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Personally I can't wait to leave. After 12 yrs I am saying goodbye to NY. When I moved here I swore up and down that I was never leaving, but alas things have changed. Now, unless you are making deep into the six figures, the quality of life here is pretty awful compared to how most of us could be living elsewhere. I am leaving for so many reasons, just of few of those are as follows: because I am tired of waiting my life away for public transportation, I am tired of something that should be so simple and quick as driving to a store a few miles away to shop turning into an exhausting 2 to 3 hour ordeal due to traffic and parking. I want to buy a nice home that is in a nice neighborhood and not have to pay $2 million dollars to do so. I want to drive a nice car without having to paying $400 a month in car insurance plus another $200-400 for a garage space to park it in. I want to start a business and pay $2000 a month on a lease compared to the $15,000 a month it would cost me here in an area with the same stats. I would LOVE to be able to take a seat on the train, in a theater, cab, restaurant or even a doctor’s office and not have to worry about the seat being infested or the person next to me having bugs in their clothing or bags that will crawl over to me and become my new big problem. When it has become so ridiculously expensive that you become unable to take advantage on a regular basis of everything this city has to offer for culture, shopping, dining, etc., then there is really no point in living here. Yes, there are a few things I will miss, but not nearly enough to sacrifice the great life I could be living elsewhere, life is too damn short. NYC is no longer worth my time, my money, my sanity or my health. Arrivederci!
Good luck to you, Niki wherever you are now. Thanks for reminding me the reasons why I left my hometown of NY. We tend to forget after we leave. The mind is funny like that! :). By the way, this new "bedbug' prob which I did not even have to experience back when I lived there is unbelievable. Excuse me, but what the heck have they done to my hometown!!!!! Did we not have enough problems? Anyway, have a nice day!
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