10/28/2013 04:49 pm ET Updated Dec 28, 2013

Are Cities Like San Francisco And Boston Becoming 'Manhattanized'?


In the past, a city was said to have "Manhattanized" when it bulldozed old storefronts to make room for dense clusters of commercial skyscrapers: think San Francisco in the nineteen-sixties or Miami in the early aughts. Recently, however, city dwellers have adopted the colloquialism to refer to a different New York City phenomenon.

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