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New York City, Gotham, The Big Apple has once again taken the very top spot in Resonance’s annual rankings. But there’s bad news.

To determine which cities would be considered for this list, Resonance looked at U.S. cities with populations of more than 500,000. Each city was ranked based on a combination of core statistics and user-generated data from the likes of Tripadvisor and Instagram. Everything comes together for its proprietary Place Power Score.

Make no mistake: Being at the top for the past few years is no easy feat. But it has proved its staying power with renovated airports, world-class hotels, and museums enticing people to see the city.

Nowadays, there’s a lot to explore in NYC’s neighborhoods. Museums like the beloved Met and the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens have undergone renovations and expansions in recent years alongside the introduction of new destinations like the Bronx Children’s Museum, the Museum of Broadway, and the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center.

Meanwhile, Central Park, the High Line, the Little Island—located on the Hudson near the Meatpacking District—and other outdoor spaces entice you to come outside to relax. Midtown Manhattan has also made a comeback with a revamped Tiffany’s, new hotels, and the opening of the Museum of Broadway. Getting here is even easier, too. As Resonance notes, Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and John F. Kennedy International Airport all have new terminals.

Following The Bug Apple on the list of the top 10 best cities in America are Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Boston, D.C., Seattle and Houston. Nine more cities in California—San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, Oxnard, Riverside, Fresno and Modesto—made the Top 100 list, the most of any state. To view the full list of the best cities in the U.S. and their Place Power Scores, visit…

The bad news is this interactive map that shows which parts of NY might soon be under water…