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View Poll Results: Charlotte or Staten Island
Charlotte 40 43.01%
Staten Island 53 56.99%
Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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I'd take sleepy Staten Island over Charlotte. At least you're close to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Hoboken, etc. With Charlotte you're close to what? Gastonia?
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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So why is Charlotte losing in this poll???

And I have been to Staten Island before...and I would much rather live there than Charlotte again
I can believe and understand that people may prefer Staten Island over Charlotte, however there's no way that it has "more to do", which was your claim.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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So why is Charlotte losing in this poll???
You think people are objective in C-D polls? That's funny.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:00 PM
 
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I'd take sleepy Staten Island over Charlotte. At least you're close to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Hoboken, etc. With Charlotte you're close to what? Gastonia?
The Appalachian mountains and some of the most popular beaches on the Atlantic coast.

In reality it's apples-to-oranges, since Staten Island is part of NYC. But when considering what each one has within its borders, it's not a bad comparison on paper. Truth is, very few people are familiar with the offerings of each to objectively cast a vote. But since when did that stop a C-D poll?
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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The Appalachian mountains and some of the most popular beaches on the Atlantic coast.

In reality it's apples-to-oranges, since Staten Island is part of NYC. But when considering what each one has within its borders, it's not a bad comparison on paper. Truth is, very few people are familiar with the offerings of each to objectively cast a vote. But since when did that stop a C-D poll?
The mountains and the shore are a pretty good distance from Charlotte. But I don't want to seem like I'm dissin' the town. I used to play in a Blues band traveling up and down the eastern seaboard and Charlotte was one of our stops. We used to play a great little roadhouse on the edge of town called the Double Door. So I've had some good times in Charlotte.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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The mountains and the shore are a pretty good distance from Charlotte.
I'm not suggesting that Charlotte is actually on the coast or in the mountains, but they are within daytrip driving distance. It's relative.

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But I don't want to seem like I'm dissin' the town. I used to play in a Blues band traveling up and down the eastern seaboard and Charlotte was one of our stops. We used to play a great little roadhouse on the edge of town called the Double Door. So I've had some good times in Charlotte.
Good to hear!
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:30 AM
 
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Charlotte tops Staten Island actually
This is just a popularity contest
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Charlotte tops Staten Island actually
This is just a popularity contest
I agree. The OP states Staten Island ALONE vs Charlotte. I have seen no reasons given yet for Staten Island to win this, especially by a two to one margin.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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You wouldn't catch me dead in Staten Island. It's a dump. I almost moved to Charlotte. Its really on a rise. It's really a nice town. And affordable. I mean I understand the sunbelt hate on this forum but c'mon, this poll can't be freakin serious. I mean its Staten Island. STATEN FRICKIN ISLAND we're talking about. Charlotte = fun, affordable, rising, good economy, endless activities, healthy people vs Staten Island = New Jersey's (a dump) dump.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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You wouldn't catch me dead in Staten Island. It's a dump. I almost moved to Charlotte. Its really on a rise. It's really a nice town. And affordable. I mean I understand the sunbelt hate on this forum but c'mon, this poll can't be freakin serious. I mean its Staten Island. STATEN FRICKIN ISLAND we're talking about. Charlotte = fun, affordable, rising, good economy, endless activities, healthy people vs Staten Island = New Jersey's (a dump) dump.
Dude I totally agree, some sunbelt cities are awesome in their own right like Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, San Diego, or Austin but I personally view Charlotte as sort of a cowtown.

By the way, New Jersey is awesome too. Some of the best suburbs in the nation and amazing access to Manhattan, not to mention Hoboken and Jersey City are a great alternative to living in New York.

I pick Staten Island, decent place I suppose but it's still in New York.
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