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Old 01-01-2012, 05:04 AM
 
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My sister and her husband left because they wanted more for their money. They moved out west with half the expense. They wanted to stay here for family, but in the end they couldn't afford it. They're doing fine out west, and visit when they can.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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I feel like this will continue to happen over the years. A lot of people will leave, stay, and return. NYC is 8.2 million legal, 200K + illegal residents and rising city.

The endless gentrification of NYC will kick out those you can't afford it or don't want to live in a over-populated, over-priced, over-polluted, etc city.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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I am 30 and grew up in Queens. My parents still live and work there. We are all fleeing because the prices of real estate are through the roof in any decent area. My wife and I relocated to Connecticut because you tend to get more for your money although real estate taxes are higher. We are even considering moving out West because the entire Northeast (unless you live in a sleepy town miles from anything) is way too expensive.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I am 30 and grew up in Queens. My parents still live and work there. We are all fleeing because the prices of real estate are through the roof in any decent area. My wife and I relocated to Connecticut because you tend to get more for your money although real estate taxes are higher. We are even considering moving out West because the entire Northeast (unless you live in a sleepy town miles from anything) is way too expensive.
Yeah, it put things in prospective in an episode when Archie and Edith are approached by a blockbuster and offered $35,000 for their house -- which is well over market value, which I think they said was $27,000. In today's terms, their home would be worth $143,000 and they were offered $185,000. Can you even buy an empty lot in Astoria or Jackson heights for $143,000 these days, much less a detached house (or half a duplex, depending on whether you're referring to the house as portrayed in the show or the house as shown in the credits)?
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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Isn't this whole thing about ppl leaving NYS as a whole I'm pretty sure young ppl move into NYC in droves every year, the population is still rising.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Isn't this whole thing about ppl leaving NYS as a whole I'm pretty sure young ppl move into NYC in droves every year, the population is still rising.
People come and go, young educated new yorkers are no different from out of town young educated white yuppies. Young new yorkers flock to other States for jobs especially after college like how many transplants do when they complete school and move to nyc. Don't worry josh NYC is happy for talent from massachusettes, Wisconsin north Carolina, Ohio and so forth. On the flipside many States such as Texas, Arizona, Florida and so forth are happy reecieving talent from New York.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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People in NYC come and go. It's NYC, I'm sure it won't empty out anytime soon. There are still opportunities there that don't exist elsewhere.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I love polls that throw percentages around like manhole covers, but don't even survey a thousand people.

Honestly, you can scream "Extrapolation" until you turn blue in the face, but you can't actually expect polls to mean anything.
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