Harlem Express Inc.

Harlem Express Inc.

New York, NY

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About Harlem Express Inc.

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We offer a safe and reliable service that reflects the actual cost of the move. We actually tailor your moving cost to your move and not some company's last move. All moves are different.

We have over 30 years of moving knowledge! We do local and long distance moving and also provide top-notch loading and unloading of vans, trucks, trailers, etc. We also do apartment and residential stagings and provide top-notch packing of articles that may be difficult to pack.

We provide small package pickup and delivery. Clean outs, removal and curb placement are available upon request.

We are also a licensed locksmith. We offer premove-in pest control at great rates. All can be tailored to your move upon request.

We have been a team of movers for over 4 years with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the relocation services. We offer special long distance rates, and there is no long waiting for your delivery as we offer the same day service and as little as only 2 days.

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  • 5/5 stars May 26, 2015

    Marvin kept me up to date at all times as far as his departure and arrival times. He and his crew were friendly and professional and seemed to enjoy getting my possessions to me after being in storage for seven years. I would recommend Marvin to anyone needing help to make a move.

  • 5/5 stars May 25, 2015

    Marvin was great. He arrived 2hrs early. We are a party of 4 women and he helped us move quickly and quietly in the apartment from the airport at 12midnight with an affordable price. He is very courteous and kind. Thumbs up for harlem express!

  • 5/5 stars May 22, 2015

    Harlem express was great. Very considerate, careful, quick and easy. I will recommend them highly and use them from now on.

  • 5/5 stars May 18, 2015

    Marvin and his team were the best! They were professional, fast, friendly and trustworthy. I moved from Hells Kitchen to Tribeca, they had boxes and furniture covers, and everything that I needed to package my belongings. I would def. use them again..

  • 5/5 stars May 16, 2015

  • 5/5 stars May 3, 2015

    Marvin Washington and his team were very professional and very personable . He and his team did a fantastic job and made the moving process a stress-free experience. Id would recommend Harlem Express to anyone in need of good movers.Thanks again Mr. Washington!

  • 5/5 stars April 20, 2015

    They showed up on time and we're really conscientious about keeping me informed. A great experience.

  • 5/5 stars April 17, 2015

    Marvin & his team were stars! They made moving in New York a very effortless experience. In addition to all my boxes, they were prepared and did a great job wrapping up many large framed pictures and canvases that I hadn't prepared in the least for the move. They were efficient, professional and a very humorous, which is always nice during a potentially stressful day. Incredibly fair moving fee. I have recommended them to everyone I know who needs to move!

  • 5/5 stars April 11, 2015

    Absolutely fantastic experience! Marvin and his crew were very careful with my belongings. They were on time and worked quickly and efficiently. They were extremely affordable! Very courteous and overall wonderful! They were all a great and they made my move easier than I initially though it would be. I would definitely recommend Marvin Washington and Harlem Express Inc.to anyone and I am definitely hiring them for my next move.

  • 5/5 stars April 10, 2015

    I need some moving assistance last minute. They were quick to answer my eeds and were polite and courteous.

  • 5/5 stars April 7, 2015

  • 5/5 stars March 24, 2015

    Professional moving services at fair prices with no hidden fees. I was very happy with Marvin and his team. I would reccomend them if you're moving on NYC.

  • 4/5 stars March 1, 2015

    Marvin and his team were fast, polite and had a strong work ethic, and provided safety with my furniture! I would recommend them again.

  • 5/5 stars October 18, 2014

    Marvin was a great guy! I was a stressed customer and he was fun and considerate. Got it done! Happy and would definitely call again. Thanks Marvin! PS

  • 5/5 stars October 13, 2014

    Great!! Last minute, fast, friendly, accommodating when we had to change moving time, and when we showed up with more stuff than we originally described. Highly recommended!

  • 5/5 stars October 5, 2014

    Marvin Washington packed our NYC apt. with precision and speed. He was very careful wrapping the furniture and heavier items before sending them down the freight elevator to the moving van.
    I highly recommend Marvin/

  • 5/5 stars October 5, 2014

    Excellent communication with quick professional and efficient work. Will look to use again.

