Dense central part, mostly public transport, hardly suburbian.
Is NYC the only US city that offer the urban European lifestyle?
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Nothing European about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/10/2021|
NYC is probably the US city where you would find the most similarities to a large European city, but I agree with R1 - it's still not very European.
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|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/10/2021|
I’ve been told it’s hard to distinguish between One Birmingham and the other.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/10/2021|
Not in the US, but the two most European like cities in North America that I've been to are Montreal and Quebec City.
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The most European city in America is San Francisco. Everyone knows this.
New York is not European at all. OP = moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/10/2021|
Merida is the most European in South America.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/10/2021|
"European Lifestyle "Yes, NY is the only city in America that it's a plus not to have a car.
You can survive in Boston, DC, Seattle, SF, Portland and Philly but that's about it. One great thing that happened from the pandemic is outdoor dining on nearly every block, drab sidewalks have become transformed. Citybikes and others are available all over the place. All the subways were steam cleaned multiple times. I was SHOCKED to see the polished, copper bannisters for the first time in my life.
Now that we're through it I can say it was the best year of my whole life in NY. I got to do things, go places I never would have the chance to see. NY is better than ever, now with legal weed.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/10/2021|
Uh, R7? Mexico is in North America.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/10/2021|
Savannah, Ga. is probably the most European like city in the US>
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/10/2021|
R6, are you insufferably smug in person, or just online?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/10/2021|
Not if you include universal healthcare.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/10/2021|
Washington DC. The NW quadrant.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/10/2021|
R9 I know that! I'm so embarrassed...
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/10/2021|
R7, you should be, doll. :)
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/10/2021|
Boston does too.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/10/2021|
[quote] he most European city in America is San Francisco.
Oh, do Paris, Rome, Zurich and London have hordes of homeless people, too?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/10/2021|
Las Vegas of course!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/10/2021|
New Orleans a little bit like Naples (Many Italians settled in run-down apartments in the lower French Quarter, which came to be known as “Little Palermo") or maybe some other southern European cities.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/10/2021|
Montreal, Quebec City, Mexico City.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/10/2021|
OP said in the U.S.
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|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/10/2021|
Washington DC reminded me most of a European city.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/10/2021|
[quote]The most European city in America is San Francisco. Everyone knows this. New York is not European at all. OP = moron.
Is that you, Diaper Don?! Same M.O.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/10/2021|
R23, that's because it was purposefully designed after Paris. So it makes sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/10/2021|
Boston. Has more Irish than Dublin.
Well, not quite, but still...
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/10/2021|
What about that tacky German town in Washington?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/10/2021|
Santa Barbara feels European to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/10/2021|
NYC for sure.
The West Village. Parts of the Upper West Side.
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|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/10/2021|
What parts of Europe does Miami remind you of?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/10/2021|
San Francisco is the only one that comes to mind
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/10/2021|
Savannah does not have good public transportation, but its beautiful squares are modelled after British (for former British) cities with lovely Georgian squares, like London, Dublin, and Bristol (among many others).
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/10/2021|
Most European cities have avoided skyscrapers - sadly besides London of late.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/10/2021|
Chicago is another city with density, good urban transportation, no need of a car, and even residential areas change to North-South commercial streets every few blocks, with restaurants, groceries, dry cleaners, bakeries, specialty shops within easy walking distance.
Aesthetically it's not very European, but then neither is NYC nor Boston nor San Francisco except for select blocks here and there.
Americans always say New Orleans is a very European city, but it's a Disney caricature of a European city, or maybe looking up the skirt of a Disney character to see a false limb and some very shabby panties. Despite some great architecture among the carnival atmosphere, it doesn't look very Spanish or French, more Colonial Haitian.
Why San Francisco is considered a European-esque city escapes me. It's hills and views, maybe? The architecture, the street grid, the treeless streets, the building uses...nothing very European.
Charleston is too small but has aesthetics on its side, and the mix of density and age and vegetation. Center City Philadelphia in parts is a bit European in the jumbled mix of building uses and reuses, restaurants, offices, florists, specialty shops, it has a sort of 1950s pedestrian friendly dense jumble that I like.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/10/2021|
R18 cracked me up.
