Banner Plane Flies Over Miami Beach: ‘New York Is Dead. Don’t Come Back’ (Photo)

“New York Is Dead. Don’t Come Back,” read a banner plane flying over Miami this weekend.

Miami has been experiencing a surge in transplants during the pandemic, with residents formerly of New York at the top of the list.

The image was captured by David Maclean and uploaded to Twitter.

According to NBC New York, the banner is the work of two artists in Williamsburg, Graham Fortgang and Samara Bliss. The message is meant to tell people that New York still has a future.

The artists claim that New York is still actually alive and well, and they hope to instill pride in the “real New Yorkers” who chose to remain there.

A similar billboard has been placed in Los Angeles, with more planned in New York City.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
8 months ago

That’s confusing. English teachers must be cringing. If the intent was to tell folks not to return to NY it should be ‘New York is Dead – Don’t go back.’ Otherwise, it seems like us Miamians are telling New Yorkers that are not welcome here (which could be the case).

Anonymous
8 months ago

Somebody want to bash NYC but don’t know how to write a coherent message in English.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Biden/Kamala administration and followers are full of coherent people like you. Surprising freedom of speech.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Whew.. about time! I don’t think this country could suffer another four years of a twitter messaging sicko in the Oval office and his gullible cronies who wrap themselves in the American flag.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Is there something wrong with the American flag? And if so does wrapping ourselves with the flag offend you? You and your demy hypocrit friends are a disgrace to this country and to those who have fought to defend this flag you speak of. As if being patriotic for your country is a horrible thing to speak of. This is why we have become divided because of people like you who no longer care for or value this country and everything that this country has offered for those to have the freedoms and liberties we all have today.

Florida residents
8 months ago

Do you but that flag better not touch the ground. If you don’t know history and what that means pick up a book and learn before you speak ignorance. Wrapped in a flag.??? Seriously how dumb are you

Anonymous
8 months ago

“Do you but that flag better not touch the ground”

Wtf?… haha, another “chewing tabakky, moonshine drinking hick” calling somebody dumb.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Are you one of the people in that mob of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol Building in WA DC and left sh!t an pi$$ all over the place?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Here we go again…..smh listen AMERICANS are AMERICANS….we don’t follow a cult nor do we have a dictator /con artist/ almost civil war maker ……GIVE AMERICANS A CHANCE! We looking and looked stupid around the world 🌍

Florida residents
8 months ago

We still do gotta love dual citizenship this place is a joke

Anonymous
8 months ago

Its a illiterate cuban writing the message

Learn to write properly
8 months ago

*an

Iliteral Cuban
8 months ago

Very literal yourself..N before a vowel, Cuban capitalized

Anonymous
8 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Anonymous
8 months ago

And you’re a bigot. Surely you don’t have the balls to say anything about the burning and looting of the so called ” black lives matter”

Florida residents
8 months ago

Maybe illiterate but you knew what they meant to say so who is the asshole now?? Stop putting others down. Different is good personally I don’t want to be a lemming put more power to you follower

Anonymous
8 months ago

Someone wants to bash but doesn’t know….good grammar.

Florida residents
8 months ago

Normally people are smart enough to read between the lines and realize what someone said clearly you are not one of those

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes, don’t understand this message.

Anonymous
8 months ago

That’s exactly the point! It’s an art installation by two artists from Williamsburg, Brooklyn who are telling those who abandoned the city at her time of need that they are not wanted back. As per one of the artists:”The last couple months has really trimmed the fat in New York. The city feels smaller and the real New Yorkers stayed behind,” he said.

CYRUS PAVEL
8 months ago

Two artists from Williamsburg, Brooklyn who themselves are not from NYC, but are mad at their rich besties who fled down to their parents palm beach homes?

Also, wtf do these people know about being a real New Yorker? How can anyone be a real “New Yorker” when the “New York” they refer to is no longer around? From the landscape (Twin Towers) to the forced migration of the low-income classes, for a super accelerated gentrification process.

