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Old 12-04-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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Which major cities do you think are the cleanest and dirtiest in America? I'm talking in terms of a combination of street cleanliness, air quality, etc..

I think we all know which city is the dirtiest. Give some other cities besides the obvious ones.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Clean: Washington, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Seattle (these are probably the "big five" for clean + major city).

Dirty: Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco (by far)
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Boston and DC are pretty clean, of course have a little bit of grit in certain areas.

Los Angeles is very dirty / gritty. New York seems to have a lot of polish, and a lot of grit (it's NYC it has everything hah). San Francisco is similar to NYC in that it is about half and half.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Clean: Washington, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Seattle (these are probably the "big five" for clean + major city).

Dirty: Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco (by far)
Nice list but forgetting NYC in the most dirty list is like forgeting Rhode Island in a smallest states list.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Which major cities do you think are the cleanest and dirtiest in America? I'm talking in terms of a combination of street cleanliness, air quality, etc..

I think we all know which city is the dirtiest. Give some other cities besides the obvious ones.
What city?
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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I'm surprised to see San Fran on the dirtiest list. It's been a long time since I've been out there but I remember it as pretty clean and pretty nice. Except for the "Tenderloin" which was the pits.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Nice list but forgetting NYC in the most dirty list is like forgeting Rhode Island in a smallest states list.
I remember when I was a kid visiting New York, I never liked it and part of it was because it was so dirty. I was there 6 weeks ago and the place looks damn clean nowadays, at least in Manhattan. I went all over Manhattan- it's actually very clean with a few hints of grit every now and then. The subway (S line) was another story- New York could use some work cleaning that up. Across the river into New Jersey- it becomes hella gritty. The Bronx is very gritty & dirty too.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I remember when I was a kid visiting New York, I never liked it and part of it was because it was so dirty. I was there 6 weeks ago and the place looks damn clean nowadays, at least in Manhattan. I went all over Manhattan- it's actually very clean with a few hints of grit every now and then. The subway (S line) was another story- New York could use some work cleaning that up. Across the river into New Jersey- it becomes hella gritty.

Weird story about that, everytime I look at the map visually Rhode Island always looks at least a smidgen larger than Delaware but then their Wikipedia pages disprove it- Delaware is twice the size of Rhode Island.

Manhattan was surprisingly clean when I last visited New York. On the other hand, Brooklyn looked like it was covered with a 100 year old layer of grit.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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NYC! when you walk through the streets on a sunny day in midtown or wherever you will smell pee, garbage on the streets from people looking through trash for food!
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Austin, D.C. and Charlotte are all very clean.
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