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The East Village is the definition of downtown and it’s just the right spot for those who want to be in the middle of it all in NYC. Being both gritty and bohemian (which stems from its beat poet, pop art, and punk rock historical influences), this part of Manhattan will surround you with restaurants, watering holes, theaters of all kinds, quirky shops, tattoo parlors, and much more. From day to night and all the moments in between, you’ll never be bored if you make this part of the city your home.

Connecting with the professionals at Piece of Cake Moving and Storage will be the perfect fit for your move to the East Village, no matter if you’re relocating from a place nearby or from afar. With our NYC moving expertise, we’ll ensure that your move is smooth and stress-free. And, you can decide how much assistance you might need, whether it’s just to get some moving supplies, rent our plastic moving bins or you’re ready to hand the whole job over to the experts with our Platinum Packing Experience. Let us take care of your move so you can take to the streets and make yourself at home.

Moving you to East Village and all of its zip codes and major thoroughfares

Piece of Cake Moving and Storage is a local expert on every tight corner and thoroughfare in the East Village neighborhood including:

  • 10003

  • 10009

  • St. Marks Place

  • Bowery

  • Houston Street

  • Avenue A

  • Avenue B

  • Avenue C

  • 3rd Avenue

  • 2nd Avenue

  • First Avenue

  • E. 2nd Street

  • E. 3rd Street

  • E. 4th Street

  • E. 5th Street

  • E. 6th Street

  • E. 7th Street

  • E. 8th Street

  • E. 9th Street

  • E. 10th Street

  • E. 11th Street

  • E. 12th Street

  • E. 13th Street

  • E. 14th Street


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These historical stomping grounds are bordered by 14th Street to the north and Houston (pronounced “how-stun”) Street to the south. From East to West, it lies between the Bowery and Third Avenue to the East River.

Within its bounds, you’ll find Alphabet City, on the eastern edge and Little Ukraine, NYC’s Ukrainian Village. It also bumps up against Gramercy Park and Stuyvesant Town, the Lower East Side, and NoHo neighborhoods.

Getting your bearings for all things East Village means much more than just location, so keep reading to get acquainted with this vibrant neighborhood:

  • Cost of living: The vibe might be laid-back, but the housing prices are not. Pre-war walk-up buildings are commonplace, but there are a few luxury condos and buildings with doormen within the neighborhood. For those seeking out a 1-bedroom apartment to rent, you’ll be looking at an average rent of $3,213 per month. Purchasing real estate in this part of the city also comes with a hefty price, with a median home listing price at $1.1 million dollars. To break it down further, it’s a median cost of $1,800 per square foot. Though housing may be at a higher cost, you can decide what you’ll spend on other day-to-day purchases and fees. The good news is that you’ll be living in a city with 24/7 public transportation and living downtown puts you within easy access of many of those options. Plus, a one-way ride on a Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) subway or bus is just $2.75. If you know you’ll be a frequent commuter, you can opt to get a monthly unlimited Metrocard for $127 (which is often lower than a car payment). Beyond those options, you can also consider renting a bicycle with the Citibike bike-share program, hail a taxi, or use ride share services to get around.
  • F-EAST-ing in the Village: From Michelin-starred dining experiences to a quirky version of the famed NYC hot dog, your tastebuds will sing the praises of the many neighborhood flavors. If you’ve got three hours to set aside, Momofuku Ko will help you set sail on a culinary journey through a 10-course tasting menu. You can also enjoy a buzzy slice that people will be talking about at Artichoke Basille’s Pizza on E. 14th Street (and if you can’t stop talking about it to folks who don’t live in NYC, they also offer nationwide shipping). If you’re craving late-night comfort food, freshly made pierogies from Veselka, a Ukrainian diner on 2nd Avenue, may hit the spot. Maybe a bacon-wrapped frankfurter is the cure to what ails you (a growling stomach) and frankly, you’ll want to make your way to CrifDogs on St. Mark’s Place. And that’s just a few of the places in the area that’ll have you salivating.
  • Shopping for a good time: This part of Manhattan is rife with sites and sounds, to enhance your wardrobe, your mind, and your bookshelf. Starting with the latter, you may want to make trips to The Strand a regular habit. The three-story bookseller on 12th Street and Broadway has had it’s doors open since 1927 to readers seeking new, used, and rare tomes. A stroll on nearby St. Mark’s Place, you’ll find plenty to check out in terms of shops, bars, and restaurants. Barcade is a great place to meet up with friends and challenge them to a few classic video games while sipping on a craft brew. If history is what you’re after, this street also has that to offer as well. You can visit the Museum of the American Gangster or pop over to the iconic off-Broadway stage at Theatre 80. If a theater of the movie variety sounds more your speed, the Anthology Film Archives hosts screenings of avant-garde, indie, and experimental films on the regular. No matter where you go, you might want to look the part. If you need to fill a few gaps in your wardrobe that are neighborhood appropriate, you might check out Search and Destroy clothing shop for vintage punk-rock threads or Screaming Mimi’s for highly curated fabulous togs from the previous decades.
  • East Village after dark: Though the famed CBGB punk rock club has been closed for years, the energy of the neighborhood nightlife doesn’t miss a beat. The bars and clubs in this neck of the concrete jungle are lively but accessible. You won’t find many places with bouncers or guest lists — but you may find a few surprises. Did you stop in at Crifdogs earlier? You may not have noticed that there’s a vintage phone booth inside that is the entryway to a hidden speakeasy called Please Don’t Tell. You can also make reservations there if you can find your way in. Another tucked away gem in the area is Sake Bar Decibel, an underground watering hole that specializes in sake, a fermented rice wine. If only a cocktail will do, you might try grabbing a booth at the Holiday Cocktail Lounge or bring a date (or up to a party of 8) at the first come, first serve Death and Company. Jonesin’ for some entertainment? There’s no shortage of that in the East Village. Check out the upcoming live music performances at The Bowery Electric or Webster Hall. Or, take in a cabaret show at Joe’s Pub, part of the Public Theater. With so many places to make memories when the sun goes down, it’ll be hard to spend a night in.
  • Places to picnic and be at peace: Even the most seasoned city-folk need refuge from time to time and you’ll find sanctuary spots here. One such place is the Creative Little Garden on E. 6th Street. With its winding gravel paths, rock garden, and seating areas, you can breathe in deep and take a quiet moment. If you’re living with little ones, a day spent at the playgrounds in Joseph C. Saur Park on E. 12th Street may be just what you need to recharge your batteries. Tompkins Square Park is a great destination no matter your mood. It’s got chess boards, handball courts, and great people-watching for your low-key days. But if you’re still on the hunt for festivities, it’s also the location for the annual Howl Festival in celebration of Beat poet Allen Ginsburg, Wigstock (the outdoor drag festival), and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.
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  • star star star star star

