A few weeks back, Travel + Leisure's annual Favorite Cities poll named Los Angeles as the least friendly city in the country... narrowly edging New York.
All this spawned a new Tumblr — RudeNYC. According to the site:
We need to use this website as our central point for evidence that NYC is the rudest place in America so we can send it to Travel + Leisure Magazine to secure the title belt in 2012.
The site is a collection of reader-submitted "rude happenings" witnessed throughout NYC. Like!
Woman is crocheting, taking up 2 seats on the 8:30am downtown 6 train on a Monday - train is packed and someone accidentally bumps into her bag of yarn on the ground she looks up and yells “What the fuck is wrong with you!”
I was curious about the site, and tracked down the blog's author. Turns out he is a graduate student at NYU. While it started as a class project, the author, who works in the city, will continue it after the semester ends.
"I think NYC residents being rude is one of the best things about living here — there is always something to laugh about, especially when I'm commuting to work each day," he said.
You can also find them Rude NYC here on Twitter. Perhaps an antidote to the Niceness Trend we've seen of late ...