It’s quite the transformation that New York has made.
Before Bill de Blasio became mayor, the city was safer than it ever had been in hundreds of years. Trust me, I know and those of you who know me, know that I know.
Now, it is locked down and they’re releasing murderers without bail. Well, to be honest I saw this coming two years in advanced when the Bail Reform bill was being debated. I got my ducks in order to be one of the 300,000 who left in March.
Roughly 300,000 households have moved out of New York City since March, fleeing a metropolis that has become a land of lockdowns and rising violent crime in a year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic and civil unrest.
US Postal Service data obtained by the New York Post showed that there were more than 295,000 change-of-address requests filed by residents moving out of the city’s five boroughs from March 1 through October 31. The data included only moves to counties with 11 or more forwarding requests filed, meaning relocations to places where 10 or fewer New Yorkers moved during the period weren’t counted. Each change-of-address request typically covers a whole household, not just an individual, so the number of people moving would be higher than the number of filings.
There were nearly 245,000 moving notices filed with the Postal Service in March-July alone, the Post said, up from 101,000 a year earlier. The exodus has been blamed on Covid-19 concerns, economic woes, rising crime and troubled schools.
New York state has suffered more than 33,000 Covid-19 deaths, the most in the nation, and more than 24,000 were in New York City. The city has had some of the most stringent economic lockdowns in the country to deter the spread of the virus, leading to thousands of restaurants, shops and other firms going out of business. New York is also among many large US cities that have been rocked by Black Lives Matter protests and violent Antifa riots and looting in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody in May.
A Manhattan Institute poll taken from July 13 to August 3 showed that 44 percent of New Yorkers who make more than $100,000 annually had considered moving out of the city since March. Nearly two-thirds said they believed present conditions were a “new normal” for the city. Respondents said their quality of life had deteriorated, and their satisfaction with the city dropped by half.
It’s so hilarious how quickly this whole Black Lives Matter revolution imploded in on itself.
It went from “DEFUND THE POLICE!” to “OH MY GOD THEY’RE KILLING US OUT HERE WE NEED MORE POLICE!” in a matter of a few short months.
If any city deserves this, it’s New York.
It’s a debauched cesspit. An overregulated shit hole, literally.
It’s not really even America.
More will flee.
I have to say: they’re not really welcome in the real America.