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View Poll Results: More culturally northeastern?
Boston 31 77.50%
NYC 9 22.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-04-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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This thread is in the same vein as the Atlanta vs DC thread. Which city is more northeastern from a cultural perspective?
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:44 AM
 
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What's Northeastern culture? It could be see as a very urban, fast paced lifestyle. Or it could be seen as a very WASP, Ivy league country club lifestyle.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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What's Northeastern culture? It could be see as a very urban, fast paced lifestyle. Or it could be seen as a very WASP, Ivy league country club lifestyle.
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.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:00 AM
 
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I voted for Boston because I feel New York, being such a melting pot, is more removed culturally from the rest of the region, I think.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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Shouldn't we compare the classic traits most people on C-D say are Northeastern?

-Liberal politics
-Wealth
-Diversity
-White collar
-Public transit
-Educational attainment
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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New York City is the quintessential northeast city, simply because it is by far the largest and wealthiest city in the northeast.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:35 AM
 
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Both are quintessential Northeastern cities, hard to really say one is more NE than the other. Sort of like asking which is more southern: Atlanta or Charlotte? Both are core southern cities with lots of transplants.

If I had to chose, I would pick NYC by a hair. Just for the fact that it straddles the NE's New England/Mid-Atlantic sub-divide. NYC's Conn suburbs (and to a lesser extent Westchester and Suffolk Counties) are more typically New England. While the Jersey suburbs (and Brooklyn) are pure Mid-Atlantic.

The Richmond-Raleigh comparison seems more like asking which is more Northeastern: Baltimore or Erie, PA. (The Atl-DC one just seemed silly). Erie PA is clearly in a core NE state, but at the fringe and doesn't have a lot of the attributes associated with the NE: immigration, density, liberal values, high COL, etc. Baltimore has those attributes, but has a slightly southern vibe.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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Shouldn't we compare the classic traits most people on C-D say are Northeastern?

-Liberal politics
-Wealth
-Diversity
-White collar
-Public transit
-Educational attainment
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.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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Shouldn't we compare the classic traits most people on C-D say are Northeastern?

-Liberal politics
-Wealth
-Diversity
-White collar
-Public transit
-Educational attainment
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 industy establishment
-Ivy League
-Pizza

Obviously this is overly simplistic, and there are city-specific aspects, but regionally I think the above is about right.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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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 industy establishment
-Ivy League
-Pizza

Obviously this is overly simplistic, and there are city-specific aspects, but regionally I think the above is about right.
Then the answer's clearly Boston, right?

-Most prestigious Ivy
-Upper class "Brahmin" accent
-Cabots, Lodges, Adams, Lowells, etc.
-Nantucket, Cape Cod, the Vineyard, etc.
-Epicenter of Yankeedom
-More white collar than NYC

Seems like Boston crushes NYC in this matchup.
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