Amid pandemic, crime spike, rich New Yorkers cocoon in plush Hamptons

New York (AFP) – Beach umbrellas are back in garages as temperatures cool, but wealthy New Yorkers are staying in the Hamptons beyond summer, fearful of the pandemic and rising crime in the city.Robert Moore, a silver-haired digital entrepreneur, has been ensconced in his villa in Amagansett, a stone’s throw from the beach, since March 13 when coronavirus began spreading across New York.But the 58-year-old has decided not to return to New York, his home of 26 years. He had planned to “live a more nomadic life” anyway but never envisaged leaving Manhattan. The pandemic changed that.”If I have a…

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