Originally Posted by chorse123
I grew up and Chicago and went to school in New York. There was no question in my mind where I was going to make my life: New York. Almost everything Chicago does, New York does better. Well, maybe not corruption. Chicago is a great city in many ways, but it is a regional city, and every time I visit, I can't get away from the sense that it is the capital of the midwest. It pulls from the area, where as New York pulls from the world.
This sums up my opinion perfectly.
Originally Posted by globetrotter
chicagoland has more for kids, in a reasonable range - greater nyc is a 3 hour circle. chicagoland is a 90 minunte circle.
There's *nothing* to do outside of Chicago, which is a huge bummer. The three hour circle around NY really extends much further when you consider all the interesting places there are to go.
Originally Posted by globetrotter
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.
I actually prefer the Art Institute to the Met, as have many of the folks I've taken there. Nobody involved was an art snob, though.
Originally Posted by kwilkinson
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.
It is OBVIOUSLY more affordable to eat well in Chicago.
Originally Posted by Crane's
Anyway Chicago pizza is way better than NY's hands down so there. LOL.
And to think I once considered ordering a bag from you.
Originally Posted by Flambeur
Unless money was no object, your lifestyle will be a lot more comfortable in Chicago. You can live pretty comfy on a 100K budget, while in NYC that would be pretty damn tough.
A few of my friends have moved from Chicago to NY and have expressed this opinion. They claim to have lived more comfortably on a grad student budget in Chicago than on substantially higher salaries now. I think they're exaggerating, but there's something to this.
Originally Posted by Cavalier
It's funny how you think owning an apartment qualifies you as a local?? Your neighborhood is full of people with a little $$ from other cities, and is the most gentrified/fake place in Chicago. You're that dense?
Do you really like hanging out like a creep at the hotel bars that much? Or just love all the tourists and great chain restaurants in your neighborhood??
Uh, I've lived in Chicago for five years, and Gold Coast is on the short list of places I'll move to if I stay in the city after graduation.
Originally Posted by JSC4President
In terms of academia (i am super geek boy, so this $hit concerns me)... i tend to think University of Chicago is better than Columbia and NYU. Although Columbia and UofC are pretty close. ok.. just my 2 cents. More Nobel Prizes in Economics out of Univ Chicago than anywhere else.
Originally Posted by Xiaogou
NYC for academics and better culinary diversity.
Originally Posted by SField
Wouldn't Northwestern and UChicago be superior to NYU and Columbia?
The range of things U of C is good at is very narrow. While the education you get (as an undergrad--grad programs are too variable to include in this discussion) in those fields is as rigorous as can be, you really ought to know what you want to study before coming to the U of C.
Originally Posted by Milhouse
There is something else I've noticed. Every time I went out in New York, the girls that were in their mid to late 20s looked about 10 years older. I started looking around at women in general, and it seemed to hold true for all of them. I'm not sure if it is pollution, or stress, or something else, but damn, New York seems to really prematurely age women.
It's all the promiscuity. Sex ratio is much more favorable to men in NYC. If you are a single dude, NY > Chicago.