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Wall St. is Constitutional Avenue's bitch.
What towns are given that you don't think are considered Baltimore? If you live in Bel Air, for instance, why wouldn't you say you are from Baltimore?
That said, it is true that not many people from elsewhere know where Baltimore is. However, I think that's more a matter of people being incredibly stupid and not knowing geography than Baltimore being really smalltime. Outside of maybe the biggest 10 U.S. cities, the average person probably wouldn't know the states of most cities. It's pathetic.
The government is the seed to DC's being but it's no longer the only component. This area has one of the largest concentration of technology firms between Nova, the I-270/NIH corridor and the bwi/Hanover corridor. Many corporations have moved or kept their headquarters here due to the lobbying industry. Lastly and most importantly on why dc is an international city is that all the expats who are attracted to the area because of government or commerce, which creates a diversity and culture that is not founding most cities. So yes the government is the reason, but that's like saying LA is nothing without the entertainment biz and new York without its financial industry. It is what it is and each city has grown from those seeds. I love sf, and enjoy la, and it think dc has a similar to attraction to many. This area isn't growing like mad for no reason.
The debate is not about whether dc can be replaced as a government center or new York as a commerce center, the cities are what they are based on their history. The question is which city, with its purpose and history, has more influence on the world. I think it's new York but dc is up therein importance.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by TerpPride 15 months ago
you cant have a legit mass transit system if you dont have regional rail travel on the weekends....i can take regional rail from philly to nyc on saturday but not from howard county to wash dc....its a joke...its also a complete joke that only one local train runs from union station to the rest of dc
and dont even get me started on the cost of metro
metro = ok for commuters but if i lived in the city or for weekend leisure travel into and around the city its a disgrace
From my home in gburg, if I get out before 7 I can get to Bethesda in around 1/2 hour driving. After 7 it's going to be closer to an hour driving, but using the metro it's still about 40 minutes or less. With an optional subsidy, it's a no brainer. This is true for a lot of people in the burbs. With traffic and the daily cost of parking in the city, it's a fine alternative.
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
People don't move to Howard County with the expectation of good transit. They all have cars, they can drive to the metro on weekends.
Metro's biggest failing is no connections to international airports. That should be partially rectified by the silver line in 2016, of course.
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
Howard County is a Baltimore suburb anyhow.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
There's a bus from greenbelt to bwi but yeah
and new york city is not a suburb at all much less one of philly but i can wake up any day of the week and hop on a regional train and be in downtown manhatten in a couple hours without having to pony up for amtrak...or i can go down the shore....or trenton....wilmington....newark, nj...newark, de...et cetera
yet you cant take regional rail from anywhere in bwtn dc and baltimore or for that matter dc and richmond on the weekends...thats small time
basically once the evening or weekend hits mass transit is worthless in the balt dc metro areas
Baltimore is a DC suburb
this actually is true....and vice versa really....and thats what im saying....the fact that you cant get from one to the other via mass transit on the weekends is shameful
Yes, it's so cute when Ray Lewis' mom picks him up from soccer practice and brings orange slices for the rest of the team playing in a city with an identical population. I commend your persistence. And yeah fifth, public transportation in this area is not nearly as good as in your more highly populated area of the country.
You are a clown.
As for transit, it's definitley not nearly as good as it should be in this region, but Washington's metro system is pretty comprehensive and stacks up well when compared to almost all cities in the country.
Is 5th really bragging about Philly's expansive public transit hours? Last year I lived within city limits, roughly 20 minutes from City Hall by car, and could not take public transportation(Bus/Subway/RR/Taxi) to Center City after 6PM or on the weekends. And the trains run like once an hour during rush hour.
but he can get to NYC in a couple hours from the Illatropolis by regional rail!
tell me where you live ill tell you how to do it
I lived on City Ave, near Bala Station. I now live on Washington Square.
30th street to trenton to nyc....20 bucks....two great cities in two hours
i think its like seven bucks to get from greenbelt metro to downtown dc....but thats almost like going from the illa to the apple
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