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It's obviously NYC and every person in the world who doesn't live in DC and most of the people who live in DC would agree. DC is the capital of the United States. NYC is the hub by which the entire planet Earth revolves around.
Lol, good point
Subtle DC/Bmore trolling thread. I guess since its Coltsfan its not all that subtle.
Troll? What makes you think this is supposed to be a troll thread? I don't understand your obsession with trolls and calling others out. It's really projection on your part since you want others to focus on others when you are the real troll.
I'm so embarrassed that DC is our capital
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
Baltimore people should really be happy DC is the capital... It must be nice to be able to drive less than an hour and be in a world-class city, rather than having to drive 3+.
And to answer the original question, DC is more important to the country, but NYC is more important to the world.
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
Ok, so I've got a Baltimoron story.
An attorney I knew a few years ago made a comment that I think most people would find strange. Mind you, this attorney is smart guy and well educated and he worked for one of the big firms in DC. Really this guy's main flaw is that he is one of those Baltimore-centric people who thinks that Baltimore is in the same class as NYC and DC and that everything in Baltimore is best.
So what did this guy say? Something to the effect of, "Baltimore has a World Trade Center, also. We may be next."
Like I said: a true Baltimoron.
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I like DC and it's a nice place to visit but probably not even a top 5 US city. NYC and DC aren't comparable as "world class" cities.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
The idea that there is a faction of people that think Baltimore is in the same class as NYC or even DC is a mythical creation of this board.
NYC, Chicago, LA, SF, DC. What else? Boston? No chance.
Seattle? never been there, but it seems legit.
Seattle's a nice city (and there are certainly more than 5 nice cities in this country)... But I'm not sure it'd even make my top 10.
Many speak highly of San Diego and Miami. Boston is certainly arguable, maybe a Texas city (Austin sounds pretty great), Seattle. It's definitely subjective though. I like DC, grew up going to the museums, monuments, Kennedy Center, go out there often, etc. I just don't hold it in as high a regard as other cities (perhaps due to familiarity) and while it is home of the world's most powerful government, isn't really comparable to a NYC and other world class cities. It's a somewhat transient/commuter city full of politicians, lawyers and govt workers...not exactly a recipe for awesomeness.
That's a weird and irrelevant sorry, but whatever. Baltimore is an important city on it's own, with the Port of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins. It probably won't have the same importance of the Financial capital and political capital of the country, but it doesn't need to.
DC = Capital of the country
NYC = Capital of the world
I read a few months ago that the Baltimore ports import the most cars than any other city in the United States (world?) among a few other facts in an article about the shipping activity in/around the city, I found that really interesting.
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
Yo, what about Philly? We got cheesesteaks and rocky and questlove!!![/th]
There's some index that ranks cities based on their importance to the world, national, regional, and local economies. New York and London were in a tier of their own, then of American cities I think Chicago, LA, San Francisco, and DC were in the next tier.
I think this is it. US cities by tier:
Alpha++: New York City
Alpha: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.
Alpha-: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia
Beta: Minneapolis, Seattle
Beta-: Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, San Diego, San Juan, St. Louis
Gamma+: Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Portland, San Jose
Gamma: Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Tampa
Gamma-: Austin, Milwaukee, Orlando, Richmond
High sufficiency: Jacksonville, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Hartford, Nashville
Sufficiency: Sacramento, Tulsa, San Antonio, Birmingham, Providence, Omaha, Honolulu, Palo Alto, Rochester, Memphis, New Orleans
Some notable observations:
Baltimore > Pittsburgh (BMORE STAND UP)
Philadelphia >>>> Baltimore (even I don't agree with this)
i think we got a bmore homer on the line!
baltimore is on the richmond/charlotte/jacksonville tier of cities. sorry, bro.
Agreed. This is NYC and it isn't even close. I think people mistake Baltimore defenders saying they like Baltimore more than DC or that DC is such a blah city and think they mean that Baltimore is a more important city than DC, which is obviously laughable.
Agree with this. DC is clearly a top 5 city. If nothing else, its transit system alone puts it up there. I'd have Boston and maybe Atlanta and Philly in my next tier trying to crack that top 5. Dallas and Miami also probably deserve some recognition.
LOL, nice troll.
DC probably has a top 5 transit system among US cities, maybe top 3... But does anyone who lives here actually like the metro? I live near downtown and almost never use it. My wife hates it so much that she used to willingly take a bus every day instead. Now she works across the street from a metro station, but drives to work anyway.
I took it for the first time in months Saturday night, and had to wait 20 minutes longer than I was supposed to for a damn train. I could have biked where I was going quicker.
the bus is what people that live in DC use to commute. Metrorail is for the suburbanites. it is all part of the transit system...
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