Coronavirus US: Hordes of New Yorkers leaving city, say movers
Spread the news, New Yorkers go today! Moving companies say they are inundated with people leaving the city
- New Yorkers have flocked to other cities amid a pandemic
- Moving companies say business is booming when people move out of town
- Florida and California were the main destinations that people moved to
Moving companies have said they have been inundated with people trying to leave New York City.
New Yorkers moved out of town despite experiencing the worst coronavirus pandemic.
Many roam across the country, others don’t look forward to future journeys on the subway or trips to Broadway, and cinemas are settling in sprawling cities and forests to the north of the city.
Moving company Oz Moving said the number of people moving out of town continues to rise rapidly.
The company told Fox Business that requests for quotations had increased an average of 30 percent year-over-year and that their services were fully booked for the remainder of the month by July 15.
Moving companies have claimed to have been inundated with people leaving New York City (stock image)
New Yorkers have moved to other cities in hoarding amid the coronavirus pandemic, moving companies say
To accommodate moving companies that had already left town, Oz Moving introduced a new “out of office move” for residents who were not in their homes.
According to the United Van Lines moving company, interest in moving out of Manhattan between May and July rose 95 percent year over year.
According to Fox Business, Florida and California were the main destinations people relocated to. They made up 28 percent of the moves. Texas and North Carolina followed, accounting for 16 percent of the moves.
Moving company Oz Moving said the number of moving companies continues to grow rapidly
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appealed to the city’s richest citizens to return to their townhouses from their second homes in the Hamptons or the Hudson Valley so they could pay taxes to offset the state’s lost revenue.
Governor Cuomo recently joked that he would buy drinks and dinner for his friends to encourage them back to town.
Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (pictured) has urged New Yorkers to return to the Big Apple
“I literally talk all day to people who are now in their Hamptons home, who lived here, or their Hudson Valley home, or their weekend home in Connecticut, and I say,” You have to come back! We’re going to dinner! I’ll buy you a drink! Come over i’m cooking! “said the Democratic governor on Monday.
“You’re not coming back right now. And do you know what else you think? “If I stay there, I’ll pay a lower income tax” because they don’t pay the New York surcharge.
Cuomo and other officials have warned the state could cut up to 20 percent of annual health, education and local government budgets in the wake of the coronavirus crisis if declining revenue streams were not replenished.
New York State currently has a budget deficit of $ 13 billion.