U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-19-2008, 10:50 AM
 
756 posts, read 1,697,874 times
Reputation: 275

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by xavierob82 View Post
How the hell does LA, Las Vegas, Houston, and Atlanta make the top 10 list for bookworm cities? LOL
I think it may be perhaps because all of the northern transplants have a phobia of warm weather and are just used to staying indoors for months on end.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-19-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Here
311 posts, read 454,486 times
Reputation: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Futcha View Post
There's no real nightlife here or you just don't go out in it. You think Times Square is nightlife? You must be joking. Times Square is a tourist trap with neon lights and nothing more than that. I work in Times Square at a camera shop. Nightlife is about clubs, bars, dining, walking, martini drinking, exotic food-eating, comedy clubs, etc. New York City tops nightlife WITHOUT A DOUBT. If you ever walk around Greenwich Village, Soho, the LES, Chelsea, Gramercy Park, Clinton, Chinatown, Little Italy, etc. at night it may seem like not too many people are you, but if you walk in those "charming" buildings you'll see the nightlife. It's underground nightlife.
no not true. new york city does not top night life WITHOUT A DOUBT. if night life is all about bars and clubs and food - well, I said that alot of stores are open here at night, so what? you can't compare it to las vegas where people are out all night gambling etc etc.
and yes of course I am talking about tourists duh! who else stays up all night every night unless they work night shift.
and those who work night shifts are not available to go "clubbing / barring /walking / exotic food eating etc.
nyc does not have as many tourists as las vegas I'm sure.
and what the hell is wrong with times square? I love to walk by that place it never stops amazing me no matter how many times I see it. If anyone avoids it because it's a "tourist trap" my advice to you is just go there. it's great.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
2,775 posts, read 10,728,808 times
Reputation: 794
Quote:
Originally Posted by coog78 View Post
I think it may be perhaps because all of the northern transplants have a phobia of warm weather and are just used to staying indoors for months on end.
I think you have no clue what you're talking about.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2008, 12:38 PM
 
Location: SEA/HNL/OC
86 posts, read 309,024 times
Reputation: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by CubsGiantsIndiansfan2008 View Post
How in God's green earth Holy Mary Mother of God of Mercy Jesus did SEATTLE win the best sports award!!!!!?????????
i wouldnt even trip about that. how did albuquerque even make the list??!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
2,775 posts, read 10,728,808 times
Reputation: 794
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marty McFly Jr View Post
no not true. new york city does not top night life WITHOUT A DOUBT. if night life is all about bars and clubs and food - well, I said that alot of stores are open here at night, so what? you can't compare it to las vegas where people are out all night gambling etc etc.
and yes of course I am talking about tourists duh! who else stays up all night every night unless they work night shift.
and those who work night shifts are not available to go "clubbing / barring /walking / exotic food eating etc.
nyc does not have as many tourists as las vegas I'm sure.
and what the hell is wrong with times square? I love to walk by that place it never stops amazing me no matter how many times I see it. If anyone avoids it because it's a "tourist trap" my advice to you is just go there. it's great.
Thanks for giving it away, you're a fake New Yorker. Times Square is a tourist trap, Disney World-like fantasy land filled with delusional tourists and the baddest dude on the block dressed up as Mickey Mouse. There's nothing amazing about that... What amazes me is how you consider this "nightlife."

Vegas nightlife is a complete joke UNLESS you're a tourist. Do you honestly think the people who live and work in Vegas are out gambling in one of the hotels on The Strip? No... No... No.

But in New York, most everybody is out on a Friday, Saturday night at sports bars, martini bars, comedy clubs, dining, etc...

A great example of a popular Japanese place in the East Village that is a late night hot spot with the yuppies... Jewel Bako...
http://eater.com/uploads/2007_10_jewelbako.jpg (broken link)

And with all of the martini lounges and clubs and everything, NYC is impossible to beat...
http://eater.com/2007_03_boucarou1.jpg (broken link)

This is in Astoria, Queens...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
15,470 posts, read 25,466,902 times
Reputation: 8936
^I really don't think someone not old enough to even get into clubs, bars or a casino should be pretending to know all about the nightlife in any city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
15,989 posts, read 30,724,774 times
Reputation: 7282
Quote:
Originally Posted by sav858 View Post
^I really don't think someone not old enough to even get into clubs, bars or a casino should be pretending to know all about the nightlife in any city.
fake I.D anyone....just a suggestion
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2008, 02:46 PM
 
7,848 posts, read 18,293,135 times
Reputation: 2785
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScranBarre View Post
Very easily. You can divide the number of public library members and/or patrons into the total city population. For example, if 100,000 people in Philadelphia had library cards, and there were 1,500,000 residents in the city, then 1/15 or 6.7% of the population is "well-read" in that sense. If 500,000 of the 3,000,000 people in Los Angeles had library membership, then that would be 16.7%. Then again this IS difficult to quantify. What about people who don't belong to the library yet "hang out" every Saturday for hours to sit and read a good book at Borders or Barnes & Noble? What about blind residents who would love to read but don't have access to literature in Braille? What about people who have library memberships but haven't set foot in the structure to check out a book in years?
Like me...I haven't been to a public library in years because I get books elsewhere and I teach so I have access to a lot books in the school library - but I have a library card. But I agree...it would be difficult to really measure how well-read a population actually is.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2008, 02:51 PM
 
7,848 posts, read 18,293,135 times
Reputation: 2785
Quote:
Originally Posted by LovinDecatur View Post
I have never been to the Decaur Book Festival...I will be checking it out next year.

I LOVE the annual Goodwill Used Book Sale...I can go and spend about $30 there and come home with a boxfull of books for my classroom.

And there was this one time...I bought a set of vintage encyclopedias for $10 - and they look GREAT on my bookshelf.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-19-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
2,227 posts, read 4,141,990 times
Reputation: 1777
I agree with everyone who says..... most rediculous list ever (or at least for the subdivisions list).

Seattle as the top sports city???? what???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top