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Old 08-05-2007, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Texas!
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You must be kidding. Please kindly check this survey. T&L has more than 1 million subscribers and here are the best cities according to its annual surveys (2006, 2007)

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1 1 New York 85.36
2 2 San Francisco 84.60
3 3 Chicago 83.15
4 5 Santa Fe 83.05
5 7 Quebec City 82.81
6 4 Charleston, South Carolina 82.36
7 6 Vancouver 81.00
8 9 Montreal 79.98
9 8 Victoria, British Columbia 79.61
10 10 Seattle

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oh wow approx. 1.5 mil ppl out of 15bil ppl automatically decide whats the best city to visit? Like I said I would think many more people would want to visit L.A OR NYC!

The reason I say this is because basically Chicago is like any other American city with a great skyline and more density! It's nothing their that really stands out, sure it has the Sears Tower but that can be seen from pictures.

When I think NYC I think excitement, "Massive City", Time Square,Central Park etc.

When I think L.A. I think fun,Hollywood,Stars,Nightlife,and of course Hollywood Hills.

When I think Chicago I think............................................. Sears Tower?...

you get my point? no,of course you don't because "Chicagoians?" think their city is pretty much perfect and don't care to listen to anyone elses opinions who might not happen to agree with them.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:24 PM
 
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So true. But not many like what they see. Did you get it?


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oh wow approx. 1.5 mil ppl out of 15bil ppl automatically decide whats the best city to visit? Like I said I would think many more people would want to visit L.A OR NYC!

The reason I say this is because basically Chicago is like any other American city with a great skyline and more density! It's nothing their that really stands out, sure it has the Sears Tower but that can be seen from pictures.

When I think NYC I think excitement, "Massive City", Time Square,Central Park etc.

When I think L.A. I think fun,Hollywood,Stars,Nightlife,and of course Hollywood Hills.

When I think Chicago I think............................................. Sears Tower?...

you get my point? no,of course you don't because "Chicagoians?" think their city is pretty much perfect and don't care to listen to anyone elses opinions who might not happen to agree with them.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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oh wow approx. 1.5 mil ppl out of 15bil ppl automatically decide whats the best city to visit? Like I said I would think many more people would want to visit L.A OR NYC!

The reason I say this is because basically Chicago is like any other American city with a great skyline and more density! It's nothing their that really stands out, sure it has the Sears Tower but that can be seen from pictures.

When I think NYC I think excitement, "Massive City", Time Square,Central Park etc.

When I think L.A. I think fun,Hollywood,Stars,Nightlife,and of course Hollywood Hills.

When I think Chicago I think............................................. Sears Tower?...

you get my point? no,of course you don't because "Chicagoians?" think their city is pretty much perfect and don't care to listen to anyone elses opinions who might not happen to agree with them.
What we don't care to listen to is ignorant opinions about our city, especially from people who aren't burdened with an informed perspective gained by, say, having actually been here. Such as statements like "Chicago is like any other city with a great skyline" and that "nothing stands out." Since you've never been here, you have no business trying to put that one past anyone who has, and particularly those of us who live here. While there are plenty of cities in this country that have their own strengths and charms, very very few of them offer the shear quantity, quality and variety of art, culture, music, theater, dining, museums, architecture, festivals, shopping, ethnic enclaves, political, legal and economic influence in a single city. The Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network has named Chicago as one of only three top-tier global cites in the United States (you can guess what the other two are) and one of the top ten most economically, politically and culturally influential cities in the world. These are the things that make Chicago one of the top tourist destination cities in America. Don't tell us "nothing stands out" until you've actually spent some time here (and I don't mean just staying in a hotel downtown for two nights and never leaving the Mag Mile area), and don't assume everyone else shares your ignorance about what Chicago has to offer. I'm not demanding you like our city; but it would be nice if you would at least speak from an informed position when talking about it.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:58 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Default The good life

Chicago is all about opportunity, and ,.with a capital O !! I can not think of any other place , so afforded , where one can succeed , prosper , and enjoy the good life with the fruits of your labor , as the Chicago Metro Area.
So much is produced , distributed , sold , made , in the area that Chicago is considered an " out bound town ". You won't find that in a lot of other places. Most big city areas in this country , are ," inbound towns". They are great consumers , but , get their goods, from Chicago. In my mind , I would put that fact ahead of the other big two or three, as a great place. A place that actually does something.
, even in this day and age , where so many of our products are made in China.
For this reason , the Chicago area is considered the transportation hub of North America. Centrally located , Chicago will always be what it is. Other places will ride the boom and the bust, but Chicago will always stand tall as the place to be , to excel. " If you can't make it in Chicago , you cant make it anywhere "........there was good reason behind that saying.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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I remember there was a brawl years back between the cubs and the la dodgers. I remember the nbc la news caster said this one thing that stuck with me; "its okay we don't mind a little rough housing here in LA, because we understand that LIVING in Chicago, is punishment enough.
That just shows the ignorance of some Angelenos. They think they're better than Chicago, but we all know the truth. It's okay, I don't want to start a big argument because LA's been good to me. I've got close friends out there, it's my 2nd home, but when it all comes down to it, Chicago is America's 2nd City.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:51 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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It's okay, I don't want to start a big argument because LA's been good to me. I've got close friends out there, it's my 2nd home...
You are a 16 year old kid who is still in high school and you've never been to LA, as you indicate in your first City Data post requesting to see photos of LA.


LA pics
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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You are a 16 year old kid who is still in high school and you've never been to LA, as you indicate in your first City Data post requesting to see photos of LA.


LA pics
Awwww, look at all da wil bitty buildings. So cute.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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You are a 16 year old kid who is still in high school and you've never been to LA, as you indicate in your first City Data post requesting to see photos of LA.


LA pics

I've been to LA before. Not downtown, but Marina Del Ray.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:00 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I've been to LA before. Not downtown, but Marina Del Ray.
Sure you have.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Sure you have.
I don't have to explain myself to you, okay. I went out there for a wedding, liked the place, wanted to move there, got back to NYC, got over it for now. End of story.
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