‘We’re being gaslit by the politicians’

Former “Real Housewives of New York City” star Leah McSweeney is considering becoming a Real Housewife elsewhere — and she’s having some real talks before leaving the Big Apple behind.

McSweeney said Wednesday she would leave New York and head to Florida as crime soars — and politicians like Mayor Eric Adams try to “make New Yorkers believe” the city is safe.

“The people in charge don’t care. Mayor Adams is at Zero Bond, he’s at Casa Cipriani,” McSweeney said, referring to two of Hizzoner’s chic downtown hangouts.

“Help us,” she said during a Wednesday appearance on Fox & Friends, adding that she was tired of leaders insisting the city was “safer than ever.”

“The worst part is that we are being fooled by politicians who tell us that it is actually safer than ever, when that is not the case. I’m sorry, there’s no way. I’m there. I’m on the train. I walk. It’s not safe.”

McSweeney, 41, a fashion designer and longtime New York socialite, said her decision to finally head for the hills was sparked by a crazed man threatening to brutally murder her daughter and her friends during a recent metro trip.

“A man came in and sat across from them and said, ‘Shut the fuck up, or I’m going to kill you and turn you into a pile of meat on the floor,'” McSweeney said.

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“It breaks my heart because New York is the best city in the world. But it’s not safe right now, and it’s especially not safe for women.

McSweeney plans to settle into her new home in Miami while her daughter hopes to attend college in the Sunshine State.

“I never thought I would say that. I was like, ‘No, New York until I die,’ but I’m just tired of the quality of life here,” she said, noting that she will always love the Big Apple and hopes that ‘she will be able to change things.

Crime in the city reached new heights last year, according to NYPD data recently obtained by The Post.

McSweeney accused Mayor Eric Adams and other politicians of
McSweeney accused Mayor Eric Adams and other politicians of “trickling” New Yorkers into believing the city is safe. Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/Shutterstock

Assaults have reached historic highs, with nearly 28,000 incidents reported for the first time in the city’s history.

Nonetheless, Adams insisted that crime was not increasing, but rather, a “perception problem” fueled by the media was misleading people into believing otherwise.

McSweeney isn’t the only New Yorker planning to leave the city.

Last year, the city’s population fell by 78,000 people, with many new expats telling the Post that crime and a perceptible change in the city since the pandemic were the driving forces behind their flight.

New York Post

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