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Old 12-14-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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Cleveland was once the fifth largest city in the country
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:45 PM
 
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1. NY once had more Italians then Rome, more Irish then Dublin, more Puerto Ricans then San Juan, more Jews then Tel Aviv, more Germans than in Berlin, and more Greeks then Athens.
2. The most McCain election district (with more then 100 voters) in the country in a city that has more then 100,000 people was in Brooklyn.
3. Manhattan has 745,669 less people then it's peak (1910) (and even had more people then north of 14th street) and Brooklyn has 233,475 less people (1950).
4. Staten Island has over 70,000 more people more people Atlanta.
5. NYC abandoned holiday "Evacuation Day" (when the British left).
6. a major campaign in the revolutionary war took place all across the city.
7. Pelham Bay Park is 3 times as large as Central Park.
8. Tolls on the Triborough Bridge were supposed to stop once the bridge paid for itself.
9. the Yankees played in Manhattan.
10. New York City Jews are the most politically conservative Jews in any big city in the country.

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:43 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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10. New York City Jews are the most Conservative Jews in any big city in the country.
In terms of orthodoxy, or are you talking politics?
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Mobile, AL at one time was bigger than Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Charlotte, Jacksonville and others.
Whoa!
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis is among the top twenty cities in the world for generation of advertising revenue. In fact, GaWC (the global city people) list Minneapolis as one of the world's eight "Prime Global Advertising Service Centers"--the others are : Chicago, London, New York, Osaka, Paris, Seoul, and Tokyo.

GaWC Research Bulletin 5
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Nicola Tesla, best known as the “Father of the modern alternating current” (AC) electrical supply system, built one of his most important labs in Colorado Springs. Purportedly he did so due to the dry, frequent, cloud-to-ground lighting storms which were utilized in his experiments.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: The City
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Other Distinctions
The oldest street in continuous use is Elfreth’s Alley, since 1702.
Philadelphia has more murals than any city in the world, more than 3,000.
The oldest theater in continuous use in the English-speaking world is the Walnut Street Theatre, since 1809.
The oldest and largest outdoor market is the Italian Market.
The largest landscaped city park is Fairmount Park with 9,200 acres.
The oldest African American newspaper: The Philadelphia Tribune, since 1885.
The largest masonry building in the world is City Hall.

Philadelphia Firsts
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Denver
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The city of Baton Rouge is older than New Orleans. Baton Rouge was founded in 1699 and New Orleans in 1718.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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Other Distinctions
The oldest street in continuous use is Elfreth’s Alley, since 1702.
Philadelphia has more murals than any city in the world, more than 3,000.
The oldest theater in continuous use in the English-speaking world is the Walnut Street Theatre, since 1809.
The oldest and largest outdoor market is the Italian Market.
The largest landscaped city park is Fairmount Park with 9,200 acres.
The oldest African American newspaper: The Philadelphia Tribune, since 1885.
The largest masonry building in the world is City Hall.

Philadelphia Firsts
Not true almost the entire North End (of Boston) was already built at that time, and they have roads still in use today.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:37 PM
 
Location: The City
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Not true almost the entire North End (of Boston) was already built at that time, and they have roads still in use today.

The reference is to the still exisiting collection of originally inhabited structures; regardless these are not even close to the oldest structures or even streets to be found in either. Take it up with the US Governement

History of Elfreth's Alley | Elfreth's Alley : a national historic site

Elfreth's Alley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elfreth's Alley
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