New numbers from the moving industry show more and more New Yorkers are ditching the Big Apple for the surrounding suburbs and other states after the Coronavirus pandemic and anti-police protests ravaged the city.
Moving experts say they have not been able to keep pace with demand.
“Big Apple-based moving company Oz Moving, for example, told FOX Business that the volume of moves continues to rise at a ‘substantial rate,’” reports Fox News. “The company has seen an average increase in quote requests of 30 percent year over year.”
“By July 15 Oz Moving was booked to capacity for the remainder of the month, and while it is always busy over the summer, 2020 marked the first time in 27 years the company was unable to take on additional jobs so early on,” adds Fox.
Similarly, Roadway Moving President Ross Sapir told FOX Business that it is the busiest summer he has ever had.
“Insanely busy and for the last 3 months we couldn’t keep up with the demand,” Sapir said.
To accommodate movers who have already left Manhattan, Oz Moving even recently introduced an “absentee move,” which employees can carry out when residents are not in their apartments.
“We’re trying to get people to come back,” Cuomo said. “They’re not coming back right now.”