  • 5/5 stars October 1, 2014

    Working with Marvin and his crew at harlem movers was fantastic1 I interviewed and received quotes from a few companies. Marvin was easy to work with, quick to meet, and competitive in price, nice and professional. And the items arrived quickly, when he said they would, and with a fun crew who were great to talk with. Marvin is sincere and moved my piano with no harm to it or my place. I absolutely would choose Harlem movers for any of my future needs.

  • 5/5 stars September 29, 2014

    Very professional and affordable. My furniture had no damages and the with my move being 10 miles, they were able to complete the full move from one apartment to another within 2-3 hours. Also, they were able to help within just a couple days of move if in a rush to find moving helpers.I would highly recommend!

  • 5/5 stars September 17, 2014

    Had an amazing moving experience with Harlem Express. I was crunched for time and expected my 17th floor move to be a hassle but they moved everything in record time and for an extremely reasonable price. I would recommend them and will use them again for my moving needs!

  • 5/5 stars August 25, 2014

    First off, all the reviews about Marvin has been accurately true! Marvin and his staff are wonderful, they are professional and move extremely fast! I am so happy and lucky we found Marvin in such a short period of time and his rates are low and good compared to ALL other companies that were not responsive either. We probably would have ended up paying over $600.00 but we paid half of that. Marvin is a honest and trustworthy business man. Just dont forget us when you become the king of logistics. THANK YOU AGAIN so much for your hard work and help!!!! (I know you're reading this) =)

  • 5/5 stars August 20, 2014

    The service at HarlemExpressInc was great. The team was very experience, patient and helpful in my long distance move. I highly recommend their services and will use them again. I was very happy with my move.

  • 5/5 stars August 4, 2014

    I used Marvin and his company to help me move this past summer 08/2014) from Stuyvesant town to Hell's Kitchen. I was extremely impressed by their professionalism and efficiency. Marvin was very easy to work with and his entire team was very polite and courteous. I am recommending them to anyone i know moving.

    Yes, there are cheaper movers out there for maybe $100 less, but they can be sketchy (dirty trucks, dirty people, rude, last minute charges, etc). I didn't have any of those headaches with Marvin. He came with 6 additional people! They moved quickly and helped arrange all the furniture at my new place. If it wasn't for cross town traffic, the job would have been done in 2 hrs max. He arrived in a nice CLEAN truck and no last minute 'price adjustments' for the extra people or cross town traffic. I paid what we agreed on, and gave him another $100 for doing such a good job. I would highly recommend his services.

    Thanks Marvin. Hope you're still around for my next move!

  • 5/5 stars July 19, 2014

    Personable, dependable, affordable and an absolute pleasure. I will never hire anyone else. I never thought moving could be such a positive experience.

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on July 19, 2014:

    It was a pleasure and thanks again.

  • 5/5 stars July 10, 2014

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on July 19, 2014:

    awesome client

  • 5/5 stars July 3, 2014

    Marvin and his crew moved my things last weekend. They were great - polite and friendly and careful. I'd use them again and recommend them to others, for sure.

  • 5/5 stars June 17, 2014

    not only were they friendly and efficient, they took apart my ikea bed AND put it back together without charging anything extra! I would 100% recommend them to everyone i know! can't say enough good things about my experience - moving is the WORST but Marvin made it a LOT more manageable!

  • 5/5 stars June 11, 2014

    Marvin & Co. were exactly what we needed! They got back to us immediately with a quote, were flexible, on time, and they did the job well with good attitudes... Thank you!

  • 5/5 stars June 9, 2014

    Mr. Washington & His Team provided the most professional, punctual moving and service ever possible!!!

    I would hire them again and will definitely recommend them to friends.

