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26 Maps That Show How New Yorkers Really Feel About Each Other

A Business Insider-SurveyMonkey Audience poll asked New Yorkers to pick which neighborhoods has the best food, the best bars, and the most attractive people, among many other things.

A few months ago, we ran a poll that asked Americans what they thought of other states — which were the drunkest, hottest, and had the silliest accents.

Since New Yorkers came up as rudest last time we asked, we figured they would be blunt with us, so we tried the whole thing over again asking about New York City neighborhoods.

The poll was carried out using SurveyMonkey’s Audience feature, which was more accurate predicting the 2012 election than numerous traditional pollsters.

We asked 414 New Yorkers — someone who lives and/or works in New York City — to answer 24 questions about the neighborhoods. Below we’ve mapped the percentage of people who named each area for different questions.

The Upper East Side has the most Yuppies. Solid performance from Park Slope though.

New york poll Yuppies

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This should surprise absolutely nobody:

MostHipsters

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By far one of the most contested issues in the entire city of New York, we now have statistical evidence that, yes, the East Village does have the best bars.

New york poll Best Bars

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A second outstandingly contested question, with a win by the slimmest of margins Greenwich Village takes it over Midtown. The Halal Guys are crying somewhere, but Two Brothers must be quite pleased.

This will also be the final time Little Italy makes a showing on the map in any category.

New york poll Best Food

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And in the opposite-of-coveted Worst Food category, known food desert The Financial District takes the “crown.”

New york poll Worst Food

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I have no idea why we even bothered asking this question. Solid showing from Flushing though.

New york poll Best Chinese

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I don’t know why we asked this either.

New york poll Worst Tourists

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But why does Midtown have the worst tourists? Well apparently it’s because Midtown also has the best architecture.

New york poll architecture

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The beautiful people live on Manhattan, specifically the Upper East Side.

New york poll Most Attractive

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The rest move to Staten Island, or so they say.

New york poll Least Attractive

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The survey found that people thought Harlem had changed the most over the past fifteen years. Williamsburg and Meatpacking get honorable mentions.

New york poll Changed Most

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People thought Harlem had also improved the most. Other success stories include Meatpacking, Hell’s Kitchen, and almost all of Brooklyn.

New york poll Most Improved

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This is your time to shine, Upper East Side.

New york poll Over new york poll priced

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People are finding value in a ton of neighborhoods, especially northernmost on Manhattan Inwood.

New york poll Underpriced

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People see Bushwick as the new, up-and-coming neighbourhood now that Williamsburg is stuffed to the gills.

New york poll Up And Coming

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Midtown is the most “New York” with solid competition from Greenwich Village, and the Upper East and West Sides.

New york poll Most New York

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Honestly they’re just cheating with this one, they get to take credit for that big one in the middle.

New york poll Best Parks

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Lots of great scenery in New York. Besides the usual suspects, you can get awesome views from Brooklyn Heights.

New york poll Best Scenery

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The Upper East Side has the best schools.

New york poll Best Schools

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Staten Island there is no way people are taking that ferry for a party.

New york poll Travel Party

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Greenwich Village is the New Yorker’s favourite, by a hair.

New york poll Favourite

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Despite some stiff competition Staten Island is the the least favourite.

New york poll Least Favourite

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Midtown and Williamsburg are just annoying.

New york poll Most Annoying

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Uh, yeah, you guys can keep it, no really, all we really ever wanted was Liberty Island back.

New york poll Sell To Jersey

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The Upper East Side: scientifically proven to be overrated. Thank you for winning a bet for me, New York.

New york poll Overrated

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When it comes to underrated neighborhoods, we get a ton of contenders. Inwood takes the top spot, but also keep an eye on Harlem, Astoria, Redhook and the Lower East Side.

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