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Old 01-26-2009, 12:21 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I always thought The Toronto / NY comparison was really weak. what is it based on really? Tall buildings? financial centres of their countries? I've been to New York a number of times, and i must say, the two cities are nothing alike in terms of mood / atmosphere.

That being said New york is a pretty kick ass city. I really like it. At the same time, Toronto is an awesome city in its own right. It's my town and i love it.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:06 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I always thought The Toronto / NY comparison was really weak. what is it based on really? Tall buildings? financial centres of their countries? I've been to New York a number of times, and i must say, the two cities are nothing alike in terms of mood / atmosphere.

That being said New york is a pretty kick ass city. I really like it. At the same time, Toronto is an awesome city in its own right. It's my town and i love it.
They're both the cultural centers of their part of the world; TO is the cultural heart of southern Ontario, and New York is one of the biggest cultural centres of northeastern USA.

Plus, yeah, they're both multicultural, have the financial districts of their respective countries, opinionated, zealous sports fans, excellent local cuisine, etc.

With that said, they are substantially different from one another, and yes, I think both TO and NY are awesome cities (though quite a few parts of NYC just smell terrible!).
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:09 PM   #43 (permalink)
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They're both the cultural centers of their part of the world; TO is the cultural heart of southern Ontario, and New York is one of the biggest cultural centres of northeastern USA.

Plus, yeah, they're both multicultural, have the financial districts of their respective countries, opinionated, zealous sports fans, excellent local cuisine, etc.


With that said, they are substantially different from one another, and yes, I think both TO and NY are awesome cities (though quite a few parts of NYC just smell terrible!).
yeah fair enough Bball. I just don't think it's enough to make them comparible.

I just always found it strange when athletes or whoever would say "Toronto has a New york feel." i never found this to be the case.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:19 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Andrea should thank Gherardini, he was the one who recommended Andrea in first place. "The Godfather" took a lot of heat for being the one who endorsed Andrea for top draft selection, now is time to recognize that Gherardini was right. Andrea looks better and still developing. And this fact is noticed by the others in league, there are not many option to guard Andrea. Lately they put SFs to guard him (aka Garcia), too bad we don't have a real SF to make them pay.
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:20 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I have been in a few cities in my life. NY is still my favourite. And the fame of Newyorkers been assholes is ridiculoues IMO. The way you get treated in eurpean cities is ten times worse. Maybe its becuase "Madrileños" tend to be pretty assholish too.

BTw, between the canadians I have met in real life and the online ones, its safe to say that you are pretty polite polite people in general.
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My wife is Dominican from Dominican and she couldnt believe how rude ppl in Toronto are when she moves here...
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:23 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I have been in a few cities in my life. NY is still my favourite. And the fame of Newyorkers been assholes is ridiculoues IMO. The way you get treated in eurpean cities is ten times worse. Maybe its becuase "Madrileños" tend to be pretty assholish too.

BTw, between the canadians I have met in real life and the online ones, its safe to say that you are pretty polite polite people in general.
I've never been treated more rudely than I have been by the Dutch.

Coincidentally, the Dutch were the first settlers in what is now known as New York.
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I have always found north europeans pretty nice. Dont know any dutch that I can think of now though. If I had to choose the two rudest cities I would choose Madrid and Paris.
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I find that everyone in the world is pretty much the same in terms of rudeness and politeness.

I can say this is accurate for all the countries i've ever visited.
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My inlaws have lived in Holland on two seperate occasions and have lived and travelled all over the world and they have even said they're the rudest. Heck, I met a Dutch guy in Spain who even made fun of the Dutch for being so rude.

BTW the Spanish are very polite.
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I find that everyone in the world is pretty much the same in terms of rudeness and politeness.

I can say this is accurate for all the countries i've ever visited.
ummm, I dont know. Im going to put the example of the two countries I know the most. Spain and the US. In the US people tend to be much more polite and nice but much colder too. They dont like to get that much personal.
In Spain people tend to be more rude, but once they get a little bit closer they are much more outgoing too.
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I have always found north europeans pretty nice. Dont know any dutch that I can think of now though. If I had to choose the two rudest cities I would choose Madrid and Paris.
I agree with Paris. Had horrible experiences in Paris. I am ashamed of my fellow Brits because they have the tendency to be pretty rude too.
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see... i just don't get this whole discussion.

some people were super nice to me in Paris. Maybe they appreciated my rather imperfect French, maybe because i was nice, they were nice back.. Same thing when i visited London. Same in Vienna; Polish people were really nice to me too when i was last in Poland. ditto New York, Montreal, Quebec city, Vancouver, Prague, Amsterdam.

Maybe its just me or maybe i've forgotten about the people that were jerks because it just wasn't worth remembering.
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you're just too nice fancy. you should try being an asshole - for some reason people respond rudely all the time...
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:35 PM   #55 (permalink)
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see... i just don't get this whole discussion.

some people were super nice to me in Paris. Maybe they appreciated my rather imperfect French, maybe because i was nice, they were nice back.. Same thing when i visited London. Same in Vienna; Polish people were really nice to me too when i was last in Poland. ditto New York, Montreal, Quebec city, Vancouver, Prague, Amsterdam.

Maybe its just me or maybe i've forgotten about the people that were jerks because it just wasn't worth remembering.
Those 2 things will get you far with the French (and most other nationalities I'd assume).
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:41 PM   #56 (permalink)
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either way.
Both cities traffic sucks.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:53 PM   #57 (permalink)
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And this fact is noticed by the others in league, there are not many option to guard Andrea. Lately they put SFs to guard him (aka Garcia), too bad we don't have a real SF to make them pay.
they've been doing that since his first year ... the main difference this season is that he's at least partially able to punish them inside. Yes, they had garcia on him, but Bargnani got to the lines 10 times, which must be a career high for him. I think by next season, nobody will try this strategy anymore, at least not consistently.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:55 PM   #58 (permalink)
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as far as cities are concerned, you have to realize that in the big tourist destinations you have two types of people, those who profit in some way, and those who don't. The first group will love tourists, the second one will hate them.

How would you like your quiet neighborhood to be a major tourist destination, and everyday when you get home from work/school you have a mob on your lawn loitering and speaking loudly and partying the whole night ...
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How would you like your quiet neighborhood to be a major tourist destination, and everyday when you get home from work/school you have a mob on your lawn loitering and speaking loudly and partying the whole night ...
That depends entirely on if you're talking about overweight, raucous, smelly hoodlum guys or young (26ish), attractive, friendly women.
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Since there is all this talk about NYC i figured i would post a coupple pictures i took when i was there in July.



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