Gentle Giant's response to the Coronavirus

New York Movers

Moving in New York?

New York Movers

Gentle Giant Moving Company

NYC-Best-Moving-Company

We are your hometown NYC movers, and when it comes to the perfect, stress-free move, we really do hit it out of the park.  Gentle Giant is your trusted team when you’re looking for a local NYC moving company.

Situated conveniently in Redhook, Brooklyn, Gentle Giant’s New York location allows us to serve customers throughout the city.  We serve all five boroughs of NYC including Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.  We are also able to service Westchester County and the surrounding counties of Rockland, Putnam, and Suffolk.

Our Services

Local Moving

Across the street or across the Bay, we've got you covered.

Get Moving

Long Distance

We know the best routes from sea to shining sea.

Learn how we do it

Storage

We offer full-service, secure, climate-controlled storage.

Store your stuff safely

Packing Services

We can help you pack or unpack any size move.

Pack it up

Commercial

Need to move your office? We can help with that.

Move your office

100% Guarantee

Our moves our carried out by highly trained Giants.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

100% Crew Guarantee

Gentle Giant promises to deliver exceptional service to every customer, guaranteed (100% Crew Guarantee). Contact us anytime if you believe we have performed otherwise. We are proud to offer a money-back guarantee for every member of your moving crew.  Learn more about some of our exceptional employees here!

Local New York City Movers

Gentle Giant knows your neighborhood.  Whether you’re moving from a Brownstone in Park Slope or a high-rise on the Upper East Side, we’ve been there.  Our NYC movers are adept at navigating all types of apartments, condos, and homes on the streets and avenues of New York City. We’ll even move you inside the same building.

With 40 years in the business and thousands of NYC moves under our belt, we know the requirements of local building management companies, as well as the unique needs of customers from New York City to the suburbs. We can accommodate any move, big or small.  Need boxes and packing? – We’ve got that too. Gentle Giant has been the best mover in New York City since 2005!

Long Distance New York City Movers

With 20 locations nationwide Gentle Giant can move you to anywhere in the lower 48 States.  Unlike the van lines, we don’t subcontract our services to move your stuff.  When you choose Gentle Giant for a long distance move, we have the capacity so that your items are only handled by Gentle Giant employees start to finish.  Learn about some of our most popular routes here.

Storage Facilities

With multiple warehouses across our footprint Gentle Giant can meet your long or short term storage needs.  When you store your belongings with Gentle Giant, we inventory, label, and store everything ourselves in self-contained crates that can be accessed only by Gentle Giant staff.  We also have options for electronic inventories that include itemized photographs of each of your items.

Packing and Moving Boxes

Moving can be stressful, so leave the hard work to us!  We’ll come the day before your move and pack everything for you.  When you hire Gentle Giant to pack your valuable belongings there is the added guarantee that your items will arrive safe and sound at the other end.  We take the necessary care and precision required to pack everything from crystal stemware to your baseball card collection like they were our own.  If you want to pack yourself, though, we offer free delivery of moving boxes to your home too!

Meet the Giants – Professional Movers NYC

Gentle Giant prides itself on being a different kind of moving company. We believe that it is the quality of our people – the Giants – which makes us stand apart from the rest.  Gentle Giant’s New York City movers are an exceptionally tight-knit team with decades of service between them, showing their true dedication to the company.  All Giants embody our core principals of a professional workforce with skill, intellect, and integrity.

Our Reputation – Best NYC Movers

Founded in 1980 by owner, Larry O’Toole, Boston has been the national headquarters for Gentle Giant Moving Company for 40 years. As we have grown outside of New England, Gentle Giant has been recognized by numerous publications as a great place to work and a leader in the moving and storage industry.

Check out some of our reviews on Google or see our own moving company reviews here.

Google Reviews
Gentle Giant 5 Star Logo
Yelp Logo

NYC Moving FAQs

Are there any hidden fees to worry about when moving with Gentle Giant?

Our estimates include all of the fees associated with your move upfront. Meanwhile, a lot of other moving companies will give you an initial move price and surprise you with extra fees for items like tape, pads, boxes, and dollies at the end of your move. With Gentle Giant, our estimates will include all of the charges associated with your move from the beginning so there are no surprises at the end. This means that oftentimes our estimates will be higher because we care about you being fully informed. Make sure you ask other moving companies what additional fees you will be charged at the end of your move.

How do I move out of an apartment in NYC?

