Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Saturday, February 23, 2021

We already knew that the hedge fund concentration in Connecticut has been luring a large number of NYC residents commute out of the city on a daily basis. But now, it looks like other outlying areas are getting into the act in a big way: A combination of the suburbs’ low unemployment rates and inadequate housing/infrastructure has led to recruitment of city dwellers who endure hours-long reverse commutes via subway and train.

What amuses me most about this article is the underlying tone that these workers are living in a Bizarro World. It’s like the average New Yorkers can’t comprehend why someone would live in the City and then go to Nassau or Suffolk counties to work. It’s not like other parts of the country don’t see this same sort of long-range commuting, albeit by car. But somehow, New York is supposed to be more self-contained, with just suburbanites trekking into the five boroughs for some action.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 02/23/2008 04:22 PM
Category: Business, New Yorkin', Society
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