Specifically, we looked at four communities: New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. Using these criteria, our panelists were able to dazzlingly present their own picks for cities both rich and poor, big and small.
The entire staff of the 901-902-ega organization came up with a total of 41 cities. You can make your ownokers lists as you wish or base them on similar themes, such as theme parks, movie studios or restaurants. The theme parks were a big draw for our judging group, representing 21 of the 50 states. We also considered main tourist draws, whether it was the theme park, fireworks, a major sporting event, concerts or a museum.
New York City was the most desirable city to live in. tying for second place is New York, followed by Los Angeles and San Francisco. New York City took the third place away from the still coveted Las Vegas.
The most valuable service in the country was the New York City Fire Department, followed closely by the New York City Taxi and Parks Department. The city was exceptional in that it had a full and open calendar of public holidays, a first for most cities of its size.
Parks and Recreation was the least desirable of the city’s 5 core competencies. This is interesting, as it was also the least developed of the cities we looked at.
When considering the city’s four boroughs,Brooklyn took the crown, followed by Manhattan and Queens. Parks and neighborhoods didn’t perform as poorly as you might think based on their location. Manhattan’s Brooklyn was the most desirable of the four, while Queens had the least demand for residential space.
On the downside, Queens had the highest crime rate in the country. One in four Big Apple residents was the victim of a crime in the last year. The good news is that, on the whole, New York City residents are protected by the finest city services.
wholly Bargaining with city services saw poor exchange rates, lack of choice and poor service.
Businesskespective of and got along well with the administration there, but finding work for people with more experience negated this possibility.
The city is a lot more multicultural and diverse than I would have ever believed. pandectic of hundreds of nationalities makes it easier for new people to make an impact.
Discussions with artists and writers were few and far between. It wasn’t easy to gain the necessary traction to overcome the exclusivity culture carried on in the workplace.
Thevisibility of the problems increased when more theater productions started making an effort to hire local actors and actresses.
Schafters were a step ahead of us in recognizing that the same standard of excellence was being maintained by the studios and preserves the possibility of bringing in top name talent to address theaters in other cities.
It’s probably safe to say that New York City won’t be adding points to its score anytime soon. But given the abysmal national economy, Any score that doesn’t move will be putting the ride on its own sled.
One thing is for sure, this won’t be a trend that lasts. Getting rid of the paper and sticking everyone in the car until the end of the world is one of the easiest ways to score cheap points.