59 Reasons Why New York Is Where It's At
...as selected by none other than 'New York' magazine
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2010 12:52 PM CST
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(Newser) – 'Tis the season to reflect—and while 2010 was hardly the best year on record, New York Magazine can still find plenty to be cheerful about in the Big Apple. This week's cover story praises the city "where the future is always made. We steamroll forward, never imagining that there’s any place but here where we could do our best. Because where else is there, really?" It lists 59 reasons that back up its claim, including:

  • All three female Supreme Court justices hail from New York.
  • The Clintons, aka the "Royal Family of Democratic politics" aren't an Arkansas or DC family anymore ... they're New Yorkers.

  • Police are shooting their guns less, which means they get shot at less. 2010 is the third year in a row where zero cops were killed by an assailant.
  • Because it's the sort of place where one "bad night" for Charlie Sheen translates into an NYC stimulus package estimated at $192,770.
  • Because here, Gabourey Sidibe is an “It” girl.
  • Bicyclists get their own life-saving traffic lights.
  • Someone finally said what everyone was thinking: "The rent is too damn high!"
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