Hey New York! We're Number … 49?

Start spreading the news: Auckland is one of 48 cities around the world (five of them in the United States) with a higher “quality of life” than New York. Photo by: Joerg Mueller

A worldwide ranking of cities for quality of life suggests that New York is not even the second best locale on the East Coast. By: Jarrett Murphy

New York’s ego has suffered a few bruises in recent years. Failing in its bid for the 2012 Olympics. Watching both its former mayor and junior U.S. senator strike out in the 2008 presidential race.

New York’s Eccentric Road Signs

Every time a new mayor or borough president gets elected, the city pays around $350 to update each of the affected signs. Photo by: Cody Lyon

A city with as much gall as ours doesn’t wimp out, even at road signs. By: Cody Lyon

Drivers, cyclists or pedestrians traveling New York City roads, bridges and tunnels face a bewildering array of signs – 1.3 million of them in fact. There are greeting signs between the boroughs, like the one – along a Brooklyn border – saying goodbye with a dialect: “Leaving Brooklyn ‘Fuhgeddaboutit.’”