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Old 08-16-2016, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by bu2 View Post
Then there is also this humorous perspective. Its Houston vs. NY, but could be any number of cities vs. NY (or many other dense cities):

ďDuring my time there, I figured out a lotóabout Houston. My hometown, I realized, is easy. The mail comes on time. You donít have to wait for an hour, crammed in a small space with dozens of other people, just to get a prescription. You can use a full-size grocery cart at the grocery store. You donít have to ask an employee to use his hook to pull down a package of toilet paper for you. You donít have to lug your heavy groceries six blocks home. You donít reach the end of May and find yourself trudging through sludgy gray ice, incredulous that it can still be soÖdarnÖcold. You donít find yourself freezing, needing a restroom, waiting for a train that never comes, before giving up and spending money you donít have on a cab. Instead, you get to drive.

Thatís what I learned about Houston during my time in New York. What did I learn about New York? Itís a great place to visit. In the very late springtime.ď

Houston vs. NYC, Austinís rail fail, Tokyoís free market in land use, CA zoning impacts, and more - Opportunity Urbanist
If your only real urban expirence is NYC, you are missing out. NYC is the home of the king of destroying the urban enviroment: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Moses

Luckily they have started to fix a lot of the damage done.
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