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Old 11-02-2018, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'm curious where you would put Brewerytown then? Also, you are right in the fact that further West Philly does not ALL belong in the Bronx. I was more thinking of the rougher parts past University City and above Baltimore Ave. Will Smith's West Philly if you will.


Will Smith is from Wynnefield/Overbrook and grew up in a stable middle class family, although the character on Fresh Prince was obviously portrayed differently.


Philly already has sections (Center City, South Philly, West Philly, North Philly, Northwest Philly, Northeast Philly, Far Northeast Philly, Southwest Philly, Olney/Oak Lane and The Riverwards) so I'd compare to the boroughs as:


Manhattan: Center City and South Philly


Brooklyn: West Philly, North Philly and Riverwards


Queens: Northeast Philly and Olney/Oak Lane


The Bronx: Northwest Philly and Southwest Philly-Tale of two cities, striking wealth and poverty (Riverdale and Chestnut Hill have similarities, and NW Philly and the Bronx are both the hilliest parts of their cities)


Staten Island: The Far Northeast
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:29 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Not just 5 areas with their own generally recognizable demographics, density levels, architecture, etc., but specifically how would you analogize different areas of your city to the NYC boroughs, if you had to?

For Reno, NV, I'd say:
Manhattan: downtown/east of downtown
Brooklyn: Midtown
Bronx: north/west periphery of downtown, maybe west to Keystone and north to I-80
Queens: south Reno, maybe down to Moana Ln. and especially east of Virginia
Staten Island: North Valleys
Can't really do this for Baton Rouge...but for New Orleans.....

Manhattan - Central Business District, French Quarter, Mid-City

Brooklyn- Marigny, Bywater

Bronx - Lower Ninth Ward

Queens - Algiers

Staten Island - Uptown/Garden District

Bonus:

New Jersey - Metairie, Kenner, Luling, Avondale

Long Island - Northshore
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:44 PM
 
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Not comparable. There is nothing like The Bronx anywhere except upper Manhattan
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:15 PM
 
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I'm curious where you would put Brewerytown then? Also, you are right in the fact that further West Philly does not ALL belong in the Bronx. I was more thinking of the rougher parts past University City and above Baltimore Ave. Will Smith's West Philly if you will.
You know I'm not sure where to put Brewerytown since it's right next to Strawberry Mansion. Perhaps "Queens".

The truler rougher parts of W. Philly are north of Market upward to Lancaster Ave. or Parkside Ave. between 40th and 59th Sts.

Will Smith grew up Wynnefield. His Fresh Prince persona is mostly BS. He went to a historic Catholic grade school in Overbrook Farms for instance. But, yeah, he did go to Overbrook HS.
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Old 11-03-2018, 03:46 AM
 
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For Los Angeles I would do:

Manhattan as Downtown Central LA to West LA minius the Hollywood hills (Santa Monica Mountains)
Brooklyn as San Fernando Valley plus Hollywood hills.
Queens as San Gabriel Valley since it's similar in size and population to The SFV.
Bronx as South LA
Staten Island as South Bay

All in all this area is close to NYC in population 7-8 million people I added the SGV, and the south bay as it wouldn't really make sense to cut any of the other places in half.
I'd do LA as:

Manhattan =
Downtown LA-Hollywood-Mid-Wilshire and Wilshire west only to Westwood,Central LA, Koreatown, only part of the Westside(La Cienaga to Sepulveda)

Brooklyn = Westside LA including the Fairfax District (not including the Wilshire Corridor). South Bay-Beach Cities(Manhattan/Redondo/Hermosa)

Queens = Pasadena-Glendale-Burbank, parts of the SFV like North Hollywood

Bronx - South Central LA

Staten Island = Central and North San Fernando Valley
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Washington, DC

Manhattan: Downtown, Chinatown, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, SW DC, Navy Yard, The Wharf, Capitol Hill

Brooklyn: Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Brookland (heh), H St, U St, Shaw, NoMa, Woodley Park, Cleveland Park

Bronx: East of the River

Queens: Takoma, Brightwood, 16th St Heights, Petworth, Fort Totten, Brentwood, Trinidad

Staten Island: Palisades, Foxhall Crescent, Tenleytown, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, North Portal Estates
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:49 PM
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Location: Miami
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Nice thread.

Birmingham

Manhattan: Downtown + Medical District + Five Points South
Brooklyn: Avondale
Bronx: Ensley
Queens: Crestwood/Eastwood
Staten Island: Bridlewood/Spring Lake/Killbough Springs
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