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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 02-27-2013, 08:24 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.
You know a person is totally biased when... healthy people is given as one of the arguments to compare places. WHAT THE F????

Even if we take this poster seriously, Charlotte has a higher percentage of obese people compared to Staten Island.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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You know a person is totally biased when... healthy people is given as one of the arguments to compare places. WHAT THE F????

Even if we take this poster seriously, Charlotte has a higher percentage of obese people compared to Staten Island.
Also, Staten Island is not a dump. Most of it is pretty suburban with some nice leafy neighborhoods like you find in expensive suburbs.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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What kind of comparison is this? Staten Island is NYC, well part of NYC.. What the hell is Charlotte..? a city in the middle of nowhere. They are two totally different worlds. You have a little downtown area like most of the cities out there are like and once you leave that area it goes into a boring sprawl and everything is all spread out where you have to drive far to get to wherever you need to go?? (no walkability) That's not urban at all. Then a place like Staten Island majority of it is mostly urban more to the north shore, some neighborhoods have more of a suburban feel but everything is close together, pretty congested tight areas. Its small enough to get around easily despite the traffic you have to sit in most of the day but compared to other boroughs like Manhattan and Brooklyn it may seem more suburban or residential. I don't see any comparison with any city really, its a one of a kind island.

Just riding an Mta bus or train and then taking the ferry alone is more adventurous and interesting (due to the different people you encounter nut jobs in NY) then anything you can do in a place like Charlotte. I don't feel like these other cities are exciting places to live. In fact no one should be comparing any sunbelt city or anything in the south to a borough of NYC. Its a cultural shocking difference.. big time. At least here, even if you live in Staten Island and sometimes you need to leave and get off the island because you get bored or just want to hang out or shop elsewhere, there's Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey all next store if you want to go somewhere different.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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SI for me! The culture in Charlotte is not tolerable.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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What kind of comparison is this? Staten Island is NYC, well part of NYC.. What the hell is Charlotte..? a city in the middle of nowhere. They are two totally different worlds. You have a little downtown area like most of the cities out there are like and once you leave that area it goes into a boring sprawl and everything is all spread out where you have to drive far to get to wherever you need to go?? (no walkability) That's not urban at all. Then a place like Staten Island majority of it is mostly urban more to the north shore, some neighborhoods have more of a suburban feel but everything is close together, pretty congested tight areas. Its small enough to get around easily despite the traffic you have to sit in most of the day but compared to other boroughs like Manhattan and Brooklyn it may seem more suburban or residential. I don't see any comparison with any city really, its a one of a kind island.

Just riding an Mta bus or train and then taking the ferry alone is more adventurous and interesting (due to the different people you encounter nut jobs in NY) then anything you can do in a place like Charlotte. I don't feel like these other cities are exciting places to live. In fact no one should be comparing any sunbelt city or anything in the south to a borough of NYC. Its a cultural shocking difference.. big time. At least here, even if you live in Staten Island and sometimes you need to leave and get off the island because you get bored or just want to hang out or shop elsewhere, there's Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey all next store if you want to go somewhere different.
Us being in the middle of no where sure seems to attract a hell of a lot more people than SI. But ok.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: NYC Metro
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this is prolly the most off topic incomparable thread i seen, i vote si, but dont wan be surrounded by all that water tho when sandy 2 happens
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:55 AM
 
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Us being in the middle of no where sure seems to attract a hell of a lot more people than SI. But ok.

Your right.. of course it attracts a lot of different people from around the country. Its a lot cheaper in housing, taxes, insurance, you afford more for your money, cheaper in every way even essentials are much cheaper when you go to a store. Who wouldn't want to live there..? Living the simple life down there. If everyone could afford it they would live around here in NY. Why do you think the natives from Staten Island are fleeing to NJ, FL and even the Carolinas etc... to get the hell out of this over priced city. The only people that are moving here now a days are from Brooklyn, here and there manhattan, some yuppies in the downtown area of Staten Island (most desirable) and immigrants, people off the boat. There is a reason why its the most expensive city in the country..? More excitement, more amenities, more lively much more accessible to everything. Living in any other state is foreign n a whole another world compared to NY.. Doesn't matter the borough.. Even crossing the bridge into NJ to live is like pulling teeth.. Imagine NC.. or anywhere in the south?. Its kind of scary. major cultural shock.

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Old 05-24-2013, 03:05 AM
 
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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.
Ridiculous. Don't drag New Jersey into this. And last time I checked, Staten Island is a NYC borough no matter how much the other 4 don't want it to be. Trying to pass it off on New Jersey, nice. It's been New York's since it was circumvented in under 24 hours along with the rest of the NYC islands when state borders were forming. Not even worth touching the "NJ's a dump" part.

I voted Staten Island mostly because of its proximity to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, and New Jersey attractions. The island isn't all bad, though. It is certainly diverse with distinct neighborhoods ranging from poorer to wealthier areas with all types of demographics. There is the large Staten Island Mall along with some great restaurants (I'm thinking some pretty good Italian food…) as well as a lot of park areas and attractions from beaches to Historic Richmond Town I think it's called. Much of Staten Island is actually pretty wooded and suburban.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:28 AM
 
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What kind of comparison is this? Staten Island is NYC, well part of NYC.. What the hell is Charlotte..? a city in the middle of nowhere.
Charlotte is hardly "in the middle of nowhere," whatever that's supposed to mean anyway.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:38 AM
 
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Much of Staten Island is actually pretty wooded and suburban.
Agreed with everything you said until you got to this part? I think you are mistaken with a part of Jersey you live in. Staten Island is mostly urban compared to NJ.. Unless your talking about the areas more on the south shore, that's more suburban/residential . Wooded? You must be speaking about the greenbelt areas in the middle that cannot be built on and the park areas.. those areas are just cut through from one side of the island to another part. Once you pass those areas in the middle of island cutting through your in pretty urban areas north and mid island, south shore not as much.. depending on neighborhood. Even south shore areas are pretty built up. A bunch of row houses with hardly any parking.. some neighborhoods better than others..
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