which is a better city: Chicago or New York?

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  1. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    Hmm, it's called Second City for a reason.

    A great city, but clearly second.
     
  2. odoreater

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    Chicago? Which exit is that?

    You know the answer [​IMG]
     
  3. Davidko19

    Davidko19 Senior member

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    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.
     
  4. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    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.
     
  5. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    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
     
  6. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    OBVIOUSLY the highend restaurants in Chicago are not as good as NY.

    Huh?
     
  7. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    I love both cities. I get to Chicago at least once a month. Can only get to NYC 3 or 4 times a year[​IMG] Both are nice bicycle cities. NYC has better Jazz clubs than Chicago. I can park in Chicago, night or day, weekday and weekends.
     
  8. perusingnature

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    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.
     
  9. Cavalier

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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.
     
  10. thekunk07

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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.
     
  11. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    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.


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

    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.
     
  12. mmr1990

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    New York City. Hands down. Chicago is great, but NYC is ... NYC.
     
  13. Cavalier

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    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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