New York Ranked as 'Dirtiest City' — Again
After dropping to No. 5 last year from the previous year's top spot, New York
City has once again been named the "Dirtiest City" in America.
Travel + Leisure magazine conducted an online poll of 50,000 people to
determine which large American city is the worst for grit and grime, based on
such factors as litter and air pollution and even the taste of the local tap
The cities ranking near the top of the list as the dirtiest are "big, and
most have a bustling nightlife," the magazine observes. "Partiers tend to be on
the younger side — and that may add to the disarray."
New York was also chosen as the loudest city and the rudest city, and the
worst for affordability, although it ranked first for its theater, stylish
locals, diversity, and luxury stores.