Pre-Apartment Move
1) First, dispose of or donate any unwanted items. You can hire a junk removal company or donate items to a thrift store.
2) Make a checklist of items to be moved. Take note of items like large appliances and sofas that are too heavy or awkward to move yourself. Then enlist a friend or family member to help move them.
3) Take measurements of your exits, entryways, and large furniture. This way you can determine which items will fit through the doorway and which will need to be disassembled.

Disassembling Your Furniture
Bed Frame
1) Bedding: First completely strip the bed and place all bedding in a moving box. 
2) Base & Mattress: Remove the base and mattress which will be wrapped in a protective mattress bag.
3) Footboard & Headboard: Once these have been removed it is time to unscrew the headboard and footboard from the bed-frame. Be sure to mark the top of the bolt or screw with a piece of colored tape. Then mark the corresponding hole with the same colored piece of tape.
4) Slats: If the bed does not have a base then it is likely a slat bed frame. Some slat frames can simply be rolled up while others will require you to unscrew each slat individually.

Couch
1) Remove all upholstery including cushions, pillows, and arm covers.
2) Remove the arms from your couch by unscrewing all screws with a Phillips head screwdriver.
3) Remove the frame from the seat itself using a Phillips head screwdriver. Once you have removed all six screws (three on each side) the front side of the sofa should lift right off.
4) If the couch has legs, unscrew them with the screwdriver to shave off another six inches or so from the total dimensions.

While you may be tempted to save money on your move by disassembling and moving items yourself, the associated stress and risk of damage is not worth it. Instead, let our NYC movers do the hard work for you. Our NYC movers are expertly trained in the assembly, disassembly, and transportation of furniture so you can sit back and relax while we take care of your move.

Gentle Giant Moving Co. - Brooklyn

100 Bowne Street, Bay 52

Brooklyn, NY 11231

(718) 907-1830

Featured New York Movers

Antonio “Tony” Rodenas

Antonio “Tony” Rodenas

Assistant Regional Manager
Antonio, or Tony to his friends, is a native of New Rochelle, NY and has been essential to Gentle Giant's New York office since its 2006 opening. He has had...
Read More
Antonio “Tony” Rodenas

Antonio "Tony" Rodenas

Assistant Regional Manager
Antonio, or Tony to his friends, is a native of New Rochelle, NY and has been essential to Gentle Giant's New York office since its 2006 opening. He has had his fair share of adventures working at Gentle Giant, but his biggest day-to-day concern is navigating the busy New York streets with people always chatting on their cell phones! He firmly believes that safety comes first, be it on the job or on the road.

When Tony isn't busy at work or lifting weights, he likes to play football or catch a good baseball game on television.
Bjorn Nilsson

Bjorn Nilsson

Crew Chief
Bjorn heard about Gentle Giant through Amazing Moves in Denver, a moving company founded by a former Giant. His favorite part of working for Gentle Giant is loading items onto...
Read More
Bjorn Nilsson

Bjorn Nilsson

Crew Chief
Bjorn heard about Gentle Giant through Amazing Moves in Denver, a moving company founded by a former Giant. His favorite part of working for Gentle Giant is loading items onto the truck, as he enjoys the strategy and said playing with Legos has prepared him well for this role!

Bjorn says long days of sweat and working hard helps to build a bond between coworkers. Outside of Gentle Giant, he enjoys making music.
Jason Begin

Jason Begin

Move Consultant
Jason is a Move Consultant for our New York area customers. He first heard about Gentle Giant through family members who were employed with us. His favorite part of life...
Read More
Jason Begin

Jason Begin

Move Consultant
Jason is a Move Consultant for our New York area customers. He first heard about Gentle Giant through family members who were employed with us. His favorite part of life at GG is being able to work with his family and helping people through a stressful process and seeing them happy with the end results. His past experiences in sales and customer service prepared him well when he joined the team in 2015.

When reflecting on his first year with the company, Jason says it was mayhem because he was trying to learn so much at once, but says it was a fun experience and reminded him of his time working in the restaurant industry. He decided to make a career here when he noticed how well his coworkers made him feel like a part of the team.

