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Old 11-03-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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People say they are so different, but really, I don't think they are.
No one really lives in New York, Boston, or San Francisco, they live in Tribeca, Mission Hill, or Nob Hill, what are the population of that neighborhood? 10,000, 15,000? How often does someone in Tribeca actually see someone from Flushings or Hyde park someone from Bunker Hill?
Everyone lives on a Human scale, and that's not 1,000,000, its like 15-25K.
Look at the votes in the Mayoral primaries in Boston, even the last place candidates racked up 60-70% of the vote in their area of the City of Boston, because it is a patchwork of independent places, not as mixed as people want to think.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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No one lives in New York?
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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No one lives in New York?
Well if you finished the sentence, you would probably understand what I was saying.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:46 PM
 
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I don't understand the wording of this entire post.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:48 PM
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Well for starters small towns tend to be a "everyone knows everyone" kind of place. That's not true in big cities.

People who leave small towns for college don't usually come back.

Small towns usually don't have transportation systems.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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You actually do encounter a lot more people when living in a big city. The human brain just has a neat trick of processing most of the visual information out so it doesn't really seem like you're seeing as many "new faces" than you actually are.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:19 PM
 
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Well for starters small towns tend to be a "everyone knows everyone" kind of place. That's not true in big cities.

People who leave small towns for college don't usually come back.

Small towns usually don't have transportation systems.
In Big Cities, they sub-divide themselves into 15-20,000 people groups anyhow, Look at Manhattan, 1,100,000 people, but people's "town" where people know many other people, is not Manhattan but TriBeca, Chinatown, Marble Hill, FiDi, Chelsea etc. Most small towns are similar in they know most people in their town, the relationship between say Two close small towns is similar to TriBeca and Williamsburg.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:28 PM
 
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In Big Cities, they sub-divide themselves into 15-20,000 people groups anyhow, Look at Manhattan, 1,100,000 people, but people's "town" where people know many other people, is not Manhattan but TriBeca, Chinatown, Marble Hill, FiDi, Chelsea etc. Most small towns are similar in they know most people in their town, the relationship between say Two close small towns is similar to TriBeca and Williamsburg.
Tribeca is also a third of a square mile. Can that be said for, let's say, Clanton, Alabama? People in big cities have more in common with each other than they do with small rural towns.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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Tribeca is also a third of a square mile. Can that be said for, let's say, Clanton, Alabama? People in big cities have more in common with each other than they do with small rural towns.
So, the North End of Boston is 90% Italian, (1/3rd of a square mile) and literally 1 block away is Chinatown with 90% Chinese people. The Northend has more in common with Saugus than Chinatown, despit geographic proximity. Or even old South Boston has more in common with Hingham than The North End. South Boston, The North End and Chniatown are all distinct communities like small town but in the city.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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In Big Cities, they sub-divide themselves into 15-20,000 people groups anyhow, Look at Manhattan, 1,100,000 people, but people's "town" where people know many other people, is not Manhattan but TriBeca, Chinatown, Marble Hill, FiDi, Chelsea etc. Most small towns are similar in they know most people in their town, the relationship between say Two close small towns is similar to TriBeca and Williamsburg.
That's how some cities are. They identify with their neighborhoods. People around here and in Houston go to school with these same people for the most part and see the same people near their homes. I'm still lost on the point of this thread.
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