New Yorkers know that not all neighborhoods are created equal. We’re lucky to live in one of the most historical cities in the world, but sometimes in apartment-speak, “historical” is just another word for “old and small”. Moving can be a chore, especially when you’re lugging that couch up to your new fifth-floor walkup. Luckily for you (and for us), these five neighborhoods offer all the amenities to make your move as easy as possible.
Not far from Murray Hill, Kips Bay got its name from an early colonial settler. The neighborhood is super quiet and has been know for it’s calm, laid-back residents. That might change soon because of the rapid growth of apartment availability.
Pros when moving: wide streets to drive and park, large elevators.
Just north of Little Italy, this neighborhood has become it’s own unique popular area for trendy young adults and those in the entertainment industry, but still in a reasonable price range then surrounding areas.
Pros when moving: smaller apts are ideal for the minimalist in you.
Located under the Manhattan Bridge overpass, Dumbo has become quite popular because of its desirable location with million-dollar views and convenient access to Manhattan. The neighborhood has also become an hot bed for start-up tech companies.
Pros when moving: ample parking, spacious elevator buildings, fewer parking restrictions.
Not only is it a great place to raise a family, Battery Park has made a major come back after residents were displaced for months following September 11th. Sprawling buildings and the brand new Brookfield Place make an incredible quality of life in this lower-Manhattan neighborhood.
Pros when moving: luxury building with large service elevators, helpful building managers/staff.
The “Triangle Below Canal Street” has gained notoriety as a crime free, luxury community, with convenient access to lower Manhattan because of its paramount location. It’s also home to entertainment elites like Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Pros when moving: ample parking, large elevators and services entrances, helpful building managers/staff, and the occasional celebrity sighting.