  • 5/5 stars May 26, 2014

  • 5/5 stars May 22, 2014

    I hired them last week and believe me they are beyond my expectation. They really did great job. Marvin himself came with his 4 member. They wrapped my furniture safely and delivered it correctly. These guys are very hard working and punctual guys. I am highly recommending Harlem express inc .and surely will take their services in future if I needed. Thanks To Marvin and his teammates.

  • 5/5 stars May 21, 2014

    What a great moving experience!

    Marvin and his very professional & charming team made the move smooth and pleasant.
    All our stuff was carefully wrapped and moved over to our new place. The price was very fair.
    It was a very pleasant and friendly move, a 100 % recommendation! Thank you guys!

  • 5/5 stars May 8, 2014

    I was moving within my own building, They were really diligent and professional and did a great job. I would recommend them.

  • 5/5 stars April 13, 2014

    Efficent, on time, kind, comunicative

  • 5/5 stars March 1, 2014

    This moving company was grade A! Prompt efficient and friendly and cost effective. I was very impressed with there efficiency and professionalism when they moved my things ! It was the least stressful part of my move. I recommend this company to everyone who wants a hassle free move !!!! Two Thumbs Up !

  • 5/5 stars February 26, 2014

    Marvin and his crew were great. Curteous, prompt and pleasant.

  • 5/5 stars February 25, 2014

    Did a great move for my wife and I from Astoria to Sunnyside.

  • 5/5 stars February 25, 2014

    Honest, professional, reliable, on time and worry-free. That is Harlem Movers in a nut shell. I recommend Marvin to any and all NYers moving to a new place. At first thought they were too good to be true and this is coming from a NYer whose seen it all when it comes to moving. Thumbtack or Marvin should feel free to give my telephone number to clients for reference.

  • 5/5 stars February 20, 2014

    We booked Marvin the week of our move. He had an awesome rate, and it was flat not hourly (for our 1-Bedroom). The day of the move he and his team were supposed to arrive at 10:30am. Because there had been some snow they arrived an hour early to make sure they would find parking. They parked immediately and went straight to work. When they say they move fast, they mean it. Our apartment was packed up in an hour and 15 minutes. They wrapped everything very well and planned out stacking it the truck easily. When we got to the new apartment they were forced to double park (but cars were still able to get through) and walk through pretty high snow drifts. All of our stuff was moved in roughly an hour and 15 minutes later. Needless to say Marvin and his crew are awesome! They were excellent movers and on top of that all very friendly and fun guys. Can't say enough good things.

  • 5/5 stars February 4, 2014

    Very nice; courteous service. Arrived late but completed move in estimated time frame. Listened to directions and respectful of property. So glad we found his service through Thumbtack..

  • 5/5 stars January 26, 2014

    Marvin Washington and his team were thoroughly professional - on time, accessible, careful with a piano and other fragile items...a pleasure to work with.

  • 5/5 stars November 30, 2013

    Marvin and his crew were extremely professional, personable, and efficient. They completed my move in less time than I expected and handled my possessions with care. I would recommend them without hesitation to all my friends and would use their services again.

  • 5/5 stars November 2, 2013

    After reading all the reviews on here, I thought they were too good to be true. Dealing with Marvin and his team was a refreshing and pleasurable experience. He was flexible, prompt and highly highly professional. Before, during and after the move, Marvin kept in contact with me via phone. In fact at the end of the move, Marvin told me that he had "slightly damaged" a mirror; I would never have known, however he gave me a discount from the agreed fee. A true gentleman! I cannot recommend his services any higher. Use these guys and you will not be disappointed. Thanks Marvin!

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2013

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    On time ready to work, and they did so flawlessly! Handing some large difficult pieces, including baby grand piano and intricate mirrored table! Whew! Superstars!
    Professional ! Great crew! Will use this amazing service again. Many of my neighbors have gleefully taken his business card! See ya around the neighborhood Mr. Washington!!

  • 5/5 stars September 5, 2013

    Mr. Washington and his crew were prompt, courteous and very efficient. My daughter moved into a fourth floor walk-up apartment, and in addition to moving furniture, all the men were most gracious to help carry up many extra bags and suitcases!.

