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New Yorkers: Bleak Outlook?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A new poll has found that New Yorkers have the bleakest outlook in two years for both their state and the nation as a whole. That said, their outlook for New York is far more rosy than for the US.

Why is that? What do you think? Is your outlook bleaker than it was two years ago? Is your outlook for the city much different from that for the nation?Comment below.

Comments [13]

nancy from NYC

Those who can still afford to live in NYC -- particularly if they can afford Manhattan -- are optimistic. The rest of us -- those who know we are one lost job away from being unable to pay our already barely manageable rents -- are not so hopeful.

Apr. 23 2008 01:49 PM
hjs from 11211

berry 11
ugh!
sad but true except the rich Eu who come here spend a few weeks in their lux highrise condos and then go back to europe.
we are moving out of the 1st world down down down

Apr. 23 2008 12:37 PM
barry from Manhattan

Well, then you will be happy viewing the rise of the Chinese Empire coming to take our place, just like we replaced Briton, who replaced Spain who replaced....
I think America is doing fine, not perfect, not without many mistakes, but that is who we are...
Wave after wave of rejects from Europe and misfits from the world have come here.
If you are rich and happy at home why come to America?
We are made up of the dregs of the world and that suits me fine.

Apr. 23 2008 12:25 PM
hjs from 11211

barry 4,
old news also, freed the slaves. ww1 almost 100 years ago.
american empire not longer needed.
bridges fall as nation builds bridges to no where. do the math.

Apr. 23 2008 12:18 PM
Dennis Condon from Brooklyn,NY

New York is in better shape than the rest of nation because we have a tourist economy. The euro is supporting the economy right now. New Yorkers, not McMillionaire New Yorkers are barely getting by. Manhattan has become Disneyland. All the rich live in the city and all the people who make it worth coming to live in the outer boroughs. The city has improved in regards to safety and transportation but it has come at a cost to the soul of the city. There needs to be a balance.

Apr. 23 2008 12:09 PM
TM from Brooklyn

NYC: Wrong, wrong, wrong direction. Where are you going to live-- especially if you're middle-class? Neighborhood businesses are shutting down, can't pay their rents, being replaces by big chain stores and bank branches. Brooklyn and Queens are turning into Manhattan before our eyes, and we feel helpless against that.

Apr. 23 2008 12:02 PM
Robert from NYC

We didn't have bad weather because we are gay friendly. God punished the midwest and especially the south because they are homophobes. How's that!!

Apr. 23 2008 11:58 AM
barry from Manhattan

Has anyone been to SanFrancisco Lately?
New York is a trash pile.
So dirty

Apr. 23 2008 11:58 AM
Upper-Westsider from Chappaqua, NY

We're smarter. I listen to the nonsense taken for news in the Presidential campaign and think, "That would never fly in NYC."

We have a smart mayor and smart voters, so we are ahead of the game.

Apr. 23 2008 11:57 AM
barry from Manhattan

How 'bat this nation, saved europe twice, dropped the bomb twice, invaded the middle east twice, elected Clinton twice.
NYC, one dirty bomb away from really reasonable rent.

Apr. 23 2008 11:57 AM
superf88

NY -- espec. NYC -- is a veritable lockbox for foreign, non-democratic wealth (money and investment) compared to their own.

Simple as that.

Apr. 23 2008 11:55 AM
hjs from 11211

how bout this the nation: teaches evolution in schools sprawl voted for bush twice.
NYC: rich EU money keeping city economy going.

Apr. 23 2008 11:52 AM
Robert from Union Square

#1 Reason the city is in better shape than the nation: We have a better leader.

Apr. 23 2008 11:52 AM

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