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Old 12-07-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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My vote is for Buffalo-Niagara Falls. I make this vote only because Niagara Falls could be the rust belt's Las Vegas if done right. It also is a crossroad for Toronto residents coming into the US.

I've also heard positive things about Pittsburgh in recent years.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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I agree about Buffalo - Niagara Falls. I think Niagara Falls has more comeback potential for the reason that it's Niagara Falls, but Buffalo will have a harder time. A casino proposed for Buffalo was not accepted by the city and residents but they put one up in Niagara Falls, NY, which has helped lower Niagara Falls taxes considerably because the casino has to pay the City of Niagara Falls... And lower taxes will attract more people... Niagara Falls, NY is on the right track...

I also like the fact that you can get closer to the falls on the NY side and it's more park-like than the Canadian side. Niagara Falls, NY also has a small Little Italy.

Seneca Niagara Casino (Niagara Falls, NY)
From The New York Times > New York Region > Image >


From Jefferson Niagara - studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments - (716) 285-9000 (http://www.jeffersonniagara.com/photo_gallery.html - broken link)
http://www.jeffersonniagara.com/images/jefferson_photo6.jpg (broken link)

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Old 12-07-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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Cairo, Illinois.
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:19 PM
 
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I agree about Buffalo - Niagara Falls. I think Niagara Falls has more comeback potential for the reason that it's Niagara Falls, but Buffalo will have a harder time. A casino proposed for Buffalo was not accepted by the city and residents but they put one up in Niagara Falls, NY, which has helped lower Niagara Falls taxes considerably because the casino has to pay the City of Niagara Falls... And lower taxes will attract more people... Niagara Falls, NY is on the right track...

I also like the fact that you can get closer to the falls on the NY side and it's more park-like than the Canadian side. Niagara Falls, NY also has a small Little Italy.

Seneca Niagara Casino (Niagara Falls, NY)
From The New York Times > New York Region > Image >


From Jefferson Niagara - studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments - (716) 285-9000 (http://www.jeffersonniagara.com/photo_gallery.html - broken link)
That Casino looks totally out-of-place with the nieghborhood. In my experience, Casino's bring more crime, poverty, a dependency than jobs. They are not self-sustaining and do not create value added products or bring wealth to a community.

I vote for Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Duluth. I like BUffalo too. I think the Great Lakes cities can rebound.
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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Niagara Falls' problem is that the Canadian Niagara Falls is so close and already developed... there is so much more to do there. So they have a lot of competition right across the river.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: 👶🏾CHI🛫CVG🛬AVL🛫CMH🛬CHI🛫?
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Detroit!!!!!!!!!
just needs some money lol
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Detroit!!!!!!!!!
just needs some money lol
My opinion is that Detroit has yet to see it's worst days. Bailout or no bailout, there is a reason why there auto companies are in such bad shape and thats really going to take its toll on the entire regeon.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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That Casino looks totally out-of-place with the nieghborhood. In my experience, Casino's bring more crime, poverty, a dependency than jobs. They are not self-sustaining and do not create value added products or bring wealth to a community.

I vote for Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Duluth. I like BUffalo too. I think the Great Lakes cities can rebound.
That casino has so many jobs held within it and lowers Niagara Falls taxes so much that it really is helping the city. And yes, it looks out of place... But that's the point... It's new development bringing up an old, hardy neighborhood.
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Detroit
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I agree about Buffalo - Niagara Falls. I think Niagara Falls has more comeback potential for the reason that it's Niagara Falls, but Buffalo will have a harder time. A casino proposed for Buffalo was not accepted by the city and residents but they put one up in Niagara Falls, NY, which has helped lower Niagara Falls taxes considerably because the casino has to pay the City of Niagara Falls... And lower taxes will attract more people... Niagara Falls, NY is on the right track...

I also like the fact that you can get closer to the falls on the NY side and it's more park-like than the Canadian side. Niagara Falls, NY also has a small Little Italy.

Seneca Niagara Casino (Niagara Falls, NY)
From The New York Times > New York Region > Image >


From Jefferson Niagara - studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments - (716) 285-9000 (http://www.jeffersonniagara.com/photo_gallery.html - broken link)
That building is ugly. Whoever designed that building must have been a big fan of Japanese anime. It looks like that building could turn into one of the Transformers.
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