Making the move from Manhattan to Brooklyn might not seem like a big deal, but once you’re there it has the tendency to feel like a world away. Brooklyn goes to sleep much earlier than Manhattan, so life across the bridge can be a little bit different.
Moving and storage in Brooklyn can be easier than in Manhattan, if you’re bringing the right things with you. You’re headed for a change for sure, but moving in NYC can be seamless if you do it correctly.
Bring Your Bike
There is a reason that you’ll see so many dedicated cyclists in Brooklyn…it tends to be an easier form of transportation than the subway. Rides on the train that take up to an hour can easily be completed on a bicycle in twenty to twenty-five minutes.
Clearly, having a bike will help to get you where you need to go faster. You can bring your existing bike, buy one, or use the Citi Bike system! Either way, you’ll find that biking in Brooklyn is much easier than biking in Manhattan.
It’s not as stressful, and most of the bikers in Brooklyn are pretty skilled and abide by safety and traffic rules. It won’t be long before you’re a pro.
Everything You Own, And More
Brooklyn tends to have a bit more space than Manhattan, with a more laid back vibe. If you’re craving some new apartment decor to go with your new Brooklyn digs, don’t be afraid to bring it along. Your building is likely to have storage, and if it doesn’t, there is probably a unit within close affordable proximity. Moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn means you absolutely won’t have to downsize, unless you want to!
A Friendly Attitude
It’s easier to play off a distant demeanor in Manhattan. Life is a little faster, a little busier. However, in a Brooklyn neighborhood, you’ll find that your neighbors rarely ignore you. You’ll fall into the swing of friendly waves and a chorus of good mornings when you walk through your halls out onto the street.
Obviously, a great attitude isn’t something you have to store, but it’s nice to need it. Brooklyn is friendly and neighborhood oriented. You’re certain to love every second of life here.
When you’re ready to make the move, give Simply Moving a call to help you move your apartment and, if necessary, your storage unit!