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Old 12-22-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Psh. Surprisingly, Moscow tops New York City by a landslide.
I wouldn't doubt that. I've never visited Moscow though (yet), and this was a thread about cities that we've been to. It's supposed to be a very nice (and very expensive) city.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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In the states---NYC---no other city comes close. In the Americas, Quito, Ecuador or Buenos Aires.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:09 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Psh. Surprisingly, Moscow tops New York City by a landslide.
LOL no kidding...my husband was there on business early this year and had the pleasure of paying $45 for a hamburger and fries. I wanted to tag along, but he said "sorry, I can't afford you."
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:13 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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New York City. I never fully appreciated all that this city just two hours from my home had to offer until my recent day-long foray into NYC this past Wednesday. We took the subway from the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan over to Brooklyn Heights, and we emerged in a surreal environment---Brownstones, mothers pushing strollers, people walking dogs, very little traffic, etc. while still being able to see the Brooklyn Bridge and Financial District skyline off in the distance. The "Big Apple" truly does have it all---Central Park for the naturalist, The Met, MOMA, Guggenheim, Museum of Natural History, etc. for the aficionado of art, Little Italy, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, and other neighborhoods with a distinct cultural flair, and an excellent mass transit system.

The down side? Housing is ATROCIOUSLY EXPENSIVE! You can pay TWO mortgages for TWO nice homes here in Scranton, PA for what it would cost to rent ONE one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. How can that be justified? How do the city's blue-collars survive? I'm content living here in Scranton where I can AFFORD to live comfortably while being just two hours from either NYC or Philly.
Yay! Love for my old neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights! You've got a good sniffer, ScranBarre...it is IMO one of the best places in NYC to live.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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LOL no kidding...my husband was there on business early this year and had the pleasure of paying $45 for a hamburger and fries. I wanted to tag along, but he said "sorry, I can't afford you."
Must of been a lion burger.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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LOL no kidding...my husband was there on business early this year and had the pleasure of paying $45 for a hamburger and fries. I wanted to tag along, but he said "sorry, I can't afford you."
Psha!!! I LOVE burgers! It would take me about four hours working just to afford one in Moscow though!
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Boston
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My vote is for Prague, Czech Republic. No city is more beautiful.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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My vote is for Prague, Czech Republic. No city is more beautiful.
Not even Omaha? Houston? Scranton?
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Sorry scranbarre, even with my obsession with the handsome Jim Halpert....i must pick prague and with a close second is barcelona...then of course scranton (with jim lol)
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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The down side? Housing is ATROCIOUSLY EXPENSIVE! You can pay TWO mortgages for TWO nice homes here in Scranton, PA for what it would cost to rent ONE one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. How can that be justified? How do the city's blue-collars survive? I'm content living here in Scranton where I can AFFORD to live comfortably while being just two hours from either NYC or Philly.

Two words: Staten Island.
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