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Old 08-16-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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Orlando FL is Overated
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Overrated: NYC.... Manhattan is cool but most people think that's all NYC consists of...Add in the other boroughs and NYC is just a regular city.....

Las Vegas: People think that Vegas is the "party capital"....LOL...it's cool for gambling and Vegas has nice hotels but it's only one strip of partying.

Miami: Overrated indeed...would never want to go there again...nothing but trash on the beaches and no one speaks English
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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NYC is way overated
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I second Orlando. garrish, gaudy, and a major change for the worse in 20 years.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I second Orlando. garrish, gaudy, and a major change for the worse in 20 years.
There are two Orlando's. The gaudy, garrish one and the REAL one.

It is obvious you have never stepped foot in the City of Orlando by this, and many past posts.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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NYC is way overated

Sorry, but the top 5 cities in the world cannot be over-rated. I guess 5th avenue is over-rated too, same with 34th st and Central park. Anyway, you're one of them on the list who has never been to NYC anyway.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Sorry, but the top 5 cities in the world cannot be over-rated. I guess 5th avenue is over-rated too, same with 34th st and Central park. Anyway, you're one of them on the list who has never been to NYC anyway.
I really don't get this New York is overrated thing. What more do these people want from a city. It is a world class city on the same level with Paris, London and a select few. It a world leader in Business, culture, fashion just to mention a few. It is a cosmopolitan vibrant city. Take a look at the rest of American Cities. A yuppie area with nice restaurants and a new ballpark and not much else. Maybe ten blocks that are vibrant and hip and the rest of the city not much else. Manhattan goes on for blocks and blocks even miles of a dense vibrant urban environment. It is many many stages ahead of any American city. Nothing is close.

Maybe New York should build a giant water park in the middle of central park. Maybe this will help. Or even better a Walmart super center in the center of Manhattan. I think this will bring it up to speed with many Americans. Then it wouldn't be overrated anymore.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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I really don't get this New York is overrated thing. What more do these people want from a city. It is a world class city of the same level with Paris, London and a select few. It a world leader in Business, culture, fashion just to mention a few. It is a cosmopolitan vibrant city. Take a look at the rest of American Cities. A yuppie area with nice restaurants and a new ballpark and not much else. Maybe ten blocks that are vibrant and hip and the rest of the city not much else. Manhattan goes on for blocks and blocks even miles of a dense vibrant urban environment. It is many many stages ahead of any American city. Nothing is close.

Maybe New York should build a giant water park in the middle of central park. Maybe this will help. Or even better a Walmart super center in the center of Manhattan. I think this will bring it up to speed with many Americans. Then it wouldn't be overrated anymore.
I think people say New York is overrated partially because we are constantly exposed to New York in the media. Its not because people wish it had something more, at least for me.
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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New York has earned this spot. Take a look at the rest of post WW2 urban American. For the most part what remains is tourist areas, pockets of yuppies, college students or redevelopment. The majority of business, retail, movie theaters, office space, professional class, etc. has moved to the suburbs or outlying areas of the city. Not New York, it has held together unlike any American city. It's city center is intact, powerful and relevant. All of the above mentioned amenities still exist throughout Manhattan just like pre WW2.
New York is the exception to the rule.
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Sorry, but the top 5 cities in the world cannot be over-rated. I guess 5th avenue is over-rated too, same with 34th st and Central park. Anyway, you're one of them on the list who has never been to NYC anyway.
When has that ever stopped anyone here from having strong opinions about certain cities, yourself included?

Anyway, I think on these kinds of threads people should give a brief summary of why they think somewhere is overrated or underrated. I also think people should have actually been to the place, or better yet live/lived there, but like I said that doesn't always happen...
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