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Old 12-20-2015, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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This is actually so funny.
Yeah it is, but the pros he named at the beginning mean a whole lot. NYC burns people out. Charlotte is a place someone could live and raise a family.

 
Old 12-20-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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Well, since you make $29,000 a year, I don't think there's much chance of you being caught dead or alive in one. Unless you steal it.
I could be driving a new and faster corvette but I like to keep my land.
 
Old 12-20-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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What would you say is Charlotte's best museum? Meaning one that someone would visit more than once and spend more than an hour... For instance in NY I think the natural history museum holds the title. Philly it's the art museum, though I personally think art is boring. Baltimore has a great one at the harbor.
The Bechtler by far, but it's still lame. Most "new" cities have lame museums. Those in Atlanta, Phoenix, Denver, etc. Are all lousy.
 
Old 12-20-2015, 07:02 PM
 
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Denver's art museum is the absolute worst museum that I've ever visited.
 
Old 12-20-2015, 09:10 PM
 
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I seriously think some perpetual children that constantly post about NYC and how they wish Charlotte was building XYZ 1000 ft. Buildings etc. are all probably really just young people who live in rural areas of places like Hickory, Shelby, Monroe, Statesville. Let's be real.... Adults don't go around posting things like what people post about NYC compared to Charlotte. And I have a very, very hard time envisioning anyone who has ever lived in NYC sit around pondering how Charlotte should build as many skyscrapers as Atlanta has overnight to be "sophisticated" like NYC. People from New York City nor Adults talk about that stuff


I read on this very topic how someone asked if Charlotte had an 8 floor library with literature in 100 languages and large floor heights, etc. Interestingly enough, I'd be curious what all languages that poster reads literature of in a library.....


Some real "sophistication" snobs on here that probably aren't half as sophisticated, snobby, snootier and fancier than most people here in Lake Norman need to look in the mirror. Having an auntie in Harlem or having went to Disney Land there does not make one fancy. Sorry 'bout it. Now if you own two homes and fly back to NYC every weekend.... I will go in my little whole and bow down to your sophistication. Until then....

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Old 12-21-2015, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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I seriously think some perpetual children that constantly post about NYC and how they wish Charlotte was building XYZ 1000 ft. Buildings etc. are all probably really just young people who live in rural areas of places like Hickory, Shelby, Monroe, Statesville. Let's be real.... Adults don't go around posting things like what people post about NYC compared to Charlotte. And I have a very, very hard time envisioning anyone who has ever lived in NYC sit around pondering how Charlotte should build as many skyscrapers as Atlanta has overnight to be "sophisticated" like NYC. People from New York City nor Adults talk about that stuff


I read on this very topic how someone asked if Charlotte had an 8 floor library with literature in 100 languages and large floor heights, etc. Interestingly enough, I'd be curious what all languages that poster reads literature of in a library.....


Some real "sophistication" snobs on here that probably aren't half as sophisticated, snobby, snootier and fancier than most people here in Lake Norman need to look in the mirror. Having an auntie in Harlem or having went to Disney Land there does not make one fancy. Sorry 'bout it. Now if you own two homes and fly back to NYC every weekend.... I will go in my little whole and bow down to your sophistication. Until then....
There really are libraries like that. I use to go to one all the time. My most genius revelations happened there. The truth is, size and construction does matter. Northern state of mind I guess. Back where I'm from, we don't talk about these things, we do them
 
Old 12-21-2015, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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The Bechtler by far, but it's still lame. Most "new" cities have lame museums. Those in Atlanta, Phoenix, Denver, etc. Are all lousy.
It's a good thing I'm not into museums. I think Washington DC is the most practical place to go if you want to see real museums all weekend.
 
Old 12-21-2015, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Fun fact. 4% of people coming into North Carolina are born in New York and 9% of people born in New York are moving to the south.

