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Poll: New York City sucks but it’s still the best place in the world

Poll: New York City sucks but it’s still the best place in the world
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A recent poll conducted by the New York Times and Sienna College, found that a whopping 51% of New York City residents say they’re struggling economically and can barely make ends meet. A statistic that’s probably not all that surprising in a city where everyone spends all their money on rent.

Other interesting (albeit depressing) takeaways from the citywide survey of 1,961 adult New Yorkers, are that nearly three-quarters of those earning under $50,000 or under are finding it hard to get by economically, and 36% of Bronx residents say they didn't even have enough money to buy food for their family. 

Residents of the Bronx and Brooklyn were struggling financially the most, but surprisingly enough, they were also the most positive about the future. Four in 10 Brooklyn residents say that their neighborhoods are getting better, and 36% of Bronx residents agree.

Across all five boroughs, 65% of New Yorkers still say that NYC is the greatest city in the world.

h/t New York Times



Wissam N

Listen, I've lived here my whole life. Living in New York is like living with an abusive wife: I love her, but she doesn't love me. When I return from a long trip, she hasn't even noticed I'm gone. When I find another guy's underwear in the closet, she just laughs. For a moment, think of our great country as a room full of girls, each one a city. Boston is the annoying nasal girl. LA is the ditz. New York is the girl in the silver dress staring right at you. That's my girl. If New York City represents the heights of aspiration, then it represents the height of humanity. I;ve been to 75 countries and almost every city in the US and there is no other New York. Yes, I'm biased. And don't come here unless you have a thick skin. Like those rhinocereses with hard plates on their butts kind of thick One thing New York is good for is that you will quickly find out if you are predator or prey.  New Yorkers are tough. None of us had good childhoods, not even the rich kids. Think about that as you drive to work.