GSG and Regional Plan Association Release New Data on New York City Metro Area

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New Survey Shows Affordable Housing, Cost of Living, and Crime Concerns for Tri-State Region Residents 

A new Regional Plan Association (RPA) / Global Strategy Group (GSG) survey shows NYC metro region residents support ambitious plans to confront the region’s challenges.  

Top-lines include:  

  • The NY Metro Outlook Index stands at 55.1 out of 100, relatively unchanged since October 
  • But concerns about crime are rising with crime (48%) and cost of living (46%) being seen as the biggest threats to the region 
  • 62% of New Yorkers think Mayor Adams’ blueprint on gun crime is the right approach 
  • 75% of New Yorkers support Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul’s homeless outreach plan 
  • NYC residents and lower income residents have a more favorable impression of the direction of the region than do residents outside of the city and more affluent residents. 

Our data was covered in Politico Pro NY on May 6, 2022. “People who are commuting into the city from outside the city are experiencing the traditional commercial areas of the city, with some higher retail vacancy,” said Justin Lapatine, GSG partner. “The neighborhoods have been thriving around the city.” 

Read the full report here.