NYC is a cool place to visit. In the daytime. Before the animals come out to hunt.
I worked in the City for some time near Wall Street. It looked good on the old resume.
As a former New Yorker, I too was brainwashed with the falsehood that NY was better than anywhere else in the world. It's a complete fallacy and you won't know how wrong you are unless you leave the state and find out that other places in the country have a better quality of life and lower cost of living.
I live in Palm Beach, we have everything you can possibly get in NY, from great Italian eateries, to NY style bagels and all the luxury and high end stores that can be found on 5th avenue. Even though I took a payout when I moved here, I brought home more money as we don't have state and city income tax, union dues or ridiculous parking fees. Let's not forget high property taxes, high utility bills...etc. We have nice beaches and warm weather...Seriously, I kick myself in the ass frequently for not making the move sooner.
As more New Yorkers leave the state, they will realize, NY is not all it's cracked out to be. You'll make more money there, but it comes at a high price....and if you look at it simply, the only reason for anyone to stay there, is to pay them.
Oh, and Cuomo is a dipshit. He basically told most Catholics to gtfo of NY.
When Detroit was at it's peak in the 50s, it was a blue collar town with an upwardly mobile working class. It wasn't that the tax rates were high, it was more that there were so many more people who were paying into it then.
The business move that continues to this day to receive the most resentment from Detroiters (and lots of us in the burbs) has nothing to do with cars-when Berry Gordy moved Motown Records to LA in the 70s, he tore the heart out of the city.
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