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Old 09-29-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Im still surprised by the number of people who think Las Vegas is in California.
It should be. Those anti-smoking laws may allow me to take a second look at The Strip.
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Default Orlando

The tourist industry as made the name well known but the parks really aren't the living breathing part of Orlando.

People also don't understand that Orlando itself was just a sleepy little town 35 years ago....before Disney.

Now it's going thru it's growing pains and everybody's whining and crying about it.
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I mentioned Albuquerque a few pages back-here are some pics---

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3331.jpg?t=1222719521 (broken link)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3339.jpg?t=1222719540 (broken link)
Rio Grande and the bosque

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3269.jpg?t=1222719667 (broken link)
Albuquerque Studios and new retail/business development, this area is home to one of the biggest
developments in the country. Mesa Del Sol

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3293.jpg?t=1222719851 (broken link)
coming into downtown

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3300.jpg?t=1222719883 (broken link)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3301.jpg?t=1222719901 (broken link)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3302.jpg?t=1222719931 (broken link)
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3281.jpg?t=1222719954 (broken link)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3308.jpg?t=1222719977 (broken link)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3312.jpg?t=1222720007 (broken link)
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3319.jpg?t=1222720029 (broken link)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3311.jpg?t=1222720048 (broken link)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3317.jpg?t=1222720088 (broken link)
Downtown area neighborhoods-there are parts with other style of homes also(adobe,victorian) I just didnt get any pics

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3088.jpg?t=1222720234 (broken link)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_3080.jpg?t=1222720256 (broken link)
El Modelo--best burritos

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_2926.jpg?t=1222720357 (broken link)

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_2869.jpg?t=1222720396 (broken link)
Central Ave.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_2965.jpg?t=1222720438 (broken link)
from the Petroglyphs Monument

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_2877.jpg?t=1222720482 (broken link)
Central Ave.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_2751.jpg?t=1222720505 (broken link)
Sandia Mountains

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r90/jaredtorre/100_2723.jpg?t=1222720661 (broken link)
the westside of town
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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LOS ANGELES

So many people with little to no experience with the LA love to stereotype it and act like they know what its about and like. I cannot even count how many times I see people from cities with higher crime rates than LA talk trash about how it's "crime ridden" and "very dangerous". Before anyone talks about LA having higher crime they might want to refer to some stats to see if that is even true compared to the place they live. LA has a lower crime rate than SF, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, OMAHA, BOSTON, etc... but how many people do you think actually realize that?

Also with all the stupid reality TV shows and other shows set there, so many people assume what they see on TV is what it's like. They think everyone in LA and SoCal for that matter is like what you see on The Hills, Laguna Beach, or some other whack TV show. It's so easy to judge and stereotype Hollywood and unfortunately a lot of ignorant people apply that crap to regular people living there.

It's a city people love to hate and with that comes a bunch of BS assumptions and stereotypes that for the most part are not reality or true.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Sav, you should be thanking Hollywood for your image. Other than the glimmering paradise Hollywood portrays that city as, LA has a lot to be modest about. Illegal immigrants, air pollution, water pollution, poor public transportation, sprawl, spaghetti-like gridlock, and the mediocre Dodgers who suddenly make the playoffs. My Yankees miss the playoffs with a better record than the Dodgers. Does that make sense? No... No... No...
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Lol, so it's the baseball you're mad about or the fact that you seem to think every hispanic is illegal?
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Sav, you should be thanking Hollywood for your image. Other than the glimmering paradise Hollywood portrays that city as, LA has a lot to be modest about. Illegal immigrants, air pollution, water pollution, poor public transportation, sprawl, spaghetti-like gridlock, and the mediocre Dodgers who suddenly make the playoffs. My Yankees miss the playoffs with a better record than the Dodgers. Does that make sense? No... No... No...
Well I wouldn't be thanking Hollywood for that, but they sure do a great job of selling LA to the rest of the world despite the reality of things.

It makes sense just as much as 1/2 the teams who made the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs last year despite having worse records than Western Conference teams that didn't make the playoffs.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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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.
People think you can't get alcohol in the city. You can.

People think everyone in the city is Mormon. They're not.

Need I name more stereotypes? Cmon, we all know what others think of Mormons and Utah and general

The LDS Church has owned that land (two boring, out-of-place suburban malls that have since been demolished) since at least the '70s.

Downtown has places. It's dead, I don't deny that, but it does have places. And FYI, Downtown's biggest attraction is Temple Square, which is the 15th most visited monument in the country.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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Miami's pretty misunderstood. People have this notion that it's all bikini-clad Latinas, and that no one there speaks English. (On this forum, the second option is the most popular stereotype.)

New York is still misunderstood in terms of rudeness. I still don't understand how a city where please, thank you, and excuse me are commonly used gets such a bad rep, especially when most other cities don't have the same level of courtesy.

New Orleans is misunderstood - it's not this lost city that you get shot at in as soon as you set foot on the ground. Nor is it a drunken wasteland where no one is ever sober.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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See look, this can't be Manhatten, theres a tree silly.
Now I don't think New York is the MOST misunderstood city in America... most people get its essence right, I think.

But this "tree" statement of yours is just absurd, see?




That's Park Avenue. It's lined with trees.




Houston Street's arboreal.





Harlem is lush.


Don't get me wrong--Manhattan is super-developed and pavement is the norm, but it's not exactly a concrete-jumpsuited jungle. There are trees, there's room for life.

The least forested borough of New York (statistically, and including parks and suchlike) is Brooklyn, yet Brooklyn has neighborhoods like this:



My whole childhood was spent under a dark canopy of trees that stretched across the roads in Ditmas Park.
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