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View Poll Results: Paris, London, or NYC
Paris 199 34.91%
London 177 31.05%
New York City 194 34.04%
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Isn't it a shame about the bad reputation the French people get here in the States? I thought that Parisians were even more friendly than Londoners. I did not encounter any of the rudeness or haughtiness so widely portrayed in movies. Glad that you had that experience as well.
Yeah, that's one of the things I "tested" when I visited Paris. I was pleasantly surprised at the friendliness of Parisians. It seemed that everyone there liked to sit in the cafes and talk, talk, talk! (In a good way.)

If I were fluent in French, I could probably strike up a conversation with just about anyone. That's what it felt like. You don't get that feeling in New York or London.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: London
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I live in London and have spent a significant amount of time in the other 2 cities, so here are my thoughts:

Criteria:

Weather~ Paris

Quality of life~ Paris

Traffic~ London (i also believe London has the best public transport network out of the 3)

Restaurants/Food and Shopping~ NY

Career Opportunities~ London

Scenery~ Not really sure what you mean by this question - do you mean natural scenery or skyscraper and iconic sights? I'll say it's a draw

Cleanliness~ London

Entertainment/Recreation~ London

Singles Scene~ Draw

Cost of living~ NY

Crime~ London

Location in the world~ London

Residents~ Paris (i have always got along famously with the French)

Any other comments? They are all truly great cities and there's not much between them on any of these issues. If you choose to live/visit any of these cities, there's more than enough to keep you amused and you'll have a wonderful time.

Which do you personally prefer? The more i travel, the more i appreciate just how brilliant London is. I've visited many countries around the world and still believe that London's probably the greatest city - i think it's the city with the best balance between modern influences and a rich history.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: New York
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I forgot to add "Diversity" and "Ecofriendly/Sustainable" in my criteria!
Which city out of the three do you think is more diverse?
Also, which city has the brighter future?

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Old 09-11-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: New York
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Yeah, that's one of the things I "tested" when I visited Paris. I was pleasantly surprised at the friendliness of Parisians. It seemed that everyone there liked to sit in the cafes and talk, talk, talk! (In a good way.)

If I were fluent in French, I could probably strike up a conversation with just about anyone. That's what it felt like. You don't get that feeling in New York or London.
I was definitely surprised by their friendliness as well. I got the same feeling of being able to strike up a conversation with anyone. I found that they were polite as well. The Parisians were pretty helpful when it came to directions. I expected them to just brush me off and walk away without even acknowledging (blame the American stereotyping). Sometimes they didn't know where the place I was asking about was, but they actually went and asked another person who was able to help. I absolutely adored that. To me, London and New York now pale in comparison to Paris, even if it might not be the most current, modern city. I actually appreciated that it kept most of its "Frenchness" (I don't know what else to call it) and did not try to make itself like London or New York or Americanize itself too much. At least that's what I thought when I went.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: USA
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Crime rates in London and NYC are very high. Not sure about Paris.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Crime rates in London and NYC are very high. Not sure about Paris.
This is not really accurate. In NYC, crime rates vary dramatically depending on where you are in the city. Most of Manhattan, for example, is very safe.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:24 AM
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This is not really accurate. In NYC, crime rates vary dramatically depending on where you are in the city. Most of Manhattan, for example, is very safe.
Most of Manhattan consists of millionaires
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: North America
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Weather~ NYC
Quality of life~ tie
Traffic~ bad in all 3 cities
Restaurants/Food and Shopping~ NYC (cheapest)
Career Opportunities~ NYC
Scenery~ NYC
Cleanliness~ not sure
Entertainment/Recreation~ NYC
Singles Scene~ not sure
Cost of living~ all three are expensive
Crime~ not sure
Location in the world~ NYC
Residents~ NYC

Any other comments?

Which do you personally prefer? NYC
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I say we need to add "Cultural life" in the criteria!

This 3 are among the best cities in the world. Give, i didnt visit any of them but i wanna visit the 3 of them. Personally, i have a soft spot for London and Paris, always dreamed of going there. But i would loooove to go to New York as well.

Having to chose, it will be like London>Paris>NY.

I find Europe much more interesting than USA. And i think N.Y is by far the most interesting place in USA.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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1° NYC : only city of the 3 which has an actual summer and where you can go to the beach (Jones Beach) with the underground
2° (equal): London and Paris : grey Eurocities (boring for me as an European)
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