NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Start spreading the news — but clean up when you’re done.
We all know New York is the greatest city in the world, but the Big Apple dropped from its number one spot in the following category: dirtiness.
According to survey conducted by a Travel + Leisure magazine, New York was ranked the fifth filthiest city in 2011, down from its ranking as the first dirtiest city last year.
Travel + Leisure compiled the list of the 20 dirtiest cities in the United States in connection with its June issue and its annual America’s Favorite Cities survey.
Knocking New York out of the number one spot? New Orleans. Right behind the Crescent City is Philadelphia, followed by Los Angeles and Memphis.
Hey, we can’t always be number one right?
2011 America’s Dirtiest Cities:
1. New Orleans
3. Los Angeles
4. Memphis, Tenn.
5. New York
7. Las Vegas
10. Houston, Tex.
11. San Juan, PR
12. San Francisco
13. Dallas-Fort Worth
15. Washington, DC
16. San Antonio, Tex.
19. Kansas City
What do you think? Should NYC even be in the top 10? Comment below