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New Yorkers Abandon Ship in Mad Dash for Exits   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Aug-12 by $1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S); 245 views.

I don't really know who played roles in the movie - I just remember seeing it on TV.

Anyway, the mass exodus pre-dates the pandemic by several years - but pandemic and near collapse of everything that made New York "attractive" - so many bars, restaurants, night spots, major stores, etc. may never re-open. The sky high taxes and jaw dropping cost of living and doing business has led many Fortune 500 companies to seriously re-think the idea of offices in New York. And it ultimately comes down to the bottom line.

So I expect to see this kind of exodus that the pandemic really stomped on the accelerator, to sail over the cliff like Thelma and Louise before it's all over with.

Like a snowball rolling downhill, it's going to accelerate from a mere 270 or so per day, gaining momentum as more and more people have nothing to keep them there any more - their business is gone, their rent is coming due, they haven't worked since March, and the neighbor downstairs was robbed and beaten and left for dead. Time to get out while the gettin's good

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Aug-12

The whole state or just the city?

The city. Many New Yorkers are moving to places not too far away, because they still aren't aware that nearby suburbia is also a big risk in case of nuclear attack and pandemic, bio-terrorism, and of course the $20 a gallon gasoline that will be imposed under President Biden and a (D) Senate from taxes and prohibition on fracking.

Of course we in west Texas may be dependent on welfare when all our job opportunities vanish again like happened from 1982 through the early 1990s. It will be like what happened in coal country under a previous administration where a lot of people suddenly had no livelihood.

They'll relocate out here and consistently vote for the same stuff that sank their home city.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Aug-13

You think many of the people living in upstate NY will suffer?

If there is heavy gentrification, yes.

Because that drives up the cost of living for those who weren't making $15,000 a month or more.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

Aug-13

Only $15,000? Those poor people. How they must suffer?

Yeah, they must suffer a lot. Only able to have a cleaning maid come in every Sunday, and only afford a Beamer while their richer friends have a Rolls-Royce or a Lamborghini. And they can only send their kids to the cheap private school or the Catholic parochial school instead of the Ivy League prep school.

</sarcasm>

Yeah, the "Karens" are despondent that they can't go shopping in the luxury shops on the way to their 3rd week long vacation in the Hamptons.

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