Aug 1, 2013, 4:26pm EDT
Albany Business Review
Albany, NY is the 13th most unfriendly city in the world, according to a survey by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
Albany, NY is the 13th most unfriendly city in the world, according to a survey by Conde… more
Albany is the 7th most unfriendly city in the country and the 13th unfriendliest in the world, according to a survey by Conde Nast Traveler.
Conde Nast polled readers on the most friendly and least friendly cities in the nation and the world. The magazine’s subscribers reported that Albany is “dull” and best avoided, “in the winter.”
The magazine wrote, “To be fair, Albany is probably better known as a through-station than a tourist destination. That may be why it scored low on our survey.”
Newark, New Jersey was ranked as the most unfriendly city in the nation followed by third-placed New Haven, Connecticut and fourth-placed Detroit, Michigan.
Austin, Texas was ranked the fifth friendliest city in the country because of its “amazing music and food” and “great culture.” The most friendly city was Charleston, South Carolina for its “sand, sun, history, good food and friendly people.”
For years, people in Albany would ask me, “You live in Troy?” just as if Troy was a leaper colony. Ironically, Albany is the largest unchurched area in the country. Hmm, could there be a connection? I am thinking so. . . . unfriendly and unchurched people?
Not a bad time to be from Troy, I am thinking!
Love to hear your comments !
Is the place where you live, friendly or unfriendly? How is that determined, with a feeling or concrete questions? Do you agree that a tourist destination is friendlier than a through-station? Have you lived in a friendly city?
Manhattan Kansas was the most friendly place we have ever lived. They were so friendly , we were suspicious!