2. We Smell
You know it. We know it. So let's just put it out there—we're not the freshest urban center around. The city has gotten a lot cleaner since the eighties, but so has Charlie Sheen. They both still have a long way to go. Some funks may never leave us. There'll always be vomit and urine and Bikram yoga. Some may evolve with the times. Staten Island's infamous landfill is being converted into a park and is no longer the stink pile it once was, but Ethiopian restaurants are just getting more and more popular. It's a draw.