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    Default How Do You Know When You're in the City?


    That’s easy; it’s the density, stupid!

    Densities per square mile:

    153,133 Yorkville, city district, Manhattan (zip 10128)
    146,750 Kowloon, city district, Hong Kong
    109,490 Zip 10028, Manhattan (median income $102,943)
    66,940 Manhattan, borough
    63,374 Paris, city

    52,972 Union City NJ, city
    26,401 New York City
    20,261 Huntington Park CA, city
    16,843 Hong Kong (incl. New Territories), semi autonomous district
    16,633 San Francisco, city
    16,307 Singapore, country
    15,756 Cambridge MA, city (not incl. students living in dorms)
    12,501 Miami Beach, city
    9,464 Gaza Strip, occupied territory
    9,316 Washington DC, city
    7,876 Los Angeles, city
    4,219 Cincinnati, city
    3,753 Carmel CA, village
    3,372 Houston, city
    3,215 Malta, country
    3,161 Atlanta, city
    2,702 Bangladesh
    2,320 Metropolitan New York CMSA
    2,163 Indianapolis, city
    1,408 Kansas City, city
    1,233 The Netherlands
    1,134 New Jersey
    971 Jacksonville FL, city
    960 Rhode Island
    945 Lebanon
    929 Columbia SC, city
    917 India
    834 Oklahoma City, city
    768 Massachusetts
    646 Augusta GA, city
    639 United Kingdom, country
    585 Chesapeake VA, city
    541 Norman OK, city
    428 Los Angeles CMSA, metropolitan area
    381 New York State
    366 Carson City NV, city
    159 Suffolk VA, city
    153 Anchorage AK, "city"
    Last edited by ablarc; June 27th, 2007 at 06:14 PM. Reason: correction

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    Default When You're Driving!!

    When you See The George Washington Bridge from Jersey and When you See Lower Manhattan from The BQE (Brooklyn Queens Expressway) Going South Towards Downtown Brooklyn!!,LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    159 Suffolk VA, city
    153 Anchorage AK, city
    The city-limit population density of Anchorage, Alaska is exactly twice that of the United States (76.2/ sq. mi.), including Alaska itself. The figure does not include bears.

    It is also one-sixth that of the country of India, including Himalayas.

    Last edited by ablarc; June 26th, 2007 at 08:34 AM.

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    The Dude Abides
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    As much as people around here like to hate on the Upper East Side west of Lexington (i.e., Yorkville), I think it's a great example of how we can do very high density living well. Sure, the apartment buildings are nothing to write home about, but the streets have a great retail scene, and largely devoid of chains. Lots of middle class still up there, riding the M86 bus.

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    ^ In Manhattan, the densest tracts are wealthy or at least middle class.

    The theory persists, however, that very high density is variously a symptom or cause of squalor.

    Clearly it's neither.

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    How Do You Know When You're in the City?

    When I wake up, I'm in the city. When I goto sleep, I'm in the city. Therefore, I always know I'm in the city. About the only time I leave Manhattan is to goto the airport. I'm either in the city, or I'm out of town.

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    For me now, its the energy which simply can't be replicated, or simply described atleast not like seeing the Twin Towers standing guard over New York, which used to be my answer. The energy of New York consists of many things combining together to let you know that you're in none other than New York New York.

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    Talking MaROWL!

    When I hear the click of my stilletos on the pavement!

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    When returning home from a long trip and seeing the gleaming skyline in the distance and get exctied to be home. I never like to leave my vacations, but as soon as I see the skyline I get excited and happy to be home again and pump the radio up and drive towards the kingdom in the distance.

    That feeling gets me everytime and like Stren says can never be replicated.

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