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Old 05-30-2015, 12:23 PM
Location: Lakewood OH
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I agree about Chicago. I lived there decades ago but the neighborhood feel has not changed from those years to today. When I lived near the Ravenswoods neighborhood it was more industrial and not much of a community back in the 50's and 60's. It's great to hear that today has become one of the typical friendly Chicago neighborhoods I remember as the ones in which I used to live.

I just moved form Portland OR after relocating there from Chicago 36 years ago to Cleveland and have found people to be pretty friendly in Cleveland. Especially when I tell them I am a newcomer. They seem eager to tell me all about their city and where to go and what to do.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by tcave360 View Post
Lol Glad you had a great time What did you do in DC?
Walked around in Georgetown. Had awesome coffee and a one of the best cupcakes ever at Baked and Wired. Also ate a slice at We The Pizza. Walked over to the Postal Museum, took a taxi to the Smithsonian history museum. The cool thing was all of the walking we did. We walked from Georgetown back to the hotel which was in the Capitol Hill area. I was tagging along with my hubbie who was on a biz trip.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:29 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
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I was thinking about this thread when I was out last night. The restaurant/bar was showing the Blackhawks game, and when they officially won, the whole place erupted in cheers, high fives, hugging, etc. Even walking outside, everyone was buzzing about the Blackhawks win and there was this energy around the city last night despite the terrible weather. I remember when Derek Rose hit a last second shot to win the game a couple weeks ago against the Cavs (Friday night game) and the whole bar just erupted. There's definitely an element of Chicago sports that brings the community and oneness out in the city.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:02 AM
Location: Charlotte, Panther Carolina via ATL
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Cleveland? Youve gotta be kidding me, yeah maybe if youre white and live on the West Side and/or the suburbs.
Fun fact, I didnt even know what the term diversity and community meant till I moved to Atlanta.

Yeah... real community oriented and friendly, such integration among the citizens!
I hated when we used to go bowling on the west side with my family, my grama had "friends" over there and everytime we walked in there (by rocky river), they looked at us like we were ghosts as the only brown skins and no one ever wanted to talk to us.

And on't tell me the East side has a community feel, couldnt even go to public school when I was up there. I mean people have friends, but that's anywhere, and people getting shot 4 houses down from you doesnt really bond the neighborhood...

Do I blame white people of Cleveland moving west? Nope, but don't sit here and tell me that city is bonded, when I sat and lived through those years of misery.
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