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View Poll Results: What is the greatest city on the planet?
Los Angeles 4 6.78%
New York 20 33.90%
London 11 18.64%
Paris 3 5.08%
Sydney 1 1.69%
Toronto 5 8.47%
Tokyo 5 8.47%
Rome 0 0%
Other (please specify) 10 16.95%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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One of the few places where you can rent a 300sf apartment for two grand a month and share a bag of Cheetos with your freeloading roomie; a 30 pound rat.
Rep for this one. I think that if one doesn't live well in Manhattan, it could be an ugly place to hang one's hat.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:31 PM
 
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One of the few places where you can rent a 300sf apartment for two grand a month and share a bag of Cheetos with your freeloading roomie; a 30 pound rat.
So true! RedJacket

lmao....30 pound rat eating Cheetos....love it
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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One of the few places where you can rent a 300sf apartment for two grand a month and share a bag of Cheetos with your freeloading roomie; a 30 pound rat.
Agreed... very true!!
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Lol at people picking Toronto and LA.

Tokyo, NYC and London each can make a legitimate claim IMO. Their strengths are different, and so are their vibes, so depends on what you prefer.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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What RedJacket said sounds similar to any Central London district. These world-class metropolises are not all fun and games when you have limited disposable income, especially when you could have a lot of disposable income in another city.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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Lol at people picking Toronto and LA.

Tokyo, NYC and London each can make a legitimate claim IMO. Their strengths are different, and so are their vibes, so depends on what you prefer.
There are people that prefer scenery, nature, climate, and diversity too, just so you know. To those same people they get all this with their city in LA and to them it might as well be the best city in the world. Also interesting that you're excluding Paris from your list. Why?

LA is the clear choice for me and then Hong Kong.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:56 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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What??? I don' t think that ANY European city wants to imitate NY. And what do you mean with imitating?? Like building skyscrapers?? Increase population? Make city a concrete jungle? To make those cities superficial and all about the market ?
Yes, cities all over the world have been building skyscrapers mostly during the past few decades... But New York City already did that successfully more than 100 years ago.

I agree that doesn't make it the greatest city, just remarkably influential.

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Old 09-08-2012, 10:22 PM
 
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= #1 New York, London, Paris, Tokyo.

Personally I prefer New York but an argument can be made for any of these cities as the worlds best and each one has their strengths and weaknesses. They're all in the same ballpark, in my personal opinion.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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One of the few places where you can rent a 300sf apartment for two grand a month and share a bag of Cheetos with your freeloading roomie; a 30 pound rat.
Um yeah maybe if you live in the projects. I wouldn't live in NYC if I had no money though.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:25 AM
 
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I prefer NYC.
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