Anyone that can afford to get out is leaving. 800,000 so far.
Just this year.
They finally pushed people too far there. It was not the taxes. Not the high prices. It was the loss of freedom and
the loss of police protection.
15,000 apartments for rent. Rent dropping. Tax base eroding.
Companies leaving. Its an economic meltdown. Pretty soon they won’t be able to afford to pick up the garbage.
The rats are going to start getting aggressive.
Private sector jobs in New York City fell by 758,400 over-the-year to 3,322,100 in June 2020. Losses were widespread and occurred in leisure and hospitality (-278,900), trade, transportation, and utilities (-136,700), professional and business services (-113,400), educational and health services (-73,900), other services (-54,800), natural resources, mining, and construction (-38,200), financial activities (-34,200), manufacturing (-14,700), and information (-13,200).
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) has turned to begging wealthy New York City residents to come back after many of them have fled the city due to the coronavirus lockdowns and the Black Lives Matter riots, as reported by Fox News.
The wealthiest New Yorkers have fled over the course of the last five months, heading either upstate, the Hamptons on the northeast side of Long Island, or to the neighboring state of Connecticut. At a press conference, Cuomo recounted how he has talked to many of his wealthy friends who have since left the city, and are now “in their Hampton house…or in their Hudson Valley house or in their Connecticut weekend house, and I say, ‘You gotta come back, when are you coming back?’”
The gentrified New York City that made the Big Apple the envy of billionaires, oligarchs, child molesters and money laundering criminals from around the world is no more, and in its place is the hellish New York from the 1970s.
According to Gothamist, between Thursday and Saturday, 49 people were shot in the largest city in the United States, as the uptick in gun violence continues this summer and is rushing to catch up with that other progressive paradise, Chicago.
Putting the surge in context, the number of people shot over the three days is five times more than the eight who were shot during the same days last year according to the Washington Examiner. While most of the shooting victims were merely wounded, at least six people were killed by gunshot wounds over the 3-day interval, compared to three homicides that took place during the same time last year.
Year to date, there have been 1,087 shooting victims so far in 888 different incidents throughout the city, roughly double the crime observed in 2019. Last year at this time, there had been 577 shooting victims in 488 incidents in New York City.
De Blasio’s New York has finally hit an all-time low: the once bustling city is now on the verge of looking like a demilitarized zone. Between the pandemic and the riots in the city, iconic 5th Avenue now looks more like a dystopian nightmare in a recently shot video posted to Twitter.
The video follows a car driving down a deserted 5th Avenue, with almost all of the area’s high end stores boarded up and shut down. There are few people seen on what is usually a busy street.
“Look at everything. Everything’s boarded up. Even the hotel. Boarded up,” the video’s narrator, who is obviously fed up with how the city looks, says.
Don't know who recorded it but I downloaded this yesterday
He's single handedly wrecked Manhattan
"Beirut DeBlasio" without the explosion pic.twitter.com/5I48ZGcWTZ
— tadgermania (@tadgermania) August 7, 2020
“BUT NYC ALWAYS BOUNCES BACK.” “Not this time.”
Chicago: Look it how bad it is in LA
L.A: Look at how bad it is in Seattle
Seattle: Look at how bad it is in Portland
Portland: Look at how bad it is in Beirut
Beirut: Look at how bad it is in Chicago
— Reminiscences of an American Capitalist (@4Awesometweet) August 16, 2020