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Old 05-31-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: New England
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For example, Washington DC is the political hub, Boston is the educational hub, etc... Curious to hear your thoughts!
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:45 AM
 
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NYC is the unofficial capital of the world and the financial/corporate hub of the area.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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I realize this is a major cliche but I have to say it, D.C. appears to be a major black hole that no one knows where all our money goes.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:38 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Boston - Educational capital

New York City - Financial capital

Philadelphia - Historical capital

Washington, D.C. - Political capital

The east coast dominates all of these. New York City is furthermore the Business capital, Food capital, Fashion capital, Media capital, Music capital, Advertisement capital, Skyscraper capital, etc. Washington, D.C. is furthermore the National Defense capital, National Security capital, Foreign Embassy capital, Museum capital, etc.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Baltimore?
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Baltimore?
Crabcakes capital, maybe :-)
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Both Philly and Baltimore are trying to carve out a niche in pharma and biomedical. I'm not sure if these will contradict.

The Wilmington area has chemical plants and oil refineries. It's the combination of the Dupont connection and Wilmington being the primary port for the region's petroleum.

Philadelphia is the best city for beer in the region (better distribution network and some really good bars). New York is the best overall for nightlife (including overall dining). Boston may be the best bar city in the region. DC has a comparative advantage for museums because they're good and free (and they're near to monuments).
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Boston - Educational capital

New York City - Financial capital

Philadelphia - Historical capital

Washington, D.C. - Political capital
You're correct about Boston, New York and Washington DC. Philadelphia was the industrial capital, but since we really don't care about industry in this country (despite our insatiable consumerism), it's had to find a new niche. Maybe its new niche is to be the city that does a bit of everything, but doesn't necessarily specialize in any one thing.

To me, Philadelphia is to the "Bos-Wash" megalopolis what Stone Temple Pilots was to grunge. When grunge was big back in the early to mid-1990's, music critics revered Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains, but they initially dismissed Stone Temple Pilots as a bunch of poseurs. In 1994, they were simultaneously voted "Best New Band" by Rolling Stone readers and "Worst New Band" by Rolling Stone critics. In time, though, the critics began to appreciate them more for their versatility. From one song to another, they could do a bit of the in-your-face punk attitude of Nirvana, the folksy storytelling of Pearl Jam, the straightforward metal of Soundgarden, and the brooding darkness of Alice In Chains. Versatility is a talent too.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:04 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore: Medical Capital
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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Baltimore: Medical Capital
I was thinking that one as well.
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