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It's Your Move:

Move Like a Local in NYC

Your Guide to Moving In and Around NYC

Check out these tools, tips, and resources to make your move to NYC easier than ever.

About the Author

Local Expert

Tracy Kaler

Tracy is founder and editor of Tracy’s New York Life, a popular NYC blog that brings the latest and greatest in living, food, style, happenings, art, culture, and more from the city that never sleeps. Her writing has appeared in publications like BrickUnderground, Curbed, Business Insider, Metro NY, and on other blogs and websites. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband, and when she’s not blogging, you can find her wandering the streets of NYC or tweaking her already decorated apartment.

Get the scoop on NYC from our local expert, Tracy Kaler of Tracy's New York Life. In her latest article she has the secret sauce to sharing a studio apartment in NYC.

The city that never sleeps is beckoning you home. From Brooklyn to Queens, New Yorkers everywhere take pride in their city. Get ready for strolls through Central Park and the hustle and bustle of Times Square. Amidst all of the excitement, planning your big move can be stressful. At Cubesmart, we’re experts in logistics. Whether you need movers, storage or just a simple checklist to stay organized, we’ve got your back. You’ve got enough to think about; let us take care of the details. Check out our tips and tricks for moving in NYC below.

Moving Articles

Still considering which part of the city fits your needs? Never fear! We’ve done our research. Take a look at the following articles about Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Which one matches your personality?


9 Tips on How to Share a Studio Apartment in NYC

By Tracy Kaler on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sharing a small space with someone can create some stressful challenges. Continue reading to find out how to peacefully share a studio apartment in NYC.


Volunteer Opportunities in NYC

By Tracy Kaler on Friday, January 20, 2017

Looking for places to volunteer in the Big Apple? From animal shelters to NYC soup kitchens, use this list to find your match and get started volunteering in NYC.


A Survival Guide for Winters in NYC

By Tracy Kaler on Monday, January 2, 2017

Winters in NYC can be brutal and if you’re new to the city, it’s easy to forget winter essentials. Check out this guide to surviving winter in NYC and make sure you’re prepared!


Where to Shop in NYC During the Holiday Season

By Tracy Kaler on Monday, November 21, 2016

From Macy’s holiday windows to Winter Village at Bryant Park, the best holiday shopping is in NYC. Check out where to shop in NYC during the holiday season!

Moving Tools and Resources

Here are all the tools, tips and resources you need.

New York City is thriving with attractions and nightlife, but you may be looking for more. We have the resources you need to make this move to the city as seamless as possible. Check out the tools and resources below to get to know your new home.

Community Insights

View demographics, crime stats and more.


City Living

Find the hot spots to suit your taste buds

  • Chow Down

  • Guide to What and Where to Eat in NYC
  • NYC Arts

  • The Complete Guide to the Arts Scene

Storage Size Guide

Need storage? Find out how much

For the Kids

Locate the best schools & activities nearby.


New York City Storage

Let us simplify your moving experience by providing self-storage options to suit any budget. Alleviate headaches by storing your belongings with us while you figure out which neighborhood is right for you. Or, if you don’t have enough room for your belongings in your new digs, we have climate- and non-climate controlled storage units, parking spaces and lockers – available with flexible month-to-month leases. We are a one-stop shop for all your moving needs, including professional-grade packing supplies. Discover why over 1 million satisfied Customers have chosen CubeSmart, making us one of the most trusted names in storage.

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