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Old 09-29-2016, 12:38 AM
 
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Again another thread comparing a city with a part of a city. Chicago and Toronto are cities and Queens is a part of one. Maybe next we can start comparing Canada to Rhode Island?
Queens has over 2 million people in it, it's not too ridiculous of a question.
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:09 AM
 
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....not everything. There seems to be this somewhat common misconception that everyone that lives in NYC is just there for Manhattan. Yes, Manhattan is definitely the main borough, especially when it comes to jobs/economics but there is so much more to NYC than just Manhattan. Do some people think that the other boroughs are completely empty or strictly residential or something?

This is a very "touristy" view of NYC. I'm originally from Queens, I've lived in Manhattan, and now live in Brooklyn. Out of those 3 boroughs that I've lived in, I like Brooklyn the best. I even prefer it to Manhattan, and it seems most people here do. Honestly, I don't really care for anything in Manhattan north of Chelsea/Flatiron.

People that live in NYC are not as Manhattan-centric as you, and a lot of other tourists think. Yeah, most people work in Manhattan, but many people prefer outer boroughs when it comes to things outside of work. NYC is a really big place.
Great post. There is SO MUCH to see in NYC outside of Manhattan!

Of course I still love certain parts of Manhattan, but the majority of Manhattan doesn't interest me very much.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Great post. There is SO MUCH to see in NYC outside of Manhattan!

Of course I still love certain parts of Manhattan, but the majority of Manhattan doesn't interest me very much.
Yeah I don't really care for anything in Midtown (except maybe Hell's Kitchen) or Uptown (except maybe Central Park).

Don't get me wrong, I love Manhattan, how can you not? it's definitely the central borough, and NYC definitely would not be the same without it, but it's ridiculous when people think EVERYTHING in NYC is in Manhattan.


It's kind of like saying "EVERYTHING in Toronto/Chicago is in Downtown".

No. Chicago and Toronto have more to them outside of their central business district! The same is true of NYC
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:51 AM
 
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....not everything. There seems to be this somewhat common misconception that everyone that lives in NYC is just there for Manhattan. Yes, Manhattan is definitely the main borough, especially when it comes to jobs/economics but there is so much more to NYC than just Manhattan. Do some people think that the other boroughs are completely empty or strictly residential or something?

This is a very "touristy" view of NYC. I'm originally from Queens, I've lived in Manhattan, and now live in Brooklyn. Out of those 3 boroughs that I've lived in, I like Brooklyn the best. I even prefer it to Manhattan, and it seems most people here do. Honestly, I don't really care for anything in Manhattan north of Chelsea/Flatiron.

People that live in NYC are not as Manhattan-centric as you, and a lot of other tourists think. Yeah, most people work in Manhattan, but many people prefer outer boroughs when it comes to things outside of work. NYC is a really big place.
I grew up in Manhattan, and I've also lived in Brooklyn and Queens, and I COMPLETELY agree with you. Aside for the occasional trip to a museum, I have very little use for Manhattan, above 14th st...and almost NONE north of Koreatown.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:55 AM
 
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Toronto because of a large number of people moving in....some say as many as 10 thousand a month...is like New York of old...It has gotten very expensive. Rents are extremely high...residential real estate for instance...a home that sold for 300 thousand now sells for a couple of million at least....Toronto is becoming a stressed out city...eventually it will be New York. Factually the original name of Toronto was YORK.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:57 PM
 
Location: New York, N.Y.
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I believe demographically, Toronto and Queens are pretty similar.


I crunched some numbers based on 2015 Census Estimates for Queens and got the below:


Total Population - 2,339,150


Hispanic - 656,031 (28%)
White Non-Hispanic - 594,806 (25.4%)
Asian Non-Hispanic - 587,877 (25.1%)
Black Non-Hispanic - 400,287 (17.1%)
Mixed/Other - 100,149 (4.3%)


Drilling down even further:


South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Nepali) - 230,155 (9.8% of total Queens population; 40% of total Asian Population)
East Asian - 357,722 (15.3% of Queens population)


Black born in Caribbean/Sub-Saharan Africa - 128,301 (32% of all non-Hispanic Blacks)


Oh the white population (Arabs, Persians, Central Asians are counted white in the US census);


Born in Europe - 123,647
Western/Central Asian (Persian, Israeli, Middle Eastern, Kazakhstani, Turkish, etc.) - 32,862
North African Arab - 11,240
Total White not born in USA - 167,749 (7.2% of total Queens population; 28.2% of total White population).


So not only in Queens exceptionally diverse when it comes to a normal White/Black/Asian/Hispanic analysis, but when you drill down further into the ethic groups that comprise those categories, it really reveals how much of a diversity power house it is.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:31 PM
 
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I grew up in Manhattan, and I've also lived in Brooklyn and Queens, and I COMPLETELY agree with you. Aside for the occasional trip to a museum, I have very little use for Manhattan, above 14th st...and almost NONE north of Koreatown.
Haha. I used to say 14th street too, but I extended it a little farther North because I remembered that I love Chelsea, and Flatiron district is pretty cool too.

I also forgot about Koreatown. Koreatown is cool too, but I don't really go there that much. Other than that and Hell's Kitchen, I kind of hate Midtown. I used to work in Midtown...

I'll take Flushing in Queens over Manhattan Chinatown, Koreatown, and Brooklyn chinatown. The only problem with Flushing is that it can be annoying to get there.

Oh and Uptown... just forget it, lol.
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