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View Poll Results: Which feels bigger to you?
Tokyo 116 73.42%
New York 42 26.58%
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I've never been there but I don't see how Tokyo could not feel larger than New York. For some reason people on this site tend to downplay its' size. This is a metropolitan area that has as many people as the state of California. It has more people than Canada. Tokyo metropolitan area is twice the size of New York's. I have to visit someday just to see it with my own eyes.
Well metro isn't everything...NY has the most impressive downtown of any city I've been to.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Well metro isn't everything...NY has the most impressive downtown of any city I've been to.
Yet Let us know after you visit Tokyo.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Well metro isn't everything...NY has the most impressive downtown of any city I've been to.
New York probably has the most impressive downtown in the world.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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Yet Let us know after you visit Tokyo.
I shall!
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:07 PM
 
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New York probably has the most impressive downtown in the world.
Yes, for me it's qualitative more than quantitative too. Even if Tokyo or Shanghai have more skyscrapers one day, NY has a lot more things that interest me that have more meaning to me.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Yes, for me it's qualitative more than quantitative too. Even if Tokyo or Shanghai have more skyscrapers one day, NY has a lot more things that interest me that have more meaning to me.
I would take NYC over Tokyo as well, but it takes some strong cognitive dissonance to conclude that it feels bigger. Even Midtown, as impressive as it is, take about 30 minutes to walk from 59th to 34th street. I know, I counted.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:06 PM
 
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I would take NYC over Tokyo as well, but it takes some strong cognitive dissonance to conclude that it feels bigger. Even Midtown, as impressive as it is, take about 30 minutes to walk from 59th to 34th street. I know, I counted.
Which is still a long time. Many downtowns take 15 minutes to walk across, and Midtown is only a small part of downtown. Walk from 59th street to Battery Park, see how long it takes you, that's NY's real central area.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:01 PM
 
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I would take NYC over Tokyo as well, but it takes some strong cognitive dissonance to conclude that it feels bigger. Even Midtown, as impressive as it is, take about 30 minutes to walk from 59th to 34th street. I know, I counted.
59th to 34th Street is a relatively small portion of NYC's central business district, so not sure what that means.

NYC's core definitely feels bigger than that of Tokyo, and I'm surprised you find this hard to believe. An overall metropolitan population has little bearing on the relative size of the city core.

LA has three times the population of Hong Kong, yet Hong Kong's core is as dense and huge-feeling as any city on the planet. LA's core isn't even close to a city like San Francisco, to say nothing of a Hong Kong.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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59th to 34th Street is a relatively small portion of NYC's central business district, so not sure what that means.

NYC's core definitely feels bigger than that of Tokyo, and I'm surprised you find this hard to believe. An overall metropolitan population has little bearing on the relative size of the city core.

LA has three times the population of Hong Kong, yet Hong Kong's core is as dense and huge-feeling as any city on the planet. LA's core isn't even close to a city like San Francisco, to say nothing of a Hong Kong.
Exactly...what other city boasts 10 km of skyscrapers?
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Yeah, Tokyo does feel more like cluster of many smaller cities (the 23 special wards are their own city in a way), while Manhattan feels more like one single large city.
exactly and that's what makes Tokyo a much nicer city than NYC

NY feels the same no matter which area your in. Tokyo is huge and each area has its own feeling and style.

Also NY is dirty, smells terrible and is full of pretentious people
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