New York City. Compare/contrast essay

Essay by funkybuddaUniversity, Bachelor's February 2004

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There is a huge difference between a city in the Mid-West, such as Columbus in the state of Ohio, and east coast landmark, such as New York City. Each city has its stereotype, something everyone can say. For instance, New York equals skyscrapers and lots of people. Whereas when you say Columbus, people tend to think of average size city, rather quiet for it?s size. Lets take a closer look.

Majority of people have a very set feeling about New York: they love it or they hate it. Some embrace the Big Apple and a variety of experiences that it has to offer. Others hate the dirt and faceless crowd of people, who are always rushing somewhere.

New York is a very unique city, whether you like it or not.

Columbus City beat New York hands down in terms of air pollution, congestion, and that garbage on the street.

Downtown in Columbus less congested than NY and people are more spread out. People in Columbus use their cars to commute to and from work so their garbage is mainly contained at their home, place of work or in their vehicle. In other words, its being disposed of properly ? it?s not on the streets. In New York City, on the other hand, people are forced to have long commutes. They use public transport. When they choose to have a snack or a cigarette, they may drop it on the street when they are done. This generates a mass of loose garbage on the streets.

Speaking of transportation in New York, it?s more developed than in Columbus, Ohio. People have a choice of their own car, subway, bus, or taxi. Relatively few residents of New York use cars to commute to work even if they own one because...