Behind enemy lines, we know to stay out of the urban welfare reservations. I’m barely 10 miles from NYC, and haven’t been there in over 10 years. An increasing trend (a problem, from the eyes of NYC’s tourism industry) is that an increasing number of young people in northern NJ have never been to NYC (and don’t intend to visit). Part of that is caused by the fact that the area nearest the city has become a Hispanic colony (and whites have fled west); another side is that nobody here believes it when you tell them New York City (or Newark NJ) is safe. Their crimes are reported on our local news; we know better.
I love stories like this; reading between the lines I’m guessing the tourist is a liberal (at least he was; now he’s been mugged, so that makes him a conservative).
“Behind enemy lines, we know to stay out of the urban welfare reservations.”
I got to admire your moxy, FRiend. Personally, I think you conservatives in NY are pushing your luck. Cuomo just declared that you are the enemy, he will disarm you and throw you to the wolves. I hope you have a battle plan to fight your out and escape.
I think your situation is more critical than you realize, but I don’t live there and you may have a better view than me.
Good luck, buddy.