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View Poll Results: How often do you visit your central city?
Go there for work and most of my leisure stuff 8 13.79%
Go there for work only 8 13.79%
Go there for most of my leisure but not work 8 13.79%
Go there for about half of my entertainment/etc 8 13.79%
Only visit once in a while for events or when people visit 26 44.83%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-18-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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I was surprised even in NYC there are many in the outer boroughs who do not leave their 1 mile radius. Obviously many do but even NYC has many who avoid going to The City.
It's amazing to me how segregated New Yorkers are from each other despite major city pride and being ultra diverse. I remember I was watching a reality show and there were 2 New Yorkers in the house. One from the Bronx and one from Manhattan. They almost NEVER spoke to each other. They asked each other what part the other was from but that was it. They never spoke again. They didn't even get to talking about what kind of differences and similarities they had growing up in the same city like most folks usually do! It was so surreal to me! Then I read somewhere that people from different boroughs in NYC rarely have anything to do with each other. Some of them have never even left their boroughs! That is straight crazy!
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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I haven't been in DC for a while even though it's a real train ride or drive to there. It's probably about a month or so since I've been there given that it's a bit cold.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I would say in the DC area more so than other places people in the suburbs stick to the suburbs. I love going into the city and do so whenever I go out. However, I'm starting to stay in the burbs more and more. I'm starting to build a network outside the city. If I can avoid crossing the bridge why not. Gas is high. I don't work in the District at all. I never have. I went on over a dozen job interviews last summer and only two were for positions in the District.

I've met so many people who live and work in the suburbs that view the City as this scary place. Like some in New York I call the District "The City". Some look at me in wonder when I explain that I actually drive in the city. I'm pretty good at it and I'm getting pretty good at finding parking. I have my secret spots that almost always have parking on a Friday night. To me the District isn't neccesarily a scary place to drive I just get tired of forever getting parking tickets. To me Virginia is where I work and DC is where I play.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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I'm in the city a couple times per week. It's only a 10 minute drive from my suburb and there's never any traffic issues.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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A walk across the street.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I go in every day for work, but of all my free time I dont go in but maybe a couple of times a month.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:08 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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It's amazing to me how segregated New Yorkers are from each other despite major city pride and being ultra diverse. I remember I was watching a reality show and there were 2 New Yorkers in the house. One from the Bronx and one from Manhattan. They almost NEVER spoke to each other. They asked each other what part the other was from but that was it. They never spoke again. They didn't even get to talking about what kind of differences and similarities they had growing up in the same city like most folks usually do! It was so surreal to me! Then I read somewhere that people from different boroughs in NYC rarely have anything to do with each other. Some of them have never even left their boroughs! That is straight crazy!
At a hotel in Myrtle Beach we had a bingo room and before the game everyone introduced themselves and told where they where from, I remember two different families from New York City but they didn't really care for each other. Usually when I run into a Minnesotan outside Minnesota they act like I'm there sibling separated at birth lol
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: the future
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In DC area you have MD, VA, DC license plates and I see all three pretty much everywhere from city to suburbs.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I go in every day for work, but of all my free time I dont go in but maybe a couple of times a month.
Ditto.

Of course, I'll stay after work a couple of times a month maybe to go out with co-workers before catching the train home (I live 9 miles NE of Downtown).
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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Many suburbanites are afraid of cities, often because of minorities. Also due to being stuck in traffic most of their life they dont have time to visit a city, even if they wanted to. Of course their are a few exceptions.
Translation- We in the cty believe that because people are not as racist we must activly replace racial sterotypes with Geographic ones.
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