St. Peter was manning the Pearly Gates

Saint Peter was manning the Pearly Gates when forty people from
New York City showed up.

Never having seen anyone from the Big Apple at heaven's door,
Saint Peter said he would have to check with God.

After hearing the news, God instructed him to admit the ten most
virtuous people from the group.

A few minutes later, Saint Peter returned to God breathless and
said, "They're gone!"

"What? All of the New Yorkers are gone?" asked God.

"No!" replied Saint Peter. "The Pearly Gates!"