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When Policy Leads to Empty Buildings

New York City is not the city it used to be. Those who have visited before are glad they did and do not plan to visit it again any time soon. Following strict, tyrannous policies implemented by Major DeBlasio, many office buildings are empty. The restaurants that are still open are struggling to survive, burdened by the need to require vaccine passport proof. 

Many businesses have since left the city, relocating to areas where local law does not encumber everyday business operation. Business movers have been quite busy, moving every type of business from retail stores, to data centers, to art galleries. Very few businesses have thrived under these daunting circumstances, save for big tech companies such as Amazon and Walmart.

City residents have endured violent protests, burning buildings and a local police force standing down while the city was destroyed. Over the past year and a half, the declining living conditions are driving people out of the city. New York City residents pay a high price for the prestige, culture and convenience of city living, but now find little reason to stay. Those with second homes in the Hamptons have spent more time there where they can still move around freely and dine out without proving health status. But, overall, the situation does not look promising for New Yorkers. People are being driven out and face the expense of relocating their homes, families, and businesses to flee autocratic control.

New Yorkers, unlike Floridians and Texans, pay state and local taxes. The mass exodus is depleting the city coffers and may lead to increased taxes on the people who remain there. How unfortunate that a city known as a melting pot, filled with races and cultures from across the world, is falling apart thanks to divisive policy driving a wedge between people over health status.

Unprecedented Growth in Texas and Florida

The two states fighting the unconstitutional mandates are attracting more new citizens and businesses than ever before. Both states are fighting the national mandate to require businesses with over one hundred employees to require vaccination proof. 

Home prices are at their highest with turnover for any home occurring within a week’s time. New roads, homes and office complexes are growing all along the highways leading to Dallas. In Florida, people are in bidding wars for homes in any condition.

People will flock to areas offering freedom and opportunity. That used to be the entire United States, but now our states behave more like different countries, depending on the policies of the local governing body. Unfortunately, the health crisis has led to the loss of freedom for many and has been especially difficult on some vocations and age groups. Fear drives people to tolerate things they would never put up with under normal circumstances. We need to overcome that fear to take back New York City and restore it to its prior glory. Lady Liberty welcomes everyone in but the city is unwelcoming upon arrival. We look to the future for change and the restoration of the city as we once knew it.

Ann Castro
Ann Castro is a lead author at Techicy who writes on Technology, Home Improvement, and Businesses around the world. With a background in Journalism, Ann has a professional experience of more than seven years working with some of the big media companies. She is also an avid traveler, a singer, and a guitarist.

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