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Expert Movers in The Upper West Side of Manhattan

Like many New Yorkers, OZ came from humble beginnings. Founded in 1993 by Avi Oz, we started with a handful of employees, a single hand-painted truck, and a steadfast commitment to customer satisfaction. Since then, we have grown to become one of the largest and most reputable moving and storage companies in NYC.

Our NYC Movers now perform 15,000 moves yearly. Which means we’ve seen it all. We also now have over fifty trucks (no longer hand-painted), and hundreds of employees. And we’re proud to say that 80% of our customers are repeat or referrals. But we also haven’t let success go to our heads — because, just like in the early days, we remain 120%-committed to providing each and every customer with the best possible stress-free moving experience. 

And stress-free is not always easy in NYC. Moving within Manhattan specifically has its logistical challenges (traffic, parking, rush hour, building restrictions, etc.). But fear not, because our expert team — with its unparalleled dedication to excellence and decades of experience — is up to the task. Moreover, the know-how we have acquired over the years facilitating countless moves within Manhattan — big and small, day in and day out — has taught us to navigate the concrete jungle like no one else.

 

Moving To And From All Locations On The Upper West Side.

The Upper West Side is a rectangular area of roughly 2 square miles (or 5 sq. km) that runs up along the West side of Central Park. Bordered by the Hudson River on the west, it stretches south to north from West 59th Street all the way up to West 110th Street. It has four area codes (212, 332, 646, and ‎917‎) and four ZIP Codes (10023, 10024, 10025, and 10069). 

OZ Moving covers all of the above, and then some. Maybe you’ve opted for a short-distance move within the UWS. Or maybe you’re relocating to or from — neighboring Hell’s Kitchen, way up in the Bronx, down in the Lower East Side (on the opposite end of the island), or even all the way across the river in Jersey City — our movers know the territory. We cover all 20+ neighborhoods in Manhattan, and we’ve also expanded to Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, and even LA in recent years. So whether you’re just moving a few blocks or crossing state lines, our movers can help you every step of the way. 

And OZ can also help you with every step of the moving process itself — from providing all the necessary packing supplies to custom packing services to specialized custom services for your more delicate and/or cumbersome stuff. And we may even give you a fellow New Yorker tip as to where to get a good slice of pizza once on the UWS. 

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

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.

  • 10023
  • 10024
  • 10025
  • 10069
  • Columbus Avenue
  • Riverside Drive
  • West End Avenue
  • Amsterdam Avenue
  • Broadway
  • Central Park West

Upper West Side Moving Tips

Add text below: The Upper West Side is an affluent, primarily residential neighborhood. Considered one of the city’s main cultural and intellectual hubs, it has a bit of everything — restaurants, coffee shops, bars, nightlife, playgrounds, schools, green spaces, museums, and even a few dinosaurs. Being slightly quieter and less crowded than some other parts of Manhattan, it’s also a stone’s throw away from everything else the city has to offer. In other words, it’s a great place to live. And if you plan to make the UWS your new home, we’ve got a few tips.

Neighborhood points of interest

The world-famous Central Park is literally your backyard, and it’s a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. While there, stop by the Strawberry Fields Memorial to John Lennon (and its “Imagine” mosaic) at the W 72d Street entrance.

-For more nature, take a stroll along the beautiful tree-lined Riverside Park. 

-Head up to the world-renowned Columbia University, explore its elegant grounds, and check out the surrounding area’s vibrant student nightlife too.

-For some dinosaurs, planets, and other cool stuff, head to the Museum of Natural History and the adjacent Hayden Planetarium. And grab a New York City hot dog or pretzel outside by the park while you’re at it. 

-Take a breather and appreciate the simpler things in life at the American Folk Art Museum.

-Check out Lincoln Center and its numerous internationally renowned performing arts organizations. Or catch a show out at the world-famous Beacon Theater.

-See 400 years of history in NYC’s first museum and first library, aka The New York Historical Society.

-And grab some chicken and hot sour pickles at Jacob’s Pickles, some Korean-inspired comfort food at Chick Chick, and a cookie (or three) at the increasingly popular Levain Bakery.

Aside from the more famous attractions, the UWS is a unique microcosm of hidden gems and pleasant surprises of every variety. And everything is fairly walkable, so just pick a direction and explore — you won’t be disappointed.

 

Interesting facts about the UWS

- Central Park is the most visited urban park in the U.S., welcoming over 42 million visitors annually. It’s also the most filmed location in the world, having over 500 movie credits, and counting.

-The somewhat lesser-known West Side Community Garden hosts an annual tulip festival where 15,000 tulips blossom every spring.

-The UWS’s New York Public Library is the second-largest library in the U.S. (after the Library of Congress), and the fourth-largest in the world. It’s home to over 50 million books.

-The area that is now Columbia University was once an insane asylum.

Cost of Living on the Upper West Side

To live anywhere in Manhattan comfortably you need an annual salary of anywhere between 40K-100K (after taxes). And since the UWS is the city’s most affluent neighborhood, the cost of living is steep. 

To give you an idea, a cup of coffee is about 2-4 bucks, a street hot dog (or pretzel) will cost you between $3-6 (depending on the toppings), one cookie at Levain’s is $4.50, and a meal at an ok restaurant — around $30 per person. Meanwhile, a two-bedroom apartment will be upwards of $5,500/month. 

How to Find an apartment to rent

Due to the high demand, finding an apartment on the UWS can be tricky. Luckily, OZ has a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you do just that.

25 years of experience moving in Upper West Side

Living in NYC is not easy, but — as most New Yorkers will tell you — they wouldn’t trade it for the world. OZ Moving & Storage has been helping people call the Upper West Side their home for nearly three decades and counting. And while today we provide 24/7 365-day moving services nationwide, New York City is — and always will be — home.

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


Moreover, with our office located in Manhattan just minutes away from the UWS, we’re literally right by your side. So contact us for a free quote, give us a call at 212-452-6683, or stop by 51 East 125th Street (2d floor) when you’re in the area. Whether you’re relocating to, from, or within the one-of-a-kind microcosm of culture and life that is the UWS — we’re ready to help.

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

Upper West Side 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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