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View Poll Results: Philadelphia or Boston?
Philadelphia 99 48.77%
Boston 104 51.23%
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, NYC, Atlanta (Metro)
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Agreed!

JBOB - Thread General U.S. Forum Philadelphia, NYC and Boston the three most influential U.S. cities throughout U.S. History to date.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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NYC is in the Mid Atlantic States and Boston in in the New England States but both areas are in the Northeast Region of the US. IMHO

PS Both great Cities and people who live in each.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: DC Suburbs of Maryland (by way of PA)
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Very good points...I wish this thread would get a little less hate-filled. Both cities are great, have fantastic cultural offerings, and are very distinctive in their own right. There's no reason for people to try to diminish the accomplishments of one city to prop up their own.

I'd rep ya if I could, but I've got to spread it around.
Thanks, and I agree completely. Tact is definitely a rarity on city-data.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: São Paulo
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??? if anything Boston is #2.5, Philadelphia is #2, and NYC is #1. No matter which you decide is more important Philadelphia or Boston, the fact remains that both cities are much closer to each other in importance than they are to NYC.
haha yea that ranking raised an eyebrow for me too. It was just a tad bit ambitious.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, NYC, Atlanta (Metro)
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??? if anything Boston is #2.5, Philadelphia is #2, and NYC is #1. No matter which you decide is more important Philadelphia or Boston, the fact remains that both cities are much closer to each other in importance than they are to NYC.
Hold on Pro Bowl, 1.5 million people say otherwise. Boston 600k say otherwise. I say #3Boston #1.5 Philadelphia #1 NYC. N.E. Coast & East Coast. Now are you saying that 1.5 does not matter. Damn this thing is splittin facts, check your facts. Your facts may not be my facts who created the facts, what are your facts. Give me back my money, get over it. LOL.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: DC Suburbs of Maryland (by way of PA)
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I don't think Philadelphia has been on the some trajectory as Boston. Doesn't mean it can't get there. I grew up in the northeast-most people don't contemplate Philadelphia, meaning unless you're going there, its not on your radar-or people think of it in negative terms, which seem to be re hatched from time to time. IMO, it has a long way to go to overcome its stereotype.
Right, Boston has had a pretty long head-start in terms of restructuring its economy, not to mention it didn't get quite as hammered with de-industrialization. Still, I would argue that it is on the same trajectory today. It's just farther behind on that path. The Philly metro is has long been shifting into a knowledge economy, and this will only continue.

I also realize that, outside of this region, many people tend to subscribe to some outdated stereotypes (and I don't blame them with media coverage that sensationalizes all things negative), but stereotypes are just that -- stereotypes. As of 2008, "goods producing" jobs, or manufacturing and construction, only accounted for 6.1% of jobs in Philadelphia. Medicine, higher education, biotechnology, and many other diverse sectors all define Philadelphia's economy today.

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But 100 years ago, this debate wouldn't occur. Boston, NY, Philly and maybe Chicago were the United States.
Agreed. The importance of many cities has definitely ebbed and flowed, but Philadelphia has finally halted its decline and is gaining momentum for a strong position in the modern global economy.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: The City
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Pennsylvania is a huge state that includes Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is almost as far from Philly as Boston is.

Phillys GDP is nearly 4 times that of Pittsburgh and represent a majority of PA GDP (though some metro GDP is from NJ and DE)
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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philadelphia is by far better! boston doesnt even come close to comparing!
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, NYC, Atlanta (Metro)
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Philadelphia did have the world's largest mint until 2009. Coinage check your pockets for the 'P' Symbol. Now people lived for and died for that $100 Philadelphian. AKA C-NOTE. Give me back my money, moving forward 2015.

I Know this post is old from way back in the skyscrapercity days, Lol but with all of these communist americans running around what are you going to do, the revolution continues.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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my vote goes to philly easily...

Better location, bigger city, better weather.

I've lived in the major metro areas of both cities.. within lets say 20 mins. so my vote should count as 5 votes. jk

edit: forgot to say what I came in here to say originally. I think that Boston is one of the most overrated cities, while philly could possibly be one of the most underrated cities in the US. this accounts for the relatively even poll results. Despite Philly being a better city =)
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