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Old 11-24-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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Center of finance. Of culture. Of hip-hop. Of punk. Of law. Of media.

The Harlem Renaissance. The World Trade Center. The Statue of Liberty. Times Square. The Empire State Building. The Chrysler Building.

The NYSE. The NASDAQ. Wall Street. Silicon Alley.

Madison. Park. Lexington. Fifth. Broadway.

King Kong. Sex And The City. Spider-man. Vanilla Sky. Sleepless in Seattle. Mean Streets. Taxi Driver. Manhattan. King of New York. Serpico. A Bronx Story. The Godfather. Law and Order. Friends. Seinfeld. King of Queens. The Apartment. Sweet Smell Of Success. Mad Men. 30 Rock. The Late Show with David Letterman. The Today Show.

Headquarters of ABC, NBC, Newscorp, CBS, AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, The NY Times, et al!

It is the pinnacle of Western civilization. Imagine the feelings of all those immigrants when they arrived at Ellis Island and looked at those skyscrapers for the first time!

No city since Rome has held this much power and might!

New York! America! The glory of it all!
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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I'd dispute it.

... and you wrote "Silicon Alley" which is a pretty clear indicator that there's little to no credibility to the post.
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:58 PM
 
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... and you wrote "Silicon Alley" which is a pretty clear indicator that there's little to no credibility to the post.
Why are you bitter than New York City is now the world's second most important technology hub? Are you from Boston?
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Old 11-24-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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In general either NYC or London could be the unofficial capital of the world.
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Old 11-24-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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Since you declare it so strongly as "undisputed," I wonder if you've checked around - to see if they agree with you in Paris, for instance.

And incidentally, immigrants' strong feeling were usually aroused by the sight of the Statue of Liberty, not the skyscrapers. Possibly because they weren't interested in the business aspect of NYC, which is really what you list dwells on.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Center of finance. Of culture. Of hip-hop. Of punk. Of law. Of media.

The Harlem Renaissance. The World Trade Center. The Statue of Liberty. Times Square. The Empire State Building. The Chrysler Building.

The NYSE. The NASDAQ. Wall Street. Silicon Alley.

Madison. Park. Lexington. Fifth. Broadway.

King Kong. Sex And The City. Spider-man. Vanilla Sky. Sleepless in Seattle. Mean Streets. Taxi Driver. Manhattan. King of New York. Serpico. A Bronx Story. The Godfather. Law and Order. Friends. Seinfeld. King of Queens. The Apartment. Sweet Smell Of Success. Mad Men. 30 Rock. The Late Show with David Letterman. The Today Show.

Headquarters of ABC, NBC, Newscorp, CBS, AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, The NY Times, et al!

It is the pinnacle of Western civilization. Imagine the feelings of all those immigrants when they arrived at Ellis Island and looked at those skyscrapers for the first time!

No city since Rome has held this much power and might!

New York! America! The glory of it all!
NYC can hold much more power if it was the capitol of the country which it used to be. all of the countries decision making comes from DC and not from NYC from politics to even economics. hold your horses buddy, NYC as the pinnacle of western civilization? London, Paris, Venice, Constantinople, Rome, Alexandria, Athens all were considered pinnacles of western civilization at their heights. NYC is not their yet, but still a good experiment nonetheless.

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Old 11-24-2014, 05:31 PM
 
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Why are you bitter than New York City is now the world's second most important technology hub? Are you from Boston?
Absolutely not from Boston. Gross.

Austin, TX has a much higher tech presence in the world than NYC does- as does Seattle/Redmond.

and even claiming to being 2nd tier to San Jose/Silicon Valley is like calling Miami the 2nd most important finance hub in the country- a far far reach away from the top.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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Absolutely not from Boston. Gross.

Austin, TX has a much higher tech presence in the world than NYC does- as does Seattle/Redmond.

and even claiming to being 2nd tier to San Jose/Silicon Valley is like calling Miami the 2nd most important finance hub in the country- a far far reach away from the top.
What on Earth does "higher tech presence" mean? NYC is creaming everyone sans The Valley in all the categories that matter.

And we are closing in on The Valley.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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NYC can hold much more power if it was the capitol of the country which it used to be. all of the countries decision making comes from DC and not from NYC from politics to even economics. hold your horses buddy, NYC as the pinnacle of western civilization? London, Paris, Venice, Constantinople, Rome, Athens all were considered pinnacles of western civilization at their heights. NYC is not their yet, but still a good experiment nonetheless.
You have it backwards. Economics rule politics. Not the other way around. The nation's real power is derived from New York.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:44 PM
 
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It's like being cool in high school. You're only really the capital of the world when you don't need people to tell you that you are.
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