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Old 09-28-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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did anybody see my post about Detroit on page 3?? Aparantly not! GO LOOK AT IT!
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Salt Lake City, because of, well, you know

Just to put things into perspective, Salt Lake City has had a liberal mayor since 1974.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I think all cities are Misunderstood,
People think that all of NYC and the metropolitan area is made of skyscrapers and dense building with people selling hot dogs on the side of the road... There is a fair share of that, but I think many people have NYC from the early 1900s on their mind.
People think San Fran is a total liberal Stronghold, where life is not normal and gays are constantly parading around.
The list goes on all cities are misunderstood.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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I didn't read every page but one word:

O M A H A

People totally misunderstand it. My boyfriend came with me 2 weeks ago and he was like most of you.... and American Idol expecting cornfields and hillbillies. His idea of Omaha after we left was it's a cool city, very diverse, with alot to do, and it's completely under rated. He pretty much compared it to Portland, where I live now, with out the mountains and the ocean an hour away. He was shocked to see there were so many different kinds of people, he said the people looked the same but he could tell he wasn't on the west coast anymore because the buildings where older and there were more BBQ joints. He loved that there were actual African American and Latino neighborhoods. I miss that

I joined this site after all the Omaha hype not knowing what it was all about, after reading numerous posts I realized I don't have to prove my love for my hometown, but I can atleast still represent.

peace.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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did anybody see my post about Detroit on page 3?? Aparantly not! GO LOOK AT IT!
it looks so quiet though, there's hardly any people
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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New Orleans Louisiana
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Sun Diego, CA
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Salt Lake City, because of, well, you know

Just to put things into perspective, Salt Lake City has had a liberal mayor since 1974.
Salt Lake City is definitely not misunderstood! It is everything people think about and stereotype when thinking of SLC. And unfortunately, the city lives up to its hype.
To put things into perspective, the City sold a prime street in the middle of downtown to the LDS church and the zoning laws limits each city block to 2 Bars/Pubs/Clubs leaving the downtown area at night as dead as dead. During the day downtowns biggest attraction is pathetically a mall.
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Las Vegas - we do not live in hotels. We have schools, libraries, malls, churches... No, I do not work in a casino. No, the mob does not run the town. Typical questions I get from tourists sitting next to me on a plane... Im still surprised by the number of people who think Las Vegas is in California.
LMAO. Put me down for Las Vegas being the most misunderstood city. I could imagine what it feels like. I had a few misconceptions about Las Vegas myself such as: the locals go to the strip to party (but they dont), but then I began to visit Vegas outside the strip since I was presented with the opportunity to go to UNLV and saw Vegas for being just another normal city with all the normal things.

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Old 09-29-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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My votes are for SLC, Birmingham, and St. Louis.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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I think all cities are Misunderstood,
People think that all of NYC and the metropolitan area is made of skyscrapers and dense building with people selling hot dogs on the side of the road... There is a fair share of that, but I think many people have NYC from the early 1900s on their mind.
People think San Fran is a total liberal Stronghold, where life is not normal and gays are constantly parading around.
The list goes on all cities are misunderstood.
I agree that all cities are misunderstood, but I gotta give the nod to New York. There's a very simple reason for this - it's the most-depicted city in the country. So there are all these widely-held misconceptions about it, many of which have a grain of truth to them, but that grain is just blown out of all proportion. These misconceptions can be positive (New York is glamorous, it's filled with beautiful, intelligent people, it's exciting) or negative (New Yorkers are rude, the city is dirty, the outer boroughs are poor). Most of these things are true to some degree or another, but none of them come close to adequately caputring the place.

I think what a lot of people don't realize about New York - I grew up there, BTW - is that for most of the millions of people who live there, the city is, well, kind of ordinary. I don't mean this in a bad way at all, but for most New Yorkers the city is just where they live their lives, and that's that. I think people tend to not realize this, as it's not really communicated in movies and TV shows.

Also, regarding the skyscrapers thing - I know what you mean. I grew up in a house with backyard within the five boroughs! Across the street from woods! No kidding! People are sometimes perplexed by this.

New York is huge and difficult to generalize, yet it is probably the most-generalized city in America. As such, I say it's the most misunderstood.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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did anybody see my post about Detroit on page 3?? Aparantly not! GO LOOK AT IT!
Looks like Newark.
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