Syracuse ranked one of the worst cities to live in – Minor Mayor hardest hit

I went to my local news website to check out the weather for today and happened to see a news item that will be a blow to Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner.

According to a review of US cities by 24/7 Wall St, Syracuse ranks as one of the worst US cities in which to live.

From the story:

The website says it reviewed data on 551 U.S. cities with at least 65,000 people and chose what it deemed the 50 worst based on things such as crime rates, employment growth, attractions, educational attainment and housing affordability.

And Syracuse made it all the way to number 31. Which means only 30 cities in America are worse than we are.

Now, to me, this isn’t news. Frankly, I thought everyone already knew this.

Well, everyone except our Minor Mayor.

The story goes on to quote this survey:

An economic powerhouse in the industrial era, Syracuse has been in decline for decades. Today, some 31.0% of Syracuse residents live in poverty, roughly double the New York state poverty rate of 15.4%. The high poverty rate is likely fueled, in part, by a struggling job market. The city’s annual unemployment rate of 6.6% is well above the statewide unemployment rate of 5.3%. Total employment in the city fell by about 1% between 2013 and 2015, even as employment nationwide climbed 4% over the same time period.
Often indicative of less desirable places to live, property is relatively cheap in Syracuse. The typical area home is worth only $93,100, less than a third of the statewide median home value of $293,500.

They missed one thing.

The high poverty rate is also fueled by the large influx of so-called “refugees” from Somalia and parts of the Middle East.

In 2015 a study revealed that Syracuse had the highest ranking of extreme poverty among blacks and Hispanics. We even beat Detroit!

We’re number one!!!

When the study was released, Syracuse’s commissioner of neighborhoods Paul Driscoll said:

“Roughly 10,000 refugees have moved into the North Side since the year 2000, most of whom are probably with very little means.”

Mayor Miner also entreated the Obama Administration to dump on Syracuse “unaccompanied minors” pouring over our border. She actually sent the former President a letter begging for these poverty-stricken “children” to be shipped to us.

And when the Trump Administration announced that they would be cracking down on Sanctuary Cities, the Miner Mayor doubled-down — declaring us a Sanctuary City and vowing not to cooperate with ICE.

So of course Syracuse is ranked as one of the worst cities to live.

Like I said. None of this comes as a surprise to me.

Our feckless Mayor has gone out of her way to ignore the citizens of this city while pandering to illegal aliens and so-called “refugees.”

And she’s super proud of it too.

Just take a look at the Minor Mayor’s Facebook cover picture:


Yes! Welcome!

Please drag our economy into the toilet! Further burden our public services, schools and welfare system!

After all, there are still 30 cities that are worse than us. And Stephanie is determined to make Syracuse number one!

What’s terrifically sad to me is though Stephanie Minor’s time as Mayor will be coming to an end this year, knowing the idiots who populate this city, another Democrat will be taking her place.

And we will remain one of the worst cities in America to live in.

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7 thoughts on “Syracuse ranked one of the worst cities to live in – Minor Mayor hardest hit

  • June 20, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Democrats: Ruining American cities since 1960. I Am a Philadelphian. I was born in 1952 the same year Bernard Samuel served as the last Republican mayor. I grew up watching my once beautiful city decay into a cesspool of political and union corruption, welfare and voter fraud, and over taxed workers. Oh, and of course it’s a sanctuary city. After all why would a Democrat put his American constituents safety and economic prosperity ahead of his virtue signaling to the media/entertainment/education cabal?

  • June 20, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    The trick is to keep that witch from becoming anything more than a ‘former mayor’.

    • June 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Yeah. I have this sinking feeling she’ll run for Congress or governor.

  • June 22, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I remember vividly in the late 60s., I was fresh out of nursing school and joyfully employed at a small hospital, called General Hospital, in the poor black area, It was a wonderful place. Then a “legislator” decided it had to be closed. Those folks had no place to go. I often wondered what happened to them. So I see that nothing has changed except to worsen. Shame on you Syracuse, glad I’m 2000 miles away……………..

    • June 22, 2017 at 9:35 am

      In the late 1950s/early 1960s, My Mom and Dad lived on the Near-West Side before their house in LaFayette was built. Now the Near-West Side is gang central. Black and brown gangs shooting at each other. It isn’t even safe to drive around there in daylight.

  • June 22, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Dianny Did you ever live in Syracuse? I used to live on Standart Street near the University, on a hill filled with beautiful Victorian houses. We were all students protesting Vietnam. Then someone bomed I think it was some kind of recruitment center, and I think someone got killed. Then there was the rape and murder on campus, her name was Alice Pinsky if memory serves me. Good God it was even bad back then. I drove through there a few years ago, not only were the houses gone, but so was the hill, all parking lot now. Glad I’m in Mississippi

    • June 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      I live in Syracuse now. Near (but not too near) SU.

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