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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%
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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10% of the options? Yep!
No, more like 99% of the options as most of the large plays make it to Denver even some of the smaller ones at the many venues Denver has.

Even Pueblo, a city of only 150,000 people, gets more then 10% of the options as the plays have to make money and they just can't do that in one city so they need to travel.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Methinks you just don't know much about the east coast in general. Your defense of your city is admirable, but you've simply picked a fight with a city that is out of your league.
That's the whole problem with people in Denver, they don't think NYC is out of their league.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Ok you can see first run shows but I can see any major show as they all end up in Denver at the Buell theater that is second to none. Plus Denver has many smaller plays and a symphony both in the same complex as the Buell and around the metro area. To be honest as long as people have a opportunity to see the shows is all that maters to most people.
If the Buell were truly second to none, then they would get first-run shows. Second to none is a clever way of saying you're #1, but I guess that cliché is over your head.

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Denver has Restaurants from the Brown palace and Red Square and more to bars and clubs that are just as good as any in NYC.

Denver has great museums as well in some fantastic modern buildings.

Denver has capitol park that is fun to stroll in plus many others and you can take a short drive to the foothills and mountain bike, hike and just spend a fun afternoon while looking down on the great skyline.

So yes NYC has more options as its bigger but I can do anything in Denver that you can in NYC and spend less money doing them plus I can do things you can't as we have the Rocky Mountains.

Nice try, you get E for effort but Denver wins!
Where's Capitol Park? Is that near City Hill? LOL.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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It's obvious that there is no real comparison between Denver and NYC, but I think this is a legitimate question as far as which one people would prefer.

I would love to live in NYC and if I had enough money to live in a Manhattan penthouse or even a nice midtown rowhouse, I would probably choose NYC, at least for a couple of years.

But I would choose Denver over NYC as a place to live, especially as place to settle down and have a family, but even as a single person.

People like to talk about how much more there is to do in a place like NYC vs a place like Denver. Well that depends on what you like to do. I like to mountain bike, I like to be able to easily go to a baseball game after work.

You know you can get a lot out of a city like Denver that you just can't in NYC. So much becomes a giant pain in the ass in a city that large, that crowded and that expensive.

I even see it here in DC. There is so much to do here, yet so few people actually get out and do anything because they spend 2-4 hours a day commuting, pay 100-300 dollars a month to park, plus $100 a month for transit, everything is a pain in the azz, expensive and extremely time consuming. Nobody likes driving ever, transit can be real pain, no matter how extensive it is.
How familiar are you with Denver? I used to pay $95 a month to park my car at 20th & Grant in Uptown. A transit pass from RTD is about $180 a month if you want to travel within all 4 zones.

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There is something to be said about walking over to Coors Field and catching a game and being back in your condo, or even your suburban home in time to get some sleep for the next day. You can be mountain biking in real mountains (east coast doesn’t know what mountains are) and still have plenty time to catch an NHL game or go a broadway play on the same evening.
Sure it's possible to do those things, but nobody actually does.

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Everything is not a pain in the azz. To take a family of four on the subway to a day game in DC can take an hour each way and cost $20 each way. You can take light rail or park for free outside of LoDo.
A ticket for the light rail is $4.50 per person one-way to travel in all 4 zones, so a family of four would cost about $20 each way. It used to take me 45 min. to get from the Tech Center to Auraria Campus, so it's not much better.

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When you live in a city like Denver, you have enough money and enough spare time to take advantage of what the city offers and it's not near the hassle to leave the city for the outdoors stuff. It’s not near the “rat race” or daily grind that you find in places like NYC or even here in DC. People get so caught up with commuting and paying $3000 rents that they don’t even know what they are missing. While you guys are trying to ignore the world around you with the ipods on the crowded subways and commuter trains trying to get home by 9pm, people from KC and Denver are down in Central Park taking photos of the city and then they go back and still do more than the average person in NYC does on a daily basis. Because they have the time and money to do so.

I think a city of about 2-4 million is the perfect size. Just big enough to have nearly everything you could ever want and not big enough to take the fun out of it and of those cities Denver is probably the one that offers the best package.

So, there is my opinion.
A condo in LoDo is going to run about $3000 a month, Denver's not as cheap as people seem to think it is.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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That's the whole problem with people in Denver, they don't think NYC is out of their league.
Denver is not out of their league. You have a few world class cities in the United States and NYC and Denver are among them.

To be honest I think I can make a argument that many other cities are world class as IMO to much emphasis is placed on population. However, that is for a different thread.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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As I stated earlier, as a former Denver resident, I'm embarrassed by threads such as these. Believe me when I say MOST Denver residents are laid back and grounded in reality. Honestly, don't take some of these people serious.
I disagree. This is precisely the attitude I came across time after time while living in Denver.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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That's the whole problem with people in Denver, they don't think NYC is out of their league.
Maybe because it isn't. People are only fooled into thinking that it is simply because it's massive and 'world class' and all that bullcrap when really when it comes right down to it it's just an oversized and overstuffed metro with an ego bigger than Alaska.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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If the Buell were truly second to none, then they would get first-run shows. Second to none is a clever way of saying you're #1, but I guess that cliché is over your head.

LOL I know what it means and I have been to the best theators in NYC and IMO the Buell is just as nice as any of them. Who cares if its first run, they still get the best shows like Wicked, Phantom of the Opera etc.



Where's Capitol Park? Is that near City Hill? LOL.
Denver is a city and county as well as the state capitol of Colorado. So Capitol Park is by Capitol Hill where most of the goverment offices are. That is, also, known as the gay part of town so it is very diverse.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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Denver is not out of their league. You have a few world class cities in the United States and NYC and Denver are among them.

To be honest I think I can make a argument that many other cities are world class as IMO to much emphasis is placed on population. However, that is for a different thread.
Come on duke
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I disagree. This is precisely the attitude I came across time after time while living in Denver.
What? That are we are afraid to stand up for the city we love? I guess we should not have love for our city and state. Would that make us down to earth? Just asking.

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