Posted on: Sep 19, 2012 at 01:20
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A recent survey by Travel + Leisure magazine ranked New York the dirtiest American city.

The online poll of 50,000 people found that rats, funky odors and trash heaps were the main factors for the dubious distinction.

If there isn't enough dirt for you, it also "won" the survey for being the loudest and rudest city in the country.  It also ranked worst for affordability.

35 American cities were rated.

New York City did receive additional number one rankings, for more positive features including theaters, stylish locals, diversity, classical music options and luxury stores.

A New York City Department of Sanitation report gave the city's streets a 95 percent cleanliness rating up from 70 percent in the 1970s, according to the Daily News.

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