Comment: New York used to be different.

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New York used to be different.

I love New York State and all that it has to offer. But there are various reasons people are leaving, and I'm now considering it myself: the high cost of real estate and ridiculously high property taxes (affecting homeowners and renters alike), SUCH a high cost of living (!) ... increasing Agenda 21-inspired environmental regulations, so that, for instance, when debris and GARBAGE washes onto the shores of the Hudson after a storm, it can't be removed or you'll be guilty of interfering with the river's natural evolution... state-wide and local nanny-state regulations such as even regards smoking in one's own car... soon a place for just older, wealthy progressives who made their money in more affordable and freer circumstances and the only ones still able to afford what New York has to offer, patting themselves on the back at how enlightened they are.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir