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View Poll Results: Which city is the capital of Black America in your opinion?
NYC Area 51 5.19%
Phil 17 1.73%
DC 96 9.78%
Atlanta 578 58.86%
Memphis 11 1.12%
New ORleans 25 2.55%
Houston 17 1.73%
Seattle 11 1.12%
Chicago 26 2.65%
Detroit 66 6.72%
Other (include in your reply) 10 1.02%
There is none. 74 7.54%
Voters: 982. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-11-2019, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I mean, that's the same thing for Atlanta. It's expensive to live in the city of Atlanta like Midtown etc., so to be near stuff, you have to have money. Same goes for NYC and every other city. If you can't afford it, you have no choice but to move out into Laurel or Largo and come into the city which Bajan would make you believe people can't come into the city without having their passport.
LOL.

You never answered my question. If you don't actually live in the city to enjoy the conveniences and amenities (public transit, bikeshare, close walk to bars and restaurants, etc.), what difference does it make if you're driving into DC for an event or driving into Atlanta for an event? The urban environment seems to matter a lot less when you're not a resident of said urban environment.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:41 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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The finest black sistas in NYC are all Caribbean btw. They don't compete with DC or Atlanta for baddest AA women.

Each city does well in their fair share of African women as well.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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There are young blacks of all kinds walking around all over EOTR DC.
That's funny. Most of those neighborhoods have walk scores in the 50s and 60s. You'll see more people walking in Los Angeles than you'll see walking there.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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LOL.

You never answered my question. If you don't actually live in the city to enjoy the conveniences and amenities (public transit, bikeshare, close walk to bars and restaurants, etc.), what difference does it make if you're driving into DC for an event or driving into Atlanta for an event? The urban environment seems to matter a lot less when you're not a resident of said urban environment.
Well, driving into DC from Maryland and Virginia is driving into the city. Driving into the city of Atlanta from the suburbs still looks and feels like the suburbs to me. I thought I made that point already. Even the drive feels that way. Atlanta is not built like northeast cities, you know that.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Well, driving into DC from Maryland and Virginia is driving into the city. Driving into the city of Atlanta from the suburbs still looks and feels like the suburbs to me. I thought I made that point already. Even the drive feels that way.
Yeah, but if you're going to an "event" like you said, why does that matter? I'm not really having much of an "urban experience" if I'm driving in, parking, and then walking into a building. That's no different from what I'd be doing in Charlotte.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:48 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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That's funny. Most of those neighborhoods have walk scores in the 50s and 60s. You'll see more people walking in Los Angeles than you'll see walking there.
V Street Southeast
Anacostia, Washington D.C., 20020

70
"Very Walkable"
Most errands can be accomplished on foot.


73
"Excellent Transit"
Transit is convenient for most trips.



https://www.walkscore.com/score/1239...ngton-dc-20020
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:49 PM
 
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That's funny. Most of those neighborhoods have walk scores in the 50s and 60s. You'll see more people walking in Los Angeles than you'll see walking there.
We don't need to start on walkscore. We already know that poor black areas don't have basic retail amenities in most neighborhoods which drops the walkscore. Walkscore doesn't actually measure urban design. It will be interesting to see how the score changes with all the development in Ward 7 and 8 going on right now. Food deserts are a problem in most black neighborhoods.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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V Street Southeast
Anacostia, Washington D.C., 20020

70
"Very Walkable"
Most errands can be accomplished on foot.



https://www.walkscore.com/score/1239...ngton-dc-20020
You put in a specific address, which produces a lot more variance in Walk Score. Even then, 70 isn't good. In fact, that is considerably worse than many areas of "suburban" and car-centric Los Angeles such as San Pedro (81), Atwater Village (74) and West Adams (72). Overall, Anacostia has a walk score of 64, which would make it the 56th most walkable neighborhood in LA.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:54 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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You put in a specific address, which produces a lot more variance in Walk Score. Even then, 70 isn't good. In fact, that is considerably worse than many areas of "suburban" and car-centric Los Angeles such as San Pedro (81), Atwater Village (74) and West Adams (72). Overall, Anacostia has a walk score of 64, which would make it the 56th most walkable neighborhood in LA.
Anacostia is not in the top 40+ walkable neighborhoods in DC either, what's your point?
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:56 PM
 
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Yeah, but if you're going to an "event" like you said, why does that matter? I'm not really having much of an "urban experience" if I'm driving in, parking, and then walking into a building. That's no different from what I'd be doing in Charlotte.
No, that is not accurate. If I go to brunch, then uber to a day party on Sunday funday in DC, the streets are packed with people. There is no place in the sunbelt cities that is going to be packed with people walking around the city like DC is. The streets have always been empty when I'm in Atlanta even though the parties are packed and there is traffic. It looks nothing like 14th street on a Sunday. Personally, I enjoy the vibrancy and packed streets.
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