The N.Y.C. that inspired them to come here no longer exists.

However, the great thing about NYC is that EXACT same idea: “past versions of N.Y.C. will never exist again because it has consistently & constantly evolved.”

That’s what makes N.Y.C., (or the less respectful abbreviation: NYC) the place to be for at least another century or two. Our city is resilient AF and there’s not another like it in the world that gets remotely close to its magic.

I don’t think N.Y.C. belongs to anyone except for those brave enough to embrace the experience of the challenge they are about to embark on.

To quote a local N.Y.C. singer: “if I can make it there, I’ll make it, anywhere. It’s up to you, New York, New York.”

That said, come back, come home or welcome. If you’ve never been and have thought about it your entire life, then go for it.

I’m sick of all this “real” New Yorker yammering that’s been taking place lately. I can’t stand anymore divisiveness and all of its ridiculousness. Especially coming from anymore “artists” from fucking Williamsburg Brooklyn.

@cyruspavel

Mr. Miami
8 months ago

Keep drinking the kool-aid pal. It’s over, and everyone knows it!

Anonymous
8 months ago

At time of need…sooo when mayor closes your business rises your taxes you’re supposed to just take it…leading from behind lmao

Florida residents
8 months ago

Well take that fat to somewhere besides Florida

Anonymous
8 months ago

Thank you for clarifying. That’s what i thought also

Anonymous
8 months ago

That’s because the sign was written by a true representative of the Miami population. “Is no purfec, but you get de messssage righ?”

Anonymous
8 months ago

New York here… that is how I understood it when I read it.

Florida residents
8 months ago

It should be stay the fuck out of Florida . We don’t want the negative cancers who can’t drive

Anonymous
8 months ago

LOL New York Metro has 3-4 times the population of Miami, and 8-9 times the number of Fortune 1000 companies. Calm down. Let us not punch above our weight. Let’s focus on being on par with similar sized metros like Atlanta and Houston first.

Anonymous
8 months ago

DeBozo and Cuomo will be gone in a few years as well, probably getting jobs in the second half of Buydone’s term, but implement their policies on a national level.

TheReDragon001
8 months ago

Dumb as dirt, aren’t you?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Learn how to spell.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Drump the Orange clown is gone and his band of idiots for family members. Thank God . Yes we can and we will survive without them. Now take that.

AlphaRenz
8 months ago

That’s 2019 numbers. 2020 and 2021 is a different beast.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes and ny has angry rats

Anonymous
8 months ago

And Miami has crowing roosters and chickens everywhere.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Better chickens than mutant rats in the subways. Last time I checked I wasn’t being attacked by a rooster when I took the Metrorail.

Anonymous
8 months ago

And last time I drove a car in NYC I didn’t have to dodge a chicken and it’s chicks in the road.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I own in NYC and Miami so I love both cities but I tell you, NYC is very much alive. Plus, a dead NY would still look better than many cities in the US😂

Anonymous
8 months ago

It is alive and will continue to be so, but the degree at which its vibrancy will be is what is in question. Just like when people questioned the future of Miami during the troubles of the late 1970s and 1980s with terms like “Paridse Lost”, NYC and other cities like it seem overly confident that things will never change. NYC will always be there, but the degree to which people will flock to it and base their businesses is what is unknown. Instead of discounting all the naysayers, it should serve as a wake up call that things are not static and that city constituents should not be taken for granted.

Anonymous
8 months ago

As he mentioned, NYC is shifting growth back to Manhattan now and Manhattan is shifting north like it happened after 9/11. Everyone moved from downtown to Midtown then and now many are moving from Midtown to Harlem. The parts above Harlem and just across the river in the Bronx have recently been rezoned and they started building a lot of high rises so the city’s future is definitely uptown.

