown apartments range from units in classic buildings on central streets like Mott and Canal to modern luxury units in high rises. In addition to rental listing sites, you can enlist the services of an agent to help you quickly find what you are looking for in the neighborhood. Due to the high demand, finding an apartment on Chinatown can be tricky. Luckily, OZ has a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you do just that.

25 years of experience moving in Chinatown

When you hire a Manhattan moving company, you want someone who has extensive experience in the area. Oz Moving has been operating in Manhattan for 25-plus years.

The real-world expertise from these years of moving property for clients is essential, but it is not the only reason you should choose Oz Moving. Here are our other qualities. 

  • We are fully licensed and insured.

  • Each moving job has a project manager.

  • We offer complete packing services.

  • Our trucks feature real-time tracking.

  • We offer flexible packages, including storage.

  • Our moving crews are experienced and extremely professional.

Manhattan Headquarters

  • Phone number

    (212) 452-6683

  • Address

    New York HQ

    51 East 125th Street,

    2nd FLR

    New York, NY 10035

  • Hour

    Mon – Fri: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Sat: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Sun: Closed


Oz Moving serves the entire New York City metropolitan area. You can reach our Manhattan headquarters, which is located at 51 East 125th Street (2nd FLR) by calling 212-452-6683.

You can also get a free quote online

 

Local Full-Service Storage

We provide you with a simple and comprehensive service with secure facilities handled by our storage crews to give you peace of mind and the additional space you need. Unlike most full-service storage companies that charge you for an entire unit, Oz keeps your costs down by customizing your container so you only pay for the space you need.

Just call us and one of our trained storage experts will guide you through the process. We'll first help to determine your needs and then set up a time to bring packing supplies and pick-up your items for storage. We can redeliver them to your address whenever you want them. It’s fast, convenient, and tailored to your specific needs.

Manhattan Storage

Address
498 Nepperhan Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701

Hours
Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Phone number
(914) 751-0088 

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 Chinatown 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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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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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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