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Old 03-03-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: London
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NYC by far

Then LA

But Miami, DC, San Francisco etc. are not cosmopolitan cities.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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You clearly don't know much about the Pacific Northwest.
(It's the nice way to say "I don't want to enter Microsoft's domain.")
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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NYC by far

Then LA

But Miami, DC, San Francisco etc. are not cosmopolitan cities.
San Francisco and its surrounding large Metro Area by most measures is vastly more cosmpolitan than mostly lily-white and british Greater London and mostly lily white french Greater Paris.

We just dont brag about it like some places-the notion of people of different colors and cultures is not a new trend-its normal life.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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(It's the nice way to say "I don't want to enter Microsoft's domain.")
LOL condemning an entire region because of one software company? Aren't there many companies much more deserving of our ire (petroleum industry for one?).....
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Seattle STILL isn't that cosmopolitan, even without condemnation of a region based on one software company!
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I think people aren't clarifying enough what "cosmopolitan" means. It most simply refers to how worldly the city is -- that is, what is the extent to which there is a presence of internationality in the city. This can be in the form of varying ethnic neighborhoods, restaurants, and just simply having a connectedness to the rest of a globe. People are naming cities with only limited diversity (For example, Miami has significant Hispanic/Latino and African-American populations, but that hardly makes it cosmopolitan - does it have large communities of Japanese, Russians, or Kenyans? I don't believe so). That said, my the top 5 would indisputably be -- and this is completely based on immigration trends and the most diverse OF the diverse -- New York, Los Angeles, DC, Chicago and San Francisco. The rest are honestly a toss-up.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: USA
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I think people aren't clarifying enough what "cosmopolitan" means. It most simply refers to how worldly the city is -- that is, what is the extent to which there is a presence of internationality in the city. This can be in the form of varying ethnic neighborhoods, restaurants, and just simply having a connectedness to the rest of a globe. People are naming cities with only limited diversity (For example, Miami has significant Hispanic/Latino and African-American populations, but that hardly makes it cosmopolitan - does it have large communities of Japanese, Russians, or Kenyans? I don't believe so). That said, my the top 5 would indisputably be -- and this is completely based on immigration trends and the most diverse OF the diverse -- New York, Los Angeles, DC, Chicago and San Francisco. The rest are honestly a toss-up.

I couldn't agree more.
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Old 03-03-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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New York, LA, Chicago, DC, San Fran are probably the main ones...

I'm not sure why someone keeps saying Chicago is too "bland". The geography? That's a strange connection to make with cosmopolitan places.

It's full of culture, just cause it's in the Midwest doesn't change anything.

2nd largest black population in the country, 3rd largest Greek population in the world, largest Swedish population in the country, 2nd largest Mexican population in the country, 3rd largest South Asian population in the country, largest Assryian population in the world, largest Polish population outside Warsaw, 2nd largest Serbian population in the world, 2nd largest Puerto Rican population in the country, one of the largest Italian and Irish populations in the country, largest Pakistani population in the country, 150,000 Bulgarians, 100,000 Romanians, 260,000 Arabs, an estimated 300,000 gays/lesbians, home to improvisiational comedy, one of the top food cities anywhere, numerous world class Universities, 33 Fortune 500 companies in the area, 3rd largest economy in the country, 200 theatre groups, opera, symphony, blues, jazz, gospel, blah, blah, blah...

Just didn't get what you meant by "it's too bland".
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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LOL condemning an entire region because of one software company? Aren't there many companies much more deserving of our ire (petroleum industry for one?).....
Microsoft was a monopoly that still exists in one piece to this day. Starbucks started the coffee craze. I think America has become too wired because of that.
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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I think people aren't clarifying enough what "cosmopolitan" means. It most simply refers to how worldly the city is -- that is, what is the extent to which there is a presence of internationality in the city. This can be in the form of varying ethnic neighborhoods, restaurants, and just simply having a connectedness to the rest of a globe. People are naming cities with only limited diversity (For example, Miami has significant Hispanic/Latino and African-American populations, but that hardly makes it cosmopolitan - does it have large communities of Japanese, Russians, or Kenyans? I don't believe so). That said, my the top 5 would indisputably be -- and this is completely based on immigration trends and the most diverse OF the diverse -- New York, Los Angeles, DC, Chicago and San Francisco. The rest are honestly a toss-up.
Based on your assessment of cosmopolitan, Houston belongs in this group as much as SF and DC! Houston has significant communities of all those ethnicities as well as communities of Nigerians asians (a number of different ones) as well as many others!
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