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Old 10-03-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Hospitals - Baltimore
Boston's hospitals are easily the best in the world. Johns Hopkins is an incredible institution, but Mass General is its equal, plus Boston has Brigham & Women's, Dana Farber, Beth Israel, Joslin Diabetes, Children's Hospital Boston, among many, many others.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston
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ya take that baltimore! what hospitals does baltimore have that are comparable to those??
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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ya take that baltimore! what hospitals does baltimore have that are comparable to those??
Baltimore has Johns Hopkins, that until this year, had been ranked #1 in the country for something like 20 years. But overall, Boston has a better collection than Baltimore and very few cities can match. But Baltimore definitely has a big time heavy weight with Hopkins.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston
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its ok, the deck is stacked in Bostons favor. don't feel bad baltimore, its just you had your day in the sun.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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D.C is the second most important, it has 8 million in its metro, over 30 fortune 500's i think (not sure back me up or correct me), the headquarters of tens of federal agencies and commanding area for the united states. Its defiently D.C.

After D.C it would be phil or boston. It always seems boston is more important than philadelphia but philadelphia is 3 times the size of boston in pop. and seems to have the same metro size. Boston has prestigious schools and many banking instutions not to mention more tourism.

The list for me would the following
1.NYC
2. D.C
3. Boston/Philadelphia
4. Baltimore
5. Pittsburgh
6. Buffalo
7. Providence/Hartford/New Haven
8. Rochester/Reading/Scranton
9. Syracuse
10. ?????
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:30 PM
 
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D.C is the second most important, it has 8 million in its metro, over 30 fortune 500's i think (not sure back me up or correct me), the headquarters of tens of federal agencies and commanding area for the united states. Its defiently D.C.

After D.C it would be phil or boston. It always seems boston is more important than philadelphia but philadelphia is 3 times the size of boston in pop. and seems to have the same metro size. Boston has prestigious schools and many banking instutions not to mention more tourism.

The list for me would the following
1.NYC
2. D.C
3. Boston/Philadelphia
4. Baltimore
5. Pittsburgh
6. Buffalo
7. Providence/Hartford/New Haven
8. Rochester/Reading/Scranton
9. Syracuse
10. ?????

If youre saying DC has 8 million in its metro, then youre implying that its including Baltimore, so Baltimore should not be on this list.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:40 PM
 
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I think it's easily Boston. I think Philadelphia is bigger but Boston has a larger area of influence. It represents the whole of New England in terms of being their 'city'.

Though, if you count DC as Northeast that would probably trump Boston.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:06 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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If youre saying DC has 8 million in its metro, then youre implying that its including Baltimore, so Baltimore should not be on this list.
That would imply that Baltimore has 8 million in its metro also.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:47 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Once upon a time Philly but now it's a toss up between Boston (educational, medical, tech) and Washington DC (political, media).
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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D.C is the second most important, it has 8 million in its metro, over 30 fortune 500's i think (not sure back me up or correct me), the headquarters of tens of federal agencies and commanding area for the united states. Its defiently D.C.

After D.C it would be phil or boston. It always seems boston is more important than philadelphia but philadelphia is 3 times the size of boston in pop. and seems to have the same metro size. Boston has prestigious schools and many banking instutions not to mention more tourism.

The list for me would the following
1.NYC
2. D.C
Boston/Philadelphia
5. Baltimore
6. Pittsburgh
7. Buffalo
T8. Providence/Hartford/New Haven
11. Rochester/Reading/Scranton
14. Syracuse
15. ?????
I think this list is pretty much right--at least your first ten (I fixed your numbering). Personally, I'd take some small towns/cities over some of the mid-sized cities near the bottom, though (I love Annapolis, for example).
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