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View Poll Results: What city and/or metropolitan region is the 'Face of North America'?
New York (Greater New York) 78 50.98%
Mexico City (the Mexico City metropolitan area) 3 1.96%
Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles) 9 5.88%
Chicago (Greater Chicago) 21 13.73%
Washington D.C. or Baltimore (the DMV MSA AND/OR Greater Washington DC-Baltimore)) 4 2.61%
San Francisco, San Jose, or Oakland (the San Francisco Bay Area) 1 0.65%
Toronto (Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area AND/OR Greater Golden Horseshoe) 8 5.23%
Boston (Greater Boston) 1 0.65%
Dallas or Fort Worth (the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex) 2 1.31%
Houston (Greater Houston) 3 1.96%
Miami or Fort Lauderdale (the South Florida Metropolis) 0 0%
Atlanta (Greater Atlanta 1 0.65%
Philadelphia (Greater Philadelphia) 2 1.31%
Montreal (Montreal metropolitan region) 2 1.31%
Detroit or Windsor (Metro Detroit-Windsor Region) 2 1.31%
Seattle (the Pudget Sound Region) 1 0.65%
San Diego or Tijuana (the San Diego/Tijuana binational conurbation) 1 0.65%
Guadalajara (Greater Guadalajara) 0 0%
Monterrey (Greater Monterrey) 1 0.65%
Phoenix (the Valley of the Sun Region) 1 0.65%
Vancouver (Greater Vancouver) 0 0%
Minneapolis or Saint Paul (the Twin Cities metropolitan area) 1 0.65%
Denver (Greater Denver) 1 0.65%
Portland (Greater Portland) 0 0%
Tampa (the Tampa Bay Area) 0 0%
Orlando (Greater Orlando) 0 0%
Cleveland (Greater Cleveland) 1 0.65%
Saint Louis (Metro Saint Louis) 1 0.65%
Puebla (the Puebla metropolitan area) 0 0%
New Orleans (the New Orleans metropolitan area) 0 0%
Las Vegas (Greater Las Vegas) 0 0%
Calgary (the Calgary metropolitan area) 0 0%
Ottawa (the Canadian National Capital Region) 0 0%
Cincinnati (the Cincinnati metropolitan area) 0 0%
Pittsburgh (the Pittsburgh metropolitan area) 0 0%
Charlotte (the Metrolina Region) 1 0.65%
San Antonio (Greater San Antonio) 0 0%
Salt Lake City (Greater Salt Lake) 1 0.65%
Austin (Greater Austin) 0 0%
Sacramento (Greater Sacramento) 1 0.65%
Columbus (Greater Columbus) 0 0%
Indianapolis (Greater Indianapolis) 0 0%
Louisville (the Louisville metropolitan area) 3 1.96%
Kansas City (Greater Kansas City) 2 1.31%
Other 0 0%
Voters: 153. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-26-2017, 11:36 AM
 
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Here is my thing....does NYC really represent what the country is REALLY like all over? Is the majority of the country full of skyscrapers, urban, walkable, transit filled, dynamic, international?

Or is some mid sized Midwest or Southern city/town more representative? Why are people being picked on for voting for some of the smaller or medium large cities?

Here is how I think of it...when I went to Italy, I found Sienna and Florence to be more like the rest of the country than Rome. Rome was more like DC or Boston with historic ruins.

Anymore, I think somewhere like ST Louis MSA is the best representation of what America, all over the country, is like. To me, the world class cities like NYC, London, Shanghai, Tokyo....they have as much in common with each other as they are the "face of their country." Besides the obvious cultural differences, these places are almost more like each other than NYC is like cream cheese, Nebraska.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:09 PM
 
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I'd like to know why people voted Cleveland and St Louis. I can only guess they voted for the 2 because that's where they're from and they're intending to give their city recognition.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Here is my thing....does NYC really represent what the country is REALLY like all over? Is the majority of the country full of skyscrapers, urban, walkable, transit filled, dynamic, international?

Or is some mid sized Midwest or Southern city/town more representative? Why are people being picked on for voting for some of the smaller or medium large cities?

Here is how I think of it...when I went to Italy, I found Sienna and Florence to be more like the rest of the country than Rome. Rome was more like DC or Boston with historic ruins.

Anymore, I think somewhere like ST Louis MSA is the best representation of what America, all over the country, is like. To me, the world class cities like NYC, London, Shanghai, Tokyo....they have as much in common with each other as they are the "face of their country." Besides the obvious cultural differences, these places are almost more like each other than NYC is like cream cheese, Nebraska.
I agree with this.

New York is an aberration in the USA. As is London in the UK and Tokyo in Japan, etc. These cities do not actually represent what the country looks or feels like.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I'd like to know why people voted Cleveland and St Louis. I can only guess they voted for the 2 because that's where they're from and they're intending to give their city recognition.
See Peter1948's post.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I agree with this.

New York is an aberration in the USA. As is London in the UK and Tokyo in Japan, etc. These cities do not actually represent what the country looks or feels like.
Generic city like Indy and Columbus would do
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:22 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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New York is the undisputed representative of all American cities like it or not. In certain countries they will refer to America as "New York". Ohio or Indiana doesn't represent the entire country either, nor do the Rocky Mountains. America is just a very large country. NYC is infinitely more dominant than any other city, metro, or region of the United States all by itself, THIS is NOT an aberration.

Now I can understand if "abroad" another face of the USA is cowboys, country westerns, and apple pie, but none of this is relegated to really one specific city. Nobody in Pakistan thinks Cleveland or St Louis is the face of the North American continent. It's just that simple.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Pittsburgh because its the best city in the US
While I agree , being the best isn't the same as the most important.
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Go run your car without gas.
Are you grogers? Have you ever left the state of Texas?
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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I actually live in Chicago.
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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I'm from Dallas, TX, but I'm not participating in this poll b/c it's stupid.
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