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Old 04-26-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Most foreigners will only know Philadelphia for that cheese brand.
Not true exactly. I was in London not too long ago, and when I said I was from Philly, the most common references people had was Fresh Prince, Rocky, City of Brotherly Love, and cheesesteaks. Not once did I hear Philadelphia Cream Cheese mentioned.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Chicago historically and now has played a major role in education, politics, economics, etc. that is unquestionable. Im looking at the whole picture here. Culturally alone it destroys Texas.
Texas is extremely important to all of those things mentioned. How does it "destroy" Texas culturally?
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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LA has the world's third largest economy, and a bigger population than London, Paris, or Moscow. It has twice the population of Hong Kong or Singapore. It's the entertainment capital of the planet.

If LA isn't a "major city", then there are only two "major cities" on earth, at least in the first world- Tokyo and NYC.
Yeah seriously. People like to bash LA but come one. It is the second most important city in the US. Period.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Yeah seriously. People like to bash LA but come one. It is the second most important city in the US. Period.
Agreed, more or less. I'm not a big fan of Los Angeles, but there's no way at all to deny that it is clearly among America's most important cities. New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles are our three most important cities, beyond any doubt. What order you put them in depends on how you rank the importance of finance, government, entertainment, etc. But there can be no doubt that those are the "Big Three."
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:18 AM
 
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For me, there are 2 "main capitals" DC and New York. That's it. Others are not capital but centralized of things like entertainment, tech, art, etc.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Metropolis
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If we are talking Metros
NY: Finance, Corporate, Pharma, Media
LA: Entertainment, Aerospace
DC: Fed Govt
Boston: Research
Houston: Energy
Detroit: Auto (barely, but still)
Denver: Telecom
Orlando: Tourism

Orlando is #1 in tourism so it gets to wear that title over all others, even Vegas.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:03 AM
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Sounds about right.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Baltimore: Health/Healthcare
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Bishkek
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Philly, "The Liberty Capital"
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:03 AM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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Alternative, IT, forward thinking, non-conformist: San Francisco
Christian: Nashville
Academic: Boston
Entertainment, consumerism, youth culture: LA
Political, power, tradition: Washington, DC
Money, global, urbanity: NYC
Midwestern: Kansas City
Ghetto/trailer trash: St. Louis (don't shoot, I'm part of the family)
American dream (big house, big car, etc.): Houston
African-American: Atlanta
Frontier & outdoors: Denver
Vice: Las Vegas

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