One of the things that non-New York City freepers don’t understand is how trapped you can get in these Democratic ghettos. My husband and I care for my elderly mother who simply can’t leave the Northeast. So, we stay, vote for the most conservative candidates (or sit the elections out) and wait for the day of the Great Escape.
NYC is “it” for observant Jews. In my Queens neighborhood, I have access to umpteen synagogues of every flavor, several kosher pizza parlors, numerous other kosher restaurants (Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Hungarian, Sephardic, Israeli, etc.), the P.O., the public library, hardware stores, clothing stores which sell modest clothing, pharmacies, optometrists, nail salons, you name it—all within walking distance. It’s just too bad that the politicians are so scummy. Kind of spoils the rest of the good parts.