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View Poll Results: More connected?
New York-Philadelphia 37 60.66%
Chicago-Milwaukee 12 19.67%
Los Angeles-San Diego 12 19.67%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-01-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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No. Everything you've posted is opposite of what I've posted in this thread, and most of it is incoherent anyway-it's already evident.

The difference is I grew up in Philly and live there now, while you live in the middle of Pennsylvania, probably 5 hours away and have never lived here, much less know anything about it.

I just don't get why people feel the need to post so often and consistently on cities they know nothing about, and have no connection to.
Your CORRECTION IS?? Specifically on my posting? I mentioned more then once I am in the Susquehanna River Valley. It's 2 hours away from Philly. 5 hours from Philly puts you by Pittsburgh. So I could ask HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW PA?

But I know it merely is some of my perspectives and assessments I made of Philly you do not like FAVORING CHICAGO ON MOST THINGS. SORRY. But I always did give the why's.

The driving distance between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, driving time is approx. 4 hours, 54 minutes. Philly to Pittsburgh.
Source: Google Maps

Also here is a thread created to THANK Chicago and Complement it in a VISIT. You can read saying SOME OF THE SAME ASSESMENTS I MAKE. A regular Philly threads poster.

their post....thread
Just had a very positive visit to Chicago

EXERPTS OF THEIR POST;

"The subway system: outstanding! The airport (ORD) is extremely easy to navigate for being as big as it is, and the subway terminal in the airport is beautiful."

"The city is also highly walkable. I thought we'd need to use the subway more than we did, but it was such a pleasant walk that we ended up just walking for hours on two of our days, from one end of the city to the other."

"The housing architecture is stunning, especially around Old Town, but in many of the neighborhoods. We have some great architecture back East too, but you don't see houses in that specific design. And I loved the individuality of each house, in color and style. In West Philly around the University of Pennsylvania neighborhood, there are a lot of great old Victorian houses, with a lot of turrets and woodworking. But the houses were constructed block by block - so you'll see one style on every house on one block, a 3-decades-later style on every house in the next block, etc. You don't see the kind of wildly different look from house to house that I saw in Chicago."

"(It may sound like I'm anti-Philly in some of these comments, but I'm not - I adore Philadelphia"

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Old 06-01-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Why do people here have the idea that being connected is a good thing?
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:55 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Exactly. I don't get why everyone thinks LA and SD are so connected. It's very sparsely connected. A huge Military base in between the two and a lot of breaks in development. I have never been to Milwaukee, but judging by Google Maps, which was just updated, it looks like there are a lot of breaks in development between it and Chicago.

New York City and Philadelphia are almost seamlessly connected by development. There are a few smalls breaks in Mercer County, New Jersey, but this is also filling in quick with the recent growth of Princeton.
The military base is the ONLY break in development between the two.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Steeps, I disagree. I have family in Chicago, who often go to Milwaukee to spend the week-end. Not for Summerfest, but just various week-ends, usually in the summer. I don't live in Milwaukee, so they aren't coming to visit family. It's not just them, though. Many other of their friends frequent Milwaukee for a week-end getaway. Also, the Third Ward in Milwaukee has quite a few condos that have been sold to Chicago residents, who come up and live on many a week-end. I know this to be true, as I've talked to some when looking at real estate in the Third Ward. I guess none of us knows it all, but for you to say Milwaukee isn't brought up...maybe not by your acquaintances, but it certainly is by others.

There's this, too.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/artic...-milwaukee-now
That article is kinda funny...it's also a little misleading in spots. Take Vanguard, which has 3 main owners, one of which is my buddy Jimmy Hollywood (McCann), who was quoted in the article. Jim is in fact a part-owner in Longman & Eagle in Chicago as well; he does, in fact, think the Bayview neighborhood in Milwaukee reminds him of Logan Square in Chicago around the time he started L&E. But Jim is a Buffalo dude who spent a decade or so in Chicago before moving to Milwaukee. The other owners are Chris (as true-blue Milwaukee as it comes) and Shay, the sausage creator, who previously had been in another Bayview spot as chef (the excellent Odd Duck) and is Wisconsin through-and-through. There are some silent partners that are Wisconsin folks, as well. Also saw similar threads with other folks I know around town.

There certainly is connectedness due to proximity, but Chicago is considered a different thing entirely in Milwaukee, which is Wisconsin-Metro-concentrate. It's VERY "Wisconsin" in Milwaukee. But again, due to how close the cities are, and the size of Chicago relative to Milwaukee, Milwaukee attracts Chicagoans who prefer less hassle or more presumed charm, and Chicago attracts Milwaukeeans for bigger urban events and features. Neither really make a battle out of it (beyond sports), and neither treat the two cities as twins or even all that connected culturally.

To me, it seemed that Philly-NYC was very similar to CHI-MKE that way. LA-SD, similar as well in some ways. None of these cities are as connected as many seem to think, and all have their own identities. Good poll grouping, though, none stands way out as most obvious.

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Old 06-01-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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How the hell is the relationship between LA-SF in any way, shape or form, like PHL-NYC or CHI-MKE, considering that LA-SF are nearly 400 miles apart instead of less than 100?

You know how that sounds, right?
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:58 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Well I also saw this in the thread

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Originally Posted by stanley-88888888 View Post
heres how i group cities in my mind:
dc - baltimore
la - san fran
portland - seattle
dallas - houston
miami - orlando
nyc - philly
chicago - detroit
montreal - quebec

boston seems too isolated to have a sibling metro.
So there you go. I thought it was a continuation of that. Sorry about that.

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Old 06-01-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Gotcha, no prob! I fixed mine.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I can sense the Philadelphians salivating at the thought of a joint NYC/Philly CSA.
I can assure you 100% that most Philadelphians either have no idea about the possibility of NYC and Philly joining into one CSA, or just flat out do not care. NYC and Philly already share a symbiotic relationship as it is.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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I can assure you 100% that most Philadelphians either have no idea about the possibility of NYC and Philly joining into one CSA, or just flat out do not care. NYC and Philly already share a symbiotic relationship as it is.
I would go one step further and say that when the general Philly public here's about it, they will detest the whole thought of it...not sure why anybody would think that Philly is salivating about being joined with NY
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Los Angeles and San Diego feel the most alike architecturally and I would argue culturally well. Like it or not, San Diego is commonly thought of as LA's little brother, and haters who can't bring themselves to praise an aspect of the city (like the weather or laid back coastal vibe) often give the praise to San Diego instead.
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