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Gentle Giant Moving Company

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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 to move from the Upper East Side to across the block (or within the same building), from Downtown to Brooklyn and everything in between. Our movers provide white glove service whether you are moving luxury items or bunk beds! 

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 are 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!

Moving Within NYC

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!

Moving Out of NYC

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 

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 over 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.

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NYC Moving FAQs

How much do movers within NYC cost?

No two homes are the same which means that moving costs are not one size fits all. The best way to determine the cost of your move is to obtain a quote using our free move estimate tool.

Local NYC Moving Cost
We base an estimate for a local move on an hourly rate, which includes the drive time for each leg of the move:
– from the moving company to your original home,
– then to your destination, and
– back again to the moving company.

Long-distance Moving Cost
Pricing for a long distance move is based on a flat rate, fixed price. Once we have taken an inventory of your furniture and other belongings, and identified a timeframe for delivery, we are happy to provide a binding price for your move. If you prefer, we can also price a long distance move by weight. 

Many moving companies only offer non-binding moving estimates. This means that the customer pays for the actual cost of the move regardless if it falls over the original quote. At Gentle Giant we are proud to provide binding long-distance estimates whereby the customer pays the exact amount of the original quote, even if the move ends up costing more than we initially estimated.

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. Discover the cost of your NYC move using our free move estimate tool now!

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

NY 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 2005 opening. He has had...
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Antonio “Tony” Rodenas

Antonio "Tony" Rodenas

NY 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 2005 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 about working for Gentle Giant is loading items onto...
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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 about working for Gentle Giant is loading items onto the truck as he enjoys formulating the strategy to fit every item safely into the space available. He says 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...
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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. He gets great satisfaction out of seeing his clients happy with the end results of their move. 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 treated him and the team camaraderie evident in the company.

Google Reviews

Jake Card
Jake Card
16:33 30 May 24
I've done a lot of moves over the last few years, but my move with Gentle Giant last week is the best moving experience I've ever had.Tony and his team were absolutely incredible. They're super nice guys, and packed my entire 3-bedroom apartment up extremely quickly and with great care. Even my most fragile stuff was in 0 danger of breaking.The loading and unloading was just as fast. They did an awesome job checking with us about where everything went, and the whole thing was a breeze.I'm hoping to not move again for a while, but next time I do, I'll definitely use Gentle Giant and request Tony again. Best movers ever!
Ami Teruya
Ami Teruya
17:54 02 May 24
It was our first time using Gentle Giant. Darius and his crew made my 2BR move within the building stress free. Will definitely use them again.
Joseph Ruane
Joseph Ruane
15:28 27 Apr 24
Gentle Giant has been great! Very attentive and careful. Made sure all of our furniture got to the right place and got there safely!
Seema Sodhani Pandya
Seema Sodhani Pandya
18:29 20 Apr 24
3rd time moving with Gentle Giant! They go above and beyond!!! They delivered a piano for my brother as a stop and Jay set it up and made sure it was perfect! Ezra took extra care to make sure everything was just right! Tony drove all the way from NY to NJ to set up my bed frame after we lost the screws to out it together! AMAZING
Rachel Reji
Rachel Reji
14:30 20 Apr 24
Steven Laduzinski
Steven Laduzinski
15:29 05 Apr 24
Kailey Walsh
Kailey Walsh
20:26 30 Mar 24
Gentle Giant is the only moving company I will use. Their professionalism, ease to work with, and wonderful staff across the board makes moving so much easier and less stressful!
Charles Lister-James
Charles Lister-James
02:30 22 Mar 24
I recently transferred apartments within my building and Gentle Giant Moving Company was great! They were professional and efficient. The team consisting of Tony, Ezra, Scott, and Jung were awesome!The team did a great job packing and protecting all my items and furniture from my 1-bedroom apartment. I would highly recommend Gentle Giant Moving Company and this team! I have used them for my previous three moves and each went was smooth and easy. This company and its teams makes the process easy and relatively stress free.Thanks to Gentle Giant, Tony, Ezra, Scott, and Jung!
Xenia Parker
Xenia Parker
23:07 19 Mar 24
The movers took utmost care with our furniture and our home. They were punctual, friendly, very professional.
Josh Ward
Josh Ward
02:01 05 Mar 24
Tony, Hans, Garfield, and Stefan made my move incredibly easy and were great to work with and talk to. Highly recommend using Gentle Giant and especially these 4 guys! Thanks again
Will Marks
Will Marks
01:10 02 Mar 24
Gentle Giant are excellent.Andrew and Rachel did a marvelous job planning our moves and Ezra and his crews (we recently contracted for 5 moves) did a fabulous job--prompt, efficient, careful, and friendly.I recommend Gentle Giant Movers unreservedly. They will treat you, your possessions, and your home in an exemplary manner.Hire this company, you will be glad you did.
Cori Daggett
Cori Daggett
20:40 19 Feb 24
Professional, energetic, organized and good humored. A terrific crew!
Karen A
Karen A
16:55 03 Feb 24
Gentle Giant movers were amazing to work with , they packed us and unpacked us in 2 days. They were very professional , highly recommend!
Joe
Joe
18:49 13 Jan 24
Ezra, Hans, and Izaiah were amazing, packing up our things, and moving them to our storage unit. Could not have had better service, these guys rock!
Elizabeth Yee
Elizabeth Yee
02:02 18 Nov 23
I called two other moving companies before I found Gentle Giant, ones I have seen multiple times around my area. I was able to get in touch with a person immediately, spoke to Rob and he was pleasant and very thorough with the estimate provided. I was a little hesitant about them with the higher pricing, but I was oh so glad I went with them. I read a few reviews before I made the call and they were really nice to deal with. Rachel, the coordinator was helpful and three movers that were provided were stellar. This is the first time I have used a moving company, but I couldn't have been more happy about the service. The movers were efficient, clear on what they needed from us, protected all the delicate and bigger items. They were very accommodating, it was two state move and multiple stops. It went so smooth, Iwas waiting for the shoe to drop, but it didn't. I would use them everytime, if I had to, and would recommend their services.