  • 5/5 stars September 3, 2013

    Harlem Express and Marvin Washington were a joy to work with! He was very professional from the bidding process to the confirmation reminder through the move itself. They even showed early, organized a plan and then executed it perfectly. It made me happy that they were so efficient and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to move.

  • 5/5 stars August 30, 2013

    Marvin and his team were fantastic. The whole process went really smoothly

  • 4/5 stars August 27, 2013

    Marvin and his team showed up on time and got the job done, they were respectful of our furniture and of us. Would defo use them again, thanks for job well done.

  • 5/5 stars August 27, 2013

    Ive always moved myself, and this time i was smart enough to hire a company, and i could not have been happier. They arrived promptly within the time window. They wrapped everything, And well, did not skimp on time or shrink wrap, carefully loaded things, were friendly and courteous. Marvin, and his team of 3-4 young men including the driver, were a joy. They got my huge couch through a small doorway, and up two flights of stairs because it did not fit in the elevator. I have already recommended them to several friends. This was certainly a great decision.

  • 5/5 stars August 8, 2013

    When it's time to move, you want a dependable, no nonsense, fair priced, professional company to show up, carefully load and unload your property with good attitudes; this was my experience and the reasons I recommend and suggest that if you have other projects to handle and don't have the time or the desire to sift through listings, hire Harlem Express, Inc. and consider your moving project EXPERTLY DONE.

  • 4/5 stars August 2, 2013

    Marvin is very charming and there were many men there so it went by very smoothly!! They were a little bit late so make sure you don't have to go anywhere right after your appointment. I love them!

  • 5/5 stars August 2, 2013

    Marvin and his team were fantastic! Not only did they execute what I asked of them, Marvin took the initiative to work out some minor kinks in the plan! My two-bedroom apartment was moved in and out faster than one can imagine. Nothing lost, nothing broken. He was responsive and communicated the whole way through. Will undoubtedly refer and use Harlem Express in the future.

  • 5/5 stars August 2, 2013

    They are extremely helpful and efficient, and they are genuinely friendly and honest people.

  • 5/5 stars July 30, 2013

    Marvin was very professional. He and his partner arrived right on time and accomplished the job in a timly manner. I would hire Marvin again anytime!

  • 5/5 stars July 20, 2013

  • 4/5 stars July 3, 2013

  • 5/5 stars May 28, 2013

    This company did an outstanding job! They arrive on time and handled my precious furniture with care and promptly at a great price. They were very professional and I will do business with them again. I highly recommend them!


  • 5/5 stars May 18, 2013

    We can't speak highly enough of Marvin Washington and Harlem Express. They moved our daughter from her Richmond, VA apartment into a Manhattan apartment on the 15th floor. Mr. Washington was on time, he and his assistants we extremely polite, and worked quickly. He was in constant contact with us as the move progressed from Virginia to NY. Don't let the "big" moving companies scare you from using this small company. They are fabulous. Thank you, Marvin.

  • 5/5 stars May 6, 2013

    Marvin and his team were excellent. They were on time, moved quickly, and even had additional packing supplies to make sure that the transport of my furniture was done securely. I would highly recommend and use Harlem Express for another move. The price was very reasonable as well.

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on May 12, 2013:

    awesome client

  • 5/5 stars April 29, 2013

    Marvin and his team truly exceeded all of the positive reviews I read before booking with them. They showed up early and waited patiently until our ABF truck arrived. I was immediately happy with my decision to use Harlem Express when they took charge the second the truck arrived. They helped measure the height of the loading dock, then directed traffic and helped guide the truck into the loading dock, which was above and beyond anything I expected. It was Marvin and 2 of his crew members, and they were all incredibly friendly and professional throughout our move. They moved our truck load of stuff gently and quickly; they placed the boxes and items throughout our place according to the notes we wrote on the boxes and were incredibly careful moving all of our belongings. Although we only used them to unload our truck, I would without a doubt contract them to help load and unload and coordinate any future moves of ours within the city. They are the real deal and well worth what we paid them. Don't hesitate to book Harlem Express, they are truly awesome!!

