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Old 09-07-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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Watching the cubs play is not the same as watching Yankees, l
Capitalize Cubs Tard......yankees fans have absolutely no idea what they are missing. Wrigley Field is as close to Baseball Nirvana the planet will ever know....regardless of which team wins.


You dig low often, but this one is spectacularly subterranean.

 
Old 09-07-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Chicago is the only city in America where I felt like I wasn't sleazy enough or corrupt enough to live there. I guess I had to give a few backhanders to Congressmen to fit in with the upper crust there.
Uhh...D.C. would like its moniker back.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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How often do the 8.3 million that live in NYC actually use everything NYC offers?

You always see this as a reason why people live there, but im willing to bet that the vast vast majority only stick to their six-block radius for 80% of their needs. I surely did.

Its style points. "We have this, this, that" - Right right, but the real question is, do you use them? and how often? It becomes a question of practicality.
To be honest, you just described Chicago just as much as you described New York. People here stay in their little bubbles as well, especially people on the north side. I do suppose that the city's cultural amenities are easier to get to for the broader population though since they're so highly centralized around downtown, but it's the stuff that's off the beaten path that's going to be an absolute pain to get to depending on where you're coming from in the city.

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Capitalize Cubs Tard......yankees fans have absolutely no idea what they are missing. Wrigley Field is as close to Baseball Nirvana the