Moving to New York

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New York City is often referred to as the “Capital of the World.”  Whether you’re moving to New York for the first time or just moving apartments across town, New York is truly is like no other place on earth.  Only in New York will you experience those exciting moments that the “City That Never Sleeps” is famous for!

New York is home to countless world-famous attractions such as the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Bronx Zoo.  Every day there’s something exciting happening here, whether it’s a Broadway show, a new restaurant opening, a museum exhibit, or world-class sporting event.

Fun Facts about New York:
  • The name “The Big Apple” was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used the slang expression “apple” for any town or city.  To play New York City was to play the “big time”- hence the name “Big Apple.”

  • “Uncle Sam” was originally from New York.  During the War of 1812, a meatpacker from Troy, New York, named Sam Wilson stamped “U.S. Beef” on his products.  Soldiers interpreted that stamp as “Uncle Sam” and his caricature later came to personify the United States.

  • Do you know why New York City cabs are yellow?  John Hertz, who founded the Yellow Cab Company in 1907, chose yellow because a study conducted by the University of Chicago found that yellow is the easiest color to spot.  To this day, New York’s yellow cabs are famous around the world.

To help plan your move to or within New York, QuotesAtHome provides services from Local Movers in New York as well as Full Service Moving and Self Service Moving companies.  Be sure to consult our helpful guides and tools for information that will help make your relocation a successful one.