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View Poll Results: Which Cities are Northeast?
Boston 145 92.36%
Providence 138 87.90%
Hartford 140 89.17%
New York City 140 89.17%
Philadelphia 125 79.62%
Pittsburgh 55 35.03%
Baltimore 81 51.59%
Washington D.C. 78 49.68%
Buffalo 62 39.49%
Cleveland 10 6.37%
Cincinnati 6 3.82%
Columbus 5 3.18%
Charleston, WV 6 3.82%
Seattle 4 2.55%
Other 7 4.46%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 157. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-23-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I think it makes perfect sense that there is an area where the Northeast and Midwest sort of mix. Seriously, its not as though you cross into Ohio, and WHAM, flat farmland populated by stout but attractive hearty blue-eyed folk. And ten minutes ago everyone's last name ended in a vowel or "-stein!" What the hell happened? ***
Your right, the change doesn't occur right at the border, but you might be surprised how significant some of those borders really are. The city of Pittsburgh is brick and narrow, but get up to the far northern reaches of the metro toward Ohio, and you definitely have a Midwestern flare. The southern parts of the metro begin to feel a lot like WV.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York City, Philadelphia, DC, and Baltimore.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Boston, Providence, Hartford, New York City, Philadelphia, DC, and Baltimore.
Agreed
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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That whole thing was meant to be an approximation. It was an admittedly vague, off-the-top-of-my-head sort of thing. I didn't break out a map and start declaring particular counties or cities to be in the Northeast or not.

I think it makes perfect sense that there is an area where the Northeast and Midwest sort of mix. Seriously, its not as though you cross into Ohio, and WHAM, flat farmland populated by stout but attractive hearty blue-eyed folk. And ten minutes ago everyone's last name ended in a vowel or "-stein!" What the hell happened? ***

*** I realize I'm dealing in largely untrue stereotypes. I exaggerate to make a point.
You seem to be comparing rural Midwest with urban Northeast.

OK, let's do it this way then: Geographers and the US Census bureau break the area of the country you are talking about into two regions: Northeast and Midwest. Of those two areas, which one does Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh belong in? Or are you suggesting a new, third area?
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I think some may be confusing the northeast corridor with the northeast. Pittsburg and Buffalo are both part of the northeast. It is obvious they are. They have much more in common with the northeast than the midwest. Where it gets confusing for me is that I am originally from Michigan and I always thought I was from the Great Lakes--not the midwest. And... I always thought Buffalo was also a part of the Great Lakes.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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If the "Great Lakes" or "Rust Belt" are an area then Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Rochester all belong in that but if not I gueeeeeess they are northeast. I personally think of the northeast as New England, New York about as far as the finger lakes, Penn about just as far, and Jersey. Maryland, Deleware and Northern Virginia I'll consider borderlands along with western NY and PA.

Someone was disagreeing with another poster for choosing arbitary boundaries in Ny and PA but you have to choose somewhere. Upstate NY is northeastern I guess but certainly like I began with, if you call the great lakes a region it fits with that better.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Who was the 1 person that voted for Charleston?
And why would 4 people vote Seattle.

I do know that most people in West Virginia call soft drinks pop, but also people in southwest Virginia, and half of Kentucky also call it pop. The rest of Virginia calls it soda. Does that make those states Northeastern or Midwestern? I certainly don't think so!

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Old 03-24-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I think some may be confusing the northeast corridor with the northeast. Pittsburg and Buffalo are both part of the northeast. It is obvious they are. They have much more in common with the northeast than the midwest. Where it gets confusing for me is that I am originally from Michigan and I always thought I was from the Great Lakes--not the midwest. And... I always thought Buffalo was also a part of the Great Lakes.

Oops--misspelled Pittsburgh--Sorry (actually, it was a typo because I had to much coffee this morning)
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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You seem to be comparing rural Midwest with urban Northeast.

OK, let's do it this way then: Geographers and the US Census bureau break the area of the country you are talking about into two regions: Northeast and Midwest. Of those two areas, which one does Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh belong in? Or are you suggesting a new, third area?
Heh, yeah, I suppose I was.

I'm suggesting a new, third area. To be honest, I always thought of those areas as closer to the Midwest, but clearly a number of people disagree with that and I can see why. It's unclear, otherwise we wouldn't be discussing it .
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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Your right, the change doesn't occur right at the border, but you might be surprised how significant some of those borders really are. The city of Pittsburgh is brick and narrow, but get up to the far northern reaches of the metro toward Ohio, and you definitely have a Midwestern flare. The southern parts of the metro begin to feel a lot like WV.
Interesting point. I'll defer to you on that one, seeing as you actually live in the area.
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