New York City lost 300,000 people between April 2020 and June 2021, according to an analysis of a Census Bureau release.
The number of births during that same period surpassed the number of deaths — but during that time, so many New Yorkers moved out of the boroughs that the overall population still dramatically decreased.
The biggest reason, a New York City analysis of the report stated was that locals were moving to other states.
In a reversal of the mass exodus of people leaving the city, Gotham’s rat population is soaring.
Since the start of 2022, the Big Apple has seen its worst infestation since 2010 — the first year that rat sighting records were made public online.
From January to April, New Yorkers called in 7,400 rat sightings to 311, compared to 6,510 were spotted during the same period in 2021. The recent vermin report is up 60% from the first four months of 2019 as well.
So when you put these two trends together you see what the future looks like for the city.
It does not take a rocket scientist to see what direction the city is projecting to go.
Sprinkle in daily shootings and stabbings in broad daylight and you have the makings of a futuristic Sci-Fi apocalyptic nightmare of the future.
Think “Blade Runner” on Broadway.