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Old 12-31-2012, 10:58 PM
 
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What's the most interesting street in your city? What makes it the most interesting? Do you see it as being similar to a street in another city? You can answer with the city's main drag, or with a different street you find interesting.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:44 PM
 
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IMO, 9th Street in the Italian Market area is probably the most interesting street in Philadelphia. There are a lot of interesting streets in the city to choose from, but the Italian Market is probably the most unique. I'm not aware of any other city that has a street market like that.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:11 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Eldred St., steepest in L.A.
Getting the Slant on L.A.'s Steepest Street - Los Angeles Times

Wabash St., downtown Chicago. Runs under the elevated tracks, feels like a (noisy) roof.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:42 AM
 
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In Oakland, I'd give it to Telegraph Avenue, which encompasses adult bookstores and fine dining restaurants, and is home of the First Friday art gallery walk and street party.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:17 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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In Albuquerque it's Central Ave, old Route 66. The most eclectic drive in the city no doubt, very kitschy and nostalgic connecting Old Town, Downtown, UNM, and Nob HIll and a few seedy areas to boot. It's a cool strip.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Most people would likely say Peachtree Street in Atlanta. But I give the nod to Ponce de Leon Avenue -- or simply "Ponce" to Atlantans -- a grand old boulevard that cuts through some of the city's most historic and electic neighborhoods. It begins at Peachtree Street in Midtown (at the intersection bounded by the historic Fox Theater, Georgian Terrace Hotel and elegant 1913 Ponce Condominiums) and winds east all the way to Stone Mounain Park. It passes through the historic Old Fourth Ward, the massive Sears complex being converted to Ponce City Market, and underneath the newest portion of the Atlanta Beltline. It rises through the funky Poncey-Highland commercial district and then winds through Druid Hills, past grand old mansions and pocket parks. Entering Dekalb County, it narrows to two lanes and becomes the main street in Decatur's lively downtown district, paralleling the MARTA blue line most of the way. Eventually it crosses outside the Perimeter and ends in Stone Mountain Village.

The street got its name from the famed Ponce de Leon Springs that were supposedly discovered by the Spanish explorer. The Sears building / Ponce City Market now sits on the site.

SEARS / PONCE CITY MARKET

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PONCEY HIGHLAND

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DRUID HILLS

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Old 01-02-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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The most interesting street that I am familiar with is Lombard Street in San Francisco as it is a small twisted (sort of like a "s" shape) street.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Meridian Street in Indianapolis.
Hands down the most prestigious and interesting street.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:12 PM
 
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It would be Gay St in Knoxville. You've got 2 historic theaters and one modern one. Tons of 19th/early 20th century bulidings and 3 modern skyscrapers. Lots of lofts/condos, sidewalk cafes and a brewery. If you have the proper disposition you and your partner can do a photo op at the corner of Gay and Union.

The most unique thing: looking south is a relaxing view of the wooded hill across the river.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:24 PM
 
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Charles Street in Baltimore, MD. It goes from the downtown Harborplace tourist area, climbs thru the central business district, and past Mount Vernon Square, home of several elegant arts institutions, and the famous "Washington Monument" the traditional emblem of the city surrounded by 4 little parks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Vernon_Place and home of various festivals and events. Then past Johns Hopkins University, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the adjacent Charles Village student community, then Loyola University and the Cathedral of Mary our Queen, then up toward Towson State University.

Monument Avenue in Richmond, VA is impressive, it's very wide, with a beautiful grassy median, and has several monumental statues along its length. Although the parallel, Cary Street is more fun, with its bohemian "Carytown" student district and boutique shops and cafe's.

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