Originally Posted by DpprDr
If it is the "windy city" that you are referring to, I think the blowing winds is a misnomer; instead, I believe "windy" was a reflection of their history of politics and politicians. I think NYC is actually windier than Chi-town.
I'm sure it is pretty cold now though.
You are correct about the origins of the name - Windy City. It refers to the breezy treatment of public corruption. That said, as a former resident of NYC and a current of Chi, there is no windier city that I know of on earth than Chicago. Yes, NYC can be windy--but it is a constant here.
At the depths, the wind chill was -50 below. By the way this isn't the coldest place that I have been though by a long shot. I was in Kajani, Finland and it was -32F and people were riding their bikes. Hoping it has begun to warm up. Looking for a pool party and BBQ on Friday when we hit 34.