A new study of the best-run cities of America struggled to find something positive about New York's major metropolitan areas.

When you think of a properly run city, chances are you imagine a sanitary environment with low crime, competent leaders, and ample resources. Those three tend to be on the top of Americans' wish lists when moving to a new city.

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Which is why it shouldn't be all that shocking that New York performed horribly in all those categories and have thus earned the title of being among America's most poorly-run cities.

This latest finding comes from WalletHub, which compared America's 148 largest cities to find the best and worst managed. Metropolitan areas were compared based on their educational systems, financial stability, safety, economy, infrastructure, cleanliness, and the health of its inhabitants.

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While the great California cities of San Francisco and Oakland made the bottom two, New York City managed to have the fourth-lowest score of all. The Big Apple was also found to have the third-highest long term outstanding debt per capita.

Not performing much better was Yonkers, which appeared in 132nd place while Rochester bowed in 127th. Also not going well for Rochester is that a food invented in the city was just ranked the "weirdest dish" in America.

Central New York's biggest city, Syracuse, appeared in 112th place and ranked 84th for quality of city services and 120th for total budget per capita. Syracuse was also found to have the fifth highest percentage of its population in poverty.

On the bright side, at least Syracuse was found to have the best tap water in the entire state.

The final city from New York to show on the list was Buffalo, which placed 109th overall.

Here is an interactive map of how all the big cities performed. Have fun clicking around to see where the best and worst places to live are.

Source: WalletHub

Yes, not a single city from New York managed to even break into the top 100. What do you think that says about the Empire State? Do you think our situation will improve at all, or will we see things get worse as the years pass?

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