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Old 09-07-2013, 06:37 AM
 
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When will Charlotte be world class?
When we stop electing state politicians who have agendas and values more consistent with the Stone Age!
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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Thanks for everything we already knew! Bring an additional 17 million people to Charlotte, then make your very apparent listings.
I know right, he just wanted everyone to know how inferior we were compared to New York, he took such pride in reinforcing New York's superiority over us "bamas"!
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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When we get a Harrod's.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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When we get a Harrod's.
What is Harrod's?
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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When will Charlotte be world class?
When we stop electing state politicians who have agendas and values more consistent with the Stone Age!
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in the rural parts in this state who share these same backwards views, it will have to take the urban areas of the state (Charlotte metro, RDU metro and Triad metro combined) to ultimately outnumber the rural population for the politics to change, where we don't continue to send these old guard politicians to Raleigh that want to take this state backwards, that's what needs to happen, and it will eventually happen!

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Old 09-07-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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What is Harrod's?
True world class shopping. (It's in London)
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Nashville/Memphis
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Ha Ha Ha .....Mr or Miss "ShlomoLowenstein" you are either very young or delusional (no offense)., your funny actually.

If Dallas Chicago or L.A can't beat New York in anything what makes you think Charlotte can?
Charlotte cant be New York...heck Atlanta can't even be New York...

Let me give you some advice...City Data has a lot of so called "educated" folk online who've been a lot of places ..
And too them when one says New York and Charlotte...or London Paris and Charlotte lol you"re either gonna get a bunch of laughter...or get your intelligence questioned ok

It's ok to have some civic pride and daydream about the greatness of your city but at the same time at some point you have to come back to earth and be realistic... Look at the map of "World Great Cities" and you will find that they basically have two things in common,...they are either a National Capital (london tokyo paris) or a Coastal City that has been attracting international immigration for hundreds of years or at least for decades (LA san francisco Hong Kong Sydney ,Rio de Janeiro ).

Charlotte is neither the capital nor is it coastal also what's in Charlotte that's not in say Houston or Philly...you say that NYC skyscraper boom is fueled in part by rich foreigners buying second homes....what reason does a billionaire Russian or a Saudi Royal have to choose CHARLOTTE over say DC or Miami...What Reason?

Charlotte will Never be on a London or NYC level the best Charlotte can do is be on a Dallas or Atlanta level...For that to happen Charlotte would have to become a even more major business center a even more busier airport and its metro would have to approach around 5million people or so ....so when that happens is when there will be talk of Charlotte being a world class city...good luck Charlotte

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Old 09-07-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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In response to the original poster. Obviously you are not a world traveler. You state Charlotte has world class shopping and then refer to two malls. Malls have chain stores, that does not resonate as "world class shopping". Next you state world class museums, Charlotte has world class museums? What are their names and where are they located? I can make a list longer than my arm naming "world class" museums that are located in NYC. World class dining? The dining in Charlotte is OK, not bad, but NOT WORLD CLASS. An international finance center? This is a joke correct? Ever hear of Wall Street? You also state private schools in NY cost $40,000 per year. WRONG! Actually private Catholic Schools in NYC are approx. $8,000 per year, well below the price one pays for the "DAY" schools of Charlotte! People who live in a "world class city" know it, and so do the people who visit such city. They don't have to advertise "we are a world class city". What does NY have that Charlotte does not. Broadway, Garment Center, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, TRIBECA, Greenwich Village, Media capital of the World, Home Office of EVERY MAJOR SPORTS LEAGUE, United Nations, 5th Avenue, Park Avenue, Madison Avenue, The Cloisters, Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, Times Square, Canal street Shopping, Brooklyn Bridge, NY Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, Trinity Church, Battery Park, Off Broadway Plays, Radio City Music Hall...and the list goes on and on and on.
The whole post was a (bad) joke. OP gets a laugh out of anyone that thinks that Charlotte could ever be compared to the almighty NYC.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: East Bay
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I think that Charlotte needs to advertise internationally to raise its profile. What does NY have that we don't?
Absolutely nothing. In fact, sometimes when I'm walking through uptown I have to blink twice to make sure I'm not strolling down Broadway.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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True world class shopping. (It's in London)
Hate to say it, but Harrold's is one of the most overrated companies to call themselves upscale.
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