Moving companies have said they have been inundated with people looking to leave New York City.
New Yorkers have been relocating out of the city despite living through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Many are moving cross country but others not looking forward to future journeys on subways or trips to Broadway and cinemas are settling in spacious towns and woodland to the north of the city.
Moving company Oz Moving said the number of people moving out of the city is continuing to rise at a rapid pace.
The firm told Fox Business that they have seen an average increase in quote requests of 30 percent year over year, and by July 15 their services were fully-booked for the rest of the month.
To accommodate movers who had already left the city, Oz Moving introduced a new 'absentee move' for residents not in their apartments.
According to data from moving company United Van Lines, there was a 95 percent year over year increase in interest in moving out of Manhattan between the months of May and July.
Florida and California were the main destinations people were relocating to, comprising 28 percent of relocations, Fox Business reported. They were followed by Texas and North Carolina, comprising 16 per cent of moves.