Originally Posted by Tom Servo
That's like saying NYC and Boston are sibling cities... it's just not there.
Well you and I definitely differ, because I would say that NYC and Boston are sibling cities.
I mean, if you were to pair up NYC with random U.S. cities (say Dallas, Tampa, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Seattle, and Boston), you're seriously claiming that Boston doesn't stand out from the others?
Look at the ethnic makeup (Irish/Italian/Portugese/West Indian/Dominican), the distinct accents, the professional sports passion (and college sports relative irrelevence), the colonial legacy, the crazy street patterns and drivers, the food similarities (pizza, seafood, West Indian), the private colleges, the economic bases (banking, tech, services), etc.
If you took a typical suburb on the North Shore of Long Island and compared it to a typical suburb just west of Boston, they could hardly be more similar. They look almost exactly the same, except Long Island has maybe a bit more modernist architecture.
Granted, they aren't exactly the same, but that's obvious. Every place has unique attributes. Queens and Brooklyn look totally different. Doesn't mean that they aren't more similar than Queens and El Paso.