New York Is No Longer The Dirtiest City In America

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Travel + Leisure released its yearly rank of America’s dirtiest cities, bringing good news to New Yorkers. NYC went from the dirtiest city in 2010, all the way up to 5th place this year.But bad news for the Bayou. New Orleans jumped up from second place to rank as this year’s dirtiest city in America, followed by Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Memphis.

Travel + Leisure surveys its readers each year on many different aspects of America’s biggest cities. When it comes to figuring out the cleanest and dirtiest cities, the survey asks readers to judge cleanliness based on litter, air pollution, and even the taste of local tap water.

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