Many have sold their more expensive downtown apartments for one in Harlem and one in Miami so it’s a win-win for both cities😋

Anonymous
8 months ago

well said girlfriend

Mamala kamala
8 months ago

For anyone that has walked the streets of NYC it clear that the city is dead. Shops are boarded up all over the place streets are empty and the homeless and criminals control the streets. To say it’s very much alive is fake news. I have worked in NYC for theblastb12 years….it’s frightening what the 2 libtards did to the once amazing city.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Anyone who still uses the words “fake news” is automatically dismissed…..NEXT

Phil
8 months ago

Thank you for the truth.

CYRUS PAVEL
8 months ago

Respectfully, walk to different parts of N.Y.C. There are 5 boroughs in all. Walk to different areas of the city that are vibrant and moving, right now. Or don’t. Maybe you want to quarantine, so the areas you find yourself in seem dead. But go to different places. I’ve seen how dead the Garment District, Hell’s Kitchen & Times Square look, but then LES has so much movement. There are parts of queens that are having weekly parties in secret clubs. Huge parties all over, but do you want to do that during these times?

My point is, if you feel that the city is dead, then change your perspective. It’s a huge city with lots to do and plenty of places to go to.

Take the LIRR into Long Island where indoor dining has been available since June and has some gorgeous and delicious places to visit. An LIRR trip into Long Island is as short as 20 minutes. It can take much longer than that to get from Dyckman to Wall Street on the red line or on the A train express from Canal to 181st.

@cyruspavel

Anonymous
8 months ago

Including 100% car depending Miami

Anonymous
8 months ago

I live in Miami and don’t own a car, don’t depend on one, don’t want one, don’t need one. Miami is NOT a 100% car depending city. Please stop perpetuating falsehoods.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I also own a home in miami because my girlfriend lives in and my wife and kids in new york

Anonymous
8 months ago

This town is dependent on tourism. If it weren’t for northern states like New York which Miami actually kicked started it’s economy on, this city would’ve stayed just another sleepy little fishing village at the bottom of Florida.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes, but I think you are underselling the City’s strategic location with regards to international trade. Miami’s founders knew all the way back in 1896 that it would grow to a large city. PortMiami handles large amounts of international cargo as does MIA. Tourism is fundamental, but it is not the end all and be all of the city.

Sure Jan
8 months ago

It’s strategic for Central and South America… When it becomes strategic for domestic (Miami is quite far logistically from the rest of the US), Asia, and Europe, then we can talk.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Well it is already is a transit hub for European-US travel. Travel connectivity to Asia is certainly not a thing as of yet, but for LATAM and Europe Miami is a key gateway. Domestically, it is shaping up to be closer geographical to the fastest growing cities in the US. NY as a state and New England as a region has been draining in both population and influence for decades now. Southern States like Florida, Texas, Tennessee and Georgia are all some of the fastest growing and Miami is within a 2 to 3 hour plane ride from all of them.

Honestly, the farthest plane ride from Miami from the lower 48 is to Seattle which is a 6 and a half hour flight. It’s not ideal, but not terrible either.

Anonymous
8 months ago

do you all think the amount of people make a city? Look at the size of Mexico City – do you all think Mexico City is a world class city because of the population? Then again, this is such a Miami mentality… bigger, more expensive, blah blah – and not quality. The quality of people in NYC is what makes the city – look at all the things that originate from people in NYC – it’s not the size of the population.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Quality of people? Geez that’s not elitist at all. NYC proper has a population of 8 million. Cities generally attract talent as everything is concentrated in one central geographical location. You may not consider Mexico City as a posh world class city, but it is definitely the largest economic engine of Mexico’s economy as is NYC for NY and Metro Miami for Florida. Quality is subjective, especially when it espoused by pretentious snobs.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Why are you arguing? Because you got pissy and didnt understand the message? No one is bashing New York, only the people in the comments.

Phil
8 months ago

You funny

J. M.
8 months ago

Donald, you have a lot more free time on your hands now don’t you?

