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Velocity Long Distance And Local Moving Company

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191 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10026

(212) 655-5799

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SHIRSHIR

05/07/2012

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Overall
Fast, nice and professional. what more do I need!!

We used Velocity Moving for a move in September and the company was great. We got Ofer himself to come in and do the quote, which was quick and painless and he stuck to it. (It was also much much less - like 30% less -- than one of the other top rated folks. Ofer just a star - pleasant as can be, professional and charming. They checked in, answered questions, quickly, very responsible. Moving is stressful but they really made the day off very easy. The team also executed on the move in about 2-3 hours only. LESS time than they said, which meant a lot to us as we have little kids we wanted to settle and get to bed at decent hour after crazy move day. Yes, there were some very minor nicks (one wall, a scuff on one piece of furniture) but given the amount of stuff etc. they were excellent. We would use them again in a heartbeat.

Rock07

05/05/2012

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Overall
The best moving company ever!

Velocity Moving- Reliable dependable and affordable.
I have experienced several movers because I have to keep on moving because of the nature of my job. But I have never seen such perfectionists till date. I am talking about the movers of Velocity Moving & Storage. They were actually more concerned than me about the move, which was great to see. They came just on time and they were well prepared for the move. They began the work without wasting a single minute and they were fast and accurate. I am sure that they came with a plan and they did fantastic. They were so keen to perform and as I said before they were more concerned than me. I also found them very competitive as far as the price was concerned. I do recommend them.

papoucharlou

03/27/2012

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I will never use them again.

I started out my journey Velocity - Long Distance And Local Moving Company really enthusiastically, as they were highly recommended by people other yelpers. I was impressed by the courtesy and professionalism of the receptionist. I called on Friday asking for a Monday appointment, and she accommodated me. But things went downhill from there.
My mother called me on Monday morning, frantic because one of the movers, the foreman I think, was bitterly complaining about the conditions. He was upset because there was dust and he felt he was not adequately prepared to be in the environment. He proceeded to disparage his boss, saying that the owners didn't care about him or his health. He immediately told my mother that the move would require more than three hours and movers, and that he was not going to be able to complete it. He continued to complain and have an attitude for the rest of the move. At one point he was in his truck while the other two movers were unloading, and when my mother approached him, he responded that he would not charge her for the full hour.

I am not disappointed that the man took issue with the conditions, but rather his handling of the situation. Had I known there would be that amount of dust and mold, I would have notified the dispatcher. Instead of incessantly complaining and giving my mother an attitude, he could have explained that the conditions necessitated special protective equipment and more men, and therefore they would have to reschedule. He could have handled it professionally, not like an insolent 5 year old. My mother offered him a mask and gloves, yet he continued to whine. I even called the dispatcher and apologized for not having properly prepared him, and he said that his men were prepared for ""anything."" Clearly, they were not.
I emailed the receptionist, and she responded by politely brushing me off and never fully addressed my concerns. While the physical move went fine, the added stress of the complaining employee left my mother harried and stressed out. They did not complete the move, and we hired another company to come back later in the week --- I will never use them again.

JamesE2

02/19/2012

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Overall
Extremely helpful and flexible.

We used Velocity Moving to load a container for my upcoming cross-country move. Arrangement was made at the very last minute and by the way the movers were extremely helpful and flexible, and also very thorough in describing the service and other costs. We did the move on a Saturday, in the afternoon at my request because we were still packing. The two movers were courteous and professional. The owner called me the next day to check on the service, making sure everything was satisfactory and asking for suggestions on how they can improve. A quality operation! Thanks Velocity Moving Moving.

MileW

02/14/2012

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Not a bad choice

This was the first time I used professional movers after relying on friends in the past. At a certain point you just can't do that any more. The guys from Velocity Moving did a great job. I moved within Manhattan from a fourth floor walk-up apartment to a loft on the fifth floor. These guys were friendly and efficient despite the climb, finishing the job more quickly than I had imagined. . Good rates, great staff and attentive service. My only concern was that due to some reason they did not accept payment thru card on that day and I had to arrange for a cashier’s cheque from my bank which caused some inconvenience otherwise their service was not bad.

