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post #31 of 198
Hmm, it's called Second City for a reason.

A great city, but clearly second.
post #32 of 198
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Chicago? Which exit is that?

You know the answer
post #33 of 198
Chicago is the WORLDS best city from about April-September. In the other months it could possibly be the most depressing city in the world.

NEw York? Eh, only been once. Not that impressive.
post #34 of 198
NYC is pretty much the capital of the world right now. it is a world class city in many respects, and a great place to live for a few years.

chicago is a world class place to live, it is a fantastic city, and much better place to live for your whole life, or to raise kids.

nyc has a few things that are marginally better than chicago - the museums and other cultural institutions are top tier, there are only a handful of museums in the world that can compete with the met. the top end resteraunts. the business enviroment for very specific things.


chicago has better food in general, I am convinced. enthic food and basic day to day food. people in chicago are much nicer. it is easier to get around. parking is much cheaper.


chicago has very good museums and cultural institutions, for a normal city - by that I mean if you are not in nyc, paris, berlin munich or london, then chicago's cultural institutions are great. and they are all much more accesible.

chicagoland has more for kids, in a reasonable range - greater nyc is a 3 hour circle. chicagoland is a 90 minunte circle.

getting downtown from the subhurbs is easier in chicago.
post #35 of 198
Just moved from NYC to Chicago. Very happy with my decision.
post #36 of 198
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
An old quote of John Lennon:

"John Lennon had loved New York from the first time he visited in his Beatle days, and considered it the cultural center of the world, as evidenced by his comment: "If I'd lived in Roman times, I'd have lived in Rome. Where else? Today America is the Roman Empire and New York is Rome itself."


Still some truth to it.

Caught between the twisted stars
The plotted lines the faulty map
That brought columbus to new york
Betwixt between the east and west
He calls on her wearing a leather vest
The earth squeals and shudders to a halt
A diamond crucifix in his ear
Is used to help ward off the fear
That he has left his soul in someone's rented car
Inside his pants he hides a mop
To clean the mess that he has dropped
Into the life of lithesome juliette bell

And romeo wanted juliette
And juliette wanted romeo
And romeo wanted juliette
And juliette wanted romeo

Romeo rodriguez squares
His shoulders and curses jesus
Runs a comb through his black pony-tail
He's thinking of his lonely room
The sink that by his bed gives off a stink
Then smells her perfume in his eyes
And her voice was like a bell

Outside the street were steaming the crack
Dealers were dreaming
Of an uzi someone had just scored
I betcha I could hit that light
With my one good arm behind my back
Says little joey diaz
Brother give me another tote
Those downtown hoods are no damn good
Those italians need a lesson to be taught
This cop who died in harlem
You think they'd get the warnin'
I was dancing when his brains run out on the street

And romeo had juliette
And juliette had her romeo
And romeo had juliette
And juliette had her romeo

I'll take manhattan in a garbage bag
With latin written on it that says
"it's hard to give a shit these days"
Manhattan's sinking like a rock
Into the filthy hudson what a shock
They wrote a book about it
They said it was like ancient rome

The perfume burned his eyes
Holding tightly to her thighs
And something flickered for a minute
And then it vanished and was gone
post #37 of 198
For me personally I say New York. I have lived in many different parts of the Country and abroad but New York is always calling me back.
post #38 of 198
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Originally Posted by Cavalier View Post
OBVIOUSLY the highend restaurants in Chicago are not as good as NY.

Huh?
post #39 of 198
I love both cities. I get to Chicago at least once a month. Can only get to NYC 3 or 4 times a year Both are nice bicycle cities. NYC has better Jazz clubs than Chicago. I can park in Chicago, night or day, weekday and weekends.
post #40 of 198
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
More so than State and City income taxes. Also housing prices that are literally a fraction of NYC housing costs.

There are trade offs anywhere you live. Houston may not be the best place, but it's consistently voted the most liveable ( or close to it ) big city to live in the USA.

you bastards leave texas the moment you retire and leach off other states who do have state and city income taxes diverted towards stipends. i'm not directing this at you necessarily but it's frustrating when my taxes don't pay for shit anymore in my own state. freedom to live where ever one wants my ass.
post #41 of 198
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Huh?
Spiaggia, Tru, Everest-- that level of place is what most people in Chicago consider high end dining (granted there are some nicer places). NY has a lot more higher end places that cost 2 or 3X a Spiaggia bill and up. Alinea's is great, but there's obviously a higher end in NYC.
post #42 of 198
chicago food is just as good as nyc food. wasn;t always the case, but it is now. we are overrun with celeb chefs, half of whom's half-assed new efforts suck.
post #43 of 198
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Originally Posted by Cavalier View Post
Spiaggia, Tru, Everest-- that level of place is what most people in Chicago consider high end dining (granted there are some nicer places). NY has a lot more higher end places that cost 2 or 3X a Spiaggia bill and up.
If you are saying that how much a place costs has an affect on how nice a restaurant it is, I don't even know what to tell you. NYC is an amazing food city. As is Chicago. You can make the claim either way, and either is arguable, but what I was taking offense to was your use of "OBVIOUSLY" when describing how much better NYC's restaurant scene is than Chicago's.


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Alinea's is great, but there's obviously a higher end in NYC.

I know many people who would disagree with you, and not a whole lot that would agree.

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chicago food is just as good as nyc food. wasn;t always the case, but it is now. we are overrun with celeb chefs, half of whom's half-assed new efforts suck.
There's something to be said for that. I don't know much about NYC celebrity chefs, but Chicago celebrity chefs are chefs first and celebrities second--- meaning 95% of the time they're actually in the restaurant. I hear that this isn't the case in NYC.
post #44 of 198
New York City. Hands down. Chicago is great, but NYC is ... NYC.
post #45 of 198
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
There's something to be said for that. I don't know much about NYC celebrity chefs, but Chicago celebrity chefs are chefs first and celebrities second--- meaning 95% of the time they're actually in the restaurant. I hear that this isn't the case in NYC.

I'll totally agree with this statement.

Also, I didn't mean to say Chicago's food was that much worse--- I had just expected everyone on here to point out how there were higher end restaurants in NYC (this is style forum after all)

I'll be honest, last time I was in Chicago I skipped the real high end dining and went to Blackbird and it was great
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