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Are You More Boston or More NYC?


As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a lifelong New Yorker. Like many New Yorkers, I love going to Boston for a weekend. I like its smaller scale and walkability, its seafood, North End Italian food, great local beer, and all that American history (plus, the Children’s Museum is stellar). Heck, I even like classic Fenway Park (don’t tell my NY friends, though).

Big Apples or Bakes Beans?

Of course, New Yorkers and Bostonians are supposed to be fierce rivals, especially when it comes to sports (they still haven’t forgiven us for Babe Ruth). And heck, we can’t even agree on clam chowder (or “chowda”). So just for ha-has, this week I’m running the results of a survey that CityPass conducted of Bean Town and Big Apple journalists about their hometowns.

The survey found that Bostonians views their city as a collegial, down-to-earth destination that never takes itself too seriously. New Yorkers take pride in their crowded, bustling hub of culture and arts. We believe we have more sophistication than we know what to do with.

If you want to visit an East Coast city and are having trouble choosing between Beantown and the Big Apple, maybe this will help you to choose.

How The Cities Stack Up:

Here is what the journalists surveyed think tourists need to know about their towns. Which one appeals to your family more?

Boston v NYC

boston v NYC tourist

boston v NYC taxis

boston v NYC food

Boston V NYC sports

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