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Old 12-29-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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DC is very conservative! Fact DC votes 96% democratic in every election. The city is very very liberal.

DC is all black! Fact, DC is losing its Chocolate City status year by year as more and more neighborhoods gentrify and blacks move to PG and Charles Counties.

DC has no neighborhoods! DC has some great neighborhoods. Georgetown, Capitol Hill, LeDroit Park, Cleveland Park Woodley Park, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Tenleytown, Columbia Heights, Mt Pleasant, Adams Morgan, Utopia (Little Ethopia), Eastern Market, Brookland, Takoma Park

DC is very dangerous! The majority of crime in DC is concentrated in a few areas. DC is a safe city and probably has more police agencies than any other city in the US. (Secret Service Uniformed, United States Park Police, Capitol Hill Police, Uniformed FBI, and DC Police).
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Kansas City: That it's in Kansas, even though a majority of the metro's population is in Missouri. All the touristy stuff one hears about is in Missouri.All the major sports venues are in Missouri, except for the Kansas Motor Speedway, which they can have. The hub city, Kansas City, is in Missouri. There's a Kansas City, Kansas right across the state line, but it's much smaller.
Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun - Overland Park, KS
Great Wolfe Lodge - Kansas City, KS
Kansas Motor Speedway - Kansas City, KS

There is a lot of KC in Kansas. Also consider it won't be too long before the Kansas side of the metro extends into Topeka.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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A big misconception about NYC is that we're rude. I hear most people say we're some of the friendliest and most helpful people they've met

Also, many people think the downstate NY region gets tons of snow. It isn't true. We miss out on a lot of snow that inland gets. We usually get rain or ice instead.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun - Overland Park, KS
Great Wolfe Lodge - Kansas City, KS
Kansas Motor Speedway - Kansas City, KS

There is a lot of KC in Kansas. Also consider it won't be too long before the Kansas side of the metro extends into Topeka.
Great Wolfe Lodge has competition on the Missouri side, the Marriot by the stadiums. Big whoop. Locals don't go to those kind of places anyway.

AHEM! Worlds of Fun/Oceans of fun is no where near Overland Park. They are solidly in Kansas City, MISSOURI. In fact, they are on the opposite side of the metro from OP, which is little more than a bedroom community.

I did mention that the KMS was in Kansas, but nearly everything else worth mentioning is in Missouri.The Plaza, Nelson-Adkins, Liberty Memorial.. all those downtown skyscrapers.. Crossroads, Westport... the list goes on.
Kansas has sleepy little suburbs. Not much more.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun - Overland Park, KS
Great Wolfe Lodge - Kansas City, KS
Kansas Motor Speedway - Kansas City, KS

There is a lot of KC in Kansas. Also consider it won't be too long before the Kansas side of the metro extends into Topeka.
Topeka? I doubt that very much.
As somebody who has had the pleasure of seeing Kansas City, let me tell you that the only thing that caused me to cross the State Line Road was the novelty of walking across it.
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Kansas City, Kansas, is nicer than KCMO. Does that bridge between them still stink like dead pigs? To an outsider it doesn't matter which KC is which. They're too close together to make a distinction.
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: moving again
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DC is very conservative! Fact DC votes 96% democratic in every election. The city is very very liberal.

DC is all black! Fact, DC is losing its Chocolate City status year by year as more and more neighborhoods gentrify and blacks move to PG and Charles Counties.

DC has no neighborhoods! DC has some great neighborhoods. Georgetown, Capitol Hill, LeDroit Park, Cleveland Park Woodley Park, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Tenleytown, Columbia Heights, Mt Pleasant, Adams Morgan, Utopia (Little Ethopia), Eastern Market, Brookland, Takoma Park

DC is very dangerous! The majority of crime in DC is concentrated in a few areas. DC is a safe city and probably has more police agencies than any other city in the US. (Secret Service Uniformed, United States Park Police, Capitol Hill Police, Uniformed FBI, and DC Police).
good post. All true!
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Ok--Here we go-
Baltimore Misconception: The Inner Harbor is the only safe and nice area. The rest of the city is a scene out of "The Wire"
Truth: Yes, Baltimore has a lot of tough neighborhoods-way to many. But, the city has really great neighborhoods with lots of stuff to do. It's actually quite a pretty city with lots of density. Yes, we are proud of the Inner Harbor but there really is so much more.
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:21 PM
 
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Kansas City, Kansas, is nicer than KCMO. Does that bridge between them still stink like dead pigs? To an outsider it doesn't matter which KC is which. They're too close together to make a distinction.
Haven't been here much? There's a good bit of difference between the two. KC, Kansas isn't much of anything, other than a ghetto and a racetrack. KC, Missouri has a lot of very diverse areas. There's some really bad ones, but go down to the Plaza or Ward Parkway. Or maybe up by the airport, and Zona Rosa. Downtown is becoming increasingly cool. Kansas City, Missouri covers over 300 square miles. Not the entire metro, but the city proper. There's a lot more to it than that bridge going into Kansas City, Kansas. There are a few parts along state line road, in which a street separates them, and you can't tell one from the other.

Oh well, it's not like I care that much. Kansas City, Missouri was in existence before the state of Kansas was, but a lot of people don't know that. It just makes it confusing to people who don't live there, and to some who do live there.
I like KC, but one of these days, I hope to be hundreds of miles away from it...
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:22 PM
 
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1. you'll get shot walking into the city limits (there seems to be a lot of cities with this misconception)

2. it snows form sept to may.
Sounds like the myths about Syracuse too.
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