Sure Jan
8 months ago

Lol, please list off 5 cities under 500,000 people that have large contributions to the economy or any cultural significance.

Anonymous
8 months ago

The problem is in our numbers. Miami is the smallest big city in the US. “Miami” should be the third largest city in the US if we did what Jacksonville did and consolidate into Dade County. The urbanized area of “Miami” with 2.8mil people would still be 2/3 the size of Jacksonville by land area.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Miami is not logistically quite far from the rest of the USA. A cargo or passenger flight from the Northeast, Southwest or even the Midwest is just 1-3 hours away. Much the same as Central America and South America.

Sure Jan
8 months ago

Trucking, my dude. There’s a reason PortMiami is the Cruise Capital and the majority of cargo goes through MIA instead.

Anonymous
8 months ago

LOL. Miami is a laready a major international business hub connecting Europe, Asia and the Americas. It’s airport has the second largest amount of service to Europe, second only to New York City. And even post-COVID it remains one of the largest Europe gateways.

Sure Jan
8 months ago

You’re missing the biggest point: Asia. How many goods do we import from Europe versus Asia? Gotta be connected to the tiger economies.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I’m not “underselling” anything. I was only pointing out the focus given to Miami by New Yorkers that actually gave it’s tourism economy the start that it got. Remember, we’re talking about a long time ago.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Funny

Anonymous
8 months ago

Wrong! If it wasnt for cocaine Miami would still be a place for old people and the retired!

Anonymous
8 months ago

While drugs gave a tremendous monetary boost during the cocaine years, it also gave the city a notoriously bad rap and a sky high crime rate. I think Miami would have developed with or without the drug money. Would it have taken much longer to get where we are at today? You bet. Remember, in the 1920s Miami had a building boom and all it had to offer was its climate and I guess a place to stash booze during prohibition.

Come to think of it, we’ve been sin city since the start 😂

Anonymous
8 months ago

Some people on here who think history started the day they were born literally believe Miami was Ocala meets Century Village, until the Cubans. It’s hilarious, but also disturbing.

Anonymous
8 months ago

You might be one of the cocaine cowboys, that is now old . All jokes aside, I hate that some folks continue to reinforce the cocaine stigma on Miami. Every city has a history, most of which are just as bad, if not worse. Eg. New York and Chicago crime (mafia) prostitution? We can go on and on. You remind me of the various exposes’ by the Miami hating media, who can’t seem to let the cocaine issue of more than two decades ago, rest. It is always “how far Miami has come since the cocaine cowboy days”.

Anonymous
8 months ago

That’s was I was just thinking when the guy wrote about Miami being built by New Yorkers who smoking on the pipe to much, I am 56 and born and raised all my life in Miyayo and for those of you that don’t no what yayo is it’s cocaine New York didn’t make Miami the Colombians and cubans built Miami my friend, so I no your a new yorker and God how I wish New Yorkers would just stay up north we don’t want you here in Miami. Watch scar face that’s the true Miami back in the 80’s.

Florida residents
8 months ago

No it wasn’t built by those fools

Anonymous
8 months ago

It’s funny because it is true!

Anonymous
8 months ago

It’s not just Miami. It’s every other city in Florida. Short of tourism there’s only agriculture.

Jim in Fort Lauderdale
8 months ago

A sleepy little fishing village would be awesome!!

Anonymous
8 months ago

A “sleepy little fishing village” among many sleepy little fishing villages is making me sleepy… yawnnnnn…..

Anonymous
8 months ago

We have plenty of Tourism South America beautiful gorgeous women.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Ahhh the good old days

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yes.. I miss bands like Brass Construction and Cameo, along with signing groups like Blue Magic and The Stylistics.

Now, our youth ears are being bombarded with garbage from the likes of untalented simpletons like “The City Girls and Kodax Black.”

