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View Poll Results: Battle Of The States: NY vs CT vs NJ
New York 20 60.61%
Connecticut 6 18.18%
New Jersey 7 21.21%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-09-2014, 05:04 AM
 
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I'm a little confused on the repeated Six Flags reference? ... who cares about a tacky six flags? I voted New York and NOT for NYC.

I voted because I think Buffalo has great potential, Upstate recreation, Canadian exposure, and the Great Lakes proximity - also the culture up there.
It's nice to see Buffalo get some love around here. It truly has been coming around again and I am glad I get to witness it
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:41 AM
 
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New York: Known for NYC, arguably the worlds best city. NYC is known for its very low crime rate, tourist attractions, the Plaza Hotel, and its food. There is also a lot of tourism upstate, like Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes, the Great Lakes, Lake George, 1000 islands, etc. There are also 4 major cities Upstate. Crime is mostly in the smaller cities (Newburgh, and Schenectady) while the 4 major cities are dropping crime. Like NJ (read below), there is a Six Flags there.

Connecticut: CT has 5 major cities with a population above 100K. It has sucky traffic (FFC), but it also very rich. That can be a bad thing, as a house can cost $400-500K when it costs under $200K in Upstate NY. Tourism is not as rich as Upstate NY, as most tourism is along the coastline, Northeast of New Haven. It is also known for its food, with New Haven having some of the best pizza. Stamford is very bland, and is really only for business. The other 3 cities are very depressed.

New Jersey: This state has some of the richest counties in America, but also the poorest. NJ is home to many ghettos (Atlantic City, Camden, Newark, etc) and the only city I would live in is Jersey City. With the exception of the Jersey Shore, there isnt that much tourism in the state itself. Most of the boardwalk was destroyed after Hurricane Sandy, and again with a fire destroying all the construction. Also, there is a Six Flags there.
This seems very random.

This whole comparison is odd, to be honest.
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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I wouldn't want to live in NY outside the metro region. Meanwhile, half of NJ IS in the metro region. You can probably see where I'd rather live if my name didn't give it away...

I wonder how many people are thinking of the city when they see "New York."
I grew up in the 'Tri-state area', so my vote was basically considering the state as a whole because in my mind New York City is 'Greater New York City' and includes parts of NJ and CT.

When I voted for NY it was because of things NY has that NJ and CT don't have, and in my opinion, both NJ and CT can, in some real sense, say they "have" NYC.
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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I grew up in the 'Tri-state area', so my vote was basically considering the state as a whole because in my mind New York City is 'Greater New York City' and includes parts of NJ and CT.

When I voted for NY it was because of things NY has that NJ and CT don't have, and in my opinion, both NJ and CT can, in some real sense, say they "have" NYC.
I agree with all that you said, and that's fair. You may be an exception though as you grew up here.
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:27 PM
 
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New York--go big, or go home.
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