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Why NYC is the greatest city in the world

Los Angeles? Chicago? London? Fuhgeddaboudit! We’ve compiled 50 facts that prove New York City’s civic superiority, and asked some of our favorite New Yorkers to chime in.

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New York, we love you, and even though you may bring us down sometimes, there’s no place we’d rather be. (This is Time Out New York, after all.) Our colleagues at Time Out London will try to convince readers this week that their city is better, but we’re not buying it—do they have the Empire State Building, or Central Park, or New York–style pizza? No? We rest our case. Read on for 50 reasons why we think NYC is the greatest city in the world, along with reasons from some of our favorite New Yorkers (including Emma Straub, Dave Hill, Bridget Everett and Garrett Oliver).—Edited by Amy Plitt

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