New York City hit by backlash after government tweet denounces Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – New York City is learning not to disturb Cleveland the hard way after its official government account tweeted, “A dark day in New York is always better than a sunny day in Cleveland.”
Most of the more than 1,000 responses the tweet quickly gathered disapproving of the post show that New York’s attempt to promote their city by bringing down another may not have gone as planned …
Of course, you can expect residents who receive the insult to not take it well.
The Clevelanders are used to that kind of gossip with the old “mistake on the lake” joke, but that doesn’t mean they were going to give up.
However, even New Yorkers called on their city to defend Cleveland.
It’s clear that the New York City tweet is based on opinion, so let’s just talk about some facts between the two cities that show Cleveland to be more impressive than those who run the Twitter account think.
According to Best Places, the overall cost of living in Manhattan is 255.8% more expensive than in Cleveland.
The median for a 2-bedroom apartment in Cleveland is $ 1,150 compared to $ 5,102 in Manhattan, according to Nerd Wallet.
If you want to talk about the performing arts, Playhouse Square is the second largest theater district in the country, just behind Broadway.
On the sports side, Cleveland has its own NFL, MLB and NBA team … just like New York.
Despite the salaries astronomically higher than the Tribe, teams in New York have failed to qualify for the World Series since the Indians last attended in 2016.
The last time the Yankees attended the World Series was in 2009, while the Mets last attended in 2015.
The Dawg Pound clearly remembers the Browns’ stellar 2020 season, but those running New York City’s Twitter may need to remember that Cleveland went 11-5.
The Giants went 6-10 and the Jets took just two wins to go 2-14.
Even though the Jets beat the Browns last season, that still didn’t get them to join us in the playoffs.
The Knicks won the championship for the last 43 years since Cleveland.
New York has also not been in the championship since 1999, 19 years after Cleveland.
In terms of health care, Newsweek ranks the Cleveland Clinic as the second best hospital system in the United States
The New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell was ranked sixth in the same article.
We could go on, but a quick analysis of the tweets responding to New York City shows that more people disagree with their statement than not.
Two questions appear most often in the responses.
First, why is someone working in the city government tweeting this from an official account?
Second, why did they specifically choose Cleveland?
Could New York City’s tweet be a response to the Ohio Is For Leaders campaign that placed giant signs across the Big Apple to convince residents to move to Buckeye State?
Here’s what some of these signs say:
- “Your buildings are taller. Our taxes are lower.
- “Work from home, not in an overpriced studio. “
- “There is always a cost to doing business. But it’s 41% less here.
New York City had yet to respond to the backlash within four hours of their now infamous tweet.
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