ABOUT US

Very few companies that started in 1851 are still around today to talk about it! Part of the magic of our company is the sense of tradition and excellence our employees and our customers feel, and that traces its roots back to Patrick Morgan and the horse-drawn moving and storage business he started when he was 24 years old. There is still a Morgan at the helm today.

When Morgan Manhattan moved its first family in 1851, Broadway was just a quiet road and 42nd Street was still partly pastureland! Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Longfellow and Daniel Webster were still in their prime, and Millard Fillmore was president. Tiffany's, which started as a small notions store, was growing -- and Lord and Taylor (originally a modest dry goods store) was prospering. Brooks Brothers was going strong, but Macy hadn't opened a store yet. Morgan-Manhattan is an old timer indeed!


In the beginning, the company name was simply Morgan and Brother. Patrick and his brother -- with their fine horse-drawn rig -- were in great demand in an era when the two-wheeled handcart was the standard vehicle used to move entire households and businesses. We are proud that over the years the most prominent New York area families and businesses have trusted us with the moving and storage of their priceless antiques, fine art, rare wines and more. Morgan Manhattan has a history as the "mover of choice" when care and attention to detail are important considerations -- whether one is extremely wealthy or just especially concerned about his possessions.

We operate eight facilities in Manhattan and the surrounding metropolitan area, as well as a sizeable fleet of modern moving vans. Our storage facilities are exceedingly secure and well maintained. In addition to the customary storage of household goods, we are leaders in the storage of fine art, rare wines (in refrigerated vaults), office records, and even automobiles. We move families to scores of countries and all 50 states every year.


It's a long way back to 1851, but customers know that the fifth generation of the same Morgan family is carrying on the tradition even now. We are proud that many of the same men and women who learned the business from one of the Morgans as youngsters are still with us -- providing constancy and a legacy that is rare in business today. Our crews undergo extensive and ongoing training in the best methods of moving and packing. Whether our customer is moving to Florida, Japan, or just to the apartment upstairs - these motivated people will bring to each move the same dedication as our forebears did.


In an age of high volume and lesser quality service companies, it is powerful to be associated with a company who pays attention to the important details that make moving a wonderful experience for people rather than a dreaded experience. Our Feedback Page highlights just a few of our successes in this regard.

And, none of us is resting on our laurels. We remain committed to the same traditions that got us to where we are today. We stand by our slogan:


Client Testimonials

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    "I have moved 4 times with Morgan Manhattan. This crew was the very best. They were polite, worked quickly and efficiently. I would like Mr. Morgan to offer them some sort of recognition..."
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    "The help and attention to detail is greatly appreciated. Both the packing crew and the delivery crew were the politest I have experienced in 35 years of moving. Many thanks to everyone..."
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    "All were wonderful. Very pleased with experience. I still find it expensive but you do get your money's worth..."
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    "Everyone on the crew was very considerate and conscientious. I enjoyed spending 6 days with them, which was a pleasant surprise!"
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    "All members of the crew were extremely polite & helpful. I would absolutely refer them to friends & colleagues."
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    "I was extremely impressed with all of the work and effort. Everything went very smoothly. Crews were always on time or early! I would be happy to be a reference anytime!"
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    "All were wonderful. Very pleased with experience. I still find it expensive but you do get your money's worth."
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    "Needless to say - this move was as smooth and pleasant as all of my previous Morgan Manhattan moves."
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    "Everybody was so wonderful. It was nice to see familiar faces from previous moves."
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    "Thank you all so much, the guys were great -- quick, professional, clean. I'll tell anybody who needs a mover!"
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    "Nothing but the best -- thank you. All smiles!"
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    "I really appreciated the interest the employees of your firm had. Absolutely wonderful."
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    "All are wonderful. I cannot say how lovely, polite and accommodating this crew is. Professional and kind. Thank you."
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    "My crew was wonderful! It was a pleasure using your company!!!"
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    "The best! Why use anybody else?"
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    "All of your crew was outstanding in this move and the previous move. A terrific group. I would proudly recommend."
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    "The crew was very professional. They were the best. Anything that you need -- they are there."
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    "The leader of the crew was exceptionally able and has real leadership qualities. He was also resourceful with varied problems and very courteous and willing. A 'can do' and 'no problem' kind of guy. And he had an excellent crew."
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    "All of these men were excellent. I could not ask for anything better."
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    "The crew chief was kind and patient. He did whatever I asked him to do. I give him top recommendation."
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    "The 3 crew members worked very hard with me packing fragile and rare books that needed extra attention. I was very appreciative of their excellent work."
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    "All 3 guys did great & a quick job."
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