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Travel + Leisure Magazine Names New York As The Rudest City In America

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The nerve!

Travel + Leisure magazine has determined New York is now the rudest city in America, knocking three-time champion Los Angeles out of the top spot.

Some New Yorkers tell 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan we’re just misunderstood.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reports


“There are great people in New York, we’re just in a rush,” one man said. “New York is an upbeat place… we don’t sleep, you know, 24/7 – go, go, go.”

“We want to get to where we gotta go,” another man said. “It’s not a bad city, I’ve been to other places where they’re ruder.”

T+L asked readers to rank 35 cities for its annual survey in a number of categories including best pizza and most pedestrian-friendly streets.

Judging by the results, there did seem to be a trend: the bigger the city, the bigger the attitude.

People in smaller cities tend to take life a little easier, so it may come as no surprise that New Orleans, Savannah and Charleston were all ranked in the top five cities for friendliness.

Everything moves at a New York minute in the Big Apple, so every once in a while, we may lose our patience with tourists when they stop in the middle of the sidewalk to gawk at the skyscrapers.

Here’s the full list:

    1. New York City
    2. Miami
    3. Washington, D.C.
    4. Los Angeles
    5. Boston
    6. Dallas/ Forth Worth
    7. Atlanta
    8. Phoenix/Scottsdale
    9. Baltimore
    10. Orlando, Fl
    11. Philadelphia
    12. Las Vegas
    13. Anchorage
    14. Chicago
    15. San Francisco
    16. Houston
    17. Seattle
    18. Providence, RI
    19. San Diego
    20. Salt Lake City

Do you think we deserve the title? Which city do you think is the rudest? Let us know below…

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