New York City lost many of its wealthiest residents, who fled at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.
Then the riots and looting began and another wave of people abandoned the city.
Now Governor Andrew Cuomo is begging these people to return because the city needs their cash.
FOX News reports:
Cuomo calls on wealthy New Yorkers to come back to the city: ‘I’ll buy you a drink!’
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged wealthy New Yorkers to return to Manhattan as the coronavirus is now “under control,” to assist the city with the financial burden caused by the pandemic.
Many New Yorkers fled the city at the height of the pandemic, the wealthy heading to their weekend homes in the Hamptons, upstate or in Connecticut, while others rented homes outside the city – leaving thousands of apartments across the city empty.
The coronavirus has persisted for six months and is not showing any signs of easing, while a vaccine still seems at least several months away.
“I literally talk to people all day long who are now in their Hamptons house who also lived here, or in their Hudson Valley house or in their Connecticut weekend house, and I say, ‘You gotta come back, when are you coming back?’” Cuomo said during a press conference earlier this week.
“‘We’ll go to dinner, I’ll buy you a drink, come over I’ll cook’,” Cuomo said describing his pleas with wealthy New Yorkers.
The sad truth for New York City is that many of these people will never return.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) August 5, 2020
"Start spreading the news, they're leaving today"
— Lee Smith (@LeeSmithDC) August 6, 2020
Andrew Cuomo is begging wealthy New Yorkers to come back to the city—saying he'll "buy them a drink" if they return
Robberies in the Upper East Side of NYC are up 286% compared to last year
Maybe instead of buying people drinks Cuomo could just stop defunding the police?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 6, 2020
The city might have easily recovered after the Coronavirus shutdowns, but the looting, rioting and crime changed everything.