5 Things to ask before you move into a city apartment

So you’re all set to move into your new downtown apartment! Congratulations! You’ve got your life loaded up and your old life is in the rear view mirror of a U-Haul. Nothing to do now but set up the new pad and get your new life in the city rolling!

Wait!

There’s more to moving into a new apartment building than just picking up your key and having your buddy hold the elevator. City buildings likely come with a whole list of rules and regulations for moving in, so whether you are moving by yourself or hiring movers to do it for you, it’s wise to contact your building manager ahead of time for the complete run-down. With that in mind, here’s a list of five questions that should top your moving day FAQ.

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The Man Who Paints with Packing Tape

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Scour the internet long enough and you’ll feel like there’s nothing you haven’t already seen. And yet, there’s always something that comes along that makes you throw your arms up in disbelief. So with that in mind, let’s meet the latest from that arm-throwing tradition.

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New 2-Wheeled Moving Venture in NYC

Bike Movers in NYC - A New Moving Venture

Cargo Bike Collective Rolls Forward

Performing a move in a city like New York can be a nightmare, from the traffic to the building rules to finding a place to park the truck.

According to this piece in the New York Times, a few people in New York City have found a new moving venture with an interesting way around all of that. Continue reading

 

Challenging the Status Quo

Challenging the Status Quo

While Some Write Letters and Others Fight Regulations, HireAHelper Keeps Rolling

One situation involves corporate movers in New York City, the other involves guys in pickups moving furniture in Austin, Texas. One is a product of the traditional stance of the labor unions, the other is a child of the shared-economy and a smartphone app. One issue is political, the other governmental.

In both cases, the entrenched are losing business to the newcomers. Continue reading

 

Top 14 St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Across the Country

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New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade is held along 5th Avenue and its procession can take up to five full hours to pass! The St. Patty’s Day parade is not only the largest parade honoring this holiday, but also the oldest. Continue reading