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Old 04-22-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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whenever i think of "capitals" of the us i normally go with geography, like NYC is the capital of the NE, and Atlanta is the capital of the south, etc
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:39 PM
 
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Chicago and Philadelphia say hi. The Red Sox are the only team followed passionately win or lose. The other teams need championships to sell out. Hardly a capital, and champioships does not a great sports town, make.
I dont know. The Bruins and the Celtics have a pretty devoted following. The only unsure thing are the Patriots. We'll see what happens to their following after Belichick/Brady are gone.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Why isn't Houston considered the cultural capital instead of NYC? Houston is actually more diverse than NYC. I think.

NYC is definitely the financial/economic capital.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:52 PM
 
Location: The City
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Why isn't Houston considered the cultural capital instead of NYC? Houston is actually more diverse than NYC. I think.

NYC is definitely the financial/economic capital.
diversity is to me difficult to define

is a place diverse if segregated etc.
Is a segregated cultural neighborhood more culturally diverse etc.

like many things stats cant always tell the full picture
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I think Philadelphia is a cool city; only been there once. But all of these "Phillly booster" threads that have popped up over the past few days are growing tiresome.

If I had to guess; I'd say this is someone who has a beef with Philly and is trying to make other people dislike it. Such strange things people do on the internet.
Dude needs a hobby or a girlfriend or a life LMAO. People are so stupid these days makes me depressed to live in this world.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:44 PM
 
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I would add:

Boston - intellectual capital

Atlanta - African American capital

Miami - Latin American capital

Chicago - financial capital of the Midwest
Atlanta is often called the capital of the South...DC could make a claim is the black capital.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Atlanta is also sprawl capital. Sprawl on, Sprawlzilla! It's sprawlin' sprawltastic!
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:00 PM
 
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I'm sorry man, as much as I love Philly, it's not one of the most significant US cities nowadays. maybeee top 10, but deffinitely not five. NY gets finances, media, culture and art. DC gets politics. LA gets entertainment. Houston I would say gets energy. and San Francisco gets tech.

NY
DC
LA
SF
HOU
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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I'm sorry man, as much as I love Philly, it's not one of the most significant US cities nowadays. maybeee top 10, but deffinitely not five. NY gets finances, media, culture and art. DC gets politics. LA gets entertainment. Houston I would say gets energy. and San Francisco gets tech.

NY
DC
LA
SF
HOU
I think that's a pretty good five.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:25 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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You really called Philly for culture, arts, food, etc? lol... no.

NYC, SF, DC, LA, sure... go with those, but Philly? Don't get me wrong I like Philly, but nothing I've eaten in Philly compares to any of the good food cities in the south. Culture? What culture does Philly have to set it apart from anywhere? Art? I'm having a hard time tying Philly to art in ways you could tie it to places like NYC, LA, Chicago ...

If it had 5 capitals, I'd call them NYC, DC, SF, LA, Either Dallas or Houston.
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