1 in 3 New Yorkers Under 30 Plans to Get the Hell Out

According to a new Marist College poll, 1 in 3 New Yorkers under the age of 30 plans to escape the state "at some point" for good. Which means the rest of us will finally have a little room to move! One in four adults plans to leave the state within five years, mostly for economic reasons including taxes, cost of living, etc. This could be a problem that "will drain the state of its next generation" (assuming no one moves in to replace them, which is a dubious theory at best -- the city has long been, to a certain group of post-grads, a kind of transitional opportunity), or it could mean we finally get a really great, rent-stabilized apartment. We'll be glass half-full about this, for now. Hey, 50 reasons to be happy you live here! [NYP/Marist]

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Let's get rid of new york.


I'm in that "group of post-grads" who saw this city as more of a "transitional opportunity." I'm originally from Southern California, and didn't have intentions of staying in New York for as long as I have in my twenties (I really wish I could've spent most of that time overseas). 

Anyway, I'm strictly taking care of business here, finishing up a few odds and ends and will shake the spot soon enough. Due to my current career, I think I will always be connected to this city in some way and I don't have a problem with that. I hope it's more temporary than permanent because my identity is no longer wrapped up in being a transplanted New Yorker. 

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