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2101, 19 May 20

Rich New Yorkers Flee

Well, maybe not “rich,” but well off enough to be able to leave. Will they ever come back?

NEW YORK — New York City has long been a cheek-to-jowl town with cramped apartments and determined strivers. But starting in March, as the coronavirus outbreak began, parts of the city emptied out, with many leaving from New York’s wealthiest neighborhoods. Mail-forwarding requests show where a number of them went. Some abandoned the Upper West Side for sunny Miami. Others left Gramercy Park for New Jersey. Some left Brooklyn apartments for California.

In March, the U.S. Postal Service received 56,000 mail-forwarding requests from New York City, more than double the monthly average. In April, the number of requests went up to 81,000, twice the number from a year earlier. Sixty percent of those new requests were for destinations outside the city.

The empty feeling is the most pronounced in Manhattan. In April, a little more than half of those requests for destinations outside New York City originated in Manhattan, led by neighborhoods on the Upper West and Upper East Sides.


2101, 19 May 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    People always flee leftist, socialists, hells.

  2. Mar

    I understand Florida but New Jersey and California?
    Then the problem is if they go a red state, then many of them bring their lefty ideas and expect people to change for them.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    Agreed. It is like migration of locusts.

    Leftists lay waste to everything productive and producing.

  4. Mar

    From Michael Goodwin of the New York Post: “Reader Harold Theurer can’t believe his eyes and ears, writing: “I think I woke up in an alternate universe. Did Mayor de Blasio really say he would build a fence to keep citizens off the beaches? Didn’t he read the memo from Nancy Pelosi declaring that ‘walls don’t work’?””
    Um yeah, what he said.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    Like every other socialist hell prison…DeBlasio may have to build a wall to keep his prisoners…I mean constituents… from escaping.

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