Very, very sad…

Anonymous
8 months ago

There is plenty of love between the Big Apple and Magic City. Screw the hating.

Jay
8 months ago

Lol, every body here sound like they know what they are talking about, might as well watch CNN, lol.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yeah.. like Jay, we should all let Fox News tell us what to think and then go storm the Capitol Building in DC again.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Sad part is that Fox News stands for the constitution, defends this country, and doesn’t have journalist bashing our president inciting “hate” like CNN has done for the past 4 years to create the division in this country ever since Trump became president.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Have you listened to the level of respect Fox “News” is giving the Biden administration? Hello Pot, it’s Kettle. Fox is not even a news channel anymore after getting rid of their journalists and replacing them with “political commentators”.

Johnny nyc
8 months ago

Newyork is not dead neither is London neither is Paris. Is newyork overrated and expensive ? Yes. But it will come back after COVID. Newyork is the media capital of the world. Miami needs to worry about being the best possible city it can be. Build up downtown and extend the metro line to south beach. And fix the floods that hit downtown Miami when it rains. Stop comparing Miami to nyc. I love Miami for what it is. I dig the South American and European vibe that gives Miami its identity. Keep making Miami better that’s all.

Florida residents
8 months ago

No everyone moved to Brooklyn 😆😂🤣

Anonymous
8 months ago

Or maybe Miami wants to be like New York always comparing themselves. I was born in Miami but my entire family lives in NYC. I even had the chance to live there for 10 years after High School. So I love both places but there’s just no comparison.NYC is always changing and adapting. It will never be dead unlike some other places in the U.S.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Never say never…

– Detroit

Anonymous
8 months ago

OK, people REALLY need to STOP comparing Detroit to other cities when they are in decline. There was no other reason to live in Detroit except for the automobile industry, period! That is not at all true in NYC or Miami, or LA, SF, Chicago, Atlanta, etc etc.

Anonymous
8 months ago

That is simply not true. Detroit had many other industries as well and quite a robust financial sector. While it was heavily dependent on the mighty auto companies based there, it was not the only thing there. People use it as an example to show how quickly things can change for a very large and rich city. Bad policy can have quite the effect on a city and Detroit is a prime example of it. It’s sad how Detroit has fallen, but it should not be erased from history because it is uncomfortable to some and inconvenient to others.

J. M.
8 months ago

Well, Chicago and Toronto are within a few hours drive of Michigan and they seem to be doing well. Mostly….

Florida residents
8 months ago

Canada is not an option for any of you folks unless you have citizenship right now or on business and even that is a push

Florida residents
8 months ago

Toronto is still shut down

Anonymous
8 months ago

Have you been to Detroit lately? Great things happening, artistically and otherwise. And the peeps are lots nicer than Miamians. Rotten winters though

J. M.
8 months ago

LOL. Stop. Detroit has been in an “upswing’ for 20-25 years now but the place is still a dump. Meanwhile, Miami’s status as a world city has only grown since then….

Anonymous
8 months ago

i never heard anyone in this blog say that miami is as important as NY in finance, history and culture

Anonymous
8 months ago

And you won’t!

Anonymous
8 months ago

NYC and Miami have had a symbiotic relationship for years. The cities feed off of each other with Miami being more of the beneficiary. NYC is at a low ebb due to bad government but the message is unwarranted and stupid.

Anonymous
8 months ago

You can’t compare Miami has the best beaches in the country. we are no state income tax Miami is a Tropical Paradise we have the best flavor of South America we are International Love 305 forever.

Phuck New Yorkers
8 months ago

You’re wrong Miami does not have the best beaches in the country,,, Clearwater has the best beaches in the country,,,, Miami is so overrated

Florida residents
8 months ago

The US is overrated

Mr. Miami
8 months ago

You are overated

Anonymous
8 months ago

K.

POLO
8 months ago

This statement is utterly false!

