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Old 12-12-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Summit, NJ
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Boston has several candidates, but I'd say the Charles River bikepath, since that's where you see the big fireworks display and the big public concerts at the Hatch Shell.

But at heart maybe it's really Fenway Park.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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There are two for Atlanta, Piedmont Park and Centennial Olympic Park.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Over-the-Rhine, Ohio
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There are two for Atlanta, Piedmont Park and Centennial Olympic Park.
Really? I always thought that Peachtree Plaza right next to Five Points would be the perfect spot to round up a protest. Piedmont and Centennial Olympic Parks are both too big to be centers of activity.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:34 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Miami Beach:
Locals: Lincoln Road
Tourists: Ocean Drive
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:25 PM
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San Antonio is either Alamo Plaza or Hemisfair Park. There have been public protests both places since I've lived here.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:36 AM
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Location: Boston
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Boston has several candidates, but I'd say the Charles River bikepath, since that's where you see the big fireworks display and the big public concerts at the Hatch Shell.

But at heart maybe it's really Fenway Park.
I'd say that the main public gathering place is definitely the Boston Common.

And I'd also suggest Copley Square in addition to the Esplanade as other important public gathering places.
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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In Detroit, Campus Martius or Hart Plaza. Sometimes in front of the DIA. The common link is that they're all along Woodward Avenue which is essentially main street.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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In San Diego it is probably Balboa Park, although I wouldn't really call that a gathering type place for a civic event like a Presidential acceptance speech or End of War type spontaneous gathering. It does regularly host 300k folks for the December Nights weekend.

The city is just now building/completing a type of civic plaza on Broadway in the heart of downtown at the Horton Plaza Park that I imagine will become a modest size type of gathering place of sorts for civic events.
State Gives Horton Plaza Park Project Nearly $5 Million Boost - Times of San Diego
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Really? I always thought that Peachtree Plaza right next to Five Points would be the perfect spot to round up a protest. Piedmont and Centennial Olympic Parks are both too big to be centers of activity.
Then you would be wrong. Peachtree Plaza next to Five Points is nothing more than a characterless pedestrian plaza, and one that most people want to move through quickly.

Piedmont Park has been Atlanta's outdoor 'Living Room' since the Worlds Fair in 1895. Gay Pride, the Dogwood Festival, the Atlanta Arts Festival, major concerts and Music Midtown among other events are all held here. It is the City's signature park, and people from throughout the region flock to it - whether there is an event or not.

Centennial Olympic Park has become our new 'Town Center,' so to speak. A LOT of events happen here including many major concerts, a huge 4th of July celebration, an ice rink in the Winter, etc. With all of the museums and attractions ringing the park, it is always bustling with locals and tourists.

Most protests are held in front of the State Capitol building.

It might be a good idea to not be so dismissive when you obviously don't know what you are talking about.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:15 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Denver = Sports Authority Field @ Mile High.
I was thinking Civic Center Park. That's where most of the protests are.
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