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Old 11-02-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:50 AM
 
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I'm surprised nobody mentioned New York City being much different from the rest of New York State.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis isn't like the rest of Missouri.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:02 PM
 
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Duluth/MN
Dubuque/IA
Butte/MT
Baltimore/MD
Seattle/WA
Portland/OR
Jacksonville/FL
El Paso/TX
Pueblo/CO
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Boulder is very different from the rest of Colorado because it is so liberal and Colorado is mostly conservative.
Rapid City is different from the rest of South Dakota because there are actual mountains and it's not humid.
El Paso is different from the rest of Texas because it is very Mexican in atmosphere.
Las Vegas isn't only different from any city in Nevada but in the country!
Portland is very different from the rest of Oregon too. Not only politically but environmentally too.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Minneapolis is nothing like Chi. Philly and Chi have too many things in common to list.
Then please name them, because as far as I see it they are two very different cities.

Chicago: 9.5 million metro
Philadelphia: 5.8 million metro

Chicago: Irish-German
Philadelphia: Irish-Italian

Chicago: Bungalows
Philadelphia: All row houses

Chicago: wide streets (Chicago benefited immensely from the urban mistakes of the Northeast in this respect)
Philadelphia: narrow alleyways

Chicago: Humid Continental Climate
Philadelphia: Humid Subtropical Climate

Chicago: IMO friendly
Philadelphia: IMO rude

As far as I'm concerned Chicago and Philadelphia don't line up on the major characteristics: size, demographics, housing structure, city layout.
Personally, I don't even think the cultures are similar...simply because they both vote democratic mean they're similar in that respect.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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Easy NEW YORK CITY, what other city in New York state is like NYC...easy answer
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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NYC is different from Upstate.

Miami is a totally different world from the rest of FL.

Memphis is blacker and flatter than the rest of TN.

Is Vegas different from the rest of NV?

New Orleans is TOTALLY different from the rest of LA.

Austin is different...from Dallas and Houston that is. I'd think TX is too large and populous of a state to peg it as monolithic.

I always thought Philly was totally different from the rest of PA
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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I think Minneapolis is probably more similar to Chicago than Philly.
I've never been to Philly, so I don't know the similarities they may share with Chicago. I used to live in Minnesota, however, and I never thought Minneapolis was similar to Chicago. If there's any city in the Midwest that may be "somewhat" like Chicago, that might be Milwaukee. They both have, among other things, beautiful Lake Michigan lake fronts and a similar "city proper" ethnicity. They also each have their own very strong traditions, that are exclusive to each city.

Certainly they're not close in size, but metro Milwaukee runs into metro Chicago without any kind of a break. My brother lives in WI just south of Milwaukee, and his city is included in Chicago's metro area, rather than Milwaukee's. I think it's good that Milwaukee can maintain its own identity, while literally being in the shadows of a great city like Chicago.

I like Minneapolis, I just don't think it's like Chicago.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:33 PM
 
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Then please name them, because as far as I see it they are two very different cities.

Chicago: 9.5 million metro
Philadelphia: 5.8 million metro

Chicago: Irish-German
Philadelphia: Irish-Italian

Chicago: Bungalows
Philadelphia: All row houses

Chicago: wide streets (Chicago benefited immensely from the urban mistakes of the Northeast in this respect)
Philadelphia: narrow alleyways

Chicago: Humid Continental Climate
Philadelphia: Humid Subtropical Climate

Chicago: IMO friendly
Philadelphia: IMO rude

As far as I'm concerned Chicago and Philadelphia don't line up on the major characteristics: size, demographics, housing structure, city layout.
Personally, I don't even think the cultures are similar...simply because they both vote democratic mean they're similar in that respect.
Your characterizing Chi as "Irish-German" and Philly as "Irish-Italian" is too simplistic. Actually, Philadelphia is more German than your post might suggest (especially in comparison to Italians). Here's how each city breaks down among the 3 ethnic groups you have cited:
Phil. :13.6% Irish/9.2% Italian/8.1% German
Chgo: 6.6% Irish/3.5% Italian/6.5% German
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