Anonymous
8 months ago

Stay away

Anonymous
8 months ago

Okay, Kim Jong-un.

Anonymous
8 months ago

FNYC. Smells like hot garbage year round.

Discuss.

Anonymous
8 months ago

I’m Cuban lived in both and I’m back in N.Y. …it’s fine ..it’s what you make it!!😊

yes, a snowbird
8 months ago

The ongoing comparison of Miami to NYC is what makes MIA look ridiculous. I’m from NYC, moved to Miami at the height of COVID to be closer to family. Miami has some great things going for it, but the idea that its grander than it is stalls most growth. The wages here….the damn wages here, they are an embarrassing joke, nobody that is truly career minded or arts minded will stay put here if the possibility of NYC exists for them. For all the political talk in this thread, its also funny to not read about how income disparity in Miami is so rampant, crime and homelessness is everywhere and again, sprinkled with pennies an hour wages. If Miami intends to make comparisons, do it with cities or metros of similar sizes. NYC will simply always be light years ahead. If you are not making over $100K here, GTFO bc none of the glitz is for you.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Yall are forgetting one key element miami just has the new York can’t compete with.
Better weather.
That snow brings all kinds of extra shit to deal with.
The sun?, less if an issue. But beware miamis flooding issue. From Fort lauderdale. Wouldn’t dare move past Hollywood or hallandale, which also floods from time to time.
Good luck.

Anonymous
8 months ago

NYC has had more hurricane damage over the last decade than Miami has. Many people either do not know or conveniently forget that NYC has major flooding issues. Didn’t the city spend many millions on flood mitigation systems at the Subway entrances only to have most of them fail?

Miami has flooding problems, but so does NYC.

Florida residents
8 months ago

Poor new York high and mighty you have had hurricanes for what 10 years come play stupid. Yet another ignorant comment by some one who has no clue

Phil
8 months ago

Very interesting about the flooding. I want to winter in South East Florida to take advantage of the gulf stream. Being a native new Yorker I thought Miami might be better but you make me question that. Any advice?

Anonymous
8 months ago

It’s a common misconception that all of Miami is 1 foot above see level. That is simply untrue. Many parts of the city lie on top of the Miami Rock Ridge that rises some 15 to 20 feet above sea level.

If you have the budget look into Coconut Grove where some homes even have basements, which is a rarity in central and southern Florida. If the grove is too pricey you can check out Silver Bluff, Shenandoah and The Roads. These three areas lie on the ridge as well and are really nice SFH neighborhoods that are within a 10 minute drive of Downtown/Brickell. These areas of Miami, with the exception of waterfront coconut grove, never experience flooding or storm surge and are FEMA zone X. Best of luck Phil and hopefully you can call South Florida home soon (at least during the winter)

Florida residents
8 months ago

South Beach does not nor Miami Beach smarten up or do research I hope they all spend there money and get what they deserve.

Ex-Londoner now in 33132
8 months ago

That’s the first thing I spotted, that it should read GO not COME.
Banner planes are too expensive to waste with a cockup, methinks.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Go home stop stealing our vaccines

Anonymous
8 months ago

Here in MIA no hay Cama pa tanta jente !

1987
8 months ago

Simple really- stop the comparison. NYC is NYC and Miami is Miami. They love their mixed weather, their urban, art filled, corporate, UWS families with ice cream on sidewalks, UES rich old money, their indie brooklyn LES cultures…… we have steady blue skies and …… ahhhh so much richness of latinos rising, euros rising in a free sun filled (state tax free) atmosphere…… They are NY and we are Miami. Simple.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Ha ha. Miami will never be New York. The novelty will wear off quickly, especially when the first hurricane comes.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Will the hurricane hit NYC or Miami? How about the Polar Vortex or Bomb Cyclones? People don’t realize how brutal the winters can be and the yearly cost that such winters have. Yes, Hurricanes are incredibly destructive but it is not solely a Miami issue. NYC is certainly not immune, as shown by Sandy and has to deal with the same if not greater flood challenges that Miami and many other coast cities face.

