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Old 12-02-2017, 12:49 PM   #4361
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Toby's link said "14th in the WORLD," not "14th in the US" too. Boston might be active for US standards, but I think it is genuinely surprising that it ranked so high in the world.
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Old 12-02-2017, 01:56 PM   #4362
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Toby's link said "14th in the WORLD," not "14th in the US" too. Boston might be active for US standards, but I think it is genuinely surprising that it ranked so high in the world.
I agree it's surprising. Sorry my point probably wasn't clear...my point is that I would guess that a world ranking would ensure a sampling of different cultural renditions of a city (e.g., a few from each global region). And after comparing against our domestic counterparts, I am not hugely surprised Boston would be on there ahead of many other U.S. cities...

I do agree its still a bit surprising to make the global list.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:29 AM   #4363
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I've never been this close to a raging wildfire of this scale..... The mountains between Oxnard and Ventura are on fire. The winds are 40-50mph. It's miles wide and moving fast. People are losing their homes here.... Losing everything.

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Old 12-08-2017, 01:39 PM   #4364
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Spent a lot of happy times in Manhattan in the late 60's, early 70's. Place been whitewashed since. Some of change, it's good, some bad. Just like everything else.

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Old 12-11-2017, 01:30 PM   #4365
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This point resonates, though. It wasn't until a previous job took me on extensive travel to a lot of boring U.S. cities did I realize how special boston was. When I was in my 20s, I always thought boston was boring, small, went to bed early, etc. I took for granted that we had a world-class symphony, world-class art museum, very solid restaurant/bar scene. No, we're not NY, Chicago, LA....but beyond that, we're tops of the rest of them.
I've come to the same conclusion as well. I grew up in the gravitational pull of NYC so that's always been my standard for what a city should be, and during my 10 years in Boston I always thought it seemed small and sleepy. But then I started traveling and quickly realized Boston is in the top 97th percentile of places to live in the country, EASILY.

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Spent a lot of happy times in Manhattan in the late 60's, early 70's. Place been whitewashed since. Some of change, it's good, some bad. Just like everything else.
Agreed, but the totality of said whitewashing is stunning. It's hard to care for a city that no longer cares about its history.

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Old 12-11-2017, 06:50 PM   #4366
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:37 PM   #4368
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You can SMELL old Manhattan in that picture, you know, that odd stale pretzel/hero/sausage smell that is like nowhere else. Even that is fading!

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