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Experienced Upper East Side Movers

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Experienced Upper East Side Movers

Moving to the Upper East Side of Manhattan means living where some of the most well-known families in the country have taken up residence, including the Roosevelts, the Kennedys, and the Rockefellers. Many world-renowned museums and iconic greenscapes are also within close proximity. That said, the UES maintains a good balance between city excitement and a self-contained, slower-paced environment. If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, this neighborhood may check all your boxes.

If finding help with moving is the next item to cross off your list, look no further than Piece of Cake Moving and Storage. We’ve done it and seen it all when it comes to NYC moves. In fact, our headquarters are in the city. That means we’re nearby to assist with every stage of your move, from packing and unpacking, furniture assembly, and more. We’ve even got short- and long-term storage for the items you’re not ready to unpack just yet. A little help from the experts will have you making memories throughout this part of Manhattan in no time.

Moving you to Upper East Side 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 Upper East Side neighborhood including:

  • 10021

  • 10028

  • 10065

  • 10075

  • 10128

  • First Avenue

  • Second Avenue

  • Third Avenue

  • Fifth Avenue

  • Madison Avenue

  • Park Avenue

  • Lexington Avenue

  • York Avenue

  • East End Avenue

  • 59th Street

  • 72nd Street

  • 79th Street

  • 86th Street

  • 96th Street

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Our top Upper East Side moving tips

This neck of the Manhattan landscape is sandwiched between the east side of Central Park/Fifth Avenue and the East River. It stretches from 97th street to 59th street. To the north, you’ll find East Harlem; to the south, you’ll find the Sutton Place and Midtown neighborhoods.

Within the bounds of the UES neighborhood, there are three sub-neighborhoods: Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill and Yorkville.

Beyond geography, there’s a whole lot packed into this area. Here’s a bit more to help you get acclimated:

  • Cost of living: Like many other neighborhoods in the borough, the Upper East Side generally comes with a higher price tag when it comes to the cost of living. Nearly all measures are higher than the national average, but what’s notable is that housing cost is nearly six times higher. The average monthly rent is $3,270 for a 1-bedroom apartment. If you’re relocating with a plan to purchase your home, the median square footage price is about $1,500 and the median house cost is at $1.6 million. While establishing an address in this neighborhood may come at a higher cost, what you’ll share with others across the city is what taxes you’ll pay on purchased goods (8.875%) and how much a ride on the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)’s subways and buses cost ($2.75 for one way).
  • Museum Mile: Living in this neighborhood will afford you a front row seat to the most diverse collection of museums situated within one mile than anywhere else. The famed Museum Mile is located on Fifth Avenue between 110th and 82nd Streets. Within this stretch, there are an estimated 2 million works of art featured and in each space, they are carefully curated. To the north, you can appreciate Latin American and Latino art at El Museo del Barrio. Going in the downtown direction, you’ll find artifacts of the city’s history at the Museum of the City of New York. As you continue to trapse along Fifth Avenue, you’ll also find Neue Galerie, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum (which was the former home of Andrew Carnegie). There’s even a Museum Mile Festival each year to celebrate these institutions with free admission for all who visit.
  • A Taste of UES: Whatever flavors your heart desires, you’re bound to find an eatery that will satisfy your tastebuds in this neighborhood. For fine dining, you may be interested in checking out the Michelin-starred Sushi Noz, built in the image of a Kyoto temple, or Daniel to sample a refined French tasting menu. Perhaps you’d rather be pinkies-up while sipping a piping-hot cup at Alice’s Tea Cup. If bagels are more your baked good of choice, place your order at the counter at Tal Bagels on Lexington Avenue. For that quintessential kosher deli sandwich fix, you may need to head on over to Pastrami Queen on the corner of 78th Street and Lexington. When your evening calls for cocktails, check out The Penrose, an upscale, but cozy restaurant and bar. Cheers!
  • Parks and recreation: This part of the borough features a few notable greenspaces where you can get your fill of vitamin D. Once such space is Carl Schurz Park, between 84th and 90th street in Yorkville. There, you can meander from one vista to the next overlooking the East River, take Fido to a dog run, or tour the NYC Mayor’s place of residence, Gracie Mansion. For a family-friendly destination, check out the two outdoor swimming pools, basketball courts, and playgrounds at John Jay Park (between 76th and 78th streets along the East River). On a hot day, taking the kids to St. Catherine’s Park on First Avenue between 67th and 68th Streets may include running through the elephant sprinklers — but you can also enjoy a leisurely game of chess in the sunshine if that’s more your speed. But of course, you’ll always have Central Park nearby, no matter where you find yourself in the neighborhood.
  • Getting around: Of course, there are many ways to get where you’re going in any part of NYC. In the UES, the 4/5/6 subway trains run parallel to Lexington Avenue. The Q train, running alongside Second Avenue, doesn’t go as far north, but it does swing into the southeastern corner of Central Park. And, because of the large expanse of greenspace in the middle of the borough, going crosstown from UES is a little tricky. There’s only a few roadways that cut through the park at 97th, 86th, 79th, and 65th streets, allowing motor vehicles and some crosstown buses to make the journey to the west side of Manhattan. Knowing about these thoroughfares and how it’s possible to get where you’re going can help you plan ahead — but it doesn’t have to be an impediment to living your best UES life!
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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