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Travel + Leisure’s Dirty Little Secret: New York City No Longer Ranked Number One

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A unidentified man cleans the street in Tribeca (credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

A unidentified man cleans the street in Tribeca (credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

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

2. Philadelphia

3. Los Angeles

4. Memphis, Tenn.

5. New York

6. Baltimore

7. Las Vegas

8. Miami

9. Atlanta

10. Houston, Tex.

11. San Juan, PR

12. San Francisco

13. Dallas-Fort Worth

14.Boston

15. Washington, DC

16. San Antonio, Tex.

17. Orlando

18. Chicago

19. Kansas City

20. Anchorage

What do you think? Should NYC even be in the top 10? Comment below

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