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Old Posted Oct 15, 2019, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by iheartthed View Post
New York didn't "recover" under Giuliani. New York has only registered two population declines in the entire history of the city, in the 1960 and 1980 censuses. Giuliani didn't become mayor until 1994. By comparison, Detroit has posted population declines in every census since 1950.
Maybe not population but perception. New York had a reputation right up the mid-90's as sketchy and shoot-y. The only rule I had through high school (early 90's) was that I was not allowed to drive down to NYC. That perception seemed to change during the early Giuliani years.