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View Poll Results: New York City vs Hong Kong
New York City 36 53.73%
Hong Kong 31 46.27%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-24-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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Culture is definitely a part of the equation, but I think the OP wanted the full picture - that does include how the city looks.
Which means he also wanted to note culture.

 
Old 10-24-2008, 09:12 PM
 
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Jesus, who cares about skylines.

Which city is the most impressive, especially in terms of culture?
New York definetely wins in this category. Its one of the top cities along with London, Paris, Toronto, LA, Moscow etc. For instance:

The Metropolitian Museum of Art was founded in 1870 and includes art from most of the old European masters. It has art dating from ancient times (including an entrie Egyptian temple), medieval (The Cloisters), Modern, African, and Asian - including an extensive Chinese collection.
Like the British Museum and the Louvre in Paris they able to collect alot of masterpieces from around the world before nationalism began to make collecting difficult.

There are also more a dozen other NY art museums including The Whitney, The Guggenheim, The Museum of Modern Art (large in its own right), the Frick Collection, Brooklyn Musuem and the Museum of the American Indian.

In contrast The Hong Kong Musuem of Art was founded in 1962 and consits primarily of Chinese pieces. They are trying to expand into other art but face a lot of competition from other museums when artwork goes up for auction.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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Perhaps I should mention the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the "Big 5" (NY, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia & Cleveland). It is one of the most well regarded orchestras in the world - and one of the oldest dating to 1842, the same year the famous Vienna Philharmonic was founded.

Of course there is also Broadway but that is another story.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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NYC without a doubt - the gateway to the world!
 
Old 10-24-2008, 09:33 PM
 
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New York wins, hands down. Why? 4 words .... Arts, Culture, History, Architecture.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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New York definetely wins in this category. Its one of the top cities along with London, Paris, Toronto, LA, Moscow etc. For instance:

The Metropolitian Museum of Art was founded in 1870 and includes art from most of the old European masters. It has art dating from ancient times (including an entrie Egyptian temple), medieval (The Cloisters), Modern, African, and Asian - including an extensive Chinese collection.
Like the British Museum and the Louvre in Paris they able to collect alot of masterpieces from around the world before nationalism began to make collecting difficult.

There are also more a dozen other NY art museums including The Whitney, The Guggenheim, The Museum of Modern Art (large in its own right), the Frick Collection, Brooklyn Musuem and the Museum of the American Indian.

In contrast The Hong Kong Musuem of Art was founded in 1962 and consits primarily of Chinese pieces. They are trying to expand into other art but face a lot of competition from other museums when artwork goes up for auction.
That's a fairly narrow definition of "culture." You're assuming that our European-centered culture is automatically superior to Chinese culture, or that Chinese culture doesn't even count.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: NYC
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That's a fairly narrow definition of "culture." You're assuming that our European-centered culture is automatically superior to Chinese culture, or that Chinese culture doesn't even count.


NYC is the birthplace to alot of cultures such as
Hip-Hop culture, Modern dance, Jazz, abstract expressionism, indie rock, punk rock, beat movement, Harlem renaissance, street and high culture, modernism, comic books, theatre, tin pan alley, urban blues, Disco, Film(NY was an epicenter of filmmaking in the earliest days of the American film industry, but the better year-round weather of Hollywood eventually saw California becoming the home of American cinema.), performing arts(also festivals and parades), and the American suburbs.


Culture of New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 10-24-2008, 10:07 PM
 
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That's a fairly narrow definition of "culture." You're assuming that our European-centered culture is automatically superior to Chinese culture, or that Chinese culture doesn't even count.
I mentioned that the Met also has a fair sized Chinese collection - and so does one of the smaller museums - I think the Brooklyn Museum but I do not remember. It also has a wide range of other Asian, African & Native American art which Hong Kong does not.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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I would take NY because it has more variety in just about everything. I really don't get caught up in the skyline talk that much (in my everyday life) but I do think Hong Kong is vast and very compact. They both look nice though. CityPolice aka...LOL, Nawlins is the birthplace of jazz.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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New York wins, hands down. Why? 4 words .... Arts, Culture, History, Architecture.
That's pretty narrow-minded. We're to assume Hong Kong has no Arts, Culture, History or Architecture? Let's rethink that one...
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