Stores are full, parks are full, outdoor dining is cool and things are lively. Loving it.
Great. Glad you are enjoying. And glad she’s back. Are ppl still taking precautions? More chatter about second wave.
I can't speak to all situations. I'm sticking with socializing outdoors, so I'm not sure what people are doing in the privacy of their own apartments. Mask compliance is near 100% in stores, though.
We are coming in next weekend after a long time away. Glad to hear that NYC is staying tough
Getting out with precautions is great. That takes vigilance. Getting out without masks and “going back to normal” is not. So yes, I’d say that NY is staying vigilant and tough. It’s not easy to teach an old dog new tricks. Ppl have adopted a new way of life and need to continue that to keep rates down.
We just got back in Monday. I'm running around the park (with my mask on), running into people I know, going to my favorite local stores, getting takeout... it's great. Feels so much different than when we left in early May.
I think the big takeaway is that news reports don't give an accurate impression of day to day life. Earlier this week I saw a long string of moving trucks up and down the street. On closer examination, they were being rented by delivery people who were delivering amazon and other packages to tenants. So rather than moving vans for people moving out these were rented trucks for all the people who are still here.
Which neighborhood? How’s the homeless situation near you?
@Anonymous Agree. Just got back and have been running around doing errands, appointments etc. No more homeless than usual UNLESS you go to certain places like the hotels on the UWS and down by Penn Station. I thought I wouldn't feel safe and I did. Feels just like normal but with masks.
@Anon I went to Penn Station to donate blood and the only people there were cops and homeless. But I felt safe.
@Anon I live near those hotels on the UWS. Yes, there are definitely more homeless people around and apparently the city stopped picking up trash BUT it's still nice and feels safe. And I've never been a city lover but I'm tired of all these stories about how the city is on the verge of collapse.
So funny...in my rental building about 40 people out of 200+ have moved out over the past six months...about a dozen listings on StreetEasy that never budge. The moving vans are real, Realtors, although I can see why you would want to talk up your book...
I don't think this site is filled with realtors. We left for a while and have been back for a while too. What I can say is that where I live, on the UWS, there is an increase in visible homeless population. That being said, I have been very happy to be back in NYC. And the people I see leaving are generally people who have suffered a financial setback or were going to leave anyway because of too small apartments and a bad public school situation, and are now desperately trying to convince themselves that life will be just as good in Florida or North Carolina.
@anonymous I can't imagine life being good in FL, I dislike that state with a vengeance, but to each heir own.
Washington square park is taken over by homeless people
The destroyed stores in Soho - never coming back...Upside: May be easier to get into those pesky downtown schools!