FredD2

02/14/2012

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Careful and efficient movers!!!

I decided to hire Velocity Moving from the the house I'd lived in for almost four years and I was just moving down the street so I wasn't fully packed. I was super stressed out and exhausted.Not only did the crew moved my stuff with great care they also quickly took some open boxes and other random stuff that I thought I was going to have to do after they were done. The movers kept asking me how I was doing with everything and if there was anything else they could do to make things easier for me. I felt really cared-for, which is unexpected from movers (and maybe even a little weird, but whatever, it was awesome). They even helped me with some hard-to-reach light bulb chores at the very end. Thanks Velocity Moving..

frazierk15

01/01/2012

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Overall
Reasonable prices

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

The background: I recently moved a single-bedroom. I packed myself but had a few large pieces of furniture.

The review: The guys were on time, super fast, and very proficient. They made the move as pleasant as it can be. Nothing broken, nothing scratched. Their price, 5 hours @ $100/hour everything included. Not bad at all.

The summary: I'd definitely use them again, great people...

JAkins

11/30/2011

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Overall
extremely helpful movers

We are a small company that was in a tight spot - waited too long to book movers - and Ofer and his crew at Velocity came through and did an amazing job. They were extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend them - they are very competent and care about customer satisfaction.

RichardK2

11/23/2011

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Pleasant and Worthy movers

We were recommended Velocity Moving from a friend who had a pleasant experience in hiring them and to be honest we really made the right decision in hiring them. Their entire team from the initial telephonic talk with the sales rep was a pleasure to talk with. . On the moving day 2 well built guys marched in following the schedule list and accomplished their task in 3 hours flat . They were really sincere and honest and I am sure one can get that feeling very early in your conversation with them . My only concern was that due to some reason they did not accept payment thru card on that day and I had to arrange for a cashier

vhalmer

11/20/2011

Overall
I've used Velocity Moving thre...

I've used Velocity Moving three times. Every time they were professional and careful with my belongings. They wrapped everything with blankets and plastic wrap then carefully unwrapped it - not a scratch on anything. They were patient while I figured out where the furniture would go and placed it just right.



I will use them again and refer them every chance I get.

Vanhi

11/20/2011

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Overall
Very Helpful

Peter and Mark rock! (so does Victor). Very helpful team; quick and seamless process, impressive coordination, and reliable. I've used them twice now for my moves and although I hope I don't need to move again for a while, when and if I do, I'll be calling Velocity Moving again.

carlab52

11/06/2011

Overall
Velocity Moving helped me and ...

Velocity Moving helped me and my boyfriend to move to our new apartment last weekend and they did a great job. They did not waste any time and did not hurt our furniture or our apartments. They amazed us at the bulky or heavy items that they carried down with such ease. Thank you Mark and team!

Julia Y

10/26/2011

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Overall
Move with the best ones

The movers from the Velocity moving made moving a breeze! They moved our offices in a financial district even though there were so many restrictions, they found a way to work around them. They gave us practical advice, helped us stage the move with the police department and completed the move in what seemed like a blink of an eye. The movers knew exactly what to do when they arrived on the scene and it made for a very fluid experience. Velocity Moving comes recommended and really are of good service to their customers. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking forward to move.

gregoryxx99

10/24/2011

Overall
It was our 2nd move within 6 m...

It was our 2nd move within 6 months, and we just came off having the worst moving experience with the previous company. Robby, Adrian, and Gerardo, were on time, efficient, and did an amazing job. They ware moving furniture with the care that it was their own, in a few cases they pointed our certain scratches and covered the furniture to ensure it was moved safely as possible.



To give you an idea of how efficient these guys were, my previous move was completed in 8 hours with 4 guys, this was 3 guys in 5 hours. When hiring movers time is of the essence and I really appreciated that they made the most of the time keeping my costs down. I've learned with movers, it's better to pay a little more but have the peace of mind you're belongings are being moved care vs looking to save a buck. Velocity Moving have extremely fair prices and did a wonderful job.