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|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/10/2021|
I don't know too many American cities that have hoardes of pickpockets either snatching everything not nailed down.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/10/2021|
R35, for San Francisco, I'm guessing it's the fact that there no real skyscrapers (not by Chicag standards anyways) and it's dominated by mid-level architecture.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/10/2021|
What about Kansas City, "Paris of the Plains"?!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/10/2021|
R40, those hundres of parking spaces remind me of the River Seine
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/10/2021|
[R35], for San Francisco, I'm guessing it's the fact that there no real skyscrapers (not by Chicag standards anyways)
It feels different now that they've built the Salesforce Tower in 2018 (61 floors) and 181 Fremont in 2017 (56 floors). It used to be that the Transamerica Pyramid was the only really tall building, but now it's changed.
It's still not only the level of Chicago or NYC, but it just doesn;t feel as neighborly with several tall buildings instead of just the one.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/10/2021|
[Quote]What parts of Europe does Miami remind you of?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/10/2021|
[quote] Chicago is another city with density, good urban transportation, no need of a car, and even residential areas change to North-South commercial streets every few blocks, with restaurants, groceries, dry cleaners, bakeries, specialty shops within easy walking distance.
But its very dangerous to be walking around while eating a sandwich.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/10/2021|
R34 come for beaches, stay for Sticky Vicky!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/10/2021|
That was for R43 not R34
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/10/2021|
No US city is European-like. The history of this country, especially when it comes to race, has shaped many US cities in how they are built, where roads go, where "downtown" is located and more. I think it's a good thing most US cities aren't more European, it's what makes this country what it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/10/2021|
Houston and San Diego
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/10/2021|
Manhattan seems pretty quintessentially American to me, parts of Brooklyn - Brighton Beach (obviously) and Canarsie, but also Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick could be somewhere in Russia.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/10/2021|
Toronto just outside of the downtown - with its mix of Victorian row houses and grim circa 1960s apartment complexes and public buildings feels like it could be a secondary city somewhere in the UK.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/10/2021|
I'm wondering if the majority of people commenting in this thread have even been to Europe.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/10/2021|
LMAO. New Yorkers are the most delusional twits on the planet.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/10/2021|
I don't think there's any city in the US that looks much like European cities, much less offers the European lifestyle. Having said that, when I was in Bari, Italy, parts of it reminded me a lot of the UES - but only for a few blocks.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/10/2021|
Several times, R51, but thanks for your concern.
Washington is European as well with all those statues, etc. I haven't spent much time near the Mediterranean, but could New Orleans seem similar?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/10/2021|
[quote] Washington is European as well with all those statues, etc
So, having statues is equivalent to "offering the urban European lifestyle" to you? Be honest. The extent of your European travels is watching a few Rick Steves shows on PBS.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/10/2021|
OP doesn’t own a passport.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/10/2021|
How NYC is like Europe: lots of nice little cafes, walkable, good public transportation, annoying tourists, flagship department stores.
How it’s NOT: We have an incredible array of cuisines, it’s filthy dirty, the natives are surprisingly helpful and want you to have a good time, our police have guns.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/10/2021|
OP mentioned NYC's density, public transport and lack of suburban character. Most of the comments seem to be referring to architecture or society. I live in Manhattan, but have travelled extensively through Europe and Asia. New York, on the whole certainly doesn't look like a European city that I've been to, except perhaps London, except London seems more charming to me. There are parts of Greenwich Village and lower Manhattan that have a European character, and some of Brooklyn too. But mostly NYC reminds me more me of Hong Kong and Taipei, at least in density and frenetic energy. I agree that Charleson, New Orleans and San Francisco have areas that are a lot like Europe.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/10/2021|
[quote] How it’s NOT: [...] our police have guns.
Have you never been to Rome or Paris?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/10/2021|
WTF is the "urban European Lifestyle"?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/10/2021|
^DENSE (!) central part, mostly public transport, hardly suburban.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/10/2021|
R61 that describes many cities all over the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/10/2021|
is this the lifestyle?
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