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View Poll Results: Which Cities are Northeast?
Boston 144 92.31%
Providence 137 87.82%
Hartford 139 89.10%
New York City 139 89.10%
Philadelphia 124 79.49%
Pittsburgh 54 34.62%
Baltimore 81 51.92%
Washington D.C. 78 50.00%
Buffalo 61 39.10%
Cleveland 10 6.41%
Cincinnati 6 3.85%
Columbus 5 3.21%
Charleston, WV 6 3.85%
Seattle 4 2.56%
Other 7 4.49%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 156. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-28-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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I would suspect that most retail businesses will consider it Northeast as well if only because it is in a Northeastern state.
And this raises the question, How could a Midwestern city be located in a Midwestern state?
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Interesting! Say more about that. I haven't heard of hinterworlds. Who did these rankings?
I didn't say a lot on it because I don't know much about it! I believe the study has to do with the economic connectivity one city has to another. The study is linked to the global city studies, and here is the article that I found the rankings:

http://www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/...orldcities.pdf
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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Absolutely correct!

CHIP72, here's a way to check this out. Why not post a poll at the Pittsburgh and Buffalo subforums and ask those who live in those metros to pick which region they believe they are a part of..
You'd get biased answers. Of course, that's true of every person who votes in the poll. Heck, that's the nature of polls, to determine what people are thinking.

In this poll, based on roughly 100 voters, more than half say Pittsburgh and Buffalo are not part of the Northeast. Some of the voters probably don't have very informed opinions, but some of the voters no doubt HAVE informed opinions, so there has to be some degree of validity to what people are voting.

I think it comes down to this - the people from western PA and western NY who are voting in the poll for the most part believe their areas are part of the Northeast, while those are NOT from western PA or western NY (but may have lived or spent significant time in one or both places, like I have with western PA) largely believe neither area is part of the Northeast. By contrast, most people regardless of where they live think the cities in the Boston-Philadelphia corridor are part of the Northeast, and more people regardless where they live are more likely to believe Baltimore and Washington are part of the Northeast moreso than Buffalo and Pittsburgh. In the latter case, it is almost definitely because Baltimore and Washington are much closer to and have much stronger economic ties with the Philadelphia-Boston corridor cities (especially Philadelphia and New York) than Pittsburgh and Buffalo do, even if Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are in the same state and Buffalo and New York are in the same state.

Regarding economic ties, how high various cities rank on Pittsburgh's or Buffalo's economic connectivity list really isn't the important answer. The important answer is where those cities rank on say New York's or Philadelphia's economic connectivity list.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:11 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I don't know why the people from Buffalo and Pittsburgh should be considered any more biased than the ones from DC, Philly, Boston, NYC, etc. The point is to find out where the residents think they reside.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The important answer is where those cities rank on say New York's or Philadelphia's economic connectivity list.
And it looks like Pittsburgh ranks pretty high on New York's list as it is the fourth highest American city.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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We only have 78% of the people voting for Philadelphia as Northeastern and only 47% think DC is Northeastern--I think this suggests that the poll is all but meaningless.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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I don't know why the people from Buffalo and Pittsburgh should be considered any more biased than the ones from DC, Philly, Boston, NYC, etc. The point is to find out where the residents think they reside.
Exactly. This isn't "Survivor". You can't vote Northeasteners off the island!
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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LoL everyone wants to be considered apart of the Northeast.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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LoL everyone wants to be considered apart of the Northeast.
Or at least those who are part of the Northeast don't like being removed from that designation.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:37 PM
 
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LoL everyone wants to be considered apart of the Northeast.
You kidding? Most people I know in the Midwest wouldn't touch the NE with a 10 foot pole!
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