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View Poll Results: which city is the capital of the south?
Atlanta 555 53.42%
New Orleans 28 2.69%
Houston 113 10.88%
Dallas 41 3.95%
Miami 39 3.75%
Austin 8 0.77%
San Antonio 12 1.15%
Charlotte 34 3.27%
other 48 4.62%
there is no capital 161 15.50%
Voters: 1039. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-30-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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That title belongs to the Miami. ATL has never been known as NYC of the south. Maybe Detroit of the South.
Oh yes it has. Just because YOU have never heard it doesn't make it true. New Orleans and Charleston in the 1800s were also called the New York of the South.

Georgia has been known as the "Empire State of the South." That's why there's a miniature Statue of Liberty on the Georgia state capitol.

From a 2006 article at msnbc.com:

“A-Town,” “ATL, Georgia,” “The New York of the South,” “The Los Angeles of the South” – whatever you call it there’s no question that Atlanta is one of the most popular cities in the world to do business. With a wide range of attractions, restaurants and entertainment options set among the dogwoods and azaleas, it’s also a great place to take a day off. With the following 24-hour itinerary, you should be able to get a good taste of what “The Big Peach,” as it’s also called, is all about.

 
Old 12-30-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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ATL is known as "Black Mecca" and lots of rappers and rnb artist come or go there to get in the business, just like Detroit in the 50s and 60s. Not speaking of the Detroit as of Today.
I see . I thought you were talking about something different.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Oh yes it has. Just because YOU have never heard it doesn't make it true. New Orleans and Charleston in the 1800s were also called the New York of the South.

Georgia has been known as the "Empire State of the South." That's why there's a miniature Statue of Liberty on the Georgia state capitol.

From a 2006 article at msnbc.com:

“A-Town,” “ATL, Georgia,” “The New York of the South,” “The Los Angeles of the South” – whatever you call it there’s no question that Atlanta is one of the most popular cities in the world to do business. With a wide range of attractions, restaurants and entertainment options set among the dogwoods and azaleas, it’s also a great place to take a day off. With the following 24-hour itinerary, you should be able to get a good taste of what “The Big Peach,” as it’s also called, is all about.
I've heard the same thing about Houston, but I don't take it serious and go around as if it's something to be proud of. I'd rather Houston be 'Houston of the south" than New York of the South, I find slogans like that corny.

Besides how the hell can you be New York and Los Angels of the south, that makes no sense.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Miami cant compare to Atlanta. Atlanta has a lot of educated folks, you all have upper class, middle class, lower class... you all have blacks, whites, small hispanic population, asian, indian, etc...

Miami is either super rich, or 3rd world country-ish. Nobody speaks english and people are rude as hell man!
 
Old 12-30-2008, 01:37 PM
 
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I've heard the same thing about Houston, but I don't take it serious and go around as if it's something to be proud of. I'd rather Houston be 'Houston of the south" than New York of the South, I find slogans like that corny.

Besides how the hell can you be New York and Los Angels of the south, that makes no sense.
Nonetheless, you were wrong when you said "ATL has never been known as NYC of the south." That's all I was trying to say. I'm not here to defend the appelation, just to set things straight.

Frankly I don't think it's much of an honor to be called the "New York of the South" either. And I think it's downright insulting to call a place the "Los Angeles of the South" too.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Atlanta
 
Old 12-30-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Miami cant compare to Atlanta. Atlanta has a lot of educated folks, you all have upper class, middle class, lower class... you all have blacks, whites, small hispanic population, asian, indian, etc...

Miami is either super rich, or 3rd world country-ish. Nobody speaks english and people are rude as hell man!
Miami is more diverse than Atlanta......
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Besides how the hell can you be New York and Los Angels of the south, that makes no sense.
I laughed.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:16 PM
 
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If Atlanta did not exist the aforementioned cities would still be booming metros. Atlanta you are began to drink the Kim koolaid from the Housewives of Atlanta.

New Orleans is exempt because it has and still is influencing every city in the South with its culture. It is the grandpa city of the South.
 
Old 12-30-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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New Orleans is exempt because it has and still is influencing every city in the South with its culture.
How does New Orleans influence, say, Charlotte, Charleston, or Richmond with its culture?
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