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Old 02-18-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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...has Durham even been compared to New Orleans?


I been to both places and I see some similarities. For example, buildings, though extremely different, are historic and have been mostly revamped into clubs and bars.

both cities have a strong black history.

....Both cities are rich in culture...

anything else?

I am just reminded of New Orleans when in Durham.

 
Old 02-18-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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Having worked in Durham for 17 years, and as the son of a New Orleans native and the brother of a current (but post Katrina) resident, I'm not really seeing the comparison?
 
Old 02-18-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Having worked in Durham for 17 years, and as the son of a New Orleans native and the brother of a current (but post Katrina) resident, I'm not really seeing the comparison?
Beignets. It's definitely the lack of Beignets.

 
Old 02-18-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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Beignets. It's definitely the lack of Beignets.

Rue Cler has beignets. But they are just not the same.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 02:54 PM
 
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Rue Cler has beignets. But they are just not the same.

I shall modify that to "The lack of GOOD beignets."

 
Old 02-18-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Durham isn't anything like NO or Brooklyn....
 
Old 02-18-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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I can't say that I've ever heard Durham compared to Brooklyn...
 
Old 02-18-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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I can't say that I've ever heard Durham compared to Brooklyn...
Same here, but in the name of good sport, I'm ignoring that part.

I've heard it compared to Harlem, though.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 04:08 PM
 
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love new orleans...

durham is no new orleans.....
 
Old 02-18-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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I've heard Durham compared to a LOT of places...mostly by folks who have NEVER set foot in Durham. I've heard it compared to Brooklyn, Detroit and Baltimore. Never to New Orleans, though. Some fool came out with a song calling Durham the "Brooklyn of the South", so that may be why some are comparing it to Brooklyn.

I don't think it's remotely similar to ANY of those places. The ONLY comparison that made any sense to me was Winston-Salem: both former tobacco towns, some reuse of the old factories, several area colleges including big well-known schools (Duke and Wake Forest) and big HBCUs (WSSU and NCCU), strong focus on arts, a big business/professional component (for lack of a better word--RTP in Durham, banking in W-S).

I think both Durham and New Orleans are both AWESOME cities with rich histories, but New Orleans has a completely, totally unique culture from any city in the US.
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