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Old 03-30-2014, 06:12 PM
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Has anybody mentioned New York City yet?
New York City sometimes gets over the top boosterism, and in general locals who have a poor idea of how other American cities and don't really think of other cities, much.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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Melbournians are incredibly defensive. Toronto as well.

I'm from New York, for which I am not proud nor ashamed. I completely disregard anyone else's opinion about it whether it's positive or negative. I suspect that this is true for places like NY. London, Paris, etc.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Melbournians are incredibly defensive. Toronto as well.

I'm from New York, for which I am not proud nor ashamed. I completely disregard anyone else's opinion about it whether it's positive or negative. I suspect that this is true for places like NY. London, Paris, etc.
I like how cool New Yorkers are !!

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Old 03-30-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: singapore
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As i aniticipated.. This thread is just creating keyboard wars...
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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New York City sometimes gets over the top boosterism, and in general locals who have a poor idea of how other American cities and don't really think of other cities, much.
Most New Yorkers I have met scoff at Philly as a dirty backwater not worth their time. It tends to make Philadelphians defensive when hearing this from New Yorkers that tend to only see Philly as they are passing thru on Amtrak from DC.

What I don't get is the love fest between Boston, DC and NY. Despite the baseball rivalry, New Yorkers treat Boston with much more respect than Philly. Philadelphia was always a larger colonial city than Boston. The lovefest between NY, DC and Boston has solely to do with Harvard and MIT imo. The big shots in NY and DC tend to be graduates of Harvard, MIT, Columbia and Georgetown so they view each other with respect. Philly was always too blue collar for them.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Philly is underrated and deserves more respect IMO. I love all four, DC, Philly, NY, Boston.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Philly is underrated and deserves more respect IMO. I love all four, DC, Philly, NY, Boston.

If you come to the US you will see the scorn which NY'ers, DC'ers (relying soley on a bloated Fed Govt to keep them afloat) and Bostonians heap on Philly.

DC folks are the worst though. Most of them you meet come from some bumf... small town in the middle of no where, many times the US South. Then they get all high and mighty cause they live in "our nations capital". DC is unimpressive as a real city with organic roots outside of being planned and created by the Fed Govt.

The day the American people wise up and scale way down the Fed Govt then you will see DC shrink massively back down to the small southern town it always was.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Polderland
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Rotterdam and Amsterdam. There is uge rivalry between those two cities mostly related to soccer. People from Rotterdam are allways defending their city as it's the most beautifull city and they have the best soccer club. When i met my wife (she's from Rotterdam and comes from a fanatic soccer familie), she was 34 at the time and she had never been in Amsterdam before . Because as a Rotterdammer "you just don't go there".
They don't even want to say the word "Amsterdam", so they call it "020" (netnumber of Amsterdam).

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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People from Rotterdam are allways defending their city as it's the most beautifull city and they have the best soccer club.
You mean Amsterdam right?
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Most New Yorkers I have met scoff at Philly as a dirty backwater not worth their time. It tends to make Philadelphians defensive when hearing this from New Yorkers that tend to only see Philly as they are passing thru on Amtrak from DC.

What I don't get is the love fest between Boston, DC and NY. Despite the baseball rivalry, New Yorkers treat Boston with much more respect than Philly. Philadelphia was always a larger colonial city than Boston. The lovefest between NY, DC and Boston has solely to do with Harvard and MIT imo. The big shots in NY and DC tend to be graduates of Harvard, MIT, Columbia and Georgetown so they view each other with respect. Philly was always too blue collar for them.
Yes, between the capital of the financial/cultural capital. NYC is an incredible city though, I've been to many cities around the world and NY is still number 1.
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