Phuck New Yorkers
8 months ago

New York gets hurricanes too….

Florida residents
8 months ago

Lol that’s funny

Anonymous
8 months ago

Miami has a long a storied history but I understand that to pretentious people like you it’s not good enough.

The individuals who chose to leave NY did so out of their own self interest after the pitiful responses that NY has had over the course of 2020. On top of the second highest mortality rate in the nation, the schizophrenic lockdown orders and the destructive riots/crime spikes showed that NY has an uncertain future. People have been running from New York and by extension, New England, for decades. Not a new phenomenon nor one that will go away anytime soon if the trends in NY continue.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Please go back or change your attitude this is south Florida not NY prick central. Feel free to stay but don’t bring the arrogant disrespectful ny vibe with you. You are already running sofla with your entitlement that non of us here give two cents about. Be nice or go back please and thank you

Florida residents
8 months ago

Please go back or change your attitude this is south Florida not NY prick central. Feel free to stay but don’t bring the arrogant disrespectful ny vibe with you. You are already running sofla with your entitlement that non of us here give two cents about. Be nice or go back please and thank you

Anonymous
8 months ago

Exactly!!! What a stupid mistake. Go back to school and get some grammar lessons. Totally flips the supposed meaning intended. Too bad they had to pay for this.

Anonymous
8 months ago

We (Miami) will always be on par with Vegas… Not L.A. or NYC

Anonymous
8 months ago

I saw this last weekend when my friends from NYC were down celebrating my bday, (I’m a transplant but prepandemic) they all went home. If they were to come back and stay out would potentially help flip this State blue.

Yadira Sanchez
8 months ago

I am Cuban and puerto rican please do not curse us. I lived in New York most of my life. Now I live in florida. We are smart good people.

Phil
8 months ago

You are sweet. In many ways I am a Nuyorican. But I don’t speak much Spanish. Which do you think I would like more as a 73 yr old, Miami or Tampa?

Anonymous
8 months ago

Tampa

Anonymous
8 months ago

If your open to smaller cities, you could consider Naples and the South West Florida area. It’s an incredibly nice town with many northern transplants. The beaches are some of the best in the State and has a unique upscale yet relaxed vibe. Miami is a two hour drive away and Tampa a good 3 and half hours.

Anonymous
8 months ago

That’s smart, keep voting the same way the state you are running from operates and vote in the same policies here in FL. NO! Instead of voting Blue or Red look at the policies and make your determination. Let’s try and stop the stupid popularity contests and voting in politics as if one were in a football game cheering for their team.

J. M.
8 months ago

I think Miami’ success is built on being a center ground between blue and red. I don’t think Miami will ever become progressive bastions like NYC or SF. And that’s a good thing.

Anonymous
8 months ago

New York high crime dirty old buildings ugly weather rude people corrupt government New York overrated.

Anonymous
8 months ago

But I’ll assume they do know how to use punctuation marks in a sentence.

Bobby
8 months ago

The message is brilliant. As a commenter noted down below, the authors are writing from New York, telling those who left not to come back.

We got all of New York’s dead weight..

Anonymous
8 months ago

Miami has “got all of New York’s dead weight?”

Heck, Miami has a problem with keeping it’s own college educated youth in the city.

CYRUS PAVEL
8 months ago

Florida is the deadweight of the East Coast.

Anonymous
8 months ago

Really? With a trillion dollar economy second only to NY on the east coast, and a growing population I’d say anything but deadweight.

I understand I am probably not viewing the situation through the lens of a pretentious stuck up snob who thinks NY is a end all and be all of the world. NY is nice and wish it the best, but when sh!t is hitting the fan there is no way of avoiding the mess no matter how much you try to burry your head in the sand.

Anonymous
8 months ago

My cousin lives in New York and he stayed there through everything