Despite perceptions to the contrary, New York City is by some measures the most environmentally friendly city in America:
"Eighty-two per cent of Manhattan residents travel to work by public transit, by bicycle, or on foot. That’s ten times the rate for Americans in general, and eight times the rate for residents of Los Angeles County. New York City is more populous than all but eleven states; if it were granted statehood, it would rank fifty-first in per-capita energy use."
Admittedly, these green credentials