A Business Insider survey claims 34.3 percent of senior travelers who voted believe Big Apple residents are the meanest. The study asked 2,000 adults online to name the rudest city in the country.
The Big Bad Apples finished first by far, with Los Angeles a distant second with 19.7 percent. Next in the nasty cities were Washington, DC, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Buffalo, Baltimore, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The opinion about NYC isn’t new.
When John Adams visited New York in 1774, he wrote in his diary: “With all the opulence and splendor of this city, there is very little good breeding to be found. “I have not seen one real gentleman, one well-bred man, since I came to town,” he griped, according to the New York Times.