> Stephen Keller Wrote:
> ^ Interesting, I do understand that NYC is the center of a lot of
> things, but are there not some area's where crime is not so crazy? (
> I've never been) My sister lives there but she and her husband do not
> own vehicles, so they don't have that to deal with. Why can't people
> leave even if they want to? Money? I moved out of Mpls propper when I
> was about as poor as I ever was. Is it because so many people there do
> not drive, it would be hard to move without a car.... Or are they just
> used to it and don't know there are safer area's? I also did not mean to
> target NYC, but rather any area where crime is rampant....I would not
> care if my friends/family lived there, I will not tolerate that level of
> BS. I don't live in a shiny gated community by any means, there is crime
> in my town, but nothing like what is being described here.
Because they work and have established their careers and lives in the city, so even if it's in a bad neighborhood, it's hard to leave.
It's also true that the vast majority of NYC's population don't own a vehicle or drivers license, which is definitely a deterrent when considering mobility outside of the city.
I think the biggest thing is this is where the work is. I am actively trying to find work outside the city to move, and it's hard given that the past 4 years I have in my field are adjacent to the film/broadway industry, so trying to move that outside of the city is very hard.
Likewise, I used to work nights as a barback where I would bring home 200-250 a night... you aren't making that kind of money as a barback anywhere outside of a major city.