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Old 09-23-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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I remember getting some really ignorant questions/comments about Arizona.....this being from people whom I talked to online.

Mostly it was people assuming I was a cowgirl and lived on a ranch, other times I would get asked if I was tanned, played golf, and went around half-naked because of the heat.
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:54 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I've actually never thought of LA by either extreme, I've assumed it was just like any other big city with everything from rough neighborhoods to swanky neighborhoods.

I think what might surprise people, from the East Coast at least, is how suburban much of the city is.
As an East Coaster myself, I always thought of LA as a land extremes one side being glitz and glamour while the other being very gang-foucsed. Hip-Hop, movies and the mainstream media gives you that perception of LA. California was always the state people moved to get away from the rules and traditions back east.
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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NYC is one big Manhattan until they get to The Bronx
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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NYC is one big Manhattan until they get to The Bronx
This is the first thing that came to mind. Brooklyn would be the countries fourth largest city in its own right, yet the vast majority of this country thinks NYC is exclusively Manhattan.

Based on media and reputation, Boston is either intellects who drink espresso martinis in cardigans, or drunk Irish guys with calf tattoos. Both exist, but itís many other things including a fairly diverse population.
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Debatable
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For me, absolutely, but in a peculiar way. Hearing indie music from a certain area really shapes an emotional image for that place. The city comes alive in my mind, akin to a music video, and I see the streets how the artist does through their lyrics. The end result is me obsessing over certain cities with rose-tinted goggles, and shunning others who don't have much music I've experienced or liked.
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Old 09-29-2018, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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For me, absolutely, but in a peculiar way. Hearing indie music from a certain area really shapes an emotional image for that place. The city comes alive in my mind, akin to a music video, and I see the streets how the artist does through their lyrics. The end result is me obsessing over certain cities with rose-tinted goggles, and shunning others who don't have much music I've experienced or liked.
Care to elaborate. Which cities are you referring to?
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Debatable
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Care to elaborate. Which cities are you referring to?
Portland's music scene has been enchanting me for quite a while now. After listening and absorbing so much music from there, my mind maps out an imaginary atmosphere of the place. I see the ostensibly care free (maybe tinged with a slight nostalgia) wander the streets or recline on their porches, their minds drift several feet above them. The murals are in bright but 5-year-old faded colors. There is a spritely, chippy hope that arises from the rustic dawn.

It sounds weird of course, but a relatable, random example I could give is of, say, noir-esque jazz from Chicago. Listen to enough of it, and you may start to picture Chicago in your mind with a modern noir atmosphere.

Of course, this is neither an accurate nor healthy way to view a city. Hearing a few songs and imagining it only shows you a tiny fraction of its whole. For me, it's escapism. It is nice to imagine these places, but also saddening when the dream grinds against reality. Hearing a city's music does make me interested in living there though. I can't care much for places I don't hear from.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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This is the first thing that came to mind. Brooklyn would be the countries fourth largest city in its own right, yet the vast majority of this country thinks NYC is exclusively Manhattan.

Based on media and reputation, Boston is either intellects who drink espresso martinis in cardigans, or drunk Irish guys with calf tattoos. Both exist, but itís many other things including a fairly diverse population.
Brooklyn is pretty well known these days thanks to the hipster movement, genterfication, hip-hop, and the Barcley Center.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:52 PM
 
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"I never been there but I've heard" is what most people say when they haven't experienced something for themselves. Cities are no different there some people who do or don't visit certain cities based on hearsay. I feel that media and social media can play a huge factor in shaping people's view of certain cities. Is it true that media and/or social media help shape people's perception of cities? Why or why not?

Of course. This is why cities have marketing budgets.
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