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View Poll Results: What Cities Are Most Gritty?
Boston 9 9.57%
Providence 7 7.45%
Hartford 9 9.57%
New York City 31 32.98%
Philadelphia 40 42.55%
Pittsburgh 31 32.98%
Buffalo 32 34.04%
Baltimore 36 38.30%
Washington D.C. 16 17.02%
Charlotte 3 3.19%
Atlanta 6 6.38%
Jacksonville 3 3.19%
Tampa 4 4.26%
Miami 8 8.51%
Cleveland 25 26.60%
Columbus 3 3.19%
Cincinnati 17 18.09%
Nashville 2 2.13%
Memphis 12 12.77%
New Orleans 24 25.53%
Detroit 50 53.19%
Indianapolis 4 4.26%
Chicago 26 27.66%
Milwaukee 12 12.77%
St. Louis 30 31.91%
Kansas City 6 6.38%
Minneapolis 3 3.19%
Dallas 2 2.13%
Houston 5 5.32%
Seattle 1 1.06%
Denver 1 1.06%
Phoenix 3 3.19%
Las Vegas 3 3.19%
San Diego 6 6.38%
Los Angeles 11 11.70%
San Francisco 6 6.38%
Portland 1 1.06%
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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What are America's most gritty cities in terms of architecture, vibe and street layout?

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Old 10-20-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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All rust belt cities and NYC, Philly, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:08 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^ Pittsburgh IS rustbelt haha

Anyway,

DC, Baltimore, NY, Philly, Newark, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cleveland, Detroit, and Memphis. Its funny how some of the more gritty ones are some of my favorites
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Chicago
St. Louis
Kansas City
Pittsburg
Philadelphia
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Example of Pittsburgh's grittiness:

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Old 10-20-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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^ Pittsburgh IS rustbelt haha

Anyway,

DC, Baltimore, NY, Philly, Newark, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cleveland, Detroit, and Memphis. Its funny how some of the more gritty ones are some of my favorites
Well, Pittsburgh has made great improvements. It may still be considered a rust belt city, but nothing like Detroit, Buffalo, Rochester, or Cleveland. Its location has helped, I think. Beautiful setting, not as bad snowstorms as the rest.

Detroit, Buffalo, Rochester, and Cleveland, I'm sad to say, will not make a come back any time soon. I don't see them bouncing back much.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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How exactly are we defining "grittiness" here?

Like the housting style, or ghettos, or what?
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Well, Pittsburgh has made great improvements. It may still be considered a rust belt city, but nothing like Detroit, Buffalo, Rochester, or Cleveland. Its location has helped, I think. Beautiful setting, not as bad snowstorms as the rest.

Detroit, Buffalo, Rochester, and Cleveland, I'm sad to say, will not make a come back any time soon. I don't see them bouncing back much.
just because they're doing good takes them out of the rustbelt? haha, that's not how it works
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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just because they're doing good takes them out of the rustbelt? haha, that's not how it works
Sure it does. Rust Belt means its not what it used to be, it's in a depression, etc. Pittsburgh's nestled in that area, but when I went there I certainly felt a lot safer than I did in Detroit, Cleveland, Rochester, and Buffalo at night.

I don't know. Pittsburgh hasn't reached its full potential yet so I think it could go either way.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Chicago
St. Louis
Kansas City
Pittsburg
Philadelphia
How does one leave NYC out of a specific list?

Its sheer size relegates it to arguably having more grit than the 5 above cities combined.
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