This week’s featured member of the Cool Hand team is Lawrence Miller.
Now in the role of operations manager in addition to working on site, Lawrence has a lot on his plate, but not too much to answer a few questions about working for the company, published below.
Lawrence has a background in fine art carpentry, art handling/crating and fabrication. He also plays drums in a band and got his B.A in philosophy. He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and reading about outer space (nerd alert!) 

When did you start working for Cool Hand, and what drew you to the position?

I started part time with Cool Hand in the summer of 2016; I found the work through Indeed.com after searching for work as an art handler.  The hours, pay, and potential for working with art drew me to the position.

What was your first impression once you started working? Did anything surprise you?

My first impression was that the work is very fast paced. I was surprised by the complexity of the work and the need to incorporate many different skill sets to be successful at it.

What do you enjoy most about working in the NYC moving industry, and with Cool Hand in particular?

I enjoy the pace of the work, being in a dynamic workplace every day and interacting with so many different people. Cool Hand in particular is an honest company with an excellent team.

You are now in the role of an operations manager on top of working onsite. What’s that like?

It’s exciting. It requires constant attention to detail, always being ready to handle situations, diplomatic communication skills, and the stamina to get things done. Working onsite and representing the company in such a physical way is something I take pride in.

There are plenty of meet local movers in NYC. Do you ever get concerned about all the competition?

The competition is definitely real, but I don’t worry about it because we have affordable rates, a motivated and eager staff, a commitment to quality, and something others don’t have – we’re cool!

You are originally from Central New Jersey. What advice would you give to someone moving to NYC and looking for moving help in New York?

Do plenty of research: ask all family members and friends who’ve moved to NYC about their experiences; go online and make sure you get  a few different quotes; do as much packing on your own as you possibly can to save money, stay organized and keep track of your belongings. It’s never a bad idea to purchase mover’s insurance.

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Every neighborhood, from Fort Greene to Harlem, from Bay Ridge to Sunnyside, has its own culinary style.

In a city obsessed with food (in a good way) a moving service provider in New York gets to sample it all.

Each week we are featuring a neighborhood institution that over time and experience for professional movers will become a no-brainer. The places that when you look at the day’s scheduled moving jobs, you know what you’re having for lunch before you hop in the truck.


This week’s pick! —  Mamoun’s, Manhattan.

This family-owned Middle Eastern eatery opened its Greenwich Village location on MacDougal Street in 1971, becoming the first falafel spot in New York City according to the restaurant’s website. Since then, Mamoun’s has opened four more locations, one across town on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village, two in New Jersey and one in New Haven, Connecticut.

No matter which one you visit, you’ll definitely be happy.

If you’re a first-timer, the classic, yet eternally relevant $6 falafel plate is a must-have. On a bed of crisp green salad and finely minced tabbouleh, Mamoun’s serves some of the most succulent falafels imaginable, topped with generous servings of baba ganouj and hummus.

Other options include grilled lamb shish kebob slathered in a piquant tahini sauce and wrapped in lightly toasted pita bread, also with tabbouleh and green salad. If you’re like many members on the Cool Hand team – a hard worker who often have to skip lunch – zero in on the big-enough-to-share combination plate at the bottom of the menu. For a mere $12.50, the plate consists of a hearty meat dish of choice, yellow rice, pita bread and three sizable vegetable sides. Hungry yet?

In addition to scrumptious cuisine, Mamoun’s boasts something a lot of New York City restaurants lack these days: character. Touting a straightforward sense of compassion, one can always count on being greeted with a smile and a sincere “how’re-you-doing” when walking into a Mamoun’s.

A Village Voice reporter even saw something poignantly political in Mamoun’s restaurant when he in 1976 encouraged Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to visit the nascent falafel spot.

“Kissinger could take a lesson in diplomacy here,” the reporter wrote. “Mamoun’s has Arabs and Jews eating at the same table.”

Mamoun’s Falafel is one of those places.

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This week’s featured member of the Cool Hand team is Samuel Berglund.
Sam moved to Brooklyn from his native land of Sweden in 2014 and following  his passion for sailing, he is pursuing a career running boat tours.
Getting a captain’s license take time! So we’ve been lucky enough to have Sam on board and it will be sad to see him go!    

When did you start working for Cool Hand, and what drew you to the position?

I started this summer. My wife told me about some really cool friends of her that were looking for help.

What was your first impression once you started working? Did anything surprise you?

I’m not going to lie, I expected it to be a group of disgruntled old men. But it turned out to be a fun group of people from different walks of life, with different view and experiences that they bring in to the day to day work.

What do you enjoy most about working in the NYC moving industry, and with Cool Hand in particular?

Working as a mover in New York is an experience that is hard to find anywhere else. Everything from places you get to see to people you get to meet. And the constant hustle to just move around in New York makes everyday different from the next.

What is your favorite place to eat in the city that you’ve discovered white out on moving jobs?

I am a big fan of New York pizza, and so far i haven’t found a bad pizza place.

You are originally from Sweden. What advice would you give to someone moving to NYC and looking for moving services in New York?

Well first of all call Cool Hand Movers ;). And second, don’t freak out from all the constant hustle that surrounds a move. New Yorkers are always helpful and even if it might seem impossible you’ll always make it with the New Yorkers around you.