If you’re a New Yorker and in the past the phrase “I Love New York” would melt from your mouth like soft cream cheese from an everything bagel at Barney Greengrass, what does it mean when even you are wondering if it’s safe to stick around?
NBC New York reports that 60% of New Yorker voters think their family would be better off if they left the city. It was even more among parents. NBC writes:
Almost 60% of New York City registered voters agree with the idea that their family would have a better future if they left the city permanently, according to a new poll published Wednesday.
The survey from political consultants Fontas Advisors and polling firm Core Decision Analytics adds to a growing body of evidence that New Yorkers are preoccupied with rising crime and public safety, and want something done about it if they’re to stay here.
Asked to agree or disagree with the statement “My family would have a better future if we left NYC permanently,” some 25% said they strongly agree and another 34% said they somewhat agree.
By demographics, 65% or more all of respondents under age 49 said they agreed to some extent with the sentiment. Just 49% of white respondents concurred, but more than 60% of all Black, Hispanic and Asian voters in the poll agreed.
Geographically, the sentiment was strongest in the Bronx and Queens, where 70% and 65%, respectively, agreed they’d be better off leaving. Some 68% of those with children in the home also agreed they’d do better elsewhere.
Action Line: For two years now, you’ve been trying to Escape the City. I’ve been encouraging you to find your new home in a Super State. If you’ve already moved, or are thinking about moving, you need to start prepping your family for the future. First on the list are your finances. You’re not escaping NYC because you dislike bagels (they’re delicious), you’re leaving to preserve your earnings and wealth for your future and your family’s future. I can help. Click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter. And if you want to talk about your financial future, email me here.
P.S. The 100-year history of Barney Greengrass:
When my grandfather, Barney Greengrass, first opened his doors in Harlem in 1908, he had but one desire – to operate a “food store for those who demand the best.” In 1929, he moved the store to its present location on Amsterdam Avenue. His customers followed him and his popularity grew. Soon all of New York knew him as “The Sturgeon King.”
Today, the store on Amsterdam Avenue at 86th Street retains the “Greengrass” character, looking much like it did back in Barney’s day. After three generations, our family is still dedicated to our founder’s original aim; to cater to those who demand the best by serving the finest foods available. Our customers are our friends, traveling from all over the world to feast on delicacies that have become a New York way of life.
We ship our fine foods anywhere in the U.S. You can call us or visit our website today and have your order delivered directly to your home or office tomorrow. We pack our fresh foods with frozen gel packs and take every precaution to ensure that your order is just right when it arives. If you do not see a particular item on the following pages, or on our website, please inquire with us by phone, as almost anything can be shipped.
We invite you to become a part of a hundred and five year tradition, and experience our commitment to setting the New York standard.
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