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Old 11-03-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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SF is a frickin' tourist attraction with a decent sized CBD and people who live there somehow confuse that with SF being a great city. It would take ten SF's to equal New York, I don't see a comparison at all.

 
Old 11-03-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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1. NY Mets Game/Tour of stadium
AT&T Park makes this place look like a dump.

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2. US Open Tennis Tournament
This doesnt beat NFL and MLB games played in SF.

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3. Flushing Meadows Park (One of the best parks in this country and home to the unisphere)
Woefully unknown compared to Golden Gate Park

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4. Queens is thought by many to be the most diverse county in all of America.... the food/diversity alone is enough to come
Just like other affordable places near a world class city. Queens is New York's East Bay.

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5. Queensboro Bridge
Bridges are the last thing you want to talk about.

Leading World Attractions, 2005

Rank/ Attraction/ City/ Awarness by Respondents

1 Eiffel Tower/ Paris/ 78.96%
2 Golden Gate Bridge/ San Francisco/ 74.47%
3 White House/ Washington DC/ 66.47%
4 Opera House/ Sydney/ 62.95%
5 Pyramids/ Cairo/ 61.46%
6 Statue of Liberty/ New York/ 54.23%
7 Edinburgh Castle/ Edinburgh/ 53.30%
8 Red Square/ Moscow/ 51.83%
9 Cristo Redentor/ Rio de Janeiro 50.59%
10 Big Ben/ London/ 46.08%
11 Colosseum/ Rome/ 44.49%
12 CN Tower/ Toronto/ 35.53%
13 Kremlin/ Moscow/ 35.02%
14 Hollywood/ Los Angeles/ 31.69%

http://www.publications.parliament.u...34/6061317.htm
 
Old 11-03-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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The only borough SF beats for urbanity is SI.
The only borough that beats SF is Manhattan.

Everywhere else, as if.
 
Old 11-03-2011, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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When your top destination is a baseball stadium, you know you have problems. And yes, the US Open is a draw, but what about the other 50 weeks when there is no tournament? Queensboro is tied to Manhattan (if it linked to the Bronx it would draw five tourists a year) and the park... Isn't that where the stadium/tennis courts are?

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Old 11-03-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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AT&T Park makes this place look like a dump.
I'm a NYM fan. Therefore, I would rather go to a Mets game and tour the stadium. Also, you have more than likely never stepped foot into Shea Stadium to see a mets game, Mr Alpine NJ.

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This doesnt beat NFL and MLB games played in SF.
The US Open is unique, only happens once. NFL and MLB games are everywhere.

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Woefully unknown compared to Golden Gate Park
Actually, the unisphere is known BY EVERYONE. GGP is below Flushing Meadows.

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Just like other affordable places near a world class city. Queens is New York's East Bay.
Speak to what you know, NY is not one of them. Funny when people claim to live in a rich area of NJ yet don't know NYers drive to NJ for shopping, thats b/c they never truly lived there.

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Bridges are the last thing you want to talk about.

Leading World Attractions, 2005

Rank/ Attraction/ City/ Awarness by Respondents
1 Eiffel Tower/ Paris/ 78.96%
2 Golden Gate Bridge/ San Francisco/ 74.47%
3 White House/ Washington DC/ 66.47%
4 Opera House/ Sydney/ 62.95%
5 Pyramids/ Cairo/ 61.46%
6 Statue of Liberty/ New York/ 54.23%
7 Edinburgh Castle/ Edinburgh/ 53.30%
8 Red Square/ Moscow/ 51.83%
9 Cristo Redentor/ Rio de Janeiro 50.59%
10 Big Ben/ London/ 46.08%
11 Colosseum/ Rome/ 44.49%
12 CN Tower/ Toronto/ 35.53%
13 Kremlin/ Moscow/ 35.02%
14 Hollywood/ Los Angeles/ 31.69%

http://www.publications.parliament.u...34/6061317.htm
No, bridges are what I want to talk about. I do not care if the GGB is the #1 tourist attraction in the WORLD..... I DO NOT LIKE IT. I believe the architecture looks tacky. So, no..... lets talk about bridges.
 
Old 11-03-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I could never live in SF, I can't stand the smug. One has to wonder how a mid-sized city like SF could develop such a bad case of NPD.

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Prove BK is a D list business center. I want to see facts! Yet for me I would rather hang in BK or Queens ANY day over SF..... the people, the food, the nightlife, the culture, the fashion, etc are way better than what can be found in SF.

Yeah, BK and Philly are more equal because Philly is above SF to me.
 
Old 11-03-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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The only borough that beats SF is Manhattan.
For urbanity, four out of the 5 boroughs beat SF.

Manhattan - 1,585,873 - 22.96 square miles - 69,071 ppsm
Brooklyn - 2,504,700 - 70.61 sq mi - 35,472 ppsm
Queens - 2,230,722 - 109.24 sq mi - 20,420 ppsm
Bronx - 1,400,761 42 sq mi - 33,351 ppsm
SF - 805,235 - 46.87 sq mi - 17,365 ppsm

The hippie mecca of SF places last in population and density.

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Everywhere else, as if.
The effeminacy of SF has always been known and it just came through the internet.
 
Old 11-03-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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I could never live in SF, I can't stand the smug. One has to wonder how a mid-sized city like SF could develop such a bad case of NPD.
The problem I have with SF is the culture/people.
 
Old 11-03-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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When your top destination is a baseball stadium, you know you have problems. And yes, the US Open is a draw, but what about the other 50 weeks when there is no tournament? Queensboro is tied with Manhattan (if it linked to the Bronx it would draw five tourists a year) and the park... Isn't that where the stadium/tennis courts are?
Where did I say that Queens has more attractions for tourists than SF? I simply said Queens has their own tourists attractions, is world class too, and has plenty to do. *I* would rather hang out in Queens for a day over SF b/c I prefer the culture/food/atmosphere. I never once stated Queens has more tourists attractions than SF, did I?
 
Old 11-03-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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For urbanity, four out of the 5 boroughs beat SF.

Manhattan - 1,585,873 - 22.96 square miles - 69,071 ppsm
Brooklyn - 2,504,700 - 70.61 sq mi - 35,472 ppsm
Queens - 2,230,722 - 109.24 sq mi - 20,420 ppsm
Bronx - 1,400,761 42 sq mi - 33,351 ppsm
SF - 805,235 - 46.87 sq mi - 17,365 ppsm

The hippie mecca of SF places last in population and density.



The effeminacy of SF has always been known and it just came through the internet.
Density is only part of the equation or else Shangai > NYC, in a cakewalk. Manhattan is the ace in the hole here, no question. The Outer boroughs look like major cities in population and diversity ONLY.
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