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Old October 22nd, 2019, 03:38 AM   #11401
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I'd definitely need at least another trip to NYC, we were only in Manhatten the whole time.
Despite all the new towers, at street level Long Island City is a little underwhelming. However Greenpoint is amazing - its one of my favorite neighborhoods in NYC with tons of small restaurants and bars.
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Old October 22nd, 2019, 06:06 AM   #11402
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Yes. They own the eighth largest portfolio in NYC. They went on a buying spree last year, so they may have moved up in the list since.
thats insane.
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Old October 22nd, 2019, 08:45 AM   #11403
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Good points. I didn't like the fact that Toronto grabbed 5 or 6 former cities in the 1990s and made it into one big city. I had read that SF wanted to do that in the 1920s too and grab a lot of land of the Bay Area, but it was rejected. They are stuck with the 40 some square miles which I guess makes it unique.
Amalgamation was sought so that things like public transit became seamless across the urban area, to create uniformity in services, to reduce administration costs, and to have the whole thing pulling in the same direction. The drawback was that it brought together places that were very different in feel, density, and culture. It will take decades before the periphery looks and behaves like the far more urban 'Old City of Toronto'. At least the process has started.

Regarding city boundaries often being a bad catchment area to use consider the City of London (UK). It's technically only 2.9 sq km and had a population of 9,401 as of 2016.
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Old October 22nd, 2019, 08:51 AM   #11404
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I had no idea that Brookfield was so big in NYC!
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Old October 22nd, 2019, 02:03 PM   #11405
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I had no idea that Brookfield was so big in NYC!
Brookfield acquired the portfolio of a large NYC developer making them a major player in the market. Before that though they were the lead developers for some large projects like Manhattan West next to Hudson Yards and Brookfield Place next to the WTC.
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If only Brookfield could carve out some non-NYC time for its hometown ;-)

T.O. "little Miami" poised to be not so little... massing for The Kraft lands (where we used to get our Oreos)... across the street.



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Old October 23rd, 2019, 12:42 AM   #11407
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If you were to put the skyline+ scenery, my top 5 would be 1. NYC 2. SF 3. Vancouver 4. Seattle 5. Miami.
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 02:49 AM   #11408
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Oh, I got a lot of relatives living in Toronto and have visited in the winter once. The worst.
Average minimum temperature in winters is lower in Chicago compared to Toronto. Being north of the border doesn't automatically mean being colder.
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 03:30 AM   #11409
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 03:32 AM   #11410
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Average minimum temperature in winters is lower in Chicago compared to Toronto. Being north of the border doesn't automatically mean being colder.
Ah, the glorious Chicago winter . . .


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Old October 23rd, 2019, 05:30 AM   #11411
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 06:11 AM   #11412
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NYC is so damn huge, you can probably fit 4-5 Chicago or Toronto in it.
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 06:30 AM   #11413
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Standard Fall Boston pics from Prospect Hill, Waltham. Taken by me.

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Old October 23rd, 2019, 08:17 AM   #11414
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Boston is gorgeous.
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 09:31 AM   #11415
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Massachussets is a very pretty state. i was recently in Boston(third time) and surrounding areas of MA, love it. but im surprised that the canopy is still green in MA. In Vermont and Ontario canopies have turned colorful.
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 10:25 AM   #11416
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NYC is so damn huge, you can probably fit 4-5 Chicago or Toronto in it.
Chicago's skyline is over 2x the size of lower Manhattan and is slightly over 1/2 the size of Midtown (by 150m skyscraper count)

You need ~2.5x Chicago's or 4x Toronto's to equal NYC
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 10:42 AM   #11417
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The combined Boston skyline + scenery is somewhere in the top 10 for sure. It is hard to say how I would rank it in the top 10. I know that it is behind NYC, SF, Vancouver, Miami, and Seattle for sure.
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 10:45 AM   #11418
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I'm surprised that Fall colors are not at peak yet in Boston. Seems to be a bit behind here as well, in Maryland.

I've heard that the dry spell we had from mid August to early October is a factor in the lateness.
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 10:50 AM   #11419
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Old October 23rd, 2019, 02:33 PM   #11420
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Those Boston pics are from October 15. The leaves are basically peaking right now. However, most of the popular places to view them (mountains in NH/ME/VT/NY) about 2 weeks ago.

I actually have an album started dedicated just to that. You can see it was peaked in New Hampshire and the Adirondacks near the beginning of the month. Boston takes a little longer to get there because it is coastal.
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