New York – New York City is considered a magical place to experience Christmas because it is home to many of the world’s most recognizable Christmas displays, from the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to the incredible light display at Dyker Heights and even That massive Santacon event too. this past weekend.
But apparently, according to a recent report, that’s not enough for New Yorkers to feel the spirit of the season.
Money website FinanceBuzz analyzed America’s 50 largest cities and ranked them based on nearly two dozen metrics to help measure holiday spirit. And New York City qualifies as a city”the grinchiest“O who doesn’t like christmas from the United States.
According to FinanceBuzz, the city had the lowest rates of Christmas decoration stores (0.6), Christmas tree lots (0.3), gift shops (9.9) and food banks (0.1) per 100,000 residents. Additionally, less than a quarter of all New Yorkers (23.3 percent) said they volunteered annually, the fourth lowest number in the country.
Maybe New Yorkers have too small a heart.
Los Angeles was ranked as the second city with the most Grinch From America, followed by San Antonio, Chicago and Memphis.
At least five cities performed better than other cities when it came to donations. Miami residents were found to volunteer the least of any major city, while donating the least to charity.
Meanwhile, another town not too far away apparently better captures the spirit of Christmas. FinanceBuzz said Hartford, Connecticut, scored highest for holiday cheer, at nearly 75 percent. Connecticut’s capital has more than 1,920 holiday festivals and events per 100,000 residents, the most of any US city, as well as the highest rates of homeless shelters (35.1) and food banks (17.1).
Hartford and Providence, Rhode Island, rank first or second among major cities for ice rinks, Christmas tree lots, gift shops, and Christmas markets. Minneapolis, Orlando and Pittsburgh rounded out the least Grinchy cities.