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View Poll Results: Which one wins out of these two regions?
New York + Miami 66 60.55%
Los Angeles + Vegas 34 31.19%
Neither (explain) 9 8.26%
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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Just face the facts, the East coast is more dominant then the west coast for major cities + entertainment.

However the West Coast does come in 2nd , and get's an honorable mention.
Only a CityData poster would look at a list of second homes of individuals that primarily based in LA and declare that "west coast comes in 2nd".

Don't ever change, CityData.
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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Just face the facts, the East coast is more dominant then the west coast for major cities + entertainment.

However the West Coast does come in 2nd , and get's an honorable mention.
Ahaaa. So this was the ultimate goal when you grouped NYC with Miami. You wanted to declare eastcoast supremacy. You knew you couldn't do it grouping NYC with Atlantic City.
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Ahaaa. So this was the ultimate goal when you grouped NYC with Miami. You wanted to declare eastcoast supremacy. You knew you couldn't do it grouping NYC with Atlantic City.
I don't see what's wrong with grouping Miami with NYC together. They are far apart but still intimately connected, half of Miami Beach lives between those cities. You are much more likely to hear a NYC accent in MB than you are a southern one.

Now to those with private jets (2.5 hours) is very doable. Even people who fly commercial, the turnover is about 5 hours (2-3 hour flight, transportation to and from airport, gate security).

But most importantly it's a lifestyle.

In Los Angeles, the Las Vegas lifestyle is a weekend getaway, the Miami-NYC lifestyle is a winter getaway.
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Ahaaa. So this was the ultimate goal when you grouped NYC with Miami. You knew you couldn't do it grouping NYC with Atlantic City.
Atlantic City is a dump though. I can see why New Yorkers would want to easily bypass it for somewhere much further in Miami, Atlantic City is pretty bad man.

I don't personally know a single person in the Northeast that wants to be affiliated with a cesspool like that. Everyone I knew in Washington D.C. legitimately looked down on the place, I used to ask friends all the time if they wanted to go and none would ever say yes saying "I don't want to be stabbed on the boardwalk" or "ew, its ghetto."

Instead they were more than okay with taking trips to Baltimore with me (not to say all of Baltimore is rough but yeah compared to Washington, yeah), which speaks volumes on what Atlantic City is like. I did eventually check out Atlantic City and I must say, their disgust of the place checks out. It really does.

Atlantic City is the armpit of the Eastern Seaboard.

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Old 05-09-2015, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I don't see what's wrong with grouping Miami with NYC together. They are far apart but still intimately connected, half of Miami Beach lives between those cities. You are much more likely to hear a NYC accent in MB than you are a southern one.

Now to those with private jets (2.5 hours) is very doable. Even people who fly commercial, the turnover is about 5 hours (2-3 hour flight, transportation to and from airport, gate security).

But most importantly it's a lifestyle.

In Los Angeles, the Las Vegas lifestyle is a weekend getaway, the Miami-NYC lifestyle is a winter getaway.
Only 2-3% of Florida residents were born in New York, according to the Census. New Yorker presence is always over-exaggerated everywhere for some reason.

Nearly all people in Miami are refugees from Latin America.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:23 PM
 
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nyc/mia >>
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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nyc/mia >>
nyc/mia is better than nothing? On that we agree.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:56 AM
 
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Atlantic City is a dump though. I can see why New Yorkers would want to easily bypass it for somewhere much further in Miami, Atlantic City is pretty bad man.

I don't personally know a single person in the Northeast that wants to be affiliated with a cesspool like that. Everyone I knew in Washington D.C. legitimately looked down on the place, I used to ask friends all the time if they wanted to go and none would ever say yes saying "I don't want to be stabbed on the boardwalk" or "ew, its ghetto."

Instead they were more than okay with taking trips to Baltimore with me (not to say all of Baltimore is rough but yeah compared to Washington, yeah), which speaks volumes on what Atlantic City is like. I did eventually check out Atlantic City and I must say, their disgust of the place checks out. It really does.

Atlantic City is the armpit of the Eastern Seaboard.
People from NYC still go to AC anyway -- despite it being a total craphole. I've even heard people from NJ copy the Vegas saying, "What happens in Atlantic City, stays in Atlantic City." Yeesh...

What's more surprising is how despite all the gentrification in NYC & parts of NJ, it's amazing how AC just can't get it's act together. It's a gambling city with chain hotels and clubs located on a ocean (granted years and years of corruption in place.) I'm surprised there hasn't been more of a straightforward approach to bringing it back.
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:07 PM
 
Location: worldwide
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What's more surprising is how despite all the gentrification in NYC & parts of NJ, it's amazing how AC just can't get it's act together. It's a gambling city with chain hotels and clubs located on a ocean (granted years and years of corruption in place.) I'm surprised there hasn't been more of a straightforward approach to bringing it back.
I think the biggest problem with Atlantic city is that it's not a hot weather city.

Hot weather cities attract all the fun and people and entertainment.

If you gave Miami casinos in it's downtown like a strip I guarantee it would thrive.

Why? Because Miami is a warm weather city year round.

Hot weather brings out all the "fun aspects" of life.

Also being close to NYC doesn't help A/C either.
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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I think the biggest problem with Atlantic city is that it's not a hot weather city.

Hot weather cities attract all the fun and people and entertainment.

If you gave Miami casinos in it's downtown like a strip I guarantee it would thrive.

Why? Because Miami is a warm weather city year round.

Hot weather brings out all the "fun aspects" of life.

Also being close to NYC doesn't help A/C either.
Nah, the problem with Atlantic City is not weather at all. The problem with Atlantic City is that it is basically East Saint Louis, Gary, or Camden on a beach. Don't let the cutesy little monopoly themed boardwalk fool you, that place is a bloodbath waiting to happen. You have boarded dumpy former establishments and guys with switch blades waiting to exploit you of your money one way or another (assuming you don't get conned out of all your money at some of the sleazy casinos first). Yeah, have fun with that.

In no way, shape, nor form is Atlantic City a miniature coastal Las Vegas the way its supporters on this forum boost it as. It is more like a miniature, crimeridden, dirty, boarded up dump on a beach.

There is nothing like Las Vegas Boulevard in Atlantic City and there never will be, the place is essentially closing up shop and becoming even dumpier than it already is by the day.
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