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With everything that’s going on in the East Village, it’s understandable that moving may not be a priority for busy Manhattanites living their busy lives in this vivacious neighborhood. With all the hustle and bustle going on in this Lower East Side enclave, packing and moving in the East Village may seem like just another hurdle better avoided until later.

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At Divine Moving & Storage, we understand that moving can be stressful and we’re here to take the ropes from you and make this the smoothest transition you’ve ever had so you can get back to what really matters–your life! So whether you’re calling last minute or planning ahead, Divine makes East Village moving a simple and uncomplicated endeavor. As a fully licensed and insured moving company in the East Village, Divine features affordable and all-inclusive flat rate pricing; which means you’ll never pay a dollar more than your original estimate–guaranteed. Divine has spent two decades easing the East Village’s moving burden, one home at a time.

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All inclusive means that your furniture disassembly and reassembly is always included free of charge, and there’s no walk-up too steep to scare us! When everything is all-inclusive for your custom moving package, you’ll rest easy knowing you’re in Divine hands. That’s moving made easy for the Manhattan’s East Village.


Divine even takes care of specialty services like TV & AV handling, moving boxes & packing supplies delivery (and each truck comes fully stocked with moving supplies whether we’re packing your home or if you didn’t have time to finish yourself, we’ve got you–and your belongings–covered! We can also take care waste collection and recycling (so you don’t have used moving boxes cluttering up your apartment), and we even go the extra mile to lay down floor and door protectors so you can get your security deposit back. Divine specializes in residential moving and commercial moving in the East Village, and each of our teams is specially trained to handle either commercial or residential relocations.


When moving in the 10003 & 10009, there’s no better relocation company to call than Divine!


With best in the industry packing and unpacking services, we carefully pack, wrap, and protect all your valuables with a heavy dose of TLC to make sure that your belongings come back to you in the same state they left you in: WHOLE! From fine china, priceless art, and one of a kind furniture to vintage guitar and record collections and the couch you’ve had since college and just can’t quite seem to part with, we treat everything as if it were our own. We know you don’t put your trust in just anyone, and we take that seriously. In moving, a lot of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. Therefore, we want you to have a great experience moving so you’ll be sure to call us again and let your friends, family, and colleagues know that moving doesn’t have to to be hard. Moving can be easy when you put yourself in Divine hands.
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As a full service moving company, at Divine Moving & Storage, we take care of everything so you don’t have to lift a finger–except to point.


Our professional, knowledgeable, and rigorously trained movers each have years of experience packing & unpacking homes, offices, and commercial spaces in the East Village, as well as taking care of short-term and long-term storage needs. Whether you need items stored short term to clear space and protect valuables for a party or event (either overnight, for the weekend, or just a few days) or your restaurant, gallery, or office needs to store the patio furniture long-term during the winter months, we can pack and wrap it up (to protect it for transit and storage) and deliver back right when you need it.


Why move the hard way when you can move the Divine way?  


The East Village is made up of three neighborhoods: Alphabet City, the Bowery, and Little Ukraine. While Alphabet City was once known as one of the seediest and most dangerous slum neighborhoods in New York City, it is now considered to be the epitome of downtown cool. Deriving its name from the only single-letter avenues in NYC (A, B, C, and D), Alphabet City saw a wave of gentrification in the 1990’s and early 21st century. After renovations of previously abandoned storefronts into apartments, nightclubs, restaurants, and retail establishments, what was once a bohemian artists colony saw crime rates drop, rent increase, and more affluent residents move in.
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The characters from Jonathan Larson’s beloved musical Rent, which takes place in Alphabet City, would hardly recognize the neighborhood they called home in the classic rock opera. Today, the East Village is a safe and thriving neighborhood full of entertainment, dining, and shopping options.


During the 19th Century, Bowery, derived from the Dutch word bouwerij meaning ‘farm,’ was a farmland that burgeoned into a residential utopia rivaling Fifth Avenue. It was only after the Civil War that its more affluent residents fled allowing brothels, German beer gardens, low-brow concert halls, flophouses, and pawn shops to move into the Bowery. Bowery became known for prostitution (rivaling the Tenderloin), homelessness, and alcoholism. During this period, Bowery was synonymous with New York City’s Skid Row and its residents were referred to as the Bowery Bums. People moving to Bowery, however, will no longer find the slum it was known to be for much of its history.


Like its enclave Alphabet City, the 21st century brought a wave of gentrification including high-rise condos and luxury apartments enticing people to moving to the East Village to relocate in Bowery sweetening the deal with the installation of luxury supermarket, Whole Foods.

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When moving to the East Village, there’s so much to see, so much to do, and of course, so much to eat and drink! While there’s always plenty of nightlife, live comedy, and other cultural events to appeal to every age and taste, they change so often that we recommend you head online to find out what’s going on at any given time. Many foodies and dive bar enthusiasts move to the East Village just for the sheer volume of amazing options behind every door and around every corner.


The fabulous food and delicious drinks (and the nightlife that come with it) in the East Village are a huge pull for New Yorkers of all stripes who delight in the cornucopia of options available in this New York City neighborhood.


For brunch, many East Villagers will brave the sometimes more than hour long line for Prune. Hailed as creative French cooking at its best, it’s their 11 kinds of Bloody Mary’s that keep the line long on weekends. Another place still draws lines down the block years after opening, is Momofuku Milk Bar run by pastry magician Christina Tosi. Her cultish confections are absolutely divine and well worth the wait. From compost cookies, cake truffles, pies, and cakes, it’s Milk Bar’s milk shakes and ice cream sandwiches that draw crowds from around the city and tourists from around the world.
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Another sibling in the Momofuku empire (and the most expensive!), Momofuku Ko is one of the best restaurants in the East Village–if you can get a reservation.


Watch as your chef-servers prepare your Michelin star rated prix-fixe meal behind the glass containing the kitchen, earning Momofuku Ko the No. 58 ranking of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. We told you–the food in the East Village is unparalleled! For sushi, Jewel Bako is the place to go. We recommend going with the chef’s choice omakase. You can never go wrong when you let the chef pick the freshest and best offerings of the day and at Jewel Bako they never disappoint.


For authentic Mexican fare with a downtown flair, check out Rosie’s.


East Villagers head to Rosie’s not only for the extensive food menu but for the fabulous margaritas (which you can get by the pitcher, so bring your friends–unless you don’t like sharing, we certainly won’t judge!) and tequila and mezcal tasting flights. If tasting flights are your thing, you can also head over to Amor y Amargo, where you’ll not only find an amazing bitters tasting room with phenomenal drinks to make you dizzy with delight.


With so many entertainment and dining options, it’s no wonder people from all over New York City and the world move to the East Village.
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And with Divine Moving & Storage’s superior customer service and award winning professional moving, packing, and unpacking services moving in the East Village’s Alphabet City, Bowery, and Ukrainian Village couldn’t be easier. For jaded New Yorkers, there’s no better moving company than Divine. The East Village has relied on Divine to move them home for two decades, so you know you’re protected and taken care of in Divine’s experienced hands. Call Divine today for a moving experience that will exceed your expectations and assuage your relocation fears.


There’s moving the hard way, and then there’s moving the Divine way.

Call today to find out just how easy moving can be!



About Author

David Cohen, has been in moving for more than 20 years. The company David started, Divine Moving & Storage, stands apart from other NYC movers for our commitment to your satisfaction. We want you to use us again (and again, and again!) and refer your friends, family, and colleagues to us. Our dedication to your satisfactions and happiness means we work night and day to make your move hassle-free and stress-free. In other words, we want you to enjoy the best moving experience you’ve ever had–so you’ll come back to us next time.