It’s not just a few Upper West Siders who are fleeing New York: Moving companies say they’re swamped with calls from residents looking to ditch the city — even though the COVID crisis has waned. One likely reason: The virus was but the last straw; New Yorkers are fed up with the shootings and lootings, homelessness on the streets, sub-par online schools, sky-high taxes and the sheer obliviousness of pols like Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
H/T: New York Post
“In the best of times, NYC is a hard place to live,” said Escape from New Yorker Elizabeth Carr, one of the area’s most vocal leaders in combating mounting crime in the well-heeled ‘hood. She was an administrator of the Facebook group NYC Moms for Safer Streets, and the face of a public-safety movement that has attracted thousands to demand better policing and city services. “Now you have all this other stuff. It’s a question for families … to have to see a guy masturbating on the corner or explain to my kids while I’m buying diapers at Duane Reade why this guy wearing no shoes is collapsed on the floor and they’re doing CPR on him.”
It’s not just moms. Why would ANYONE subject themselves to this? “NYC moms fleeing Upper West Side amid crime and chaos” https://t.co/Q6WycKUcwf— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 8, 2020
Even as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has leveled off in recent weeks, moving companies say they remain inundated with requests from people leaving New York City. Big Apple-based moving company Oz Moving, for example, told FOX Business that the volume of moves continues to rise at a “substantial rate” – in addition to a “drastic” spike in storage compared with years prior.
NYC relocations accelerating at ‘substantial’ pace, local movers say - #NYC suffering so much. Not just from #COVID-19 but from horrible mismanagement. Streets now becoming unsafe and looking derelict. Upper West Side of #Manhattan hit particularly hard https://t.co/WvSLayyrZK— Rabbi Shmuley (@RabbiShmuley) August 11, 2020
“There’s no reason to do business in New York,” said Michael Weinstein, the chief executive of Ark Restaurants, who owns Bryant Park Grill & Cafe and 19 other restaurants https://t.co/mNlHd2CFl6— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) August 11, 2020
"Financially Devastated" - 83% Of NYC Restaurants Unable To Pay July Rent https://t.co/Qf42nGCgVr— zerohedge (@zerohedge) August 11, 2020
Cuomo begs wealthy New Yorkers to come home, says there should be no new millionaires' tax. pic.twitter.com/Nlm39R8JHD— libby emmons (@li88yinc) August 10, 2020
Cuomo Begs Fleeing New Yorkers To Return From Connecticut, Hamptons After Revealing Top 1% Pay 50% Of State Taxes: "I’ll buy you a drink!" https://t.co/dZlE8EJs31— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) August 10, 2020
These despot dicktators formerly known as our elected officials have destroyed this Country state by state. They've trashed our economy, killed businesses, created millions of jobless, violated our Constitutional Rights, Freedoms and Liberties.https://t.co/R1gUygJBBA— RO-PR (@windwalk3r) August 12, 2020
Top 5 States with the Highest Tax Burden— Julio Gonzalez - juliogonzalez.com (@TaxReformExpert) August 12, 2020
1. New York: 12.28%
2. Hawaii: 11.48%
3. Vermont: 10.73%
4. Maine: 10.57%
5. Minnesota: 10.19%
Common denominator? They are all blue states!
NYPD Officers Don’t Intervene As 11 Year Old Is Beaten.https://t.co/tWZc0ahK0V— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) August 12, 2020
If the races were reversed there would be wide spread looting and rioting in New York City right now pic.twitter.com/umucfdbJrl— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 16, 2020
Rolex store looted in New York City’s SoHo district last night.Some people are making a fortune from all the looting.The police probably haven’t even caught 1% of those engaging in looting. #MartialLaw is needed now, otherwise this will continue for weeks pic.twitter.com/OqNp6ZAoTo— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) June 1, 2020
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