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Old 01-25-2009, 11:11 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Colfax Avenue, the world's longest city street, from Aurora through Denver to Golden, CO. Always people out and about.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Yes Chinatowns in NYC, LA, etc
Yeah, Chinatown in Boston is always bustling too. I forgot to mention Downtown Crossing... even with the big hole in the ground that was once Filenes (soon to be 1 Franklin... hopefully).
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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New Orleans French Quarter.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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downtown Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ. These two places are loaded with stuff to do, its in REALLY close vicinity to NYC. Many restaurants, cafes, and nightlife. Usually great for young generations (20s and 30s) but i would say all ages have a good time in this area.

But don't expect a place with all these pros is goin to be cheap.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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Everytown I have been too has business districts with people out on them. Some vary as there are more on one than there are on others.

It just depends if you're in a real town, walkable business streets, and pedestian friendly.

Or a "fake town", mostly a conservative area dominated by strip malls and parking lots, and walking is looked down upon.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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well, this isn't accurate. there's a big difference between what you describe and the street environment of other countries. it's not just that people are "on the streets" in other countries, it's that so much of the daily activity occurs outside, on the streets: meeting with friends, socializing, conducting business, shopping.

For most business districts in the U.S., people are simply using the streets as a way to get from point A to point B.

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Everytown I have been too has business districts with people out on them. Some vary as there are more on one than there are on others.

It just depends if you're in a real town, walkable business streets, and pedestian friendly. It's hard for Americans to understand this unless they were born and raised in another country.

Or a "fake town", mostly a conservative area dominated by strip malls and parking lots, and walking is looked down upon.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Fine, except Long Island is very rural.

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People on Long Island hang out outside their houses and have bbq's with other families in the neighborhood.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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I guess we can safely ignore NYC in this thread, because we know NYC fits the bill.

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Ok. Than Midtown, The Village, Downtown (during business hours), Upper East Side, Upper West Side, SoHo
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Fine, except Long Island is very rural.

You call an island that's 118 miles long with 7.5 million people rural?
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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Manayunk in Philadelphia
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