Google Reviews

Lisa Aulet
Lisa Aulet
10:41 08 Aug 22
We have used Gentle Giant for multiple moves, both within and interstate, and for storage. They have given us excellent service every time and took good care of our belongings in storage. Their move organizers do a terrific job, they are incredibly responsive and the crew that does the moving are well trained and have done a great job for us on every move. They also show up on time! Our last move was in July 2022 and they were fantastic. Thank you Gentle Giant!
Neal Sullivan
Neal Sullivan
11:19 05 Aug 22
Fast, efficient, courteous, professional, etc. etc. Moving is never ever fun but this company makes it as painless as it can be. All while doing it with a smile.
Caroline Yoon
Caroline Yoon
22:27 19 Jul 22
Great communication from their office and from the foreman, who texted me the day before to sync instructions. Prompt replies to email inquiries. And careful tracking of our belongings. Thanks, Gentle Giant!
Elizabeth Sharpless
Elizabeth Sharpless
01:12 13 Jul 22
Moved my son and daughter-in-law from Virginia to Pennsylvania, provided excellent service, went above and beyond, at a fair price. So relieved my family found this firm.
Marc Wirstrom
Marc Wirstrom
22:30 05 Jul 22
Gentle Giant is an amazing moving company and I highly recommend it to anyone moving locally or across the US. I had a complicated move that had 2 cities of origin, 2 destinations and some time needed in storage. Both the customer service / move coordinators and the movers were responsive, courteous and professional. Special shout-out to Tony and his crew in New York and the Fort Lauderdale team!
Sarah Lannom
Sarah Lannom
21:39 24 Jun 22
Best moving company ever—I've used them three times. They're great at communicating clearly and quickly before the day of the move, and their team of movers are friendly, professional, and very skilled at solving problems, e.g. moving furniture through tight spaces and around various obstacles. 10/10 would absolutely recommend.
Tania Oneill
Tania Oneill
19:11 22 Jun 22
Logan, James, Scott L and Micheal very polite and professional and careful with all my items.
bobbi moran
bobbi moran
11:31 18 Jun 22
Start to finish Gentle Giant was incredible! Patrick and Terrence could not have been more helpful answering my questions, reviewing my move plan and making sure I was set with everything I needed for our move date. Thank you for your professionalism and care. The detail with which the logistics were managed was impeccable. The movers were phenomenal as well. Each of them worked tirelessly to ensure our belongings were cared for and that we were satisfied with the process. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Luka Cacic
Luka Cacic
21:01 16 May 22
Eric Kang
Eric Kang
17:23 07 Jan 22
I've used Gentle Giant twice now for moves in the city — everyone I speak to or meet has been pleasant and helpful and just good people. The rates are reasonable (especially since I've had to move a piano as part of my package), and it's just nice to be in good hands and have some peace of mind on what can be very stressful days.
James Harder
James Harder
16:17 05 Jan 22
'Twas a lucky day finding Gentle Giant to make our cross-country move! We lack sufficient superlatives to describe our utter satisfaction with this white glove service. From inception through completion of this enormous project––delicate, high value cargo, including a 7' Steinway (none of which received a scratch!)––every person was professional, kind, caring, meticulous––in short, EXEMPLARY. Kudos and gratitude!
Patrick Barnette
Patrick Barnette
23:54 04 Jan 22
We've used Gentle Giant for three moves and they have been consistently excellent. Professional, friendly staff that takes great care with your belongings. No need to shop around - these folks are simply the best.
susan g
susan g
21:59 04 Jan 22
Highly recommend!! I have used Gentle Giant six times in the NYC area from 2010 to 2022 from easy moves to complex three part moves and packing. Each time everyone was responsive, professional, flexible, understanding, timely, you name it. Unmatched in the NYC area. May not be the cheapest (haven’t compared recently) but I’ve never met a more reliable professional pleasant moving company with normal people. The guys stay on for years and I’ve had a few repeats. I’ve used big name movers cross country several times and they cannot even compare. Thank you!!
Debra
Debra
18:34 06 Nov 21
From beginning to end this was the most professional and organized move I've had. Everyone made me feel that when the day came for the move there wouldn't be any problems (there wasn't). Erik and Dominic in sales were quick to respond and Rachael communicated all of my information to the movers, including street construction, and also answered all of my questions. Amari, Japheth and Izaiah were friendly, and very quick and thorough. Everything was handled with care. Ironically, my neighbor moved the day before and used a different moving service and I could tell that by contrast they weren't up to the level of professionalism that Gentle Giant offered. In the past my movers have been hit or miss, but I'll definitely use Gentle Giant again.
Rich Fasanelli
Rich Fasanelli
22:25 17 Sep 21
Best movers with courteous and hard working crew. Makes moving a pleasure! No one else come close!