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Old 02-16-2019, 11:30 PM
 
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What cities' downtown hustles and bustles now like in the 40's and 50's with all the shopping and errands done downtown, and people go downtown for just about everything? In other words, its downtown still has its mojo and never lost it. Cities I can think of: New York and San Francisco.
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Old Yesterday, 10:10 AM
 
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Boston is pretty busy and has always managed to stay pretty active.
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Old Yesterday, 10:19 AM
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DC is bustling, as-is Boston and of course Chicago.

For up and comer cities in the sunbelt, I think Miami and Nashville's downtowns are decently bustling, but not on the level of a Chicago or DC really.
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Old Yesterday, 10:25 AM
 
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I wasn't around in the 40s or 50s, but if I'd have a guess probably NYC, SF, and Chicago for starters.
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Old Yesterday, 10:34 AM
 
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Definitely NYC and probably Boston also.
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Old Yesterday, 11:05 AM
 
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I wasn't around in the 40s or 50s, but if I'd have a guess probably NYC, SF, and Chicago for starters.
Meant this kind of hustle and bustle: begins at 4.02 mins. in the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO9J91V_ETE
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Old Yesterday, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Meant this kind of hustle and bustle: begins at 4.02 mins. in the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO9J91V_ETE
That's cool footage and really interesting how times have changed. I'm not too familiar with downtown Dallas but a few of those blocks back then looked pretty urban. How times have changed in some places.

I still maintain the NYC, Chicago, and SF - probably Boston too. I actually wouldn't be surprised if it's greater today in downtown Chicago than back then.
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Old Yesterday, 11:27 AM
 
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Another good examples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wojyMExuxes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvdpnj9kB84 SF and Chi in the 50's
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Old Yesterday, 11:34 AM
 
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^ Nice. Here's one I found for Chicago in the 1940s. It was big back then and even bigger today as it's expanded quite a bit:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvdpnj9kB84

Michigan Avenue from a few years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsDO83Tdk-A
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