SEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1366 times:
>>Well, I nominate Detroit, because it just plain stinks (literally).<<
I hope you were been sarcastic. I wouldn't nominate ANY U.S. city. There are surely many more cities in developing nations where the citizens do not enjoy the standard of living as in most industrialized societies. At least in Detroit, people own cars, live in decent housing, not starving, and can afford furniture, TVs, and go to school.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1312 times:
Mexico City-The polution and crime is out of control
Los Angeles-Too many natural disasters earthquakes, floods, fires. The LAPD is under a bigger scandel that the NYPD. The crime is also rising especially in downtown LA and the under ground Subway is a joke with only 30 stations on the Redline. The transportation is horible you need a car to get around or your stuck. Reminds me of New Jersey when I went there for all 4 years of high school there regarding the transportation. In Northern NJ it's cow tipping Country. If you really want to see a subway then Go to my favorite cities of New York City or London or even Chicago and Boston as well as DC my other favs. If you look at LA from afar to see the sky line there is a rising smog cloud covering over the city because just about everyone uses a car. I know a girl who came fromthere and she lived there for 10 years and she couldn't stand the polution. If you want to live in out in Cali than San Francisco is your better bet. Delhi, Calcutta(is even worse) and Bombay are also quite polluted. Visited my Uncle in Delhi 6 times while he is a chemistry professor at The University of Delhi and the smog was terrible and the rainy season thats in Asia from April-October didn't help at all. Although Banglore, Odipure and Jaipur are much cleaner and I can actually breath. I hope to go back.
CXA330-342 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 398 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1298 times:
I nominate Bombay and Pune, India. Everytime I go to visit relatives there, I have to buy a special mask that filters air for you...It's really hard to breathe, especially in Pune where you have all those PMT (Pune Municipal Transport) busses and trucks billowing smoke into your face through the open ends of rickshaws. It's so nasty. My eyes can't bear it...They start to water really quickly there. Bombay, now Mumbai, is better because the busses are at least "maintained." Also, Pune has a lot of flying pebbles and junk...I have to get new lenses for my glasses after every trip. It's really getting old.
DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1280 times:
I agree with Seven_Fifty7, America doesnt have any cities that can compare with some of the shanty towns of Africa, India and South America. Every major American city has something pleasing to the eye about it and luxuries and services that one could not get in a third-world ghetto. I wouldnt mind visiting any US city, because they are all, for the most part (every town has its bad areas) nice cities. US cities may not have all the culture of a Rome or Paris, but they are big and vast and pretty clean.
Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
While I agree w/ all that you said about LA (although that is what makes it so exciting!) the smog problem is relatively gone and a non issue now. I'm not going to say which cities in the US, but there are many other cities that have a bigger smog issue now than LA ever dreamt of. Next time you come to LA go to The Getty Center and look out and it will be clear, maybe some ocean moisture.
Overall LA does have a lot of social problems like VirginA340 pointed out, but I guess it is because it is so media concentrated the rest of the country hears these things when it is going on in their backyards too.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1257 times:
Deltaflyertoo; I'll be in LA in about a year maybe two depending on how hectic my time is at college. I hope that the smog at LA is now taken care off considering that the primary transport is by car. New York City is seeing a smog problem. I was taking NJ Transit's Midtwn Direct from Dover-New York's Pennsylvania Station and right before the train entered the tunnel I looked outside and was shocked to see smog buildup around the Manhatten Skyline especially in the are between the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center as well as around it. I hope the problems clear up soon.