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Are People Giving up on New York City?

Jonathan Miller, Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes, Mindy Fullilove, Lindsay Greene, moderated by Brad Grossman

Oct 14, 2020

Know someone who has fled NYC for the Hamptons, the suburbs, the mountains, or destinations in between? Seems we all do. The narrative we hear is that people are leaving the city in droves. But does the data actually indicate real or long-term demographic shifts? The "pandemic-powered urban exodus” theory, if real, would lead to profound ramifications from housing prices to the loss of the populations pivotal to maintaining the city’s cultural life, and its prosperity and growth. How are people feeling about New York City, and cities in general, during the pandemic? Our panel of experts discuss.


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