“And do you suppose that astronomical taxes have anything to do with that?”
Property/School taxes are not “astronomical” in upstate NY.
We pay less tha $900 per year combined. Nice house and 7 acres of Sugar Maples with year-round creek is paid in full. We’re surrounded by 1700 acres of state land abundant with deer, turkeys, grouse and bear. I can shoot anytime I want and don’t have the state breathing down my neck. Our crime rate is very low, probably due to the fact that everyone owns at least a dozen guns.
Yes, we do have long winters and like rbg81 says, there is little opportunity.
NYS ranks 8th on the FR scoreboard for donations (just below AZ and above GA, I might add). Must be all those NYC liberals donating, huh?
Upstate NY is not NYC
Monday morning ‘hate NY’ ping.
You don't pay state and county income tax and state and county sales tax there? According to Kiplinger's NY is in the highest five income tax states.
That fact seems to escape those who wish to vilify us conservative NY Staters....
But facts never stopped anyone with an agenda.