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New York City Vs. Boston

Updated on August 30, 2017

The New York vs. Boston Debate - Red Sox, Yankees, Football, Pizza, Schools and Other Timeless Rivalries

Boston vs. New York City

Boston and New York have had rivalries in food, academics and sports for decades. The two cities here will go head to head where you can vote on the best pizza in Boston or New York, the best schools, and of course, the timeless Red Sox vs. Yankees rivalry.

Now, it's your turn to weigh in with your thoughts on the debate, vote for your favorite city, and make your statement! Love New York? Hate it? Love Boston, or loathe it? Here's your chance to tell everyone. We want to hear about your favorite aspects of each city, why, and especially from those who have lived in both cities. What makes it the best? Let's hear from you...

Which side are you on, Boston or New York? Tell your side of the story below, and back it up! We're talking sports, restaurants, attitude, education, pizza, people, anything.

Boston vs. New York - Weigh in with your thoughts on either city, and why you love it (or hate it)!

People are passionate about both cities. You'll rarely find someone that doesn't have an opinion on some part of the Boston vs. New York rivalry. The two cities are forever butting heads in sports, being compared to each other for their food, museums, and architecture. Overall, which do you think is the better city, and why?

New York vs. Boston - which is your favorite city?

Both Boston and New York have great pizza, but which one is better? New York is famous for its thin crust style pizza, but so is Boston. Now it's your turn...

Which city has the better pizza?

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The Red Sox vs. Yankees rivalry has been growing and growing since the days of Babe Ruth. Both teams have the most allegiant fans, and the most passionate fans. Every year, Yankees vs. Red Sox tickets sell out instantly and fetch the biggest price. Everyone wants to see a Red Sox vs. Yankees game! Who do you root for in this Boston vs. New York rivalry?

Yankees or Red Sox?

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The Jets vs. Patriots rivalry is another gigantic competition between these two teams. With both teams on the AFC East, they play two games per season. Which is the better team, the New York Jets or the New England Patriots?

Who do you root for, the Jets or Patriots?

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Boston and New York accents have been made famous by celebrities and movies. You can find Boston accents in the movies Good Will Hunting, The Departed, and in many episodes of the Simpsons portrayed by Mayor Quimby. The New York accent/dialect, like the Boston accent, extends its reach to the region around the city itself. The most notable differences between the two accents are the pronunciation of the letter "r." Boston for the most part ignored the letter "r" if it is at the end of a word, while New York adds an "aw" to "o" sounding words like "coffee" and "New York."

Which city has the better accent?

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New York has a large subway system that runs through all boroughs of New York, while Boston has commuter service heading out of the city into most major suburbs. Which city has the better public transportation system?

Which city has the best public transportation system, Boston or New York?

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You've probably had New England clam chowder. It's thick, creamy, and compliments the seafood in the soup. Manhattan clam chowder has a red tomato base, with clams and vegetables. Some say New England clam chowder is the only clam chowder, while others really like that red tomato base. Which one do you prefer? Vote here:

Manhattan clam chowder or New England clam chowder?

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Both Boston and New York are great cities to live in. Boston has the North End and some of the country's best Italian food, while Little Italy has plenty of great New York Italian restaurants of their own. Boston has the T transit system, New York has a giant subway system, with thousands of cabs all over the city. NYC has Central Park, Boston has the much smaller Boston Common. The salaries generally are higher in Boston, but rent is more expensive in New York City.

Which is the better city to live in, Boston or New York?

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Boston and New York have great schools, however, Boston has some of the best schools in the country. Generally speaking, most people agree a better education can be found in Boston. Would you agree?

Which city has better schools?

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Boston has the Children's Museum, the Museum of Science, the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, the JFK Library, and many others. New York has the Ellis Island Museum, the world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Brooklyn Museum, and countless others. Which city in your opinion has better museums?

Which city has better museums, Boston or New York?

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New York Restaurants vs. Boston Restaurants - Which city's food is the best, New York City or Boston?

It's unquestionable that both cities have incredible places to eat, but which one has more excellent places to eat, and which one has the best food? Vote here on which city you think has the best food.

Which city has better restaurants, New York or Boston?

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Talk More About the New York vs. Boston Debate Here! - Keep the Boston vs. New York rivalry alive...

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    • BallparkEGuides1 profile image


      6 years ago

      Very cool lens...I never knew it extended so far beyond Yankees-Red Sox, but it makes sense!

    • Margaret Schindel profile image

      Margaret Schindel 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I grew up in Manhattan and moved to Boston in my late 30s. I love both cities! Thanks for putting together such a fun lens.

    • wheresthekarma profile image


      6 years ago

      Fun lens! I like them both but really really love NYC!

    • joanhall profile image

      Joan Hall 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      Very cute lens idea! I'm an Angeleno who has visited both Boston and NYC and loved both.

      This might seem odd, but I'm going to lensroll you to my own rivalry lens (USC vs. UCLA football).

    • Kyecerulian profile image


      8 years ago

      Great lens! I haven't been to both cities yet (so I can't vote) but you've set this up very well!

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Just a quick note from a Squidoo Greeter! A very niche topic but unfortunately I don't know anything about either :( 5* though!


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