Hell, an awful lot of NY'ers live outside of their state.
if you live outside NY you're no longer considered a NYer. Just like you are no longer considered a Vancouverite after your move to hogtown.
Think twice before you post once
Perhaps we can trade our unhapy young people for theirs???
http://gothamist.com/2011/05/13/a_third ... want_t.php
According to the poll (which surveyed 941 adults, 43 percent of whom live in NYC), 26 percent of adults in New York State plan to move someplace else in the next five years while 67 percent say they will stay (another six percent are unsure). Things get more interesting when they talked to residents under 30. Of those New Yorkers, 36 percent say they want to leave the state. 60 percent, however, say they will remain in the Empire State (and three percent are unsure).
Broken down by region the numbers are slightly different. Here in New York City, for instance, the number of residents looking to leave is just 24 percent versus 33 percent in the suburbs and 26 percent upstate.
Why the interest in leaving? “New Yorkers are feeling the financial squeeze on the home front. Right now, many young people do not see their future in New York State,” explained Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Unchecked, this threatens to drain the state of the next generation.”