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Old 02-15-2016, 10:16 PM
 
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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...the rest don't matter in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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Washington, DC
Boston
Philly
Baltimore
...the rest don't matter in the grand scheme of things.
True, but it would be interesting to rank them for that very reason. So where would Wilmington, Newark, Jersey City, Stamford, Hartford, Providence, etc. fall after the top five?
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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NYC
Washington, DC
Boston
Philly
Baltimore
...the rest don't matter in the grand scheme of things.
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True, but it would be interesting to rank them for that very reason. So where would Wilmington, Newark, Jersey City, Stamford, Hartford, Providence, etc. fall after the top five?
In the grand scheme of things, the other cities do matter, thank you very much. The smaller satellite cities of the region provide the Big 5 with human capital/money and are secondary centers for arts, entertainment, sports, etc. They also may provide unique services that are unavailable in the larger, more restrictive/priced out cities. My own city of Wilmington, for example, is a tax haven for pretty much every reputable (and un-reputable) business in this country. A majority of the Fortune 500 and megabanks that we throw around in C-D pissing contests legally set up shop here. We're actually called the domestic Cayman Islands and it has angered some folks. I'm sure the other cities Mutiny listed, along with others like Atlantic City, Trenton, etc., provide similar unique services.

What Makes Delaware an Onshore Tax Haven | Tax Justice Blog

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/bu...aven.html?_r=0

http://itep.org/itep_reports/2015/12...p#.VsS4MbQrLcs

As far as overall ranking, I'm not sure how I'd rack and stack "the rest". I would think Providence and Jersey City or Newark would be next in line, followed perhaps in another tier by Bridgeport/Hartford/Stamford, Trenton, Portland and Wilmington, with Atlantic City and others in the last tier.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:12 AM
 
Location: CA, NC, and currently FL
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I don't know why some people always forget Pittsburgh is a part of the Northeast.

Most people including the locals also consider it to be just like DC and Baltimore.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I don't know why some people always forget Pittsburgh is a part of the Northeast.

Most people including the locals also consider it to be just like DC and Baltimore.
Because Pittsburgh is in its own corner on the edge of the Northeast, and is identified more strongly with the Appalachian culture imo. Plus, I think this thread has shifted to specifically ranking the Northeastern cities directly in the BosWash corridor, which is what most people initially think of when they think Northeast. I always forget Buffalo and Erie are also technically part of the Northeast for this very same reason.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Arch City
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: CA, NC, and currently FL
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Because Pittsburgh is in its own corner on the edge of the Northeast, and is identified more strongly with the Appalachian culture imo. Plus, I think this thread has shifted to specifically ranking the Northeastern cities directly in the BosWash corridor, which is what most people initially think of when they think Northeast. I always forget Buffalo and Erie are also technically part of the Northeast for this very same reason.
It was kind of a rhetorical question. I was already aware of all that.

Appalachia is a subregion at best. There are actually people that debate whether Pittsburgh can truly be considered a part of it anyways.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I'm surprised you didn't put Boston on the bottom.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:46 AM
 
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I don't know why some people always forget Pittsburgh is a part of the Northeast.
You're right; I'm guilty of often equating "northeastern" with the northeastern corridor. Cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Springfield, etc. are often left out as well.
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