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Old 03-01-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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There is so many generalized city vs. city topics recently, so time to focus on more localized, exact, specific areas of cities and places.

What are your favorite, most loved neighborhoods in various cities all over the World that inspire you, where you feel very enthusiastic, and impressed with those neighborhoods that has a happy, satisfying, intriguing kind of energy and activity.

Also, what are your least favorite, most hated neighborhoods that discourage you, and having a melancholic, tense, or boring vibe that is to avoid.

Of course have the optimism, respectful, positive opinions come before the pessimism and negative opinions.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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I’ll just say some of those neighborhoods in the 2 cities I lived in up to now and say what I enjoy about those neighborhoods in another post.

Favorite neighborhoods in Seattle: Capitol Hill, Downtown, University District, Ballard, Queen Anne, West Seattle, Wallingford, Fremont. Favorite neighborhoods in New York: Williamsburg, East Village, Upper West Side, Midtown, Tribeca, Park Slope.

Least favorite neighborhoods in Seattle: Lake City, White Center, Columbia City. Least favorite neighborhoods in New York: South Bronx Fordham, Tremont, Morrisania, East Bushwick, Canarsie, Harlem.


I also know these cities: Vancouver, Portland, Montreal, Paris, London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Lyon, Nice, Madrid, Vienna, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore, Taipei, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, and Chicago have a lot of my favorite neighborhoods.

However. I mostly just know the street areas, and not all of the guaranteed exact neighborhood area names for that, so I’ll just research it a bit, look it up, and say all of those favorite neighborhoods in those cities in a later post.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Little five points, Atlanta

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...X1MIPyyAG8j4EY

Kenningston Market, Toronto

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&n...A7CPyAGDl4HIDg

Los Angeles Fashion District

http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...mg.HW-zXInFpTY
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Camden, London
City Centre, Glasgow
Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Bacvice, Split
Trastevere, Rome
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:28 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I'll just start with Australia. If you ever come Downunder, the best nabes imo:

Perth - Fremantle, Perth
Adelaide - Adelaide, North Adelaide, Brighton, Mitcham
Melbourne - Melbourne, Carlton, Fitzroy, Southbank, South Yarra, Prahran, Took, Camberwell
Sydney - Sydney, Surry Hills, Darling Harbour, King's Cross (some parts), Potts Point, Glebe, Balmain, Bondi, Newtown, Manly
Brisbane - Brisbane, South Bank, Paddington, Mt Coot-tha
Hobart - Much of the historic inner core
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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I haven´t travelled much but, Vasastan in Stockholm is my kind of neighbourhood.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Great topic.

A few of my favorite neighborhoods around the world... these places are really special.

New York: Greenwich Village, Soho, Nolita, Cobble Hill, Williamsburg
London: Shoreditch, Marelybone, Covent Garden, Angel/Islington
Tokyo: Harajuku
Madrid: La Latina, Huertas, Salamanca
Barcelona: El Born, El Raval, Gracia
Berlin: Prenzlauer Burg
Buenos Aires: Palermo
Mexico City: Condesa
Melbourne: St Kilda
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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My favorites, pretty much in order from the cities I know best to those I know just enough to have a favorite neighborhood. I don't really want to think about/list the places I don't like.

Quebec City: St-Jean-Baptiste
Pittsburgh: Regent Square, Allegheny West, Mexican War Streets, Squirrel Hill
Montreal: Mile End, Outremont, NDG
Buffalo: Elmwood Village
NYC: Brooklyn Heights, Greenwich Village
Toronto: Kensington Market, The Annex, High Park
Paris: Belleville (20e), La butte-aux-cailles (13e), Enfants-Rouges (3e)
Ljubljana: Old Town

Boston: Back Bay
Philly: Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill
DC: Logan Circle
Chicago: Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park
Cincinnati: Mt. Adams
Cleveland: Ohio City
Columbus: Short North
San Diego: Gaslamp Quarter
LA: Larchmont Village, Venice
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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Great topic.

A few of my favorite neighborhoods around the world... these places are really special.

New York: Greenwich Village, Soho, Nolita, Cobble Hill, Williamsburg
London: Shoreditch, Marelybone, Covent Garden, Angel/Islington
Tokyo: Harajuku
Madrid: La Latina, Huertas, Salamanca
Barcelona: El Born, El Raval, Gracia
Berlin: Prenzlauer Burg
Buenos Aires: Palermo
Mexico City: Condesa
Melbourne: St Kilda
Are you originally from New York City? How long have you lived in New York for?

I am just curious because most native New Yorkers like myself detest the neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Williamsburg is a nice neighborhood and is very unique but it turned into nothing but a bunch of rich transplants living off their parents trust fund.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Actually, just did a quick google search and majority of the people living in slums in Buenos Aires are from bordering countries (mostly paraguayans, bolivians and peruvians), and this goes up to 64% in the slum you are mentioning :O. So maybe you were being ironic.
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1301797-h...-en-las-villas
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