From the world-famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to the breathtaking light displays in Dyker Heights to this past weekend’s big SantaCon convention, New York City is home to some of the most iconic holiday and Christmas displays in the world.
According to recent research, however, even those have failed to fully immerse New Yorkers in the holiday mood. Internet resources pertaining to monetary transactions
FinanceBuzz looked at the 50 largest U.S. cities and ranked them using nearly two dozen indicators of holiday cheer. Finally, the “Grinchiest” city in the United States was identified as New York.
FinanceBuzz reported that the city had a deficient number of stores selling holiday decorations (0.6), Christmas tree lots (0.3), gift shops (9.9), and food banks (0.1) per 100,000 residents.
In addition, only 23.3% of New Yorkers reported volunteering at least once in the previous year. It’s possible that New Yorkers’ hearts are just one size too small.
After San Antonio, Chicago, and Memphis, Los Angeles was named the second-Grinchiest City in the USA.
The five boroughs did better in terms of charitable contributions than other cities.
Residents of Miami were determined to be the least likely to volunteer and the least likely to make charitable contributions to any large city in the United States.
In the meantime, it seems that the citizens of a nearby city have a considerably more positive attitude toward the holiday season.
According to FinanceBuzz, the city with the highest levels of holiday spirit is Hartford, Connecticut, with a score of over 75%.
The capital of Connecticut hosts more than 1,920 seasonal celebrations for every 100,000 residents, making it the U.S. city with the most significant density of such gatherings (17.1).
Compared to other major cities, Hartford and Providence, Rhode Island, ranked first and second, respectively, for the number of ice skating rinks, Christmas tree lots, gift stores, and holiday markets.
The other three least-Grinchy cities are Minneapolis, Orlando, and Pittsburgh.
Source: NBC New York