  • 4/5 stars April 10, 2013

    Fast work! Thank you guys for all your hard work....

  • 5/5 stars March 31, 2013

    I'm a young lady (22) who recently moved into my first apartment. I had to get my tv and stand up to a top floor walk up. Marvin and his men were very nice and punctual which I liked. They gave me a great rate and bought all my items up and even some extra items as well. If your looking for great movers these are your guys! Thanks so much and I'd highly recommend them and always be a loyal customer.

  • 5/5 stars March 26, 2013

    Harlem Express Inc was on time, courteous and professional. They understood the value of my possessions and took care to insure their safety. The owner, Marvin Washington was personable, professional and an all around nice guy.

  • 5/5 stars March 7, 2013

    Mavin Did a really great job moving me and his prices are really good.

  • 5/5 stars March 3, 2013

    Great movers. Efficient, courteous and great price. I would definitely recommend them for moving services!!

  • 5/5 stars February 12, 2013

    February 12, 2013

    Marvin's Harlem Express did an excellent job. The move was scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 9th from Port Jefferson located at Exit 62 from LIE to the City. It was in the morning after the day of the major snowstorm. Nevertheless, Marvin and his men were able to carry on with the job. They arrive strictly on time, which was simply amazing given challenging road conditions. They uploaded our stuff very quickly; got back to the city; unloaded even faster and very efficiently. I could not be happier! Harlem Express was the easiest, the nicest, and the most diligent movers I have ever dealt with.

    July 25, 2014

    I have used HarlemExpressInc a few times for moving within the City and
    also from Long Island. It has always been great experience. Most recently I
    moved to a new 2-bedroom apartment. Marvn gave me a very good quote and was
    very flexible regarding the time as I had to change the move-in day twice.
    On the day of the move Marvn and his team showed up exactly on time with a
    lot of wrapping material. I have a few fragile pieces like a credenza with
    glass doors and a leather couch. Marvn's guys wrapped everything very
    thoroughly, but still worked very fast. My new apartment has a very narrow
    hallway and I was very concerned about potential damage to the walls by
    moving big pieces. Marvn's guys worked very professionally and there was
    absolutely no scratches or damage to the furniture. It was my easiest move.
    I would absolutely recommend Marvn to my family and friends.

  • 5/5 stars January 25, 2013

    Marvin was on time, courteous, and flexible. He made a seemingly impossible moving situation possible. I still don't know how he was able to fit that huge couch into my door and narrow hallway, but he and his assistant worked a miracle. In spite of the fact that the couch could not fit into the elevators as planned and they had to carry it up and down several flights of stairs, he was gracious and cut me a deal for the additional cost incurred. I will definitely contact him again for any future moving needs.

  • 5/5 stars January 21, 2013

    Marvin and Wayne were on time, professional, friendly and most importantly FAST and SAFE with our belongings. They even worked a little longer than expected for no extra fee and left with a smile on their faces and on ours. Thank you guys!!

  • 5/5 stars December 20, 2012

    very punctual, professional and careful - also very inexpensive in comparison to other rates.

  • 5/5 stars October 16, 2012

    While collecting disability, I have been redecorating the large apartment of my elderly parents. Harlem Express has consistently provided me (a person w/low funds and physical challenges) top-notch service. On time, courteous, patient and kind. They even carried a huge work station down 4 flights for me once when I said there was going to be an elevator (not recommended).

  • 5/5 stars October 7, 2012

    Great Service, great price! Again, thank you!

