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View Poll Results: Which one is the most important?
Bay Area 291 57.97%
Boston 92 18.33%
Philadelphia 98 19.52%
Confused 21 4.18%
Voters: 502. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-21-2016, 01:57 AM
 
Location: So California
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Yeah, don't think fun factors into importance
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: The mountain of Airy
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I think it's important to have fun. How much importance could really exist in NYC or DC if bankers and politicians couldn't go out and find a hooker after snorting a line of coke after an "honest" day's work?
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:38 AM
 
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Yeah, don't think fun factors into importance

If you're a ****ing robot maybe. Not me.

Entertainment is just as important IMO, and is a major part of the economy.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:59 AM
 
Location: So California
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If you're a ****ing robot maybe. Not me.

Entertainment is just as important IMO, and is a major part of the economy.
Depends on what you consider fun
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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Tell everyone from NYC, or Miami, or Las Vegas how much fun isn't important.
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Old 04-21-2016, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Denver
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If you're a ****ing robot maybe. Not me.

Entertainment is just as important IMO, and is a major part of the economy.
How is fun a major part of the economy? Fun is important in someone's life, but not in the economic importance of a city.
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Old 04-21-2016, 03:51 PM
 
Location: The mountain of Airy
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How is fun a major part of the economy? Fun is important in someone's life, but not in the economic importance of a city.
Tourism, restaurant business, nightlife, concerts, festivals, beer gardens, parks (e.g. highline in NYC), 5ks/10ks/15ks. Why do people pay a premium to live in a convenient location in a major city. Close to work, close to what you do for fun, etc. If a city has a lot to offer in the fun category, there is absolutely an impact IMO.
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Old 04-21-2016, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Philly/NJ/NYC CSA- 30mil
Boston- 7.6mil
Bay Area-74.mil
Philly and NYC are not the same CSA.
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Tourism, restaurant business, nightlife, concerts, festivals, beer gardens, parks (e.g. highline in NYC), 5ks/10ks/15ks. Why do people pay a premium to live in a convenient location in a major city. Close to work, close to what you do for fun, etc. If a city has a lot to offer in the fun category, there is absolutely an impact IMO.
The problem about "fun" is it's totally subjective and the impact is local. Citing bar closing times vs other cities seems a little strange to use as evidence of economic importance, doesn't it?

It also doesn't consider other things which people consider "fun", like museums, orchestras, theaters, etc. The Boston Marathon, and I'm sure that generates a massive economic impact on Boston, but I wouldn't ever say Boston's more economically important due in part to the Boston Marathon.
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:33 PM
 
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I think the Bay Area is graduating to the Chicago/DC tier for important cities, so wins hee. Toronto may also be joining this select Group in the near future.


Nothing Against Boston and Philadelphia as they are excellent cities, but they may have to accept two Texas cities into their tier of importance.
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