    From start to finish my move was a great experience. I immediately got a quote. The scheduling was easy, and they provided me with information regarding insurance coverage (and took care of the paperwork my building provided). The move itself went like clockwork. The movers arrived on time and texted me when they were on their way with an ETA to the delivery site. They moved everything up the 3 flights of stairs into my apartment quickly and safely. A great company that provides great service at very reasonable rates.

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    They were awesome! They take everything apart and then re assemble for you.They wrap up your tvs and glass shit professionally. They take the legs off your couch so it fits through doors. Everything's wrapped until it's inside so it doesn't ruin the paint on your walls if they rub against them.Not even a wine glass was chipped.

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    They came at zero hour after the moving company I initially hired and paid a deposit to canceled. I was freaking out about my move not happening at all but they did get this done and my stuff arrived more or less intact and accounted for. They handled changes and snafus gracefully and earned their money. Hopefully I won't be moving again for a long time but if I get forced into that again, I'll remember this experience.

  • star star star star star

    Was very easy to call and set up a move. The price was good to. I had some mix-ups and needed to add items and even change the date, but they were able to easily accommodate. Day of the move the crew was super nice and professional. They quickly packed up the entire apartment with ease, I didn't really lift a finger. They made what is usually a stressful day pretty easy.

  • star star star star star

    I was amazed how efficient the guys were. they sorted out my items to be removed and, went straight to work. We will definitely use A Piece of Cake multiple times in the future until, we officially make the BIG MOVE! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP....YES, IT WAS A PIECE OF CAKE! NO STRESS INVOLVED...JUST SWEET SERVINGS.....

  • star star star star star

    Piece of Cake Moving was phenomenal to work with. From the initial sale, to the follow up, to the day of delivery. The moving crew themselves were a dream to work with. I honestly don't know how they managed to move everything we'd accumulated over the years in such a short (relatively) period of time. Will definitely use them again (in hopefully 7-8 years).

  • star star star star star

    Jose and his team did a great job moving my husband and I. They arrived on time and were very organized. They were professional, courteous and moved us quickly. They wrapped our furniture very well. They took apart and put together our bed and sectional couch. We were very pleased and would recommend them.

  • star star star star star

    Nicholas and Giga made this moving experience an easy one, especially since I was moving alone. They were punctual, kind and very thoughtful. When we arrived to my apartment? They helped unwrap all the packing tape and set up my furniture and bed - something that would take probably days for me. They delivered excellent service and went beyond my expectations.

  • star star star star star

    Excellent moving company. I hired 2 men for 2 hours to complete 1 bedroom move. They arrived early, were extremely efficient, helpful, personable, strong, and careful. They finished the job with 45 min to spare. Everything went extremely smoothly. I would hire Piece of Cake again.

  • star star star star star

    Great move with POC movers! I rented their pink bins which was an excellent choice, they provide plenty of packing paper, zip ties, and tags. My team arrived right at the start of their arrival window and quickly and safely packed all my bins and furniture into their truck. The team just as efficiently unloaded everything, leaving the bins in the labeled rooms and re assembling my bed frame. I definitely recommend renting their bins. I would definitely use Piece of Cake movers again and recommend them to a friend.

  • star star star star star

    The movers were so professional, friendly and quick. They took such great care of my stuff. I happened to move on one of the hottest days of the year and felt so bad. They were gracious and so still worked quickly. Pls make sure you tip your movers good, they work hard and were really great!

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    I had made an appointment from another moving company that completely screwed me over the day of. I called every moving company in New York freaking out, and Piece of Cake was willing to come at 7pm to help me move, last minute. I genuinely don't know what I would have done if they didn't go out of their way to fit me in. Anytime in the future I will be using piece of cake moving! They boxed and unboxed so fast and efficiently, it was amazing!

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