Mile High VS. Big Apple
U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Loveland, and his staff compiled a bipartisan Top 10 list of reasons for Democrats to pick Denver over New York for their 2008 national convention.
10. Central Park: 843 acres. Rocky Mountain National Park: 265,000 acres.
9. New York’s Brooklyn Bridge height: 135 feet. Colorado’s Royal Gorge Bridge: 1,053 feet.
8. Highest Building in New York: Empire State Building, 1,454 feet above sea level. Ground floor of average building in Denver: 5,280 feet above sea level.
7. Mayor of New York: Republican Michael Bloomberg. Mayor of Denver: Democrat John Hickenlooper.
6. Denver: 300-plus days of sunshine a year. New York: 300-plus car thefts a week.
5. Average cost of a dinner in New York City: $37.61. Average cost of a dinner in Denver: $17.08.
4. New York: 6,000 miles of sewer pipes. Colorado: 10,000 miles of hiking and biking trails.
3. New York’s most famous landmark: Statue of Liberty, built by the French. Colorado’s: Mesa Verde, built by Pueblo Indians.
2. New York subway rides: $2. Denver’s 16th Street Mall Shuttle: free.
1. Denver Broncos play in: Denver. New York Giants and Jets play in: New Jersey?