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Old 01-25-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: NYC
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How do you know what time of the day these streetviews were shot at? Dude you should stop going off of google maps for your vibrancy judgements

I was not demonstrating vibrancy just now but the general set-up since you had no idea what was so special about Lincoln Road.

But I can also assure you -- from personal experience -- that Lincoln Road is more vibrant. Because of the aforementioned alfresco dining and the more intimate set-up and because the action continues late into the night. SM promenade is cute, but far too sterile.

And did you see the snapshots of Ocean Avenue vs. Ocean Drive? Would you like to reconsider your statement? Or do you want to continue being a hopeless homer like Raymond and Calison?

 
Old 01-25-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Walkscore is something that people like you need to check to figure out if they live in an actual city or not. I am glad it makes you feel better.
This from someone who pointed out that SoBe's 3 blocks o' fun scored in the 90s. Hypocritical AND ignorant. Winning combo there.

I see you're playing the google map game now, and calling it facts. I've seen hurricanes that were more helpful towards Miami's cause.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: NYC
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How do you know what time of the day these streetviews were shot at? Dude you should stop going off of google maps for your vibrancy judgements

PS I don't really want to defend the Promenade. What a soulless yuppy land. I'll take me some Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach any day over either of those places. Just not really my scene.
Ocean Front Walk? Yeah, it's okay but it's essentially equivalent to the Hollywood (FL) Boardwalk.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Originally Posted by Fitzrovian View Post
I was not demonstrating vibrancy just now but the general set-up since you had no idea what was so special about Lincoln Road.

But I can also assure you -- from personal experience -- that Lincoln Road is more vibrant. Because of the aforementioned alfresco dining and the more intimate set-up and because the action continues late into the night. SM promenade is cute, but far too sterile.

And did you see the snapshots of Ocean Avenue vs. Ocean Drive? Would you like to reconsider your statement? Or do you want to continue being a hopeless homer like Raymond and Calison?
I'm actually surprised that you don't like sterile environments, coming from Midtown Manhattan.

I don't like Santa Monica all that much, like I said it is too corporate for me, it is where my friends from the Valley and beyond come to LA to hang out. I prefer Hollywood, East Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: NYC
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This from someone who pointed out that SoBe's 3 blocks o' fun scored in the 90s. Hypocritical AND ignorant. Winning combo there.

I see you're playing the google map game now, and calling it facts. I've seen hurricanes that were more helpful towards Miami's cause.
Yeah, that's much better data that the fairytales you've been spinning. You ever heard "a picture is worth a thousand words"?

I'll let rational people make their own judgements. You are hopeless.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I'm actually surprised that you don't like sterile environments, coming from Midtown Manhattan.

I don't like Santa Monica all that much, like I said it is too corporate for me, it is where my friends from the Valley and beyond come to LA to hang out. I prefer Hollywood, East Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz.

In that case, would you like to retract your support for the following statement from pwright?

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Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, "an empty and lifeless stretch of a six lane highway", BS! Stop embarrassing yourself.
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Next thing you know he'll be saying how Venice Beach has no character - or that it is like the "suburbs" by the sea!

Do you agree more with me on the Ocean Drive vs. Ocean Avenue comparison or with pwright? Let's hear it just for the record.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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In that case, would you like to retract your support for the following statement from pwright?






Do you agree more with me on the Ocean Drive vs. Ocean Avenue comparison or with pwright? Let's hear it just for the record.
Are you for real? That is seriously childish. It looks like Ocean Drive is more happening, and yes it seems like I would prefer it. But Ocean Ave is far from an "empty and lifeless stretch of 6 lane highway". I'm guessing you drove down the PCH once and mistook it for Ocean Ave.

I don't have that much experience in SaMo but I have been there about 5 times. Every time it was packed with people and seemed very alive. It's just not my scene and Miami Beach seems to especially not be my scene.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Are you for real? That is seriously childish. It looks like Ocean Drive is more happening, and yes it seems like I would prefer it. But Ocean Ave is far from an "empty and lifeless stretch of 6 lane highway". I'm guessing you drove down the PCH once and mistook it for Ocean Ave.

I don't have that much experience in SaMo but I have been there about 5 times. Every time it was packed with people and seemed very alive. It's just not my scene and Miami Beach seems to especially not be my scene.

Yeah it just "looks" that way. I photoshoped all those snapshots, including the one of the 6 lane highway with not a soul in sight that you call "Ocean Avenue" in SM.

Nice one.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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Ocean Front Walk? Yeah, it's okay but it's essentially equivalent to the Hollywood (FL) Boardwalk.
Yeah, Hollywood FL's boardwalk is the Florida equivalent to Venice Beach. But honestly, Hollywood FL boardwalk is inferior to Venice Beach.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Yeah, Hollywood FL's boardwalk is the Florida equivalent to Venice Beach. But honestly, Hollywood FL boardwalk is inferior to Venice Beach.
Agreed. But that is a far more appropriate analogy for Venice Beach than the delusional comparisons to South Beach.
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