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Old 12-16-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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Here we go with the insults... I am not going to get into a debate about which ones are more urban. Newark sure is more urban than Bethesda but I know where I would rather live. And I am not gonna debate which is "better". What's better for you is not better for me.
You were the one who started with the insults calling White Plains and Stamford ghetto after admitting they were much more urban than in DC. These communities are hardly ghetto, and I stand by my statement that calling a place like Stamford "ghetto" is stupid.
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I made a statement about a certain kind of lifestyle - that there is obviously demand for - that DC caters to IMO much better than NY, or any other city. I can count on two hands (maybe not even) the number of modern, luxury apartment buildings in the NYC suburbs (with rail access to the city) that measure up to the quality and quantity that you see in places like Bethesda and Ballston. They generally don't exist.
Again, wrong, and you admitted it. White Plains, Stamford and New Rochelle are obvious examples. You want me to list all the examples? I could list 50 cities in the NYC area that match Bethesda, easy. I could name 20 cities alone in Westchester/CT or on Long Island, easy. I could name 30 in Jersey, easy.
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And yes, the New Rochelle, White Plains and even Stamford downtowns are somewhat ghetto. They are nowhere near as nice as Bethesda or Chevy Chase or Ballston. And if you don't know that then you obviously have never been to any of these place and have no frikin clue what you are talking about. Which would make sense -- the loudest ones are usually the clueless ones.
Again, you are really making idiotic statements. These places are much nicer and more upscale than Bethesda or Ballston. Why is Ballston, with a run-down mall, not ghetto, but White Plains, with Neiman Marcus and ultra-high end mall with Gucci, Ferragamo, etc., ghetto? Why are Trump Tower or Ritz Carlton or 40-floor luxury condos ghetto?
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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No, they lack zero lot development. They have surface parking lots. Let don't have subway access. They aren't built for walking. They have low population density.
LOL are we talking about the .1 sq miles surrounding the station? What about when you walk any further out? It's called suburbia, hello
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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Go to any nearby building and they are there, just because its not directly on the station doesn't mean they don't exist, again I'm repeating myself, if these office parks you guys talk about were so urban why the need for companies to invest in parking structures?

Oh really, let's try one for example then. Find me a big parking facility near Braddock Road Metro.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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Go to any nearby building and they are there, just because its not directly on the station doesn't mean they don't exist, again I'm repeating myself, if these office parks you guys talk about were so urban why the need for companies to invest in parking structures?

So does Manhattan.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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Cease and desist MDAllstar. DC is country..
Flav is back. Where is Terminator X?
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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I don't get it - I posted a link to the map on the DC metro site that shows where all of the stations with parking are. Many of these places the DC posters are denying that parking exists, are listed on the official Metro map as having parking.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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LOL are we talking about the .1 sq miles surrounding the station? What about when you walk any further out? It's called suburbia, hello

We are talking about the Texas Medical Center that doesn't have it anywhere. Not even .1 sq. miles.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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Oh really, let's try one for example then. Find me a big parking facility near Braddock Road Metro.

He can't because he's in Des Moines! LOL
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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Where are the massive parking structures at the following suburban metro stations?

Silver Spring
Bethesda
Ballston
Rosslyn
Crystal City
Pentagon City
Braddock Road
King Street
Courthouse
Clarendon
White Flint
This is honestly so idiotic. All these places have massive parking garages. There's a giant Metro garage right up the hill from the Silver Spring Metro Garage. In fact, the entire Metro station is surrounded by nothing but pavement for kiss-and-ride, drop-offs, etc., which is more the rule than the exception.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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So does Manhattan.
That may be true to an extent, but that's the exception not the rule, while in DC it's a necessity.
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