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Old 06-16-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Many of those pictures from the first posts are unfair. Those are pictures where people went out of their way to find filth in the city. Walking through NYC usually looks nothing like that. People aren't banging on the sidewalks and leaving condoms all over the place. There aren't huge groups of hobos pooping in the subways. Also, what's so dirty about a trash bag being set next to a trash, or people setting out their trash on the curb for pick-up?

Obviously NYC is going to get a bum wrap. It's 27,000+ ppl sq mile. That number is actually greatly diluted by Staten Island. Brooklyn: 36,000+/sq mile; Queens: 21,000+/sq mile; Bronx: 33,140/sq mile...

Then the extremes:
Manhattan: 71,078/sq mile
Staten Island: 8,400/sq mile

Take away Staten Island and NYC's density is ~32,150/sq mile.

Considering where New York City was in the 60s and 70s, it has come a long way. I would be very interested to see a city on New York's level which is spotless. Though I will admit the most beautiful and spotless subway system in the world belongs to Moscow which is similarly sized to NYC.
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: LawnGuyLin
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Its a draw between NYC. Philly, and Chicago
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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New York is a very dirty city.


Look at Chinatown

http://beehivehairdresser.com/wp-con...-graffiti1.jpg
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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More New York grit


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2357/...374d2b.jpg?v=0

http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2007/05/11/ba_chinatown_27013.jpg (broken link)
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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NYC easily..

Philly is pretty disgusting too

i sweep trash from ny porch every day - its not pretty
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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The dirtiest places I've seen in NYC are Chinatown, Harlem, East New York and Downtown Jamaica. They don't clean these places at all.

Atlantic City and Philadelphia were mostly clean but had a lot dirty parts.

Orlando, Virginia Beach, Tampa and Washington DC are the cleanest cities I've been to.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Spain
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New Orleans is the grossest city I've been to. It even smelled like garbage in the French Quarter.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Charleston
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From what I've seen downtown LA and New Orleans were the dirtiest.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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downtown or what??? NYC/Chicago etc can of course be extremely clean or extremely dirty...

A nice neighborhood is a nice neighborhood... urban decay is urban decay.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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The dirtiest places I've seen in NYC are Chinatown, Harlem, East New York and Downtown Jamaica. They don't clean these places at all.

Atlantic City and Philadelphia were mostly clean but had a lot dirty parts.

Orlando, Virginia Beach, Tampa and Washington DC are the cleanest cities I've been to.
Tampa is clean? lol.

Honolulu is the cleanest city I've seen in the United States. I see people sweeping in front of thier businesses all the time. It may be because of the large japanese population. The place is pristine, even their ghettoes are not scary.
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