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Old 02-01-2019, 09:59 PM
 
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Midtown Manhattan isn't the actual downtown--that honor belongs to Lower Manhattan, the origin of NYC. (That's the most frequent mistake!). Not much activity in Downtown compared to Midtown!

S.F. Financial District is pretty dead after 7 PM. Even Union Square and Market Street likes to open late and close early. Seattle is only Pine Street, with the Nordstrom and Macy's as anchors. Philadelphia is pretty moribund, but is making a comeback.
Someone from Houston calling a downtown moribund. Hahaha. Delusional. Philly has a top 3 downtown that is far from moribund.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:45 PM
 
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Midtown Manhattan isn't the actual downtown--that honor belongs to Lower Manhattan, the origin of NYC. (That's the most frequent mistake!). Not much activity in Downtown compared to Midtown!

S.F. Financial District is pretty dead after 7 PM. Even Union Square and Market Street likes to open late and close early. Seattle is only Pine Street, with the Nordstrom and Macy's as anchors. Philadelphia is pretty moribund, but is making a comeback.
Uh, no. Center City Philly is quite vibrant by any definition and is easily one of the best downtowns in the country.
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:49 AM
 
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LA live is a bunch of things within a big development and it is a lesser known tourists attraction. LA Live includes the Grammy Museum which many tourists come and visit. How many Grammy museums are there worldwide? 2 or 3?

Across the street is the Staples Center and is a lesser known tourists attraction. Often I go and see people taking pictures with Magic Johnson and Kareem and Shaq statues most. Wait til Kobe's statue comes in a a few years. It will be very popular.

Otherwise if people dont like music history or sports history, then LA Live area would be really boring.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:30 AM
 
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Are there any other neighbourhoods in the US that best resembles Boston's North End? Lower Manhattan has some, such as SoHo, Tribeca, Greenwich Village, etc. Are there any other cities aside from Boston and NYC that have these walkable neighbourhoods?

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Old 02-02-2019, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Are there any other neighbourhoods in the US that best resembles Boston's North End? Lower Manhattan has some, such as SoHo, Tribeca, Greenwich Village, etc. Are there any other cities aside from Boston and NYC that have these walkable neighbourhoods?

DC & Philly.

I haven’t been, but probably Chicago. Maybe Seattle. Maybe more
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Are there any other neighbourhoods in the US that best resembles Boston's North End? Lower Manhattan has some, such as SoHo, Tribeca, Greenwich Village, etc. Are there any other cities aside from Boston and NYC that have these walkable neighbourhoods?
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Also lots of areas in Philly — mostly in Center City and South Philly.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:43 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Are there any other neighbourhoods in the US that best resembles Boston's North End? Lower Manhattan has some, such as SoHo, Tribeca, Greenwich Village, etc. Are there any other cities aside from Boston and NYC that have these walkable neighbourhoods?

If we’re talking about cities that have areas with narrow streets with attached buildings without setbacks then Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, DC, New Orleans, San Francisco to name a few.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:05 PM
 
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If we’re talking about cities that have areas with narrow streets with attached buildings without setbacks then Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, DC, New Orleans, San Francisco to name a few.
Charleston as well.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:51 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Someone from Houston calling a downtown moribund. Hahaha. Delusional. Philly has a top 3 downtown that is far from moribund.
I thought exactly the same thing, lol. Houston has probably one of the most "moribund" downtowns in the country for such a large city.

Whether the poster likes Philadelphia or not, there is no denying it is a top 5, probably top 3 downtown in every metric of measurement.
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:46 AM
 
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I thought exactly the same thing, lol. Houston has probably one of the most "moribund" downtowns in the country for such a large city.

Whether the poster likes Philadelphia or not, there is no denying it is a top 5, probably top 3 downtown in every metric of measurement.
Yes, calling downtown/core of Philly moribund is ridiculous. Philly's of course, is still renewing still as most of our Northern cities have had too. But with far too much to be moribund for sure as. Houston's core is still evolving and gaining live-in residents. But will never have quaint older live-in non-high-rise living neighborhoods there. It also has other CBDs in the city having attributes that if in one core.... could be a lot more then the one as a downtown/core has attained alone.

Some may like a city's built environment more overall also over another city? Despite having a greater core/downtown. But this thread is on the downtown cores. Not overall city like or appeal to them.

In another decade or two? Some more moribund cores today. Could be much better if they develop what is necessary and plan better. Retail though might be most difficult to gain as it is still being decimated as large retailers are conglomerates and losing ground to on-line shopping.

No core will be a Manhattan or even Philly's Center City. Chicago's could be more a standard for newer evolving cores in our Sunbelt cities. Though so far that is not quickly emerging. LA refocused more on its downtown and transit..... clearly has enough old and new to mix to be there again in the coming years. Still has some great older-built early skyscrapers still.

All IMO only. Not stepping on anyone's opinions that differ.
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