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New York City, New York

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The Resume

    (January 1, 1898- )
    World's most famous city
    World Capital (United Nations)
    Founded in 1898 when Brooklyn joined New York
    Dutch began settling the area (1609)
    Dutch settlers purchased Manhattan Island for 60 guilders ($24) and took the name New Amsterdam (1626)
    Dutch surrender the land to the British and were given the Republic of Suriname (1664)
    New Amsterdam was renamed New York (1664)
    Made up of The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island

Why New York City, New York might be annoying:

    It has high sales tax (8.25 percent in 2001).
    It is crowded, having over eight million inhabitants.
    It almost went bankrupt (1975).
    It is the home of a highly corrupt government, Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall (1860-1880).

Why New York City, New York might not be annoying:

    It became the financial capital of the world (Wall Street).
    It is the home of the greatest baseball team (New York Yankees - Bronx).
    It was the original capital of the United States.
    The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island welcomed more immigrants/refugees than anywhere in the world.
    The city contains more Italians than Rome, more Jews than Jerusalem, more Puerto Ricans than San Juan and more Irish than Dublin.
    It is the most ethnically diverse city in the world.
    It is a major tourist attraction, with skyscrapers, Broadway theater, sports, museums, restaurants, etc.
    See also:
    The Bronx
    Staten Island

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 68 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 170 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 170 Votes: 48.24% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 393 Votes: 46.06% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 429 Votes: 56.64% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 237 Votes: 56.12% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 380 Votes: 64.21% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 531 Votes: 74.95% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 193 Votes: 74.61% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 94 Votes: 56.38% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 93 Votes: 61.29% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 96 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 299 Votes: 80.60% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 478 Votes: 52.51% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 115 Votes: 58.26% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 135 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 175 Votes: 51.43% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 2023 Votes: 43.55% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 589 Votes: 40.07% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1939 Votes: 44.56% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 953 Votes: 51.94% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 2232 Votes: 47.72% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 9201 Votes: 63.37% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 42553 Votes: 24.72% Annoying