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View Poll Results: More culturally northeastern?
Boston 31 77.50%
NYC 9 22.50%
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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A lot of the Northeast isn't really diverse though. Outside of Boston, NYC, and Philly, it's vastly white. Compare that to the South and West where minorities live outside of the cities as well.
The state of New Jersey is 43% latino, black, asian and multi-racial.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
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I voted for Boston. I tend to think of New York as it's own thing, independent of it's location in the country.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:26 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I dunno. I just figured if people could do a "more southern" thread then they should also be able to do a "more northeastern" thread.
Well, Boston is more north AND more eastern!
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:30 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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A lot of the Northeast isn't really diverse though. Outside of Boston, NYC, and Philly, it's vastly white. Compare that to the South and West where minorities live outside of the cities as well.
I don't know about that. New Jersey, which is outside of New York and Philadelphia has a higher-than-average black population by percentage. I live in a small (pop. 1200) town in New Jersey near the ocean, about 45 miles from Manhattan. I am white, but neither next-door neighbor is. One family is black, the other is Asian. They are not the only black and Asian families in the neighborhood, either.

Admittedly, there are many wealthy suburbs of NYC in NJ that are largely white. On the other hand, Alpine, one of the richest zip codes in the country, claims as residents Chris Rock and Mary J. Blige, among other wealthy African-Americans.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:33 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Liberal politics and diversity are not things I think of with regards to the Northeast. Those are more West Coast hallmarks imo.

As far as wealth, everywhere in the country has lots of wealth.

For me, when I think "Northeast", I think:
-Cold, Snow, Ice
-Early US history
-Crude accents
-Old Money, Old families
-Old, Urban cities & Urban blight
-Old banks and & the finance industry establishment
-Ivy League
-Pizza

Obviously this is overly simplistic, and there are city-specific aspects, but regionally I think the above is about right.
Hey, some of us here are old families, NO money!

People from other parts of the country always have weird perceptions. There's a woman working at the CVS who moved here from the PNW because her husband is in the Coast Guard. She said she was shocked that New Jersey was "so green".
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:38 AM
 
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A lot of the Northeast isn't really diverse though. Outside of Boston, NYC, and Philly, it's vastly white. Compare that to the South and West where minorities live outside of the cities as well.
I think that's more true of suburban and rural New England than NY, NJ, and PA.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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New Jersey's demographics have undergone a pretty big change though. Just 45 years ago, it was 85% non-hispanic white and 11% black.

I'm guessing that is the New Jersey a lot of people still remember. lol.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:59 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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New Jersey's demographics have undergone a pretty big change though. Just 45 years ago, it was 85% non-hispanic white and 11% black.

I'm guessing that is the New Jersey a lot of people still remember. lol.
True. I am 56 years old and have lived in NJ all my life. My parents raised me not to be prejudiced, and that was easy to do because we didn't actually ever SEE any black people.

Wait, I do remember my grandmother running to the window and exclaiming, "There's a colored lady walking down the street!" I went and looked, thinking I was going to see a person who was all different colors. There was just this dark-skinned woman in a white uniform. I guess she was a nurse going to someone's house.

Hispanic/Latino people were even harder to find.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I am waiting for a which one is more Southern Boston or NYC thread to come along? Please somebody make one lol
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I guess it's fair to say NYC is the Northeast, but it's not "Deep North" like Boston. There are parts of the metro that have that Virginia vibe moreso than a Northeastern vibe.
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