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View Poll Results: Newark or Buffalo
Newark 17 53.13%
Buffalo 15 46.88%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 07-02-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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They have a lot of similarities, and to be honest, I can't find one city that can compare (To Newark)..

So out of curiosity, which do you think is better.
-Both cities are old industrious cities
-Both cities have major shipping ports
-Both cities have seen WAY better days.
-Both cities have a great colleges

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Old 07-02-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: New York
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Newark for me (not being Metro biased either) but they are very comparable however Buffalo stands out more since it's the main city in it's area.

Buffalo strikes me as being more industrious in the olden days, is it part of the Rust Belt?

I give Newark/Elizabeth as far as shipping ports go, one of the largest shipping ports in the World as well as Newark Liberty right there which is one of the busiest airports in the World.

Very true, but I know Newark is getting there, the relatively new (2007) Prudential Center and I know there's a skyscraper in the works. The overall drop in crime, just a couple of years ago on the news you'd always here about someone getting killed in Newark, it's siblings (NYC's outer boroughs) certainly aren't any Saints either so I'm not trying to "bash" Newark by any means, homicides nearly got cut in half. They also have a great mayor (Cory Booker) who is/was determined to turn that city around.

I don't know too much about the colleges in either city. Rutgers keeps popping up in my mind but I know that's East Rutherford. I know Buffalo probably has a SUNY school or two.
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Buffalo for me.

The proximity to Canada, the proximity to one of the most beautiful natural landmarks in the world (Niagara Falls), the food style that it's got it's own of, among other things.
It's my favorite city in the Northeast, so I'm admitting to my bias ahead of time!

And did I mention- IT'S CLOSE TO CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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Yup, Toronto is only about 2 hours away from Buffalo. So, if one wants a bigger city, it's not that far away, if you live in the Buffalo area.
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Yup, Toronto is only about 2 hours away from Buffalo. So, if one wants a bigger city, it's not that far away, if you live in the Buffalo area.
Very true, but keep in mind Newark is 10 miles from NYC.
This is why I wanted to make sure we're comparing the actual cities rather then their general location.
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I don't know too much about the colleges in either city. Rutgers keeps popping up in my mind but I know that's East Rutherford. I know Buffalo probably has a SUNY school or two.
East Rutherford is Giants Stadium & The Meadowlands. Rutgers main campus is in New Brunswick, but they have a campus in Newark too (as well as NJIT & Seton Hall on the boarder of Newark in South Orange).
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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Buffalo for me.

The proximity to Canada, the proximity to one of the most beautiful natural landmarks in the world (Niagara Falls), the food style that it's got it's own of, among other things.
It's my favorite city in the Northeast, so I'm admitting to my bias ahead of time!

And did I mention- IT'S CLOSE TO CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, I was just on the Canadian side of the Falls and seriously, it is amazing. Clifton Hill is a lot of fun. It's sort of like a smaller Times Square. Great restaurants, haunted houses etc

I wish the U.S. side had as much going on, but oh well, you just cross the bridge to get to the canadian side. The U.S. side has the better casino though
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: New York
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East Rutherford is Giants Stadium & The Meadowlands. Rutgers main campus is in New Brunswick, but they have a campus in Newark too (as well as NJIT & Seton Hall on the boarder of Newark in South Orange).
Yeah I think Seton Hall was on my mind, but idk where East Rutherford came from.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, New York
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As it stands Buffalo is the overall better city.

Although I have more faith in Newark rebounding faster than Buffalo. Buffalo is after all in NYS.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:25 PM
 
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Yup, Toronto is only about 2 hours away from Buffalo. So, if one wants a bigger city, it's not that far away, if you live in the Buffalo area.
Yep! Toronto is the nicer, cleaner NYC. Buffalo wins. Newark just struck me as a very dingy, unsafe city (although I haven't been there in years, and from what I hear, it has improved)
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