I’ve spent a bit of time in downtown Cincinnati the past two days, and I’ve noticed quite a few similarities between it and NYC.
- People eat lunch at little tables set up in Fountain Square, much like people do in Times Square.
- Food carts pop up at lunchtime downtown in both places.
- Fifth Avenue in downtown Cincinnati has boutique hotels, a Macy’s, a Saks Fifth Avenue and a Tiffany’s, much like its counterpart in NYC.
- Parking is hard to find, and if you do find it, it’s expensive. Although in Cincinnati, they don’t stack cars on top of each other. That’s just an NYC thing.
- There are always pedestrians walking to and from work, shopping, exercising, sight-seeing, etc. in both cities.
- Eye contact is frowned upon when passing others on the street and on public transportation.
- People have weird fashion sense. This is true of every city or town I’ve ever visited. Even in Mexico.
- Skyways connect tall buildings.
- The building you’re looking for is usually the one you’re already in.
I’m sure there are other similarities, but these are just a few I’ve observed in the past few days.