Spencer Platt / Getty Images People walk past a store selling souvenirs, on May 17, in New York City.
NEW YORK – New Yorkers are a polite bunch. No, really, they are. So says Reader’s Digest.
The magazine sent reporters “undercover” to 36 cities, in 35 countries, to measure courtesy. New York was the only American city on the list.
In a city with a reputation for being in-your-face, New Yorkers seem to be expressing themselves with a new one-finger salute: a raised pinkie. In fact, they seem to have even better manners than people in London, Toronto and Moscow.