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View Poll Results: Do you think Brooklyn and Boston are similar or different?
similar 9 32.14%
different 19 67.86%
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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I am addicted to HGTV for all of the real estate tips.

A couple of days ago, I was flipping through the channels and saw someone buying a house. They showed a skyline, people walking, restaurants, pizza shops, etc.

I immediately turned up the volume because I thought that it was Brooklyn.

Well, I watched the whole show and at the end I found out that it was Boston. LOL

Does anyone else see the similiarities between Brooklyn and Boston?

* This thread is Brooklyn and Boston. Please dont compare Boston to the other 4 boroughs (especially manhattan)
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Both have large amounts of relative dense low rise areas sort of like London. Both have large harbors and are on or near the Atlantic. Both date from the early/mid 1600, have ALOT of history, and were badly treated by the British during the Revolution. Because Brooklyn gave up its independence, a much larger part of it today functions as a strictly residential area for New York, where as Boston is a independent city.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i'd say they're somewhat similar....in the sense that they are both densely filled with lots of brownstones and a downtown area. also, both have sections with lots and lots of yuppies...but also very different

brooklyn far more ethnic with more diverse neighborhoods and has more of a "big city" vibe being a huge borough (its the biggest right?).

boston is more of a big town with lots of college students
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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The city of Boston is a very compact city. Great for walking, you can walk from one point of interest to another like Manhattan, but Brooklyn is spread out more and more residential. South Boston, East Boston and The North End remind me of Brooklyn. Lot's of vinyl siding and main shopping streets.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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The city of Boston is a very compact city. Great for walking, you can walk from one point of interest to another like Manhattan, but Brooklyn is spread out more and more residential. South Boston, East Boston and The North End remind me of Brooklyn. Lot's of vinyl siding and main shopping streets.
I agree with this, EXCEPT... vinyl siding in the North End? Eastie and Southie, yes... but not the North End which is generally all brick.

I see some similarities, but Brooklyn being so close to Manhattan really introduces a lot of differences. Brooklyn absolutely has the feel of being part of a larger city and Boston really doesn't.

Brooklyn is my favorite borough in NYC and I do love Boston.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Straight streets vs squiggly streets
I think that a lot of the houses look similar. It's that Northeast look.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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They are similar.

Boston is more similar to Brooklyn than say it is to SF.
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