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Monday, June 01, 2015

We're not charming

When Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are listed as three of 20 of Travel & Leisure's "Most Charming Cities" and Coconut Grove is not. You know there is something wrong somewhere. Wasn't Cleveland called, "The Mistake on the Lake" not too long ago?

Of course Miami is not on the list, it's too overbuilt to be charming.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Pittsburgh native, I can tell you that being overbuilt is not why Miami isn't charming. It is full of selfish and egocentric people who don't care about anyone else. People in the north (especially Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Baltimore) are friendly, helpful, and actually care about their neighbors. They don't try to run you over with their cars and are incredibly courteous drivers. I think the biggest thing, though, is that most people who live in these cities have been there for generations, and even if you are a transplant, those "natives" never make you feel like an outsider. In Miami, there is a huge divide where people who have lived in the city their whole lives think they are better than anyone who moves here and there is tension between them. Plus, Coconut Grove isn't a city, it's a neighborhood, so you can't expect it to be on a list of Most Charming Cities. Most of the country doesn't even know it exists.

-M. Sculley

June 01, 2015 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Coconut Grove become a city?

June 01, 2015 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, Coconut grove was its own city, it is time to remove it from City of Miami and practice direct democracy here. Miami is not charming because it is the most corrupt place in North America, even worse than Chicago, Miami Dade County is the home to 35 cities and that many mayors, city managers and more. As an example every couple of weeks an elected or appointed official gets into hot water for being a thief or breaking the law one way or another. Recently Miami Garden's Chief of Police got arrested for doing a threesome with prostitutes in his own city, he was formerly North Miami's City manager and prior to that City of North Miami's Chief of Police. And who did he get replaced with? Someone worse. We're not charming, we are a total mess paying through our nose, every one of us.

June 01, 2015 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so far from charming it isn't funny. I have lived in New Jersey, Texas, Wisconsin and Illinois. This is the rudest place I have ever lived.

I think having so many people that do not speak
English is a major factor but it is the attitudes of people that stand out as making Miami the most arrogant city.

June 01, 2015 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! I agree, so it must be my age that causes me to think - - - - alright, I feel this is true, now how can us Miami residents use this to our advantage. What can we say about this reality and make it work to our advantage and more importantly how can we use this fact to improve our village environment?
I think I know a way, but what do you people say? Jobie Steppe

June 01, 2015 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mistake on the lake ? tell that to the Cleveland orchestra.

June 02, 2015 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You should visit places other than NYC.

Take a long weekend, and go to Pittsburgh, then tell us your thoughts.

Cleveland is still pretty awful tho.

June 03, 2015 3:48 PM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

I have been to Pittsburgh and Cleveland and all I really remember is greenery. They are so green and hilly and natural, amazing.

The downtowns were ok, but I always remember the outskirts. Both are full of trees and forests. Very natural and nice.

June 03, 2015 3:52 PM  

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