New stats reveal mass exodus from New York City amid crime and coronavirus

New statistics show that more than 300,000 New Yorkers have taken out bail from the Big Apple in the past eight months.

City residents filed 295,103 address change requests from March 1 through October 31, according to The Post data obtained from the U.S. Postal Service under a Freedom of Information Act request.

Because the data details only when 11 or more redirect requests were made to a specific county outside of New York City, the number of transfers is actually higher. And a single address change can represent an entire family, which means more than 300,000 New Yorkers have fled the five boroughs.

Whatever the exact number, the mass exodus – which began when COVID-19 hit the city in early spring – is much greater than it has been in previous years. From March to July alone, there were 244,895 requests to change addresses to destinations outside the city, more than double the 101,342 requests during the same period in 2019.

Experts say the flight from New York is fueled not only by coronavirus concerns, but also by economic concerns, school chaos and increased crime.

Michael Hendricks, director of state and domestic policy at the Manhattan Institute, who Commissioned to conduct surveys On the state of the city, weren’t surprised by the data.

“I think people are scared,” Hendrix said. “They are afraid of storing a deadly virus in their cache and are afraid of crime and other quality of life concerns. There is one thing we also hear about garbage and city cleanliness.”

New York City truck moving
People wearing masks load furniture into a U-haul haul truck as the city continues Phase 4 of the reopening after restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.Getty Images

The institute Six-digit survey In July and August, it found that 44% of respondents had considered relocating outside the city in the previous four months. They cited the cost of living as the biggest reason. More than a third, 38%, said they believed the city was headed in the wrong direction, and only 38% rated the quality of life as good or excellent.

More than half, 53%, said they were very concerned about getting their children back to school.

Major crimes have been on the rise this year with The number of murders At the Big Apple, it had reached 344 by October, beating the number for the whole of 2019. The number of shootings up to November 8 increased by 94% compared to 2019.

“The biggest reason people are leaving the city is uncertainty about when the epidemic will end and how quickly the New York economy will recover,” said Catherine Wilde, president of the New York City Partnership. More than half a million city dwellers who used to work in the retail, restaurant and service sectors have lost their jobs and cannot afford the city rents. The late decision to reopen public and private schools has forced many families to relocate so that they can set deadlines for registration in the areas in which they were living during the pandemic.

The partnership was behind prof September Call From business tycoons to Mayor de Blasio urging him to crack down on crime and quality of life concerns.

Postal data shows that many fleeing New Yorkers simply crossed the border into Long Island, Westchester or New Jersey. Post Office received 21,362 change requests to Suffolk County, 18731 to Nassau County and 15850 to Westchester County. A total of 9,356 wanted their mail to be sent to Hudson County, New Jersey.

Mobile Boxes on the Upper West Side
The moving boxes are stacked in front of a brown stone on the upper west side waiting for operators to finish packing their luggage.Anthony Behar / Ciba USA

The Hamptons – where many families stayed in second homes and Register their children At local schools – the coveted destination, with 6,500 orders for six Zip codes from the East End. Easthampton tops the list of orders with 2,769, while Southampton has 1,398.

Popular places near the city include Jersey City and Hoboken as well as the suburbs of Scarsdale and Greenwich, CT.

But some New Yorkers went too far – 8,587 their email asked to go to Los Angeles and 421 to Honolulu. There were 13,009 applications for Sunshine counties in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade.

The data does not show whether the requests are permanent or temporary. The post office will forward mail for a period of six months when it receives a temporary request.

The stats back up what New Yorkers see on the streets. Moving trucks dot the neighborhoods of the city, with Movers say residents were packing To the suburbs and beyond.

Three Zip codes on the Upper West Side – Where Residents protested Two new shelters for the homeless and complaining of high crime rates – mail forwarding requests totaled 9,076, the largest part in town.

The popular Murray Hill neighborhood saw 2,889 requests – indicating that many residents may have returned to their childhood homes.

In another indication that the mass exodus has not subsided, the number of vacancies in apartments reached 16,145 last month, compared to 15,923 in September and the highest number in 14 years. According to a new report.

The trend appears statewide, according to the Wall Street Journal. Almost 47,000 users were looking to leave the state rather than move there during the third quarter, nearly 35% more than the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the newspaper reported, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx made up the three slowest US housing markets, in that order.

Where did they run from
The most important postal codes were released in New York between March 1 and October 31, 2020, with the number of address change requests for each region:

1. Uber West Side 10023: 3,368
2. Upper West Side 10025: 3000
3. Murray Hill, 10016: 2889
4. Upper West Side 10024: 2708
5. Chelsea / Greenwich Village, 10011: 2520
6. Upper East Side, 10128: 2165
7. Downtown Brooklyn, 11201: 1,836
8. Gramercy / East Village 10003: 1,677
9. Upper East Side 10028: 1631
10. Midtown East, 10022: 1410
11. Midtown West, 10019: 1,484
12. Upper East Side 10021: 1506
13. Chelsea 10001: 1,222
14. West Village, 10014: 1,192
15. Park Slope, Brooklyn, 11215: 1006
16. Rose Hill / Peter Cooper Village, 10010: 002
17. Midtown, 10018: 987
18. Tribeca / Chinatown, 10013: 899
19. Midtown, 10036: 837
20. East Village 10009: 728

Exit sign
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Where did they land
Top destinations for New Yorkers who left the city between March and October, with the number of address change requests per postal code:
1. East Hampton, New York, 11937: 2769
2. Jersey City, NJ 07302: 1,821
3. Southampton, New York, 11968: 1,398
4. Hoboken, NJ, 1204: 07030
5. Sag Harbor, New York, 11963: 961
6. Scarsdale, New York, 10583: 812
7. Water Mill, NY, 11976: 577
8. Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830: 558
9. Yonkers, New York: 10701, 567
10. Jersey City, NJ 07310: 434
11. Port Washington, New York, 11050: 414
12. Westhampton Beach, NY, 11978: 409
13. Princeton, NJ, 08540: 395
14. Woodstock, New York, 12498: 392
15. New Canaan, CT, 06840: 389
16. Great Nick / Manhasset, New York, 11021: 380
17. Hampton Bays, New York, 11946: 344
18. Darren, K. T, 06820: 326
19. Mount Vernon, New York, 10550: 325
20. Long Beach, New York, 11561: 323

Source: United States Postal Service

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