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Old 08-17-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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Not sure what city is underrated but Orlando is definately overrated!
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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These threads are kinda stupid...everyone is going to see things differently and have a different opinion, so why bother?

And really, how is a place overrated or underrated? People say a lot of the major cities are overrated, but why? Just because lots of TV shows are set there? Because they come to mind as tourist places? I don't get the hate either...and I'm not from a major city, just little ol Cincinnati.

I happen to love NYC...only visited once for 5 days, but loved it. How was it overrated? It's full of awesomeness, for lack of a better word...I was obviously a full blown tourist, and I received no ill will towards me or my GF, people were friendly as hell. These guys who ran the bike tour we went on were about as nice and welcoming as you can get.

Thank you. Yet another supportive tourist who can defend us that NYC cant be overrated. Those who say it is, have never been here. It's funny, they just say it's overrated, but never provide backup. Just proves they never came here.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Yet another supportive tourist who can defend us that NYC cant be overrated. Those who say it is, have never been here. It's funny, they just say it's overrated, but never provide backup. Just proves they never came here.
When has that ever stopped many here from having strong opinions about certain cities, yourself included? Not that I think it's right to judge somewhere with little or no experience, but doesn't it seem hypocritical to bring it up when you yourself do the exact same thing?
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Thank you. Yet another supportive tourist who can defend us that NYC cant be overrated. Those who say it is, have never been here. It's funny, they just say it's overrated, but never provide backup. Just proves they never came here.
This is the funniest post of the day.

How can you be so hypocritically critical of places you've never been and then write this comment with a straight face?
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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When has that ever stopped many here from having strong opinions about certain cities, yourself included? Not that I think it's right to judge somewhere with little or no experience, but doesn't it seem hypocritical to bring it up when you yourself do the exact same thing?
Only place I've done it is with Houston. I've been there, but it wasn't for very long. But it's obvious the culture there is going to be very different than in metro NYC. Someone who has never been to either one of those cities even knows that.

Anyway, everyone knows NYC is the most powerful city in this country, and the most popular. We have a reason to say we're the best city.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Only place I've done it is with Houston. I've been there, but it wasn't for very long. But it's obvious the culture there is going to be very different than in metro NYC. Someone who has never been to either one of those cities even knows that.

Anyway, everyone knows NYC is the most powerful city in this country, and the most popular. We have a reason to say we're the best city.
The most popular?! I knew it! You are a high school kid!
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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When has that ever stopped many here from having strong opinions about certain cities, yourself included? Not that I think it's right to judge somewhere with little or no experience, but doesn't it seem hypocritical to bring it up when you yourself do the exact same thing?
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Only place I've done it is with Houston.
Okay, so only the country's 4th largest city, where several posters (myself included) on here live? Do you think no one will take notice or offense? Yet, it's not okay for someone to do it about where you live? Just curious...
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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Thank you. Yet another supportive tourist who can defend us that NYC cant be overrated. Those who say it is, have never been here. It's funny, they just say it's overrated, but never provide backup. Just proves they never came here.
Instead of arguing with people, starting fights and making untrue accusations and statements, why don't you stay on topic and tell us the cities you think are overrated and underrated?
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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NYC can't be overrated? You're a bit too sensitive to the subject. tourists destinations like times square are littered with chain stores and restaurants. NYC has density and skyscrapers and I'm speaking specifically about the island of Manhattan. Its certainly a culture shock to anyone coming from a much less dense area but how can anyone forgive the commercialism of the place? Of course it probably can't be blamed since the city itself and its image are so heavily exported.

Central Park is a lovely park but I don't know if I'd go as far as to call it the best park in the united states. The empire state building is a nice building I wouldn't call it the best.
Ice skating at rockerfeller plaza is ok I suppose. The christmas tree is nice during the holidays but it isn't the only huge Christmas tree I believe D.C. has a display.

Broadway is a nice theatre but I wouldn't say its the best theatre in the country and some of its shows do eventually go national.

New York is very diverse though - or rather Queens is but whats in queens?

Its not really the epicenter of media -- newspapers are dying CNN is Atlanta. Boston San Francisco Seattle are the more inventive hubs of the US. New York City is pretty much equated to wall street and wall street isn't looked upon admirably.

The Statue of liberty is a great monument but then again so is the golden gate bridge the washington monument mount rushmore the arch the liberty bell.

New York has great mass transit that is true. The Yankees are a great franchise though, but there's no salary cap in baseball.

New York has some great non-touristy spots but I wouldn't say it has the monopoly on them. Essentially I think New York tends to be overrated. Its an opinion Rachael and I can have one so yes New York City can be overrated.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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New York City amassed a lot into one city and for that I will say it is arguably the best city in the US in terms of amenities but it is overrated.
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