Philip Delves-Broughton

As New Yorkers flee, the suburbs are under siege

Will these sudden countryside converts stick around once virus hysteria passes?

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New York

‘Land of the Flee’, screamed the New York Post front page this week. Moving vans are lining up in Manhattan. Residents have had enough. It had been ‘another bloody weekend in Gotham’ with 21 people shot, and a rising wave of non-gun violence. At 11 a.m. on Saturday, a man leapt on top of a young woman on a subway platform in midtown and began grinding against her until a group of bystanders forced him to stop.

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