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View Poll Results: America's Next Lost Cities
Cleveland, Ohio 10 6.94%
Detroit, Michigan 59 40.97%
Toledo, Ohio 3 2.08%
Buffalo, New York 9 6.25%
Albany, New York 0 0%
Gary, Indiana 44 30.56%
Terre Haute, Indiana 4 2.78%
Scranton, Pennsylvania 4 2.78%
Youngstown, Ohio 9 6.25%
Syracuse, New York 2 1.39%
Voters: 144. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-16-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Had no clue that The Office was set in Scranton.
How is everybody missing the big "SCRANTON WELCOMES YOU" sign on the opening credits?
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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How is everybody missing the big "SCRANTON WELCOMES YOU" sign on the opening credits?
I don't watch it very often. LOL
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:01 AM
 
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What's "The Office"?
A dopey prime time TV show on NBC. Watched it twice and that was more than enough.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Never heard of "The Office"


Have to go with the crowd here and say Gary. If it does come out of its hole it will be long after I am dead and gone I think.
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Eh, it's a bye-bye for Gary. Cleveland, Buffalo, and Detroit may recover from it.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Gary, IN.

I cant think of one thing it has going for it.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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For those who think Youngstown is a lost cause, here is a thread you should read.
Turning around Youngstown
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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I only got to see Gary from the highway,but from the looks of it I don't think it will be able to make a comeback.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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Albany NY doesn't really belong on the list either. It's the state capital and its main "industry" is government. There will always be government, sometimes bigger, sometimes smaller, but never gone. (Of course NYS politics in Albany extremely dysfunctional, but that is another story.)
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro (Scottsdale), AZ
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Albany NY doesn't really belong on the list either. It's the state capital and its main "industry" is government. There will always be government, sometimes bigger, sometimes smaller, but never gone. (Of course NYS politics in Albany extremely dysfunctional, but that is another story.)
I have to agree. I'm not sure how how anyone could ever classify Albany as "lost"? Maybe run down, but not in such bad shape that it will cast a dark shadow over and entire region like Detroit and Gary tend to. Instead, I think East St. Louis, Illinois should take it's place. I have driven though it a few times, and just from the higway it looks down right third world. I can't imagine what it must be like once you get inside!? I have heard reports that the city has a sewer system that is in a constant state of failure, and backs up into people's home, and the PUBLIC SCHOOLS!!!, on a regular basis. Maybe it is just me, but that is one of those things that seperates us from being considered, "third world".
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