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View Poll Results: DOES DC HAVE MORE IN COMMON WITH NYC OR ATLANTA
NYC 38 36.89%
ATLANTA 65 63.11%
Voters: 103. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-30-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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A guy from Philly telling me that I should be cleaning up my city..
Indeed. After the ass that Baltimore just made of itself in front of the entire world, you would think that city wouldn't have any posters left on C-D.

 
Old 04-30-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Indeed. After the ass that Baltimore just made of itself in front of the entire world, you would think that city wouldn't have any posters left on C-D.
You let me know when you find a poster on C-D that made that mess. Again, you're from Philly what's your excuse?
 
Old 04-30-2015, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Anyways, let's get back to discussing the three cities that are the topic of the thread: Atlanta, New York City and Washington, DC.
 
Old 04-30-2015, 10:34 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Anyways, let's get back to discussing the three cities in the thread: Atlanta, New York City and Washington, DC.
You're the reason it went off topic in the first place, genius. Now that I look at your earlier posts, you've already brought Baltimore up in this thread...
 
Old 04-30-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Speaking of Italians, though, there are more Italians on Long Island than there are in DC, Maryland and Georgia combined. So I guess that's something else that makes DC more similar to Atlanta than NY.
 
Old 04-30-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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DC is very similar to Atlanta outside of thier respective city limits. It's good in a sense to have hidden gems all over your metro.
 
Old 04-30-2015, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Randolph, MA
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DC is very similar to Atlanta outside of thier respective city limits. It's good in a sense to have hidden gems all over your metro.
For two different reasons though. DC has a smaller footprint(?) so it has to have Alexandria and Bethesda, naturally.

IIRC, Atlanta has more prosperous satellites to the north due to a mixture of zoning, xenophobia and gerrymandering...

I'm probably wrong but please let me know.
 
Old 04-30-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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Or, how about next time, you actually give criteria like "metro area" or "city propers." Instead, you have half the people in this thread debating metro area and the other half debating city proper. Half the people are debating demographics and the other half are debating urban design. You need to be specific when you make threads so people know what you're comparing. Isn't that in the city-data.com instructions. People are all over the place in this thread because you didn't actually give any criteria.
We all know that cities are compared by the ENTIRE city - not the arbitrary city limits. That is an outdated idea that doesn't hold water in 2015 due to the arbitrary nature of city limits. People know what is being discussed here.

I never knew that DC posters were so touchy about their city...I think they do and this is just a couple of members with inferiority complexes. DC is a great city and is very unique in the U.S., so if it were my city I would have enough confidence in it to discuss ideas like this one without the aggressiveness and anger found in this thread. It's ridiculous.
 
Old 04-30-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: 98004 / 30327
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For two different reasons though. DC has a smaller footprint(?) so it has to have Alexandria and Bethesda, naturally.

IIRC, Atlanta has more prosperous satellites to the north due to a mixture of zoning, xenophobia and gerrymandering...

I'm probably wrong but please let me know.
Yeah that's pretty much how some of those towns started but, today, they are very diverse and far from xenophobic. Probably the most diverse cities in the metro.

Alexandria used to be part of D.C. proper. It didn't start that way, obviously, but for a time, it was part of the district's "perfect square", per George Washington's design. I'm not sure how much it grew or prospered during those years but it was a success long before it was absorbed into D.C.

And I think it's safe to say, unless otherwise specified, that when people talk about cities on City-Data, they're referring to the metro area.
 
Old 04-30-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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Wow, 7 pages already today. People are really serious about their city not being mentioned in the same breath as Atlanta. They are both great American cities with (apparently from all of the similarities mentioned here) a lot in common. I don't see the problem.

Another similarity: DC has the largest concentration of federal agencies in the U.S. Atlanta has the second largest.
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