Baby if that's movin' up, then I'm movin' out.

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Whatever the reason may be, New Yorkers are feeling like they're in a Billy Joel song right now. According to a national survey by United Van Lines, the Empire State is one of the leaders in outward movement at #3. The only states that have more residents leaving are:

#1 - New Jersey - This is the 5th year NJ has earned this distinction.

#2 - Illinois

This begs the question, why? U.V.L. says some of the most common factors leading to outbound migration are:

  • Retirement
  • Wanting to be closer to family
  • Lifestyle changes influenced by the pandemic
  • Housing prices

We know where people are leaving but where are they moving? The study reinforced something I already believed, Wilmington, NC is awesome. Wilmington topped the list of cities with massive inbound migration. Here are the Top 10:

  • Wilmington, NC (81%)
  • Bellingham, WA (73.2%)
  • Santa Fe, NM (73%)
  • Myrtle Beach, SC (72%)
  • Punta Gorda, FL (71.6%)
  • Flagstaff, AZ (71.4%)
  • Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (71%)
  • State College, PA (70%)
  • Eugene-Springfield, OR (69%)
  • Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL (69%)

In general, I'm not really a fan of the southeast but I have a soft spot for Wilmington. My wife and I went to a wedding there and I fell in love with the city. From what I could tell, it had a good music scene, an art community and a ton of great restaurants.

This is such a relevant topic in the Tri-State area. It seems like everyone I talk to is either moving out, or discussing it. It's sad but the cost and the weather are pushing people out. I like the seasons so the weather doesn't bother me, but the cost of living is out of hand.

Do you like talking about the State of New York? Discussing CT? If so, check out the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Podcast on Apple and Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. It's the same show we do on the radio but with limited commercials and no music. Or, listen live by streaming the show on the I-95 Rock Mobile app, or tune into I-95 (95.1FM).

4 Things CT Residents Should Know if They Love to be Naked

According to World Population Review, the State of CT Defines it's clothing laws in the following way:

Public indecency (Class B misdemeanor): A person is guilty of public indecency when he performs any of the following in a public place: 1) An act of sexual intercourse as defined in subdivision (2) of section 53a-65; or (2) a lewd exposure of the body with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of the person; or (3) a lewd fondling or caress of the body of another person. "Public place" means any place where the conduct may be expected to be viewed by others.

But that is boring and difficult to understand so I came up with four more things CT residents should know if they love to be naked.

Danbury Was the Scene of a Sit-Down Between the Galantes and Gandolfinis

What is going on here? What are Jimmy and AJ Galante, doing with Michael Gandolfini? What are they doing at Dolce in Danbury, CT? Whatever the answer it's nice to see Danbury in the forefront more and more.

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