New York City is one of the most popular destinations for British people undertaking removals to USA. Relocating to the Big Apple means a journey of more than 3,400 miles, so, for any individual or business making the move, it will inevitably involve a major upheaval and it is vital to have experts who can help to make the whole process go smoothly.
In this situation, Greens Removals are the people to call. We provide a reliable UK-based service which is tailored to your individual requirements and will ensure that you and your belongings are transported securely across the Atlantic, taking care of all the paperwork and dealing with Customs on your behalf. We have more than 40 years' of experience in carrying out moves abroad, including removals to USA. As well as moves to New York City, we also provide shipment of your household or office goods to all other parts of the country, including other major cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Philadelphia, and states such as Florida and California.
When you are starting to plan your move abroad, we can offer you any of the following services, depending on your individual needs and choices— a free quotation, supply of packing materials for you to pack your own goods, or a full professional packing and/or unpacking service if you prefer, as well as storage for your goods in the short or longer term and specialist removal for items such as valuables. We offer an insurance service and you can choose between dedicated containers, part-load or air freight options, or a combination of these to transport your possessions.
Greens are registered with the British Association of Removals (BAR) and we also hold all three European and British quality service standards for the industry, so you can be sure you will receive a top-quality service throughout your removals to USA.
Removals to New York City, USA: Living in New York
Known as the "city that never sleeps", New York City (NYC) has a population of more than eight million, making it the largest centre in the USA. It also welcomes as many as 50 million visitors every year and is one of the most ethnically diverse of all American cities. John F Kennedy International Airport is the country's biggest international airport for both passengers and freight, with around 23 million international passenger journeys passing through every year.
The city was originally founded in 1624 as a Dutch trading post and given the name New Amsterdam a couple of years later, but 40 years on it came under English control and King Charles II changed the name to New York. NYC became an increasingly important trading port and, by the end of the 18th century, it was the largest city in the USA. It expanded further at the end of the 19th century when its famous five boroughs - Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island - came together as one city.
There are many landmarks in New York, which are famous across the world, including the Statue of Liberty, which has greeted generations of immigrants, as well as the soaring skyscrapers of Manhattan, with its famous skyline which includes the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. This area is also home to the financial powerhouse of Wall Street, where the New York stock exchange is based. The site of the World Trade Center, destroyed in the September 11 attacks, is being redeveloped with a new complex which will include a memorial and museum.
New York has been described as the most expensive city in the USA, with many millionaires living in Manhattan; the chic Tribeca area in particular boasts sky-high property values, while the upper East Side is also very wealthy. However, there are also poorer neighbourhoods, such as parts of Brooklyn, South Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.
Removals to New York City, USA; Places to Visit
Anyone travelling to New York might feel slightly overwhelmed by the sheer number of must-see attractions crying out to be visited. If you are seeking entertainment, then Times Square is the place to make for, with its dazzling array of huge lit-up billboards. This area is said to be the world's most popular visitor attraction and, at the junction of Seventh Avenue and Broadway, is the world-famous theatre district where you can choose from dozens of shows to see.
Central Park is another landmark visited by millions, covering a site of nearly 850 acres and including a zoo and 19th-century castle folly among its attractions. Here you can see open-air Shakespeare productions and a wide range of other entertainments during the summer months. The city also has a host of celebrated museums and galleries, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection, while other major attractions include the Bronx Zoo and Brooklyn Bridge.
Once you have finished your sightseeing and want to eat, it might be hard to decide between all the options, including a huge choice of Chinese restaurants in the Chinatown district, plus a host of other eateries to suit every taste, from the Ritz-Carlton or the famous Russian Tea Rooms to pizza parlours and burger bars.
Removals to New York, USA: Accommodation for Expats
If you are planning removals to USA and will be relocating to New York, then it is important to realise that accommodation is expensive there. At 2013 prices, the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment outside the city centre is roughly estimated at £960 and at £1,750 in a more central area. A three-bedroom apartment's average monthly rent could vary from £1,700 to £3,200, again depending on its location.
Moving to New York: Out and About in New York
New York has a lower level of private car ownership than most places in the USA, but has a comprehensive public transport system, far more widely used than in any other American city. This includes the subway, which has more than 400 stations and is used by around half the city's commuters on their journeys to and from work. Using the subway can be confusing, so it is a good idea to look at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) website before setting off to make sure you know how it all works.
The city also has a wide-ranging bus network and an aerial tramway linking Manhattan to Roosevelt Island. However, perhaps its most famous means of transport is by taxi, with the iconic yellow New York City cabs known worldwide.