New York Shoves Its Way to Top of 'Rudest Cities' List
Saying New York City ranks as the rudest city in the United States is akin saying Seattle has the best coffee in all the land. We have believed it for years, so we still believe it. Whether right or wrong, Travel + Leisure readers have declared it so (on both accounts) yet again.
In the magazine’s America’s Rudest cities poll, New York pushed its way to the top of the 35 cities in the running, sending Los Angeles, Washington and Miami just a smidge further down the list.
New York City, with all its rushed inhabitants, bullied its way to the top of list without so much as a friendly wave to those cities it passed along the way. And while New York was no surprise at the top of list, sunny Miami slid in at number two. Also ranked high in terms of attractive people and wild nightlife, maybe Miami seemed a bit superficial for some voters.
All those important folks in their power suits, feverishly typing on their Blackberrys in Washington seems to have rubbed voters the wrong way, landing the city in third place. But if you go, the city ranked tops for museums and historical monuments, so perhaps chatting with people in D.C. isn’t really needed anyway.
But where do you go for some niceties and slowness? Try out the South (just not Atlanta, mind you) for Savannah, New Orleans and Charleston. Savannah and New York not at the same ends of the list? Shocking. Just shocking.