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View Poll Results: Denver vs. New york City
Denver(Mile High City) 38 29.69%
New York City(Big Apple) 90 70.31%
Voters: 128. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-07-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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it doesn't matter what it says to you. the OP asked about certain things and i'm posting these things.

rather than be juvenile, you could try posting what denver has that one ups nyc in the transit department.
First I'll address your music pics...

I don't recognize ANY of them and ANY of my friends will say that my knowledge of music (especially when rock and metal is concerned) is well rounded.

Second I'll address the above quote.

Actually it does in a way and here's why:
If NYC's street system were so bad that they needed something underground that tells me that the transit systems aren't capable of carrying the amount of people that it needs to. Now I understand that expansion is needed but subways? pffft.

How about our Denver's Light Rail system? By 2016 it'll be one of the largest and most efficient on the continent.
http://www.transportation1.org/TIF1R...ail-interc.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2119/...8b111dee41.jpg
http://www.xanterra.com/UserFiles/Im...%20subsidy.jpg
http://z.about.com/d/gaytravel/1/0/B...Light_Rail.jpg

And while we're on the topic of one-upping NYC, let's see you find a photo of NYC with a natural backdrop that tops this: http://www.coloradoaerial.com/aerial...365%20copy.JPG $50 says you CAN'T.

Note: If you're too lazy to open the links then I say that you're scared of being beat.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:55 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Lets see the Denver Broncos, under the helm of John Elway, won back to back championships.

http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com...tory05ai-1.jpg

The Avs won:

http://www.bobrosato.com/content/photos/IMG0018-01.jpg

But more imporantly, win or lose, Denver has all of the pro sports and CU for all of the college sports!
the yankees have more championship wins than any team in sports history.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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the yankees have more championship wins than any team in sports history.
I wonder why.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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so far i have tackled diversity, the transit system and the culture...although i could have gone for days with the culture. i actually need to do more because i just showed parades.

i didn't show the museums:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oTUk9pIKRQ

can you take the train, get off in the station, no not walk up the stairs to the surface, but get off the train and the museum is right there "in" the station?

NOPE. not in denver.

next post will be about the scenery. ppl swear up and down that nyc is all an urban jungle.

i didn't even touch fashion, art, etc. maybe i'll leave it out because it isn't fair.
Denver's got museums left and right. Plus our Union Station is one of the best in the country as well since you mentioned trains.

And I'm not gonna say that NYC is just an urban jungle. But I WILL say that it can't touch the beauty of the Rockies.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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we have:

the subway system
metro north
lirr
a ferry system
staten island railway
roosevelt island has a tram
various buses and cabs
etc.

we also have two world class airports that are probably the most used in the country (?). someone can check me on that.

however, its good that denver is not backwards like some of these other areas of the country that don't believe in mass transit.
From GlobeTraveler Magazine... 2009 Results are in from 25,951 respondents for travel rankings.

Below are only a few of the rankings.

Here is the link to the lengthy article and rankings:
http://www.globaltravelerusa.com/sho...p?id=5710&pg=1

Best Airport in the World
1. Seoul Incheon Airport
2. Singapore Changi International Airport
3. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
4. Hong Kong International Airport
5. London Heathrow Airport
6. Kuala Lumpur International Airport
7. Munich Airport
8. Kansai International Airport
9. Centrair Nagoya
10. Zürich Airport


Best Airport in North America
1. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
2. Denver International Airport
3. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport
4. George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston
5. San Francisco International Airport
6. Newark Liberty International Airport
7. Detroit Metro Airport
8. Miami International Airport
9. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
10. Pittsburgh International Airport


Airport Dining
1. Denver International Airport
2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
3. Dubai International Airport
4. Hong Kong International Airport
5. Singapore Changi International Airport
6. Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport
7. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport
8. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
9. Detroit Metro Airport
10. Newark Liberty International Airport

As far as light rail Denver is in the process of building it:

2010 Fastracks Budget is posted

http://www.rtd-fastracks.com/media/u...resv_Final.pdf


The full FasTracks program can be completed by:
  • 2017: Assuming a successful election in 2010 that increases sales and use tax by 0.4% (under the high, medium and low sales tax growth scenarios)
  • 2019: Assuming an election in 2012 that increases sales and use tax by 0.4%, resulting in at least $200 million additional costs to the FasTracks program
  • 2025: Assuming a successful election in 2010 that increases sales and use tax by 0.4%, but no federal funding for the East and Gold Line corridors
  • After 2035: Assuming no additional revenues
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:01 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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First I'll address your music pics...

I don't recognize ANY of them and ANY of my friends will say that my knowledge of music (especially when rock and metal is concerned) is well rounded.
suuuuure. you don't recognize and have never heard of def jam, sean combs, alicia keys, lady gaga, the beastie boys or run dmc?

right. i believe you.

since you want to talk about rock, however:

CBGB Online - Home of Underground Rock

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Founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973, it was originally intended to feature its namesake musical styles, but became a forum for American punk and New Wave bands like Ramones, Misfits, Television, the Patti Smith Group, Mink DeVille, The Dead Boys, The Dictators, The Fleshtones, The Voidoids, The Cramps, Blondie, The Shirts, and Talking Heads. In later years, it would mainly become known for Hardcore punk with bands such as Agnostic Front, Bad Brains, Murphy's Law, Cro-Mags, Warzone, Gorilla Biscuits, Sick of It All, and Youth of Today performing there.


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The Peppermint Lounge
128 W. 45th St.

The club where the twist first
twirled in the early '60s, inspiring a No. 1 hit by Joey Dee and the Starliters, "Peppermint Twist." Also, the spot where the Ronettes made their debut in 1961 and where Chubby Checker, the Crystals and the Isley Brothers crooned. [LEFT]
Read more: New York places at the center of rock 'n' roll history; as Hall of Fame concert nears, a look back
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The Apollo
253 W. 125th St.

Harlem's R&B and soul capital is also the spot where the Jackson 5 first played New York and where James Brown cut one of the greatest live albums of all time: 1963's "Live at the Apollo."[LEFT]
Read more: New York places at the center of rock 'n' roll history; as Hall of Fame concert nears, a look back
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Gerde's Folk City
11 W. Fourth St.

The most important wave of '60s folk-rock singer-songwriters found their footing here, including Phil Ochs, Tim Buckley, Tom Rush, Eric Andersen and, of course, the scene's later God: Dylan. He got his deal with Columbia Records after The New York Times' Robert Shelton reviewed his Folk City show in 1961. [LEFT]
Read more: New York places at the center of rock 'n' roll history; as Hall of Fame concert nears, a look back
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The Fillmore East
Second Ave. and Sixth St.

It lasted a fleet three years (from March 1968 to June 1971), but the Fillmore's impact and image loom above all others' in the history of New York classic rock. Its jammed history brought everyone to this city, from Led Zeppelin to the Allman Brothers to Jimi Hendrix. In the early '80s, the space reinvented itself as the Saint, that decade's temple of gay dance culture. [LEFT]
Read more: New York places at the center of rock 'n' roll history; as Hall of Fame concert nears, a look back
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i don't think that you want to bring rock up anymore.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:03 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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bonus:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-lhcWaWGSk

don't bring rock up anymore.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:07 PM
eek
 
Location: Queens, NY
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before i even get into scenery, it wouldn't be right if i didn't mention:







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkIk7QQv-Zs
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC hands down.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Ok, fine. NYC has a better music and film indistry but LA has you guys beat but I would never live in LA over NYC. My point is that's great and all but not a reason to live in a city, unless you are in the industry.
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