New York­ers say hous­ing cri­sis is push­ing them out

New Yorkers say housing crisis is pushing them out

More than a third of New York­ers say the soar­ing cost of liv­ing is forc­ing them to con­sid­er leav­ing the Big Apple as rent con­trol laws and zon­ing restric­tions dri­ve hous­ing prices up.
A recent sur­vey found that 34% of res­i­dents are active­ly con­sid­er­ing leav­ing the city, while an addi­tion­al 32% are open to mov­ing. Addi­tion­al­ly, 41% found liv­ing in New York was “much more” expen­sive than any­where else, 43% were very con­cerned about their abil­i­ty to afford liv­ing in New York, and 30% indi­cat­ed they were fair­ly con­cerned about the cost of liv­ing. 

The Empire State Build­ing is seen through the George Wash­ing­ton Bridge at sun­set on Thurs­day, May 2, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhin­son)

The report comes as New York has already faced a sig­nif­i­cant decline in its pop­u­la­tion. Between April 2020 and July 2023, the state lost 6.2% of its res­i­dents.
Ris­ing hous­ing costs are one of the pr …