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Old 06-17-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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Too bad LA sucks lol. It's not even a city, it's suburbia. NYC- no place like it except maybe Dubai honestly.
Dubai wishes it had as much character as LA. It's a fake city in a desert full of Guinness world records that nobody cares about. New York should be compared to proper cities - London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, etc. It's on that level.

But to tone things back a bit...

What to compare Raleigh to?

That is rather difficult, as the research triangle isn't really analogous to anywhere else. Raleigh sometimes gets compared to other state capitals in the southeast--its neighbors Richmond and Nashville for instance. Austin is a possible comparison, as a tech hub and a blue capital in an otherwise red state. Probably Charlotte is seen as a rival more than anything, as they tend to compete directly for new transplants to the state, though the two cities have different sizes and are taking different paths. I think if we were to base it off of arguments that erupt on city-data, then it would be Charlotte.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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Cleveland vs Pittsburgh (historically football, downtown/neighborhood redevelopments, hospitals/schools)
Cleveland vs Columbus
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Finally in Charlotte!
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Dubai wishes it had as much character as LA. It's a fake city in a desert full of Guinness world records that nobody cares about. New York should be compared to proper cities - London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, etc. It's on that level.
I agree 100%. Dubai is fake. They think this oil boom is going to last forever and taking projects from America and trying to super-size them is ridiculous.


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What to compare Raleigh to?

That is rather difficult, as the research triangle isn't really analogous to anywhere else. Raleigh sometimes gets compared to other state capitals in the southeast--its neighbors Richmond and Nashville for instance. Austin is a possible comparison, as a tech hub and a blue capital in an otherwise red state. Probably Charlotte is seen as a rival more than anything, as they tend to compete directly for new transplants to the state, though the two cities have different sizes and are taking different paths. I think if we were to base it off of arguments that erupt on city-data, then it would be Charlotte.
Raleigh cannot compete with Charlotte. Raleigh's competitors are Nashville and Austin. Charlotte's competitors are Cleveland, St. Louis, Cincinnati.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Hollywood Hills
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NYC WINS EVERY TIME. Hands down

Weather: NYC vs LA, guess who wins ?
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:38 AM
 
Location: A box below 59th
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Obviously, I can't speak for cities of millions. Going on rivalries on this board, I'd say the most pronounced rivalry is between SF Bay people and Chicago people. Whenever Chicago is raised as the United States' third-ranked city, SF Bay sturmtruppen wade in with a relentless savagery and abuse of statistics that I find both terrifying and inspiring. They want that spot.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Weather: NYC vs LA, guess who wins ?
NYC: four seasons!
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:47 AM
 
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Too bad LA sucks lol. It's not even a city, it's suburbia. NYC- no place like it except maybe Dubai honestly.
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Dubai wishes it had as much character as LA. It's a fake city in a desert full of Guinness world records that nobody cares about. New York should be compared to proper cities - London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, etc. It's on that level.
Dubai isn't fit to carry New York's gym bag. Nor is Dubai even as interesting in some ways as Los Angeles or Chicago(or Boston or Philadelphia or San Francisco). Dubai is like an Gulf Arab Las Vegas--with a bunch of fancy(and often empty) high-rises yet without casinos(or much booze)--that's full of angry migrant laborers and bad drivers on the edge of a dusty barren desert. I'd take Hong Kong or Singapore or even Panama City over Dubai. Dubai isn't half as enticing as Rome or Buenos Aires or Bangkok or Montreal.

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:07 AM
 
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Orlando has a rivalry with Miami and Tampa which is one-sided as neither of those cities could give two toots about Orlando and it's "penis envy".
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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South Florida rivals Southern California for beach culture.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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Raleigh cannot compete with Charlotte.
Of course it can; remember, Raleigh got the higher-paying Met Life jobs that Charlotte coveted. However it often doesn't because the two have different economic specialties.
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