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View Poll Results: Stronger identity?
Seattle 10 20.41%
Washington, DC 6 12.24%
Philadelphia 12 24.49%
Boston 21 42.86%
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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I don't know too many New Yorkers who claim Atlanta as their hometown or otherwise try to distance themselves from NYC. New York-ness (?) seems to be a badge of honor people love to wear as they move from one place to another. It's also something people seem to embrace when they move to NYC from some town in the Midwest.

In New York, I get the sense that many transplants want to be thought of or at least be indistinguishable from natives. In Atlanta, New York natives seem to go out of their way to make it known they are not from Atlanta.
I do find that many people from NYC wear it as a badge of honor. I also personally know people who were born and raised in NYC and never claim it. That goes for just about any city actually. However, ATL (in my experience) has NYC beat when it comes to people claiming a city as their own.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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I do find that many people from NYC wear it as a badge of honor. I also personally know people who were born and raised in NYC and never claim it. That goes for just about any city actually. However, ATL (in my experience) has NYC beat when it comes to people claiming a city as their own.
Can't dispute your experience but that's a bit difficult to imagine. Native NYC'ers can be obnoxious when it comes to reminding people where they are from in a way that Atlantans just aren't.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:10 AM
 
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In order

Philly
Boston/DC
Seattle
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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Can't dispute your experience but that's a bit difficult to imagine. Native NYC'ers can be obnoxious when it comes to reminding people where they are from in a way that Atlantans just aren't.
NYCers are possibly the most obnoxious of any people on earth when it comes to reminding people where they're from, but there are people from NYC that just don't like NYC for whatever reason. That's true for any city.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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In order

Philly
Boston/DC
Seattle
Why Boston/DC instead of Boston/Philly?
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:34 AM
 
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Why Boston/DC instead of Boston/Philly?
DC's identity seems to come more so from the function of the city that the people of that city. Philly and Boston's identity comes from the people.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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DC's identity seems to come more so from the function of the city that the people of that city. Philly and Boston's identity comes from the people.
I completely agree (people + history), which is why Philly and Boston are tied for first for me. DC is next, then Seattle.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Can't dispute your experience but that's a bit difficult to imagine. Native NYC'ers can be obnoxious when it comes to reminding people where they are from in a way that Atlantans just aren't.
I also think NYC is different in that there's a concept of becoming a "real" New Yorker. I'm not sure what it would mean to become a "real" Atlantan, but if it means becoming more Southern in disposition, then that's something many northerners will consciously resist.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_krcajJpMlA
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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What it means to be an Atlantan (in this day and age) is to have ties somewhere else. One parent or both in my opinion. A real Atlantan has long time roots in the area but they are vastly outnumbered. I'm not even from NY but that video made me cringe because all of those people are celebrating being a high-level poser.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:59 AM
 
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Soda nor Whoopie Pies are from Philly

Boston has (or invented): Fluffernutters, Fried Clams, Steamers, Clam Bake, Stuffed Clams, Lobster, Lobster Pie, Clam Chowder, American Chop Suey, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Porter House Steaks, Boston Cream Pie, Boston Baked Beans, Cranberry everything, etc.
Philly has Scrapple, Cheesesteaks, Strombolli, Pork Sandwich, and Funnel Cake
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