  • 5/5 stars September 28, 2012

    HARLEM EXPRESS WAS AMAZING!!! Not only were they professional, helpful, courteous, and reasonably affordable, but Marvin Washington's company of two were both effective and efficient to the MAX!! They confirmed immediately, which was a sigh of relief being that I called them on such short notice (Monday, September 24th for my sister needed to move out literally three days later, Thursday, September 27th at 10AM). I would definitely consider hiring Harlem Express again as well as highly recommend them to friends. Thanks A Mil, Harlem Express INDEED lives up to it's company namesake!!! SC

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on September 29, 2012:


  • 5/5 stars September 18, 2012

    It gives me pleasure to write a review of Harlem Express, Inc. I found my communications with Marvin Washington to be clear and I found his organization to be most reliable. He understood my needs and met them expertly. This group did what they promised, showed up on time, and carried out the job professionally. Their charges were also reasonable. I would recommend them to others and I would not hesitate to use them again. After a bad experience with just negotiating with one of your other members, it was refreshing to deal with honesty and forthrightness.

    Rebecca Williams

  • 5/5 stars September 3, 2012

    These guys were great! They showed up on time, were polite, and had me moved from door to door in under 2 hours. I will never move by myself again.

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on September 3, 2012:


  • 5/5 stars August 25, 2012

    I received very prompt and courteous service. I appreciated the price quote that was based on my small, local move. I'll definitely use Harlem Express again and refer them to others in need.

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on September 3, 2012:


  • 5/5 stars August 18, 2012

    I was truely impressed with Marvin andhis moving team. They were great and they put my mind at ease. They were polite and capable, I would recommend them to anyone in the process of moving.

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on August 19, 2012:


  • 5/5 stars August 13, 2012

    I had a very good experience using Harlem Express. I had a last-minute move (under 24 hours) that I posted on thumbtack.com and Harlem Express contacted me right away. Marvin understood my situation and was able to accommodate my move from Manhattan to Queens for early the next morning at a very affordable flat rate. I was moving the contents of a 1 bedroom apartment without any furniture or appliances.

    The driver who arrived for the move was very professional and friendly. He even took care to make sure my fragile items and mirror were properly secured, even though I hadn't indicated I would have fragile items beforehand. The move was completed quickly.

    I was very satisfied with Harlem Express. I would recommend them to anyone and would use them again.

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on August 19, 2012:


  • 5/5 stars August 1, 2012

    Best movers ever! They worked many his to make sure we got into our new apt with no issues. They even came back after they took the truck back to make sure we got settled in. Thanks again to Marvin and his crew.

    Best regards,
    The Toulon Family

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on August 19, 2012:


  • 5/5 stars May 23, 2012

    Marvin and his helper were great!
    It just so happened that on my moving date from a 4th floor unit in a walkup the unit above me was also moving out. On top of that two other apartments across the street had moving trucks come in. With all that commotion Marvin did an amazing job and managed to get all my stuff loaded into a trailer (we didn't think it would fit but he did it). I would definitely recommend him!

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on September 3, 2012:


  • 5/5 stars May 2, 2012

    Marvin was very nice to work with. He worked hard and really added a lot of wisdom in terms of packing things to avoid damaging any of my items. I enjoyed working with him and would recommend him to a friend.

    - J

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on September 3, 2012:


  • 5/5 stars April 2, 2012

    They're really good, friendly and reliable! Really recommended. Nice guys to work with.

    Marvin W. from Harlem Express Inc. replied to this review on September 3, 2012:


  • 5/5 stars March 25, 2012

    The movers were very courteous and professional about getting what might have been an awkward move done quickly and with no stress. Thanks very much!

  • 5/5 stars February 28, 2012

    Marvin was great! Professional, quick and efficient. They moved my stuff out so fast I could have blinked and missed it. They were also super careful with everything. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat!

  • 5/5 stars January 31, 2012

    Marvin and his friend just came to our house to move a heavy couch out. When my husband and I moved into our home the movers had so much trouble getting the couch upstairs and into the room we joked that we'd need to saw it in half if we ever needed to get it out! Well, Marvin and his friend got the couch out in no time and without even touching our walls! They were friendly, funny and polite. A pleasure to work with. Would recommend them to anyone!

  • 4/5 stars January 31, 2012

    Marvin and his friends were very helpful and they were good at organizing our stuff. They helped us for over 4 hours and they were nice people. I would definitely recommend Harlem Express if you are asking for a decent deal.

