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Old 09-22-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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DC being the capital is sort of hard to ignore here.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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This will turn into a philly vs boston thread.
Because there hasn't been enough of those as of late.......


1. NYC
2. Washington D.C. (it's the capital)
3. Boston
4. Philadelphia
5. Pittsburgh


However, is D.C. technically in the Northeast as the census defines it?
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston
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However, is D.C. technically in the Northeast as the census defines it?
no its in the south but its more tied to the northeast, so i felt it would make sense to include it here. so wait have there been alot of philly Vs. boston threads lately?
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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So in the world view you think that Philadelphia is more importnant than Washington D.C. the capital of the united states? or Frankfurt germany which only has a population of half a million?
I'm not saying anything about "world view." In my mind, the importance of a city shouldn't be determined by how famous the city is. The people who truly care about a city live and work in that city. What people around the world think about that city isn't really important at all.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston
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i guess "world view" wasn't exactly the right phrase for what i meant. i meant that the world is more effected by say Washington D.C. or Frankfurt than it is by philadelphia. but i can see what you mean because i care a lot more about boston(where i live) than say new york or london.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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i guess "world view" wasn't exactly the right phrase for what i meant. i meant that the world is more effected by say Washington D.C. or Frankfurt than it is by philadelphia. but i can see what you mean because i care a lot more about boston(where i live) than say new york or london.
Exactly, everyone cares about the place they live more than any other city. I may be affected by something that happens in London, but Philadelphia is still more important to me because that's where I live.

I'm looking at it from a local perspective. Locals are the people who really care about their city.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:57 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Economic importance - DC

Universities - Boston
History overall - Boston/Philly
Museums - DC
Public Transportation - DC
Downtown experience - Boston
Tourist attractions - DC
Waterfront - Boston/Baltimore
Parks - Boston (Wilmington, DE has gorgeous parks)
Skyline - Philly
National/global importance - DC
Political influence - DC
Nightlife - DC, probably (Nope. Philly has better Nightlife)
Sports - Boston, probably
Diversity - DC
Restaurants - DC/Boston (I would leave DC, subtract Boston and put in Philly)
Natural scenery - Pittsburgh
Hospitals - Baltimore
Botanical Gardens - Boston
Arts Scene - Philly
Monuments - DC
Music Scene - Philly
Architecture - DC/Philly
Most Affordable - Allentown
Gayest - Provincetown, MA, New Hope, PA and Rehoboth Beach, DE
Friendliest - Baltimore
Rudest - Philly
Cleanest - Stamford, CT
Shabbiest - Newark, NJ
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Greater Boston
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Exactly, everyone cares about the place they live more than any other city. I may be affected by something that happens in London, but Philadelphia is still more important to me because that's where I live.

I'm looking at it from a local perspective. Locals are the people who really care about their city.
oh i see what you mean.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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It also means that San Jose, Detroit, and Indianapolis are more important than Washington DC!
Not to mention Jacksonville, FL.

Perhaps if one goes by metro area rather than just city, population might more closely correlate with importance.

That said, I would have to vote for DC as the most important city in that part of the nation after NYC -- being the seat of government of the world's only remaining superpower gives DC a global importance it might not otherwise have.
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