NYC has receiving a lot of “world’s best” titles recently, such as being voted one of the top best foodie cities in America and the top city in the world to meet your soulmate, and it’s infamously known for its delicious pizza and bagels. But the city recently received a new title that’s a bit more ominous, and it may send a shiver down your spine!
According to LawnLove.com, NYC is the best city for vampires, so while we often have to be on the lookout for rats scurrying through the night, now we’ll have to keep an eye out for Dracula too!
Lawn Love looked for the cities that have plenty of warm blood-filled bodies, blood centers, nightlife options, vampire groups, and vampire-friendly dwellings–think casket suppliers and homes with dark basements, a vampire’s ideal hiding spot–and figured out which cities would most likely serve as a safe-haven for these night walkers.
They even went as far as to consider factors such as garlic festivals and sunshine–all things a vampire notoriously hates.
Each city received an overall score, and as it turns out our very own NYC made it to the top of the list with an overall score of 55.07.
NYC is the ideal city for vampires, thanks to having the most potential victims. It also has the most slaughterhouses and vampire groups out of all the cities in our ranking. It doesn’t hurt that the MTA runs 24/7, and eccentric styles are so common that vampires can easily blend right in.
Though many of us have only ever seen vampires on TV or read about them in books, this study may actually not be that far fetched. Vampire history dates back to the 1870s in NYC when these blood-thirsty beings would visit the city’s local slaughterhouses, especially one that was located on 34th Street by the Hudson River, to sip on cups of blood collected from the necks of freshly slaughtered steers.
Enjoyed straight and hot, it was believed that fresh blood contained a vital essence that could “nourish and sustain their own exhausted vitality.” Blood was thought to possess the power to treat everything from consumption to bone diseases to even physical disabilities.
Though it’s unlikely that vampires walk the streets of NYC today, with Halloween being right around the corner we’ll definitely think twice if we see a vampire walking down the city streets!