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Old 03-08-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Inspired by the thread about which West Coast cities have the most East Coast influence., I thought I'd switch the two around and ask which East Coast cities have the most West Coast influence. (architecture, infrastructure, culture, etc)...

Heck, if you want to throw in cities from the Midwest and South as well, that works.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:19 PM
 
Location: North BX
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all of them...they all watch TV/use social networking/use google/watch movies ..California= TV/Movies/social networking/google
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default Which East Coast City has the most West Coast influence?

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Inspired by the thread about which West Coast cities have the most East Coast influence., I thought I'd switch the two around and ask which East Coast cities have the most West Coast influence. (architecture, infrastructure, culture, etc)...

Heck, if you want to throw in cities from the Midwest and South as well, that works.
This is very hard lol. Most of the migration over the years has been from east to west so it is hard to say. Maybe you can say ALL of the East Coast has West Coast influence if you count the influence of Hollywood on movies and television. In fact California, especially LA, has alot of influence on the ENTIRE NATION.

It could be argured that Los Angeles has some influence on New York, Toronto and Chicago, at least with cinema. This is because actors, directors, writers, producers etc. in the big eastern cities are somewhat connected to Hollywood. Its even common for big Hollywood actors to appear on Broadway. Orchestras in New York, Boston and even London regularly produce classical music for Hollywood films also.

Perhaps more realistically --- FLORIDA. I am sure who came out with the Spanish-Mediterrean architecture first but there is definetely some kind of connection between Florida and California. Even Walt Disney saw it!
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Tha 6th Bourough
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This is very hard lol. Most of the migration over the years has been from east to west so it is hard to say. Maybe you can say ALL of the East Coast has West Coast influence if you count the influence of Hollywood on movies and television. In fact California, especially LA, has alot of influence on the ENTIRE NATION.

It could be argured that Los Angeles has some influence on New York, Toronto and Chicago, at least with cinema. This is because actors, directors, writers, producers etc. in the big eastern cities are somewhat connected to Hollywood. Its even common for big Hollywood actors to appear on Broadway. Orchestras in New York, Boston and even London regularly produce classical music for Hollywood films also.

Perhaps more realistically --- FLORIDA. I am sure who came out with the Spanish-Mediterrean architecture first but there is definetely some kind of connection between Florida and California. Even Walt Disney saw it!

I agree...but as for the city that is most like the west coast...Miami or Orlando i would say
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I agree...but as for the city that is most like the west coast...Miami or Orlando i would say
I was not sure so I just said Florida generally. Maybe you can even add the Tampa Bay area to the cities you mentioned.

As for west coast looks you just reminded me of Saint Augustine. But the OP said west coast influence not west coast looks. I have no idea if Saint Augustine folks see west coast influence in their city.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I would say SE Florida (West Palm, Boca, Ft Lauderdale etc) but NOT Miami (too much South American and Cuban influance which is very different from Mexican) remind me of L.A. & the Southland.

Suburban San Francisco is like Fairfield Co. Conneticut.

SF and Boston have the same "upscale urban" flavor but not NY or Philly, too gritty.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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I would say SE Florida (West Palm, Boca, Ft Lauderdale etc) but NOT Miami (too much South American and Cuban influance which is very different from Mexacan) remind me of L.A. & the Southland.

Suburban San Francisco is like Fairfield Co. Conneticut.

SF and Boston have the same "upscale urban" flavor but not NY or Philly, too gritty.
I think Chinatown,Tenderloin,Hunters Point,Mission district,Lakeview,Parts of Fillmore,etc.,etc. are pretty gritty..
Just like parts of Boston are pretty gritty as well.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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I would say SE Florida (West Palm, Boca, Ft Lauderdale etc) but NOT Miami (too much South American and Cuban influance which is very different from Mexican) remind me of L.A. & the Southland.

Suburban San Francisco is like Fairfield Co. Conneticut.

SF and Boston have the same "upscale urban" flavor but not NY or Philly, too gritty.
Not really bud, suburban SF has some very affluent areas but the only place I would consider to be similar to Fairlfield Co. is Marin County (which really isn't all that alike, just the wealth factor), but that is it. The rest of suburban SF is very diverse and includes some very gritty/high crime cities as well.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:24 PM
 
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Not really bud, suburban SF has some very affluent areas but the only place I would consider to be similar to Fairlfield Co. is Marin County (which really isn't all that alike, just the wealth factor), but that is it. The rest of suburban SF is very diverse and includes some very gritty/high crime cities as well.
The SF suburbs I have seen looked like Conneticut with the trees and hills. I can't speak for income levels, only talking about the physical landscape.....and fairfield Co has some gritty old industrial citys as well.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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The SF suburbs I have seen looked like Conneticut with the trees and hills. I can't speak for income levels, only talking about the physical landscape.....and fairfield Co has some gritty old industrial citys as well.
My bad, I misunderstood what you were saying. I thought you were trying to compare the areas by its wealth not landscape. Regardless, I think that is a bad comparison as Fairfield County has more tree cover, but drastically smaller hills and is less urban than most of suburban SF.
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