U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 06-09-2010, 06:06 PM
40 posts, read 164,914 times
Reputation: 13


Hi. I'm moving from Jersey City Heights to Midwood Brooklyn. I don't have a lot of stuff...no furniture just books, clothes, lamp, bathroom stuff, etc. Maybe about 10 medium sized boxes all together.

I've done this type of thing entirely on the subway before, but don't really feel like going through that again. I'm assuming there's a reasonably cheap way of moving from jersey city to bk with a small amount of stuff. I don't want to drive though. I considered just putting an ad on craigslist, but I'm not sure if I want to trust a random stranger from craigslist with me and a van-full of my stuff.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 06-09-2010, 07:19 PM
Location: Washington, DC & New York
10,750 posts, read 25,521,951 times
Reputation: 6676
I would see if I could find a friend or two, rent a minivan, and move, since the minivan should be able to handle everything if you didn't want a cargo van, and the restrictions of a non-passenger vehicle in terms of parking and driving on some routes. And, after the move, take them out to dinner, or do something else fun. You may need one person to sit in the vehicle, if you cannot park at the new apartment, hence looking for two friends who would be willing to help. It would be easier than using the train, since that would be so many trips.

I would not trust some random responder on CL, though if you find a legitimate company who could handle the move from an ad on CL, that would be different.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
~William Shakespeare
(As You Like It Act II, Scene VII)

City-Data Terms of Service
City-Data FAQs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-09-2010, 07:50 PM
Location: UWS, NY, NY
12 posts, read 25,285 times
Reputation: 10
Maybe instead of 10 medium boxes, use 5 large boxes, and ship them. The books sound like they are the heaviest thing you have, so you can take those with you on the subway possibly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top