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Old 11-22-2016, 04:00 AM
 
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Thank you all. It's good to know that not all classical architecture is only found in history books and old photographs.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:01 AM
 
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Times Square is NOT NYC. Times Square is basically an urban version of Disneyland minus the rides. It's all fake. It's all chain restaurants. Nothing unique. No culture. Hanging out in Times Square is the equivalent of visiting a big open air suburban mall. You got your TGI Fridays, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Sbarro, etc. That's why you didn't see that. Leave Times Square and NYC is still NYC. A lot has changed, yes, but not like Times Square. I just honestly didn't have time or space to include all the neighborhoods in NYC that still look like original NYC.

And besides Philly, other cities that still have the original old feel to them are all up and down the east coast. Portland ME, Boston, Providence, New Haven, Hoboken, Newark, Baltimore, Annapolis, Alexandria VA, Richmond VA, Charleston SC, Savannah. Moving away from the East Coast you have New Orleans, Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh. Hell, even cities like Harrisbug and Lancaster in PA.

NYC does not have the older feel in Times Square and Midtown anymore. But there are PLENTY of neighborhoods that still feel old. Just next time you visit, get out of Midtown. The lower part of Manhattan and inner parts of every other borough still look like old NYC. And most other coastal/port cities on the east coast are worth a visit also.
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