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Old 08-17-2009, 04:29 PM
 
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or rather Queens is but whats in queens?

Apparently most people agree that NY isn't overrated.

It's obvious you don't know anything about the outerboroughs, or even the city for that matter. Ummm, let me see...Citifield is in Queens, the world's fair grounds, the most diverse county in the country, shall I go on?
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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Apparently most people agree that NY isn't overrated.

It's obvious you don't know anything about the outerboroughs, or even the city for that matter. Ummm, let me see...Citifield is in Queens, the world's fair grounds, the most diverse county in the country, shall I go on?
citifield -- I think the yankee stadium is much better than citifield -- its a baseball stadium nothing more nothing less. There's a lot more successful teams than the mets as well. The mets pretty much suck. Also Queens isn't the only grounds to a world fair. I also admitted that its the most diverse county in the country.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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citifield -- I think the yankee stadium is much better than citifield -- its a baseball stadium nothing more nothing less. A lot more successful teams than the mets as well. They pretty much suck. Also Queens isn't the only grounds to a world fair. I also admitted that its the most diverse county in the country.

Well, my point is that it has more than you think.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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I know what it has. Thank You, I've been and I have friends who have lived in Queens. I don't know if that's enough credibility for you but its what my opinion is based on. Also I don't know if you got it but I was making a slight at the very things in queens you mentioned. a bit of opinionated sarcasm there.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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my apologies for diverting this thread. I'll just try and list underrated cities

underrated -- Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, St Louis, Kansas City, Nashville, Indianapolis
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:51 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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Empire State Building (First building over 100 Floors)
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It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center's North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001.The Empire State Building has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The building and its street floor interior are designated landmarks of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and confirmed by the New York City Board of Estimate.[4] It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.[3][5][6] In 2007, it was ranked number one on the List of America's Favorite Architecture according to the AIA.The Empire State Building is the second tallest skyscraper in the Americas (surpassed only by Chicago's Willis Tower) and the 11th tallest in the world. It is also the 4th tallest freestanding structure in the Americas. The Empire State building is currently undergoing a $120 million renovation in an effort to transform the building into a more energy efficient and eco-friendly structure.
Broadway not only goes national but also international.

Diversity.

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According to a 2001 study by Claritas four of the city's five boroughs ranked among the nation's 20 most diverse counties. Queens ranked #1, Brooklyn #3, Manhattan #7, The Bronx #17. In addition Hudson County ranked #6 and Essex County #15, both of which are part of the New York Metropolitan Area.[28]
Media. Yes it is. And newspapers and magazines have websites which millions of people visit each day anyway.

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New York is a global center for the television, advertising, music, newspaper and book publishing industries and is also the largest media market in North America (followed by Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto).[94]
Some of the city's media conglomerates include Time Warner, the News Corporation, the Hearst Corporation, and Viacom. Seven of the world's top eight global advertising agency networks have their headquarters in New York.[95] Three of the "Big Four" record labels are also based in the city, as well as in Los Angeles.
One-third of all American independent films are produced in New York.[96] More than 200 newspapers and 350 consumer magazines have an office in the city[96] and the book-publishing industry employs about 25,000 people.[97]
Two of the three national daily newspapers in the United States are New York papers: The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Major tabloid newspapers in the city include The New York Daily News and The New York Post, founded in 1801 by Alexander Hamilton.
The city also has a major ethnic press, with 270 newspapers and magazines published in more than 40 languages.[98] El Diario La Prensa is New York's largest Spanish-language daily and the oldest in the nation.[99] The New York Amsterdam News, published in Harlem, is a prominent African American newspaper.
The Village Voice is the largest alternative newspaper.The television industry developed in New York and is a significant employer in the city's economy. The four major American broadcast networks, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, are all headquartered in New York.
Many cable channels are based in the city as well, including MTV, Fox News, HBO and Comedy Central. In 2005, there were more than 100 television shows taped in New York City.[100]
New York is also a major center for non-commercial media. The oldest public-access television channel in the United States is the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, founded in 1971.[101] WNET is the city's major public television station and a primary provider of national PBS programming. WNYC, a public radio station owned by the city until 1997, has the largest public radio audience in the United States.[102]
The City of New York operates a public broadcast service, nyctv, that produces several original Emmy Award-winning shows covering music and culture in city neighborhoods, as well as city government.
Wall Street

Most companies in the US have stocks here.
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The New York Stock Exchange is by far the largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization of listed companies. The NASDAQ electronic exchange has the most companies listed and is third largest in the world by market capitalization of listed companies.
Statue of Liberty is more of an icon than the Golden Gate Bridge and it actually symbolizes more things. Everything is an American Icon.
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Worldwide, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable icons of the United States[11] and was, from 1886 until the jet age, often one of the first glimpses of the United States for millions of immigrants after ocean voyages from Europe.




Also you named a couple of things, not even near a quarter of the things NYC has to offer. You sound like a ordinary unknowledgeable tourist.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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The Statue of Liberty is SUCH an overrated tourist attraction. I'm telling you. It doesn't even represent anything. It's just an ugly green statue that you have to wait 2 hours on line just to go inside...


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Old 08-17-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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The Statue of Liberty is SUCH an overrated tourist attraction. I'm telling you. It doesn't even represent anything. It's just an ugly green statue that you have to wait 2 hours on line just to go inside...


I'm pretty sure if was given to us by the French in a mutual symbol of respect and friendship as well as to celebrate the centennial of Declaration of Independence. I don't see of lack of symbolism there.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure if was given to us by the French in a mutual symbol of respect and friendship as well as to celebrate the centennial of Declaration of Independence.

Can't you tell I'm being sarcastic? Who's the one lacking social saviness now?
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Can't you tell I'm being sarcastic? Who's the one lacking social saviness now?
there is no way anyone could have known what you meant by that.

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