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what makes your city particular from others?

 
 
Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 02:30 pm
Write the name of your city and what is special in your city or town? Lets start guys
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 06:22 pm
@usmankhalid665,
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Balloons
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 06:27 pm
@usmankhalid665,
1. New York City
What is special in your city or town?
2. Everything
Foofie
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 07:52 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

1. New York City
What is special in your city or town?
2. Everything


I would add the degree of diversity that few cities can claim.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 07:53 pm
Austin, Tx

Bats
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 07:54 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

1. New York City
What is special in your city or town?
2. Everything


Ah c'mon, that's a cop out. Everything isn't special. Name one thing that makes it particular from others.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 07:57 pm
@chai2,
Accessibility to new theatrically released movies. The only other competition in the US is Los Angeles. The two cities in the US that get the greatest number of limited releases according to IMDb.
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 08:00 pm
@tsarstepan,
Cool.

We have the Zilker Zephyr.
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 08:09 pm
@chai2,
whoa....wait a minute, I've got everyone beat, no matter what they say.

Austin has shewolf.
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 08:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:


2. Everything


Just thinking, your response reminds me of this magazine cover...

http://www.mappery.com/maps/A-View-of-World-from-9th-Avenue-Map.mediumthumb.jpg
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 08:12 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

whoa....wait a minute, I've got everyone beat, no matter what they say.

Austin has shewolf.

http://i61.tinypic.com/wgw6le.gif
Sorry....

Chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai! Mad
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 08:17 pm
@tsarstepan,
Ah, tsar my 'old friend.' Do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold... in space


http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek_II:_The_Wrath_of_Khan
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 08:23 pm
Albuquerque, NM


1. Diane and BBB live here.

2. The warm-hearted people.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 08:34 pm
@usmankhalid665,
We live in Sunnyvale, CA, the heart of Silicon Valley. Our population is a bit over 140,000 with the majority being Asians (over 40%). When we moved here in the mid-seventies, we were the only Asian family in our area. Now, many of our neighbors are Asian.

We have a moderate climate with lows in the 40's and highs over 100 degrees, but it's never that hot inside our home. We use our central air about one week out of the year. Otherwise, a floor fan does the trick. Our greatest benefit is the high tech industry that has kept our economy pretty strong, but home prices in our ZIP code have escalated too quickly.

My wife loves it here, because of the climate, the safety of our community with good schools, good government (many local, state, and federal government reps have visited our city to learn how it's run), close to our friends and family, and we're close to the ocean, San Francisco and the Napa wine country, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains - all within a four hour drive. My wife volunteers at the Kaiser Hospital a block from where we live, and she also volunteers at the public library.

We're planning on staying in this area after we move to a retirement community in a few years.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 31 May, 2014 11:46 pm
Toulouse, France -- the brick it's made of, and the river.

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/80/e0/8b/toulouse.jpg
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jun, 2014 07:33 am
Phoenix, Arizona

Heat
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jun, 2014 07:43 am
don't live in a city, but the small town nearby, Essex, Ontario, Canada blew up twice

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On August 10, 1907, at the Essex Station, which is the train station located in the town of Essex, Ontario there was a large explosion that sent shockwaves across the county and even into some parts of nearby Michigan. The explosion took place at roughly 9:50 am when a train cart containing 5000 pounds of nitro-glycerine ignited causing a massive explosion to take place. This explosion had vast effects on the immediate area as well as the surrounding outskirts of town. The blast sent debris up to and over 600 yards away and killed two people in the process, and injured many more. The result could have been much more severe as a train of vacationers from Brantford on their way to Detroit was scheduled to arrive in the station seconds before the explosion but was luckily running late, this delay saved the lives of many travellers. The boom of the explosion caused plaster to fall from the ceilings of buildings in Windsor and windows to rattle as far as Detroit. The explosion also caused over 250 000 dollars worth of property damage to the immediate area surrounding the blast zone. The reason for the explosion was leaking packaging of nitro-glycerine on one of the train carts in the station at the time that eventually dripped onto the track and when a spark was created the whole cart ignited into a giant explosion. The crater left by the explosion was 20 feet across and 10 to 12 feet deep in the center. Families all around town found their yards and in some cases even their bedrooms littered with debris that was hurled from this earth trembling event. The results of this event were many. People began to flock to Essex from all over the county to see the devastation that was left behind, and due to the type of transportation available at the time these visitors often could not make the return trip in the same day. This posed a serious problem for the accommodations available in the town as they could not keep up with these visitors and rooms were booked solid and food sources were being used up quicker than they could be replenished. Another result of this would be the need to rebuild, the Essex Station was one building very heavily damaged along with many other properties in the surrounding area and the money needed to do so would not be easy to acquire. In an investigation to see who would be responsible for the explosion and subsequently the deaths of the two men, it was deemed that the nitro-glycerine was improperly cured, however the railway was held responsible for the improper handling of the explosive cargo. The company would be fined 125 000 dollars for their irresponsible actions and this sum would go toward the expenses of rebuilding the areas of town that were affected. This process of rebuilding would take more than two years before all of the buildings would be completely rebuilt. The town of Essex would feel the lasting effects of this explosion for years to come.

Years later in 1980 the town would face the difficulty of another devastating explosion. This one would be the result of a natural gas line being struck by a truck setting this combustible material into flames. This explosion would reap considerable damage on the town and miraculously no one died. This explosion would have smaller effects on the town of Essex, but it would remind people of the scare that their ancestors had experienced in the early part of the century. For a small town, the experience of these two separate large explosions would leave there mark for years to come. The Essex Station that was hit in the first explosion was rebuilt to its previous form and remains a recognizable landmark in the town today. It is often visited by tourist due to its rich and historical past. The town has even had the station put on display in one of its famous outdoor murals that are scattered all over town. This landmark will forever be a symbol of the towns dangerous and explosive past and the rich history of it will be passed on for generations. Essex is lucky that these two explosions only claimed the lives of two people as they posed the potential to do far more than that.


http://www.walkervilletimes.com/images/38/Michigan-Central-Station.jpg

1907 explosion

http://wpmedia.blogs.windsorstar.com/2011/02/6038.sx1.jpg

1980 explosion
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jun, 2014 08:01 am
@djjd62,
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jun, 2014 09:30 am
Boston, Massachusetts

We have Duck Tours.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jun, 2014 09:33 am
@chai2,
you betcha
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