As the article states the population of New York City has actually remained fairly stable; however, what has the powers-that-be in NYC alarmed is that that the city is losing its rich people, its tax base. The rich people who are leaving are being replaced by poor people, people who will pay no taxes and will be dependent on government largess. The powers-that-be are in a quandary then as to how to reverse this trend and get more wealthy tax payers to move to New York so they will continue to have wealth to redistribute, and use to buy votes, in perpetuity. It will never occur to the Leftie powers-that-be that reducing tax rates could accomplish this. So the Exodus of the rich will continue.
“The New York metro area remains the most populous in the country with 23.7 million residents.”
“Americans have been increasingly relocating from the eastern US and the Rust Belt to cities in Florida, Texas, and the Northwest.”
“The population of the New York region still grew 2.7 percent from 2010 to 2016, thanks to foreign arrivals and births, records show.”
“New York City, the main driver of the region’s population, is on track to have 8.6 million people by 2020, from a current population of 8.5 million, according to July 2016 records. But the area’s growth rate is slowing down.”
People are fleeing New York at an alarming rate