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Old 09-26-2015, 06:18 PM
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Atlanta needs to be itself, stop trying to claim other cities. Being the most sprawled metro makes us unique.

Old 09-26-2015, 07:49 PM
Location: O4W
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Stop making stupid threads

Stop responding to stupid threads

The end
Old 09-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Location: Vinings
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New York is the biggest deal in the northeast, and Atlanta is the biggest deal in the southeast. Both are the economic bosses of their respective quadrants. So in that sense, yeah, Atlanta is the New York of the southeast.

The southeast has whole different set of circumstances and characteristics and history than the smaller and denser northeast arm of the country. Our biggest and most built up city would only be about 4th or 5th place in size up there. And with way less cultural offerings and such.

This does not mean that NY is any better than ATL. They have different advantages, and are not comparable. Just not really a fair comparison. Compare New York with Philly, they are more similar.

Atlanta is a great city with a great future. It's on the up and up. I am proud to be here.

The sprawl is not necessarily all a bad thing. We have a lot of room to breathe, around here.
Old 09-26-2015, 08:02 PM
Status: "Ready for Fall" (set 26 days ago)
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by demonta4 View Post
Atlanta needs to be itself, stop trying to claim other cities.
And that's exactly what Atlanta is doing. We aren't trying to mimic anyplace.
Old 09-26-2015, 10:42 PM
Location: ATL -> HOU
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Originally Posted by JoeTarheel View Post
I think that even among the "big 4" cities of the South - Houston, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta - Atlanta is the most centrally located therefore is often seen as the capital of the region. It's not that Atlanta larger or more important than the others, but it's more of a historical perception and is largely due to geography.
Agreed. Miami isn't culturally southern. DFW and Houston have Texan flairs and have influences more on the western south whereas Atlanta is more of the traditional south.
Old 09-27-2015, 06:20 AM
Location: City of Trees
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New York is the Atlanta of the north.
Old 09-27-2015, 06:40 AM
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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I was just in New York City last week, the section of Queens, my answer to this question is He11 to the Naw. Atlanta is no where near New York City. I've never really seen large numbers of asians and latinos in the same area roaming the streets doing normal business at 3am 4am like I did in Queens. In Atlanta most of it is dead by 11pm. Atlanta is Atlanta and New York City is a different beast. Atlanta is with Houston, Charlotte, Dallas in the south, in the north you have your Bostons, Phillys and DCs, but nothing compares to New York City in the United States, you have to go to London, Tokyo or Hong Kong for something like that. Atlanta is not even close.
Old 09-27-2015, 06:49 AM
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I freaking LOVE Atlanta! There, I said it. I agree this is a stupid thread (and am sorry for making it longer), but I have to put my short two cents in.

I am a reformed New Yorker, happy to say. I met my beautiful, charming, and intelligent (southern) wife when she came to New York for a trip, and have never looked back.

Not saying that Atlanta is paradise - anyone who's been stuck on the 400 during rush hour, knows what I'm talking about. I am sad to see so many people who think they're going to find paradise in some city they haven't been to, on this site.

Remember what Thoreau said, "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”

Stop complaining about what you miss, and start looking more closely at all the incredibly good things Atlanta has to offer.
Old 09-27-2015, 07:26 AM
Location: O4W
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Is Baltimore the NYC of the Northeast?

Is Baltimore better than DC?

Does Baltimore have better nightlife than DC?
Old 09-27-2015, 07:45 AM
Location: O4W
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How many times are people going to keep posting these types of threads?


Which is the New York of the South?

Most Powerful city in the South
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