  • 5/5 stars January 29, 2012

    Marvin and his team were super efficient and speedy. Marvin +1 did what took me and my 3 friends 6 hours to do in 45 minutes ... up 3 flights of stairs!! They made my move a breeze and were patient when snow caused my moving truck to arrive 4 hours late. I would definitely recommend them.

  • 5/5 stars January 16, 2012

    I highly recommend Harlem Express, Inc. We were in need of immediate assistance with our move, and they showed up quickly and made the move efficient. Marvin and his crew are professional and are experts in what they do. They saved our move !

  • 5/5 stars January 13, 2012

    I had a wonderful experience with Marvin and his assistant. They were professional, courteous, affordable and easy to work with. My job was a bit complicated: moving a piano from a 3rd floor apt with stairs in Brooklyn to a cabin in the woods past New Paltz, NY. Marvin made the job look easy, moving the piano in a mere 30 min. He drove all the way out to the country and again moved the piano easily, up stairs and into a small place. I would definitely recommend Marvin and Harlem Express...they were awesome and made my piano move a piece of cake.

  • 5/5 stars November 29, 2011

    Marvin and his team were friendly, professional, and quick. Made moving from NYC--LA a little easier. Moving is stressful and he is relaxed and gets the job done quick and efficient. They loaded a small portable unit and manged to fit all my stuff. I was ready to either ship/or trash things that didn't fit. I would recommend them or if I was in NY hire them for future jobs.


  • 5/5 stars November 3, 2011

    Marvin was the first person who responded to my ad on craigslist and was incredibly respectful and courteous. The fee was very reasonable, so despite other responses, I went with his team.

    I needed to move a 1br apt from queens to upstate ny. They were very understanding and even pushed back the moving time 1 hour when we requested it at the last minute on the day of the move. They were prompt and diligent. He and his 2 partners helped me pack up the 25% of the apartment that I hadn't gotten to and packed the van in record time. The drop off was equally efficient.

    I will definitely use harlemexpress again for my next move. Thanks Marvin!

  • 5/5 stars September 28, 2011

    I found Marvin and his team on Craigslist. I hired them for an internal commercial move at my offices in Manhattan. Marvin and his team were extremely friendly, punctual, and professional. The price was fair and the service exceptional. I would not hesitate to hire Harlem Express again. I wasn't sure what to expect, but was extremely satisfied in the end. His team is personable, gracious, hard-working and resourceful. THANK YOU MARVIN!

  • 5/5 stars September 6, 2011

    My only wish is that I wish I knew about Harlem Express earlier. Originally I set up a time with another company to help me move. They never showed up. After looking around for a company to help me move my stuff at the last minute I found Harlem Express Inc. From the start they were willing to help. They arrived within 15minuets of calling them. They moved me to my new place fast and with care. I would use this service again if I decide to move and would recommend them to friends and families because they were polite, courteous, and professional.

  • 5/5 stars August 26, 2011

    Let's face it, people: moving sucks. Moving really sucks when you can't be home, your stuff is arriving at an unknown hour (the dreaded "sometime between twelve and four"), and you have a total of three thousand pounds of loose boxes and heavy furniture in several pieces sitting in the middle of the sidewalk with Hurricane Irene 72 hours from landfall.

    This is where Marvin and Harlem Express come in. I found them on craigslist and guessed that with our 3000 pounds of stuff (it was actually a bit less) and two flights of stairs, it was a two man job for about two hours. He agreed over emails and told us to call him as soon as it all arrived, and he'd be over within an hour.

    When our stuff did arrive, Marvin and his partner arrived promptly (within the hour), but were surprised to see that everything was packaged in enormous wooden pallets (about 600 pounds each), under which was corrugated cardboard wrapped in plastic stretch film. In other words, simply getting our stuff out of the pallets would have taken two hours - not to mention the fact that we all initially thought this stuff would just be on the sidewalk for a simple hauling job.

