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Old 11-06-2014, 03:06 PM
 
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Los Angeles and Miami.

They have the most famous beaches of large cities.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:59 AM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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Good points, I haven't thought it it quite like that. I always have to point out to people that NYC DOES have ocean beaches in its city limits, people tend to think of just Manhattan - which DOES have an attractive, usable riverfront anyway.



Industry may not always look pretty but it's great for the city economically. In the case of New York, anyway, it isn't just all super urban looking at all shore points - rivers, tidal straits, bays, harbors, or oceanfront. There is a mix and I think that was the poster's point. There is a diversity among how NYC uses its vast, diverse in itself waterfront areas. NYC is 4/5 an island - that's a lot of water.
I understand for NYC it is seen Diversity power and might. But if Chicago had less public shoreline to recreation, but more industry ECT. The same standard for many would not apply? To many NYC is NYC. The greatest and a class of its own and standard no other has improvement on?

Please do not see this as disrespect. I fully give NYC its due.
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Most of Manhattan's natural shoreline is under land now. The boundaries of the island have been extended for piers and land to build on. NYC does have a lots of great coast, though from wooded riversides to salt marshes, to rocky New England type coast to broad sandy beaches. It is a lot of different coastal types for one relatively small geographic region.

Aerial View of Pelham Bay, the Bronx


River coast, Manhattan

Sandy Beaches, Queens

Sandy Beaches, Brooklyn



Rocky Coastline, Bronx
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:57 PM
 
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I don't necessarily think that New York wins but that ^ is all very true and I think it is something people forget or simply don't realize about NYC because most think just of tall buildings and landmarks in Manhattan.

Before Sandy, I bet most nationally had never heard of the Rockaways or Staten Island beachfront neighborhoods, if they even heard news about the destruction of those areas post-Sandy.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I don't necessarily think that New York wins but that ^ is all very true and I think it is something people forget or simply don't realize about NYC because most think just of tall buildings and landmarks in Manhattan.
It may not have the best coastline, but it is certainly diverse, from still wetlands with nesting egrets and flocks of seabirds to waves crashing on rocks, to sandy, sea-side beaches.

In any one of those categories, other cities beat NYC out, but at least it has a little bit of everything.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Logan Square, Chicago, IL
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I'm definitely biased as a Chicagoan, but the Chicago Lakefront really is an incredible sight. I'm a life-long resident and am still astounded by the lakefront.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Logan Square, Chicago, IL
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I also must say, even as an advocate for Chicago, the city of Marquette Michigan is one of the most beautiful and affordable coastal towns (Lake Superior) I've ever seen.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:05 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Salt Lake City
I was just gonna say that
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Chicago immediately came to mind, as did Toronto.
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