Manhattan's best movers | FlatRate Moving NYC

Manhattan's most-trusted moving company

Manhattan is one of the most iconic and popular cities in the world, and for good reason. If you’re looking for excitement and adventure, you’ll find it here! From world-class restaurants and museums to skyscrapers and Broadway shows, there’s something for everyone in Manhattan. And, of course, let’s not forget the working and educational opportunities. With some of the best colleges and universities in the country, Manhattan is a great place to start your career. In short, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

Manhattan skyline with all the skyscrapers

Moving to a new city can be intimidating, but with the help of Flatrate Moving, it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to help make your move as smooth and seamless as possible. Even if you’re moving from out of state or just across town, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way. We’ll take care of all the heavy lifting so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We know how overwhelming moving can be, but with Flatrate by your side, you’ll be settling into your new home in no time!

Flatrate's trucks caravan

Challenges of Moving in Upper East Side & FlatRate’s Solution

Despite all these problems, Flatrate’s experienced movers will solve these issues by route and job planning as well as getting an early start to beat the traffic. Small elevators are no issue for our skilled movers. We’re confident that we will make your move as smooth as possible!

Main Challenges

No Parking signal
No Parking
Driving icon
person using an elevator icon
Small Elevators

FlatRate's Solution

Move Plan icon
Route and Job Planning
road icon
Early Start
group of people icon
Expirenced Movers

Moving anywhere is a struggle but moving to Manhattan has its own challenges. Traffic, for example, can be a major issue, especially during rush hour. Small elevators are another common problem and parking can be virtually impossible to find, especially if you don’t have access to a garage or private parking lot.

Get to Know Your New Neighborhood

Cost of Living

New York City is one of the most exciting places to live in the world but also one of the most expensive. Utilities, groceries and transportation are higher than average while healthcare expenses often go beyond what you would expect too. Housing costs in NYC are especially high, with a whopping five times the national average. The standard rent in Manhattan is $4,140 per month. Not many own homes but those who are looking to buy, the average cost of real estate here is $1.4 million. Per square foot the average cost is about $1,600. Homes in Manhattan are usually smaller, although the price depends on what part of the borough you chose to live in. You might be surprised to hear that some amenities, like a dishwasher, elevator, or laundry in-unit are harder to find or will increase your rent. Investing in your space is a smart decision for those of you who like spending most their time inside. If outdoor activities are what make up the majority of your life then be sure to choose an area that best suits your needs.

Catch a ride

Even though many New Yorkers rely on public transportation, lots of people still drive their own cars. However, if you’re bringing your car with you, expect some traffic and parking hassles. The MTA’s New York City Transit system is an amazing way to get around the city. It’s safe, efficient, and best of all, it’s affordable. The transit system is also great for the environment, as it helps to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. And because it operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can always count on the MTA to get you where you need to go. Whether you’re looking to explore the sights and sounds of the five boroughs or simply want to get to your destination quickly and easily, the MTA’s New York City Transit system is the perfect solution. All public transit buses are accessible to passengers with visual, hearing and mobility disabilities, and so are portions of the subway system. When you use a pay-per-ride MetroCard, a single subway or local bus ride costs $2.75. An Express Bus ride costs $6.75. An unlimited MetroCard allows users to ride as often as they like within a fixed time period, options include cards that last for seven days ($33) or 30 days ($127). In addition, be sure to wear shoes you’re comfortable walking in a lot so you can keep pace with your fellow New Yorkers.

Manhattans Museums

Art lovers and people looking to have fun will find plenty to enjoy at Manhattan’s many museums. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the American Museum of Natural History, there’s sure to be a museum that appeals to your interests. There is no better museum in Manhattan than the Met for art lovers. A rich history of culture awaits you behind these doors. Central Park has been home to this fixture since the 1870’s . Make sure to explore Chinese culture beyond the cuisine at the Museum of Chinese in America. There are more than 85,000 artifacts here documenting the Chinese-American diaspora, such as recordings and oral histories. Besides telling the story of Chinese-American communities in New York, these archives reframe what it means to be Chinese-American. Definitely check out the museum of ice cream if you are looking for something more fun to do than a traditional museum. Here, you can experience unicorns, cookie carousels, and swimming in a rainbow sprinkled pool until you are inspired to play, imagine and connect with others.


The most popular attractions in New York City guarantee a good time. You won’t get bored here! Several movies, television shows, and books have been filmed in Central Park, and it has become one of the most famous places in Manhattan. Experience the bright lights, flashing billboards, and endless photo opportunities at Time Square. No matter if you want to shop, people watch or buy Broadway tickets, it’s an exciting place to walk through. You can also test your luck and try to watch a TV show taping! While you might need some patience it’s definitely worth the shot. Another way to spend your day is to visit the Empire State Building, the symbol of American innovation. This is a busy attraction so plan to arrive early. Lastly after a long day exploring the city, grab some authentic pizza. New York is famous for lots of delicious foods, and pizza is at the top of that list. New York style pizza comes in thin, wide slices designed to be folded to eat. Some favorite pizza places in Manhattan include Bleecker Street Pizza, Joe’s Pizza on Carmine street and Patzeria Perfect Pizza.

Treat yourself

Manhattan is home to some of the best shopping in the world. There are so many great stores in SoHo to suit every taste. It is famous for upscale shopping and is popular with celebrities. There are also many cool furniture stores in this area. Some things to know is that there aren’t a lot of restaurants nearby, and weekends can be very crowded .For luxury brands, Fifth Avenue is the place to go. If you start from 42nd St. up to 59th St. then you can relax in Central Park! There is some distance between stores, so bring your most comfortable walking shoes. Herald Square on 34th Street is a great place to shop if you are around Time Square. All brands are concentrated inside a few blocks, so not a lot of walking is required. One thing to keep in mind about this area is that it is one of the most crowded areas to shop in. Visit Time Square to see some of the most famous chain stores, such as Disney, M&M World, and Hershey’s. You can also find a wide selection of big brands here.