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Old 02-20-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: ITP
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Originally Posted by KerrTown View Post
New York City--too dirty, run-down, and deteriorating (the Tappan Zee Bridge was very old but I didn't know it was the most likely victim of another bridge collapse). On the ground the buildings are nondescript. The skyline is also nondescript with the lack of color. Ugly apartment buildings stick out between the landmarks. Why do the landmark skyscrapers have to be some sort of beige?
Oh my God...

 
Old 02-20-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Hartford County, CT
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Hartford ain't that cute, either.
 
Old 02-20-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Originally Posted by dreamofmonterey View Post
I would add most of Nassau County- there are some nice towns (Roslyn) but overpriced- I should have named this thread cities which are un-liveable
Albany

Binghamton, NY

No one with west coast info?
That comment really scares me! I am going to move to Nassau County in September!
 
Old 02-20-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Originally Posted by stx12499 View Post
^^^^^^ Which suburb/rural area do you live in that is so much nicer That is a pretty broad slam on one of the world's most beautiful, cosmopolitan cities, and one of the greatest and most unique cities in history by all accounts.
Thumbs up! I love NYC!
 
Old 02-21-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Originally Posted by dreamofmonterey
Is horrible. The crime is sky high and strip malls everywhere.

last time we were there was 2000, and it was one of the ugliest cities. Dirty and overcrowded. Traffic everywhere. May as well move to NYC without any culture or museums, just Targets.




Read what year the above says. You did not write that. That was not intended for you.

Mobile is nothing like NOLA in trashy.

Don't even try to compare Mobile to NOLA because Mobile would take a butt whoopin from NOLA any day of the week. I am the first to admit that New Orleans is not that great but it is most certainly better than Mobile.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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The Usual List!

1. Detroit
2. Philadelphia
3. Baltimore
4. Newark-Atlantic City-Bayonne-Jersey City-Union City-Elizabeth-Patterson-Camden (the New Jersey dump)

5. Buffalo
6. Pittsburgh
7. Cleveland
8. New York City (jumbled mess, and mostly ghetto outside of Midtown and Lower Manhattan, overpriced, no greenery except Central Park)

9. El Paso, Texas (a Third World country, uglier than Monterey and Guadlajara in Mexico according to people who's been there!!!!!!!)

10. Syracuse
 
Old 02-21-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I'm not sure I could handle a city the size of New York City or LA.

I couldn't afford to live there anyway.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 03:53 AM
 
Location: NWArkansas/Seattle
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Detroit,MI
East St. Louis,Il
Philly,PA
 
Old 02-22-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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My personal list of uglies:

San Diego--Since this is one that hasn't been repeatedly named on this thread, some explanation: I lived there briefly with family a few years ago. Never again! The natural setting is (or, perhaps more aptly, "could be") truly gorgeous, but the "created" environment is one of the most hideous I know. Filthy, run-down, precious little character, a dumpy and tiny downtown for a city its size, many shades of brown and tan and little else (on the ground and the buildings), lots of industrial wasteland, stupifying sprawl everywhere, need I continue?
Charlotte, N.C.
Durham, N.C.
Greensboro, N.C.
Virginia Beach, VA and environs
all of the Northern VA sprawlbelt
Morgantown, W.V.
Houston, TX
Gary, IN
 
Old 02-22-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Originally Posted by KerrTown View Post
New York City--too dirty, run-down, and deteriorating (the Tappan Zee Bridge was very old but I didn't know it was the most likely victim of another bridge collapse). On the ground the buildings are nondescript. The skyline is also nondescript with the lack of color. Ugly apartment buildings stick out between the landmarks. Why do the landmark skyscrapers have to be some sort of beige?
You're entitled to your opinion, but you don't know what your missing out on

Whatever though, I guess that means one less car or person i'll have to deal with next time I go there!
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