I lived in Charlotte almost all my life and this city has transformed from a southern city into a northern city. Before there was only a few high rises and virtually nothing to do in Charlotte. In the past 10-15 years iv'e seen so much new construction and innovation in Charlotte. We are, i think, the only city with 2 belt-lines around the center. We are connected with every surrounding city by railroad. Have many headquarters of companies here and many to come. It's sophisticated in the fact that this piece of dirt got transformed into the second financial capital of the united states. You cant walk around downtown without having to walk around a high rise being constructed. Rather live here than those small, old, and overpriced apartments in NYC. You get alot more for your buck here and your quality of life is much better. End rant.
 
Old 12-22-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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I may be older than most, but I can attest that Charlotte was never a place with nothing to do. I will admit that it was helpful a few decades past to be a local as many clubs had cover charges and were underground. Since 1953, the coliseum brought in rock concerts (rock and roll then), hockey, circuses and other events. Performing Arts took place at Oven's Auditorium and the playhouse on Queens Road. Not bad for a city with 150K people then. Uptown was thriving with movie theaters (Fox, Imperial, Carolina, Charlotte), restaurants, pool halls, great shopping all over, i.e. Belk's, Ivey's, National Shirt Shop, Sears. Sidewalks were even crowded. Charlotte was an innovative city. For example, the so called "sleep southern bible belt town" was a huge center for homosexuals with several open venues around the town. I am not gay, but this dispels the myth that we were a backwoods town. There was even a couple of ***** houses uptown. One in 4th Ward and one in 3rd. I always remember how nice it was uptown when I was a child with the Christmas decorations, etc. And, I was uptown every Saturday morning meeting girls and getting numbers and dates. As a teen I spend much time in Boston and Miami Beach with relatives and vacationing. I liked both, but I never looked at them as being better any better for me as far as having a great time. I did enjoy having a nice little Cuban girlfriend each Summer in Miami Beach and of course the beach. TMI!


Bottom line, we are still a southern city, but a southern city with lots of northerners like all other southern cities. We have not transformed into a northern city. Unfortunately, we have lost some of our friendliness, patience, and genteelness due to years of expansion and adaptation to outsiders. We established our local identity with our home grown economy of banking, racing, Lance, Duke Power, Lowe's (close enough), trucking, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and textiles. Thousands have moved here and many open restaurants, etc., but we there are still thousands of us here that are southern and will claim that title forever. The only difference is that our percentage of the population has diminished a bit. I find as many northerners assimilating to our southern culture as I see those that wish to isolate and not adapt. We are lucky to have so many different groups of people here. I love them all as long as they are nice, pay taxes, and don't care to blow us up.
 
Old 12-22-2015, 09:45 AM
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I seriously think some perpetual children that constantly post about NYC and how they wish Charlotte was building XYZ 1000 ft. Buildings etc. are all probably really just young people who live in rural areas of places like Hickory, Shelby, Monroe, Statesville. Let's be real.... Adults don't go around posting things like what people post about NYC compared to Charlotte. And I have a very, very hard time envisioning anyone who has ever lived in NYC sit around pondering how Charlotte should build as many skyscrapers as Atlanta has overnight to be "sophisticated" like NYC. People from New York City nor Adults talk about that stuff


I read on this very topic how someone asked if Charlotte had an 8 floor library with literature in 100 languages and large floor heights, etc. Interestingly enough, I'd be curious what all languages that poster reads literature of in a library.....


Some real "sophistication" snobs on here that probably aren't half as sophisticated, snobby, snootier and fancier than most people here in Lake Norman need to look in the mirror. Having an auntie in Harlem or having went to Disney Land there does not make one fancy. Sorry 'bout it. Now if you own two homes and fly back to NYC every weekend.... I will go in my little whole and bow down to your sophistication. Until then....
If you want a library that includes a lot of languages, head to Fayetteville or ask your local library to get them from Fayetteville through library loan. Fayetteville is very generous with their diversity in languages.
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