Cooped up in tiny apartments, rattled by disease and demonstrations, and worried about their children’s education, hundreds of thousands escaped from New York this year — and not just for nearby suburbs.
The post office received 295,103 change of address requests from March 1 through Oct. 31, according to data The Post obtained from the US Postal Service under a Freedom of Information Act request. While many city dwellers decamped to Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester and Connecticut, others scattered across the country.
The Postal Service data shows only the destination ZIP codes and counties where more than 10 New Yorkers forwarded their mail — and it points to places like Park City, Utah; Jackson, Wyo., and Brattleboro, Vt.
The Post talked to five New Yorkers about why they made the move to far-flung places. While they are happy where they landed, most said part of them still yearns for the Big Apple.
“I miss the vibe. I miss