Would highly recommend Velocity Moving and I'll be giving them a call on my next move.

vera_s

10/23/2011

Overall
There is a reason why these gu...

There is a reason why these guys have so many 5-star ratings.



From the beginning, Kristen was extremely flexible and professional in scheduling our move. When a change in escrow dates forced us to change our original moving date, Kristen worked with us to find a new spot in their tightly booked (and now we know why) schedule.



On moving day, we had the pleasure of working with Roberto, Adrian, Jonas, and Gerardo who could very well be the most good-natured moving guys on the planet. They were quick, efficient, and extremely respectful of our things.



They were great about double-checking where everything should go, and Roberto made some very thoughtful suggestions about where things should go or how to stack things when space got tight. All our belongings arrived intact, and a week later, I can assuredly say that nothing was missing or broken.



I hope we never have to move again, but if we do, these will be the guys I call.

Quinnf

10/23/2011

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Overall
Will use them again

This is a bit of a historical review. But recently I was thinking about movers, and nobody before or since has compared with our experience using Velocity Moving Services.

The men who moved us were exceedingly careful with everything, worked their hearts out, and did it all within the time and cost estimates. They showed up on time, were very buttoned up, and more professional than any other moving operation I have ever hired.

On top of it all, you know that something bigger is getting done than just moving your stuff from point a to point b. And that just pushes it over the top.

Can't imagine why anyone would use another company.

Dani Z

10/11/2011

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Overall
Love love love them!!!!!!!

Seiously...couldn't tell you why anyone would say they were anything but the best. Had the worst moving situation of my life and Velocity was nothing but patient, helpful and respectiful. Movers made me feel better about the issues that I was having and gave me multiple different options to problem solve. I can tell you that from here on out, I won't be working with any other moving company. They knew who I was and made me and my move feel important

sharonc72

10/07/2011

Overall
We moved with Velocity Moving ...

We moved with Velocity Moving over the last weekend and it was by far the best move I have ever had. I have moved a lot, with and without movers, and these guys were hands-down the best. We had a team of 3 guys who moved us out of our 3-bedroom house into a 2-bedroom in the city in less than the time originally given in the estimate. These guys worked hard, were friendly, helpful, and honest. One of them told us he had broken one of the slats off of our bed frame. It really was not a big deal, and he did not have to tell us. We never would have noticed. Not only did he tell us, but he fixed it on the spot.



We were also very impressed with how enthusiastic they were to get our business. Ofer himself came over himself to do an in-person estimate with a not to exceed clause. This was much nicer than other companies we called who did not want to do it or took much longer to get out to us.



Bottom line: these guys are the way to go for sure and we will definitely use them again and be recommending them to our friends and family.

Paprika723

10/07/2011

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Overall
HORRIBLE COMPANY

I wish I could give ZERO stars. This is the WORST MOVING COMPANY EVER! NEVER USE THIS COMPANY - I do not know how they remain in business, and I wouldn't wish their services on my worst enemy!

c bailey52

10/05/2011

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Overall
Extremely Reasonable

We used Velocity Moving for a move in September and the company was great. We got Ofer himself to come in and do the quote, which was quick and painless and he stuck to it. (It was also much much less - like 30% less -- than one of the other top rated folks. Ofer just a star - pleasant as can be, professional and charming. They checked in, answered questions, quickly, very responsible. Moving is stressful but they really made the day off very easy. The team also executed on the move in about 2-3 hours only. LESS time than they said, which meant a lot to us as we have little kids we wanted to settle and get to bed at decent hour after crazy move day. Yes, there were some very minor nicks (one wall, a scuff on one piece of furniture) but given the amount of stuff etc. they were excellent. We would use them again in a heartbeat.

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Neighborhoods
Central Harlem, Upper Manhattan
Categories
Movers, Movers & Full Service Storage, Storage Household & Commercial