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Old 10-23-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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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?

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Old 10-23-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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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

Can you guys think of any other similarities between Boston, MA and New York City, NY?
With the exception of #5, you might as well throw Pittsburgh and Philadelphia into that mix.

Let's add dense, old architecture to the list.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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NY and Boston really are not that similar
both are great imo but entirely unalike

New York is obviously on another level vs Boston and every other major city in the US
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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LOL

not even close. if anything Boston is the UES
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Both have extensive Mass Transit in the city as well as many of the suburbs.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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No, I think you have touched all the bases.
NYC is, in reality, five cities all under one name. You can be all the way down in Rockaway Beach and still see an NYC police car. That's like 30 miles away from The Bronx.
Boston is a little town in comparison and I really hope it stays that way.
There are also parts of the Bronx where you don't even know your in America.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:03 AM
 
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No, I think you have touched all the bases.
NYC is, in reality, five cities all under one name. You can be all the way down in Rockaway Beach and still see an NYC police car. That's like 30 miles away from The Bronx.
Boston is a little town in comparison and I really hope it stays that way.
There are also parts of the Bronx where you don't even know your in America.
I agree with that. NYC while fun and nothing compares, its just too crazy and big. Boston is much more intimate and toned down than NYC, I enjoy going there and never felt overwhelmed.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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NYC is very much an international city. Boston IMO still has a very provincial feel. And I don't mean that in a bad way.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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I don't see any at all besides the Boston Red Sox being EXACTLY like the New York Yankees which they loved to hate.
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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1. Both have a somewhat similar sounding accent.
2. Both have an extremely diversified population.
3. Both are very crowded, even though Boston is not as much so.
4. Both have 4 seasons.
5. Both have sports teams with a history of success.
6. Both tend to have more liberal politics.
7. I have run into many people that have lived in both places.
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