    The two didn't have tools but figured out a way to disassemble everything neatly and efficiently before moving everything upstairs. And after nearly four hours of disassembling, hauling, organizing, stacking, and cleaning, they were done. They put each labeled box in the appropriate room, they kept walkways for us to be able to use (realistically, we're going to be dealing with these boxes for about five days), were careful, meticulous, and extremely efficient. During the entire process, they kept me updated via picture message and were polite, professional, and, when it comes down to it, very impressive.

    They laid everything out on the curb for pickup, leaving room for passersby. They were polite to my girlfriend and son, who were obviously too small to help in any impactful way. They kept everything clean and organized, and they did all of this with the utmost of respect for our home and property. I cannot recommend them enough, and would call them first if I ever have to go through this process again.

  • 5/5 stars July 16, 2011

    Marvin's helper was great, very courteous, punctual and efficient. Great experience! - Josh

  • 5/5 stars July 12, 2011

    I have used Harlem Express twice to move between boroughs and both moves were perfectly executed, and most of all FAST. Marvin moves extremely quickly and efficiently (twice as fast as other movers I have used) and his prices cannot be beat (especially for two people working.)

    Marvin is very reliable, communicates well with clients, and a trustworthy mover for any occasion.

  • 5/5 stars June 20, 2011

    I used Harlem Express to move and just want to say they did an outstanding job ! They showed up on time, were very nice, efficient, and very affordable ! I highly recommend them

  • 5/5 stars June 5, 2011

    I just want to let ppl know what a wonderful service I got from guys from the company. They were polite and on time and very careful to carry my furniture and fast! I highly recommend them for your moving! amazing guys!

  • 5/5 stars May 11, 2011

    Harlem express did a small move for me from Long Island to Manhattan. They were prompt, courteous and professional in every phase of the move. I would recommend them to anybody looking for a good mover at a very reasonable rate.

  • 5/5 stars February 25, 2011

    wow marvin and his helper were very , very, nice men ! who were on time and even had tape for the boxs that i said were sealed !!!!!!!! they did the 3 flights of stairs with not a complaint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Small moves // a van load maybe 2 trips and loading an unloading jobs and package pick up and delivery....

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Well the best thing i can say is to make sure you have everything in a box as much as possible becouse it saves you a lot of time!

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. How can you determine a estimte without seeing the actual layout of the move and not all the actualls articles being moved and still come up with a quote that is very close or even exact

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Well in this day and age referells by emai or text is so very common aand even the old fashion phone call! So just ask for them thats the best way as a pro of many years! And every mover has a bad move take that in acoount regardles of what they say or have written! Its just what they do to learn from there mistakes to provide a better service to of there clients!

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Well the main thing is that im small and have a very low over head and in the growth process you start where its at the main stream which is anybody with a blackberry or a iphone! So social media and networking regardles of where youre at is a most valuable as atool as any that you can use when you are small and on the upstart! I can work with a clients well being in mind more so than a profit! In other words i just dont wanna repeat clkient i wanna your facebook page your twitter followers!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I get to help people with one the most stressfull parts of their lives! And to be able to make it a smooth transition is a blessing!

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Will you think it will fit? Reply:if no we will just have to make a second trip or how do you think it will cost? Reply:i need to have a article list

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. That ive been a mover for over 15 years and have vast knowledge of all aspects of the moving industry i just like helping people move and starting anew//

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. Well it was a job of luck actually! I actually was approached to work a nite time commercial job and the end i was asked if wanted to come back later that ,orning and i saud yes! ~ ive had other ventures in the time but they all pay secon fiddle to the moving game! Im your problem solver! With out breaking your bank!

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. Actually its one of thumbtacks leads brenda v , i was given the wrong measurements for a peic we were picking up and had to come up with a quick fix to solve the problem by hoisting the large peice on top of the van and strapping it securely to the top and transporting it from bk ny to qns ny without a hitch.....

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. The best thing i can advise a individual getting in the industry is to actually love to move and help people even if they dont have all the funds its a labor of love

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