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View Poll Results: Which feels more overwhelming/urban?
NYC 18 48.65%
Seoul 19 51.35%
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Old 01-22-2017, 08:55 PM
 
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Which city feels more urban and overwhelming?
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:13 PM
 
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I am not impressed with Seoul at all.

It is sprawling but ugly and bland.
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I am not impressed with Seoul at all.

It is sprawling but ugly and bland.
I agree that Seoul is uglier and blander than NYC overall, but would also say it's more urban and overwhelming.
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:37 PM
 
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I am not impressed with Seoul at all.

It is sprawling but ugly and bland.
Come on, nowhere is uglier than Aleppo and Detroit.
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Ask Waldo
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Buildings wise Seoul is much more diverse with a lot of new construction coming up. There is a futuristic city being build outside Seoul at Song-Do. Seoul is also spread out and has a better (and much cheaper) public transport. While New York is a melting pot of diversity, Seoul is 99.9999999999999% Koreans. Outside a small section of Seoul called Itaewon, they are hardly any foreigners. Restaurants are 95% Korean and even those that are not are half Korean cuisine.

Traffic is Seoul is much better than New York, plenty of taxis, wide streets in downtown Seoul, no potholes and absolutely no litter on the streets. Korean suspension bridges make New York bridges look ancient.


New York is a dump. Need I say more.

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Which city feels more urban and overwhelming?
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Well I like both cities, however while NYC feels more overwhelming and diverse, Seoul is much bigger but does not have a "real" center. I like city that have ONE center of everything, like Manhattan Times Square where you just feel that you are in the middle of the city. In Seoul you have so many different "sub-centers" such as Gangnam or City-Hall area or several shopping or dining districts (I love Insadong) but there is no place where you can really see that you are in the middle of the city. Sometimes you just take the Metro for 45 min and are still somewhere in the middle of the city.
However Seoul is much more modern, less overpriced, much cleaner and safer and overall a very nice place to be.
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:08 PM
 
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Wide boulevards is an opposite of urban.
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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Buildings wise Seoul is much more diverse with a lot of new construction coming up. There is a futuristic city being build outside Seoul at Song-Do. Seoul is also spread out and has a better (and much cheaper) public transport. While New York is a melting pot of diversity, Seoul is 99.9999999999999% Koreans. Outside a small section of Seoul called Itaewon, they are hardly any foreigners. Restaurants are 95% Korean and even those that are not are half Korean cuisine.

Traffic is Seoul is much better than New York, plenty of taxis, wide streets in downtown Seoul, no potholes and absolutely no litter on the streets. Korean suspension bridges make New York bridges look ancient.


New York is a dump. Need I say more.
this comment is wrong opinion to hold;
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I have never been to NY, however overweelming is not a word I'd use to describe seoul.
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:50 PM
 
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NYC is not overwhelming... u want overwhelming? go to mexico city, paris in the summer, mumbai.

NYC is a gentrified starbucks type town!!!

people always love to make NYC sound as THE CITY, in reality there are places far crazier, faster, more crowded, more overwhelming than NYC!
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