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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 07-18-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Cleveland may recover. I see absolutely no hope for the rest.
I couldn't see Cleveland recover. Other than its suburbs, the city itself looks very unattractive.
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Can the two people who voted for Scranton please tell me why it's a lost cause?
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I voted for Toledo. It's airport just lost it's 6th airline in 6 months if I'm not mistaken, and the area is continuing to lose employers and population.

They are trying to turn it around with some developments downtown, but it doesn't seem to be working.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Toledo is such a lost cause, that people don't even really think of it, or hear of it anymore. That is why it only recieved three votes.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:56 PM
 
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Doesn't Youngstown have some plan to "greenify" the city, meaning let the s--t happen and then grass over parts of the city so it doesn't look like a run down pit but a smaller city-town with lots of green areas?

If what Im stating is correct, then that seems to be an ideal plan to not be a lost city.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Doesn't Youngstown have some plan to "greenify" the city, meaning let the s--t happen and then grass over parts of the city so it doesn't look like a run down pit but a smaller city-town with lots of green areas?

If what Im stating is correct, then that seems to be an ideal plan to not be a lost city.
For anyone who's interested, here's the actual plan: Youngstown 2010 - The Plan
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Location: suburbia
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"The Office" has brought fame to the city
Is "The Office" even filmed in Scranton, or does it just take place there? Because I know that Reno 911! is not even filmed in Reno, but instead, Southern California.
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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So am I honestly understanding that this forum is replete with rabid fans of "The Office," none of whom have ever watched the opening credits?
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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So am I honestly understanding that this forum is replete with rabid fans of "The Office," none of whom have ever watched the opening credits?
Just because John Krasinsky shot video of Scranton on a day trip does not mean the show is actually taped there.

EDIT: not disputing however, that the show has brought a degree of fame to Scranton. I would not really call it "fame," but it is good for Scranton

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Gary,Indiana is gone for good.

I dont understand why Terre Haute,Indiana is on the list it is a very vibrant and bustling mid size city it is the economic hub of Western Indiana/Eastern Illinois. They have Indiana State University which is always adding to its campus plus with all the students there doing some type of field work there. and all the traffic that flows through on US-40 and Interstate 70 will always bring economic oppurtunities to the people and businesses of Terre Haute.

although i will say i do see Terre Haute losing its flare when I-69 from Indianapolis to Evansville is completed because it will reduce traffic on US-41.
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