New Yorkers are still flocking to Florida…
A record number of New York state residents switched their driver’s licenses to Florida ones last month, according to an analysis of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles data.
A total of 5,838 New Yorkers made the switch in August, the highest recorded number for a single month in history, according to the data,
In only one year, 41,885 New Yorkers switched their licenses to Florida ones.
Why did so many people leave New York?
Retired NYPD Lieutenant, John Macari, who moved with his family to Jacksonville last year blamed mandates, rising crime, and “unappealing schools” for the influx of departures.
(Unfortunately, public schools are quite awful and “unappealing” nationwide, so they won’t be escaping much in regards to that.)
“Couple that with the rise in crime and zero competence from our elected officials and a lot of people just don’t see a future in New York City for themselves,” Macari said.
New York City suffered tremendously as a result of the pandemic… but which cities didn’t?
Everything was closed. It was like a ghost town. Many businesses shut down and suffered economically, but this was literally the case everywhere..
The pandemic proved to be a global economic disaster, and we are still paying the consequences. Some might even call it, the Great Reset 😉
Thankfully, New York Mayor Eric Adams JUST lifted all mandates for the private sector, as well as athletes, effective November 1st.
The head of a trade organization representing New York City’s largest private employers praised the move
“The additional flexibility that this provides to employers is greatly appreciated by the business community,” Kathryn Wylde, chief executive of the Partnership for New York City, said in a statement. “It will accelerate return to office and the move beyond pandemic mentality.”
As a fellow New Yorker, I will tell you – NEW YORK IS BACK! And our GDP is still better than yours 😜
And it doesn’t even compare. Sorry, bro.
Everyone wants to “hate us ’cause they ain’t us” and it’s never been more obvious.
The standard of living does not even compare.
New York always bounces back.
If New York doesn’t bounce back, why would any other city in the world?
NYC is the #2 GDP out of all the cities in the world, after Tokyo. Los Angeles is number three.
California, New Jersey, and Washington also broke records.
License switching suggests a permanent or extended move and serves as a proxy indicator of domestic migration trends. Figures for how many Floridians have swapped their licenses for New York ones were not immediately available.
California also broke records for license exchanges in the state of Florida in August, with a record of 3,059 license switches.
New Jersey also broke records last month at 3,259 license switches. Washington, Oregon, and Pennsylvania also set new records, according to the data.
Florida received 321,881 out-of-state license trade requests in 2022.
What do you think? Is the exodus over?