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View Poll Results: Which city is more powerful?
New York City 106 57.30%
London 79 42.70%
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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London also has the advantage in terms of the amount of international sport and stadiums, in terms of museums and indeed in terms of Theatre according to recent articles, whilst London has far more history and beautiful listed buildings as well as an abundance of green space and parks. Even in terms of libraries London is home to the British Library as well as local borough libraries. NYC almost certainly wins in terms of skyline, however London is constructing luxury apartments and skyscrapers in areas such as the East End and is gradually developing it's own impressive skyline. Whilst 24 hour tubes and Crossrail are set to change London's transport and culture as it gears up to becoming a much more 24 hour city.

Best in showbiz: West End wipes the floor with Broadway - News - Theatre & Dance - The Independent

London 'Most Significant Theatre Capital In The World', Says New Report

London theatre takes 620m at box office in 2012/13, report finds : News : The Stage

Whilst even in terms of education and scientific research London is striving ahead and even giving Oxford and Cambridge a run for their money.

BBC News - London overtaking Oxbridge domination

Roger Highfield: London, not Oxbridge, is the powerhouse of British universities - Comment - Comment - London Evening Standard

Saying this both London and NYC are great global cities and very different in many aspects, so to say one is better than the other is not really possible. It's merely a question of personal taste.



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Old 12-27-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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I have been to it and it is true.
I see now, you counted all who attended by hand. Guess you know better than all the reports and the organizers themselves.
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I see now, you counted all who attended by hand. Guess you know better than all the reports and the organizers themselves.
The boat race is attended by upwards of 250,000, which is quite a decent crowd given that it's not held in the summer montha, whilst a large television audience also watch the event.

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Global TV and media coverage

Estimated worldwide television audience of half a billion people

Aired in over 200 countries

4.2 million viewing figures in the UK in 2011

Over 300,000 people watched live from the banks in 2010

Extensive international press and online coverage

The world’s biggest annual rowing event

ABC1 demographic - 2011 post race research shows an increasing number of younger people and C1 and C2 demographic profilers watched the race

Enough riverside spectators to fill the O2 Arena 15 times

More visitors in 2 hours than all 5 days at Royal Ascot

3 and a half times the attendance of a sell out rugby match at Twickenham

The Boat Race
Does NYC have anything similar???




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Old 09-10-2017, 12:02 AM
 
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London.
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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London.
London definately has invested more in public transport and other such services.

NYC is currently struggling with the ever increasing pressure on it's system.
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:33 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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London.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:25 PM
 
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London is coming along very nicely.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:12 PM
 
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NYC. Barely.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:03 PM
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None. Both overrated cities, horrible to live, full of issues and problems and both have crap climates.

The posters of both cities are so desperate in showing that their city is the best and superior to all others that it passes the border of ridiculous.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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None. Both overrated cities, horrible to live, full of issues and problems and both have crap climates.

The posters of both cities are so desperate in showing that their city is the best and superior to all others that it passes the border of ridiculous.
The thread is London v NYC so what were you expecting.

London is a very green city, with good theatre and cultural institutions, a long history refected in it's arcitecture, numerous sporting grounds and events and very good public transport, which has seen substantial investment over recent decades.

NYC is a great city but does not surpass London in these type of areas which are often linked to quality of life.
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