:thumbsup::thumbsup:--All Star Moving & Storage, Inc. (independent) in Brooklyn.
A STAR PERFORMER with more than 20 good reviews and no bad reviews on this website. Its contact information and dozens of rave reviews (too many to list individually here) are on this thread:
All Star has a Manhattan phone number, which is , and a Brooklyn phone number, which is . The Manhattan phone number is a carryover from a time when it was located in the East Village some years ago. Its website is http://allstarnewyork.com and it has MC #261594. As of 1/12, it has no BBB complaints over the past 36 months.
All Star is a long-established mid-size moving company primarily focusing on shipments within a 250-mile radius of New York City, although it does go farther if the shipment is large enough. For example, it goes to Chicago and Florida. It routinely goes to New Jersey and Connecticut as well as to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. It can also assist people doing self-moves by sending workers to load or unload ABF U-Pack trucks or containers and Broadway Express trailers.
I have known Rich Barrale (pronounced burralley), the hands-on owner of All Star, since April 2005. In September 2011, Rich moved his office from 424 Park Avenue to a larger facility at 2525 Tilden Avenue in Brooklyn, but the phone numbers for the company - listed above - remain unchanged. The people who usually answer the phone are Rodney Arnold and Anthony Polemeni. Rich and his estimators Louis Fields and Carlos Paredes are also in the office a lot and they too may answer calls.
Over the years, I've found Rich to be a straight shooter with strong opinions grounded in a deep moral sense. He is an animal lover who really cares about the environment, often riding his bike around the city, even between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Below are photos of one of the All Star trucks near the Brooklyn Bridge and Rich (owner) at his desk.
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Go to this thread to read prior reviews and discussion of this company - viewtopic.php?t=2038 I don't think it has ever had a BBB complaint.
As of 3/12, All Star has almost 20 excellent reviews on Yelp at this URL - /> Two more are posted at this alternate URL - /> In addition, of the 19 reviews filtered out by Yelp, almost all are excellent. (Unfortunately, Yelp often filters out reviews where the person has posted only once in the apparent belief that they may not be genuine.) Finally, customers say that All Star has excellent reviews posted on Angie's List, although I myself haven't seen them because only paid subscribers can do so. I do know that All Star won a Super Service Award from Angie's List in 2011, as it has in years past.