Skip to comments.New York City is the most unhappy city in America (Happiest States LA and MT)
Posted on 07/20/2014 8:07:25 AM PDT by Hojczyk
In short, New Yorkers are unhappiest on an adjusted basis; but scoff at those adjustments as you like, they are still third-most-unhappy region (of the areas where there are at least 200 respondents) out of 177 metro areas on an unadjusted basis.
Itd be blithe to say those who work on Wall Street are scientifically miserable. But remember, money buys happiness. So, probably not.
The happiest five cities are all in Louisiana, with Lafayette taking the crown (Louisiana is also the happiest state). The unhappiest cities, after New York City, are St. Joseph, Mo,;.; South Bend, Ind.; Erie, Penn.; and the Evansville, Ind.-Henderson, Ky. area.
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Has to be the Music and the Food
Spent the first thirty years of my life in the New York metropolitan area and can vouch for this.
Laissez les bon temps rouler ;-)
If you like your misery, you can keep your misery.
Let them leave you up in the air.
Let them brush your rock and roll hair.
Two nightmare scenarios for me:
One, that I wake up and realize I own an Apple Orchard. (OMG, the WORK!)
Two, that I wake up and realize I live smack-dab in the middle of New York City!
How’s that diversity workin’ out for ya?;)
I lived in Boston from 1984 to 1987. I’ve never met more unhappy, arrogant, unfriendly people in my life. The friendliest town I ever lived in was Brunswick, GA.
I was born there, but fortunately the parents moved west in my infancy; the only time I’ve been back was to a convention in Manhattan and I truly hated it....the locals were sullen and nasty, and the area looked like a sh*thole - and this was right after Rudy’s Times Square “cleanup”.
The areas that are happiest are the ones that are heavily black, if not majority black, and in the SOUTH, where racism was the worst.
Perhaps the blacks in the South could teach the white liberals in the Northeast a few things about life.
First they have Bloomberg as mayor then are downgraded even further to DeBlasio. How can those people be happy?
Those of us who work with blacks from the South realize one thing, VERY QUICKLY, and that is that they are NOT angry people. They are fun to be with, don’t get wound up on “racial issues” and pretty damn smart, too.
B-but NYC is the liberal idea of Utopia come to fruition! What could possibly go wrong? Full blown communism! A harcore commie Mayor! From each according to his ability, to each according to his need!
"With all of its infrastructure and its wealth, you would think that they would design their city for a better way to remove their trash."
Arizona is neither and we're delirious.
“...it’s dirty, it’s crowded, it’s polluted, it’s noisy, and there are people who would just as soon step on your face as look at you.”
Ray Spengler, and he said that back in 1984.
I known who Ray is and that makes two of us!
I visited ONCE and was most unhappy while I was there. Indomitably irritating bunch.
Give me Texas.
Showing off your Latin, eh? Fair enough, but what does indolence have to do with the subject at hand?
>> One, that I wake up and realize I own an Apple Orchard. (OMG, the WORK!)
LOL... focus on all the apple pie and farm stand sales.
So New York City, with the vast number of antidepressants its residents consume, and the millions of hours they spend on psychiatric couches whining about their parents, and the wine, women, men, transsexuals, and song they indulge themselves in day and night, are the unhappiest people in America.
What would make them happy? They thought electing a communist mayor would lift their quality of life. But that didn’t work. Even electing Chuck Schumer for decades and allowing him to over-indulge Wall Street to the point of virtually destroying the U.S. banking system hasn’t cheered them up. Maybe achieving their dream of allowing New York City to be overrun with illegal Hispanic immigrants will finally bring them the joy they’ve so long been seeking.
That’s because everyone hates Bill de Blasio. What kind of man makes up his own name and puts “de” in it?
The voters apparently do not make a connection between voting for left-wing wackos who want to tell them what to eat, what to drink, what to wear, what to think, etc., and their level of unhappiness?!
Um, no. It was bad enough raising strawberries and raspberries for market and Whole Foods years ago!
You couldn't pay me to live in NY!
HAM AND CHEESE.
MT and LA. Two states with extensive hunting and fishing opportunities. Coincidence?
MT and LA are in America. NYC is in Nepeuropa
I’m sorry, Ray Stantz
I was going to make guacamole but I ony got the avocados. So, I sliced the avocados on my ham sandwich. Delicious.
Agreed. I lived in Boston for decades and for about two years I had to live in NYC and would commute back to Boston on weekends to take care of personal and family business. I looked forward to taking the Acela back to NYC every Monday and my work on Wall Street just to be among more friendly people than the mean, sour bastards in Boston. Most guys who did the same agreed with me on this. Boston is the most miserable city in the country.
I believe language reveals a lot about a culture. And the Boston accent is the worst in the US. I can listen to any other accent, from anywhere on the globe, but nothing grates on my nerves like Boston whining.
oh, I forgot the head of the administration but that must be because he is robotic in his enunciation. No emo. No heart. No truth. Just hot air. Kind of like listening to a scratched vinyl record.
“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” is a Cajun expression meaning “Let the good times roll!” It strongly conveys the “joie de vivre” (”joy of living”) attitude that pervades south Louisiana.
I remember that pitcher (John Rocker?) and his comments about NYC (I guess they were playing the Mets); the funniest thing was that people who heard his comments said he must have really been on the train he described (due to the level of detail).
Trash collection is big business, status quo. No innovative thinkers welcome.
Sweet!! Having lived in California for a while, I got to LOVE them.
I have been to NYC a few times and I always had the feeling that if I had a heart attack and fell to the sidewalk, people would just step over me and keep going. I felt like I was invisible. I hope I am wrong.
Houston has become almost that big and extremely crowded in places and people will still smile, say hello and hold the door open for you. I try to do that just to keep the tradition alive.
To each his own, but I've done time in both urban and rural areas. I would rather have the best of both worlds - to work in the city yet have a nice and quiet leafy suburban retreat for nights and weekends.
All thrash in NYC must go out through the front door as the city lacks a network of service alleys. From the richest to the poorest, the trash must be placed in front of one’s house at the curb. Businesses perform this routine daily. NY will always be dirty.
There’s just something about being surrounded by millions of rude leftists.
To get that you have to stay out of the big cities.
Contrast that with having a heart attack in say, Douglas, Alabama, in which you are an hour from Huntsville and an hour and a half from Birmingham. The people helping you might be more polite but they will not likely be able to save you. With cell coverage spotty, you might not even be able to get an ambulance in time.
My comment was for the attitude of the residents not the quality of their medical care or their cell phone coverage. Did you not notice that?
“To get that you have to stay out of the big cities.”
Yep, for sure. They get polarized in the cities. Look at Atlanta on that map.