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Money Woes Make Young New Yorkers Want to Flee the City, Poll Finds

New Yorkers Moving Out of StateKareem Johnson

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — A new poll revealed a high number of people under 30 plan to move elsewhere because of money woes.

Thirty-six percent of New Yorkers polled under the age of 30 said they’re seriously considering moving out of state, according to numbers in a new NY1/YNN-Marist College poll released Wendnesday.

The poll also found that 60 percent of young New Yorkers plan to remain in New York State, and 3 percent remain unsure.

Sixty-two percent of those who said they want to move blame the economy for their decision — with concerns about jobs, cost of living, and taxes topping the list.

Thirty-eight percent blame quality of life, overcrowding, and proximity to family as some of their non-economic reasons for moving.

Another sobering statistic from the poll shows that three in four New Yorkers of all ages view the state as expensive, while almost half of those polled think the economy is getting worse.

On finances, 46 percent of those under 30 think their finances will get better in the coming year, with 42 percent saying their finances will stay about the same.

The pollsters called 941 New York state adults 18 and older from April 25 to April 29, 2011. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.

Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110513/manhattan/money-woes-make-young-new-yorkers-want-flee-city-poll-finds#ixzz1NW361mZn

Kareem Johnson

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — A new poll revealed a high number of people under 30 plan to move elsewhere because of money woes.

Thirty-six percent of New Yorkers polled under the age of 30 said they’re seriously considering moving out of state, according to numbers in a new NY1/YNN-Marist College poll released Wendnesday.

The poll also found that 60 percent of young New Yorkers plan to remain in New York State, and 3 percent remain unsure.

Sixty-two percent of those who said they want to move blame the economy for their decision — with concerns about jobs, cost of living, and taxes topping the list.

Thirty-eight percent blame quality of life, overcrowding, and proximity to family as some of their non-economic reasons for moving.

Another sobering statistic from the poll shows that three in four New Yorkers of all ages view the state as expensive, while almost half of those polled think the economy is getting worse.

On finances, 46 percent of those under 30 think their finances will get better in the coming year, with 42 percent saying their finances will stay about the same.

The pollsters called 941 New York state adults 18 and older from April 25 to April 29, 2011. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.

Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110513/manhattan/money-woes-make-young-new-yorkers-want-flee-city-poll-finds#ixzz1NW361mZn

Rocco’s Racked Up 69 Health Violation Points During Last Inspection

Rocco's

Rocco's in Greenwich Village

By Kareem Johnson

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

GREENWICH VILLAGE – Shuttered West Village pastry shop Rocco’s racked up a slew of violations during its last inspection, including vermin infestation and what the health department says are “extensive unsanitary conditions,” officials said.

The famed Bleecker street eatery, which has been closed for nearly two weeks, was slapped with a whopping 69 violation points when inspectors passed through on April 30, according to Health Department records.

“The establishment remains closed, and must correct all the violations and meet with the Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation supervisory staff to discuss the steps necessary in order to arrange for a reopening inspection,” said department spokeswoman Zoe Tobin.

More than 28 points on an inspection can earn a restaurant grade of C, the lowest given by the Health Department.

Critical violations included hot food items not being held at or above 140 degrees Fahrenheit and cold items that were being stored above 41 degrees, the records show.

The inspection also mentions evidence of mice, or the potential of mice in food and non-food areas, as well as other less serious violations.

Inspectors closed the shop, near Leroy street, that day.

In the time since, the staff has hung a sign in the window saying that the shop will reopen “very soon.”

“We are as disappointed as you all are,” it reads.

The closure has been a let-down to many in the neighborhood.

“I always came here to get the cookies and the pastries,” said Joe Ghantey. “The mice thing is a little unnerving, but then again, we’re in New York.”

Fiore Derosa, a customer for 30 years, said the shop may have gotten a bad rap.

“You never know what it is,” he said. “Maybe they didn’t like where a drain was, or they wanted them to put a slop sink in. Who knows what it was, but I’ve been going there for years, and these are great people.”

But Ana Avagyan, a nurse, said: “Maintenance of health issues is number one. As a nurse, I would say people have to be responsible for the communities they serve.”

A call to Rocco’s went unanswered.
Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110513/greenwich-village-soho/roccos-racked-up-69-health-violation-points-during-last-inspection#ixzz1NVdlJDvg


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