Some people want to get out the vote. Others merely want to get out.
New Yorkers are on edge after a leaked NYPD memo, obtained by The Post, revealed this week that police are preparing for protests to begin as early as Oct. 25 and develop in-depth via subsequent 12 months. The division decreed officers ought to “be prepared for deployment,” together with: “This November 3rd will be one of the most highly contested presidential elections in the modern era. There is also a strong likelihood that the winner of the presidential election may not be decided for several weeks.”
It’s enough to make some residents run for the hills.
Paulo Wei, a 25-year-old Columbia pupil who lives in an expensive developing on the Upper West Side, is heading to his family’s 60-acre farm in Port Jervis, two hours north of NYC, to stay away from a repeat of the unrest that freaked him out this summer season season.
“I felt trapped in the apartment — the protests were overwhelming,” talked about Wei, noting that crowds often gathered on the West Side Highway shut to his residence. “It could happen again and I don’t want to be caught up in that. No matter who wins, someone is going to get upset.”
He plans to proceed together with his analysis in computer science, and run his farm-to-table meal-delivery service, Our Kitchen, remotely. “I’ll come back when everything is settled down.” (As a Chinese citizen, he cannot vote.)
Flatiron resident Andrea, 31, moreover decided to pack up sooner than Nov. 3. “I went to my parents in New Jersey for about two weeks when the BLM protests got bad and the looting started. So I definitely want to get out of here the week of the election,” talked about the public-relations specialist, a Republican who requested that her last title not be used. “I’m thinking if Trump wins, it’s going to be a disaster — the city will be on fire. People are going to go nuts.”
She and two girlfriends are heading to Tulum, Mexico, from Oct. 25 until Nov. 8. “I think I’ll avoid a lot of it,” she talked about.
And some New Yorkers who fled due to lockdown have no plans to return until after the election. Ooana Trien, 42, an artist from Hell’s Kitchen, has been staying in her family’s Fire Island residence since mid-July.
The Trump supporter, who’s mailing in her ballot, plans to open up her doorways to others making an attempt to escape. “I told my friends that whoever wanted to get out of the city was welcome here. One friend who lives in Washington Heights is going to vote in the morning [on Nov. 3] and come straight up to the beach,” she talked about. “My mother thinks that whether [Trump] wins or loses, protesters will try and burn down Trump Tower.”
And it’s not merely New Yorkers in flight-or-fight mode. Kacie, a Los Angeles-based graphic designer who declined to give her last title, has rented a cabin in Big Bear, Calif., in the midst of the week of the election. “I don’t want to be anywhere near West Hollywood, where I live,” the Biden voter, 37, talked about. “I really feel everyone’s misplaced their rattling minds.
She’s invited 5 buddies to be a part of her for board video video games and dips throughout the scorching tub — and no contact with the rest of the world. “We have one rule for the precise election night time: No one is allowed to use their cellphone.”