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Old 10-24-2008, 02:10 PM
Location: Greater PDX
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Both cities have hosted games this decade where the Red Sox humiliated the Yankees.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by vivabigpapi View Post
I think there's a few similarities between Boston, MA and New York City, NY. Here are the ones I can think of:

1.)Both have large Irish Catholic and Italian Catholic populations

2.)Both have large black populations-Boston, MA 25.3% and New York City, NY 26.6%

3.)Both have very passionate, and enthusiastic sports fans

4.)Both almost always vote Democratic in national elections

5.)Both have large gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender populations

Do you guys agree with me on my five similarities? And can you guys think of any other similarities between Boston, MA and New York City, NY?
6.) They are the two best kept up big cities in the northeast
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:25 PM
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they are both known for good food.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by At1WithNature View Post
I don't see any at all besides the Boston Red Sox being EXACTLY like the New York Yankees which they loved to hate.
Not really. The Sox have developed much more out of their own system and making productive trades, rather than relying really heavily on stacking the roster with high-priced free agents. But I've got posts on other threads that go into that in more detail. Doing so here would really get off topic.

A lot of similarities--and differences--have been covered here, but I would also add simply that both are Northeast Corridor cities. Several similarities follow from this:

Both are older cities, with classic old architecture, long-established cultural institutions, and the city amenities concentrated in dense core areas rather than spread out across suburbia-in-the-city.

Both are close to a variety of beaches, mountains, lakes, and woods.

Both share a Northeastern feel to the overall attitude of the people.

Part of the outlook of the people in both cities is centered on living the way people live in densely populated areas. People in both cities think in terms of having a variety of towns and small cities very nearby, and being able to drive for a few hours, or travel by train, and visit other big cities. This leads to a significantly different perception of the world around you than you have in regions where there is only one larger city, if that, anywhere remotely close by, and where even small towns are so widely scattered that people think nothing of driving an hour or two for a little shopping, an evening out, or an afternoon visit with a friend.
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