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View Poll Results: Which city/metro area is truly the NYC of the South?
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 9 8.49%
Houston, TX 17 16.04%
Miami, FL 32 30.19%
Atlanta, GA 72 67.92%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 106. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-06-2012, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Mandeville, LA; Twin Cities Bound
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There are many metro areas in the Southern United States that are similar in population over 5 millions.

Which city do you think is truly the NYC of the South?

I think I will have to go with Atlanta. It has the diversity, corporations, the Center for Disease Control, CNN, and many universities and museums.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:09 AM
 
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CNN has definitely brought a new idea to the south, basically because of Ted Turner. They, along with a huge hub airport at Hartsfield-Jackson has made Atlanta the most important city south of NYC and DC. This is a no-brainer.

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Do you mean capital of the south? Because one of those cities is like NYC in any way, shape or form
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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Atlanta

Miami is probably more like NYC than any on your list, but it hasn't been a Southern city in a few decades. It is more like the NYC of Latin America.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Let's see? NYC:


All sizes | NEW YORK CITY | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rabbit75/4781826806/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | Times Square | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/58936086@N04/5400504702/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | 5th Avenue NYC | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/22470335@N04/2164949691/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | Wollman Rink, Central Park with Snow | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lensepix/5428942816/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)

Ah, how about "none of the above"?
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Atlanta at times tries to be the NYC of the South (sometimes Georgia is called the Empire State of the South), but Atlanta (and all of the other listed cities) are very different from NYC. None of them have anywhere close to the density and vibrancy of New York.

So I'd say none of the above.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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This was a thread before and the answer is...NONE of them. There is no NYC of the South.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Seriously none of the cities in the south are like NYC. Very few cities in this country alone have comparable attributes like NYC. The only cities that have comparable attributes to NYC are Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and Philly. Those cities aren't even that close to being like NYC either, but they come the closesest.

The cities in the south are more comparable to LA, but in no way shape or form is any city in that region like NYC. Way off.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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This was a thread before and the answer is...NONE of them. There is no NYC of the South.
Yes, end of discussion.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Florida
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None of them, the south doesn't have a city that matches it aesthetically (Like a Chicago almost does in parts) or influentially/population/entertainment industry wise, ( like an LA almost does).
The south has many cool cities, but it doesn't have any monsterish size cities.
Saying any southern city is the NYC of the south is just setting it up to get bashed.
And before anybody goes crazy...
Personally I'd rather live in Atlanta over NYC, more space, more green, warmer weather... but it isn't like NYC at ALLLLL.
I think what you might be going for (I hope) is which city in the south is the most influential...that is another topic altogether.
But even still, the south is more evenly balanced than other regions having the 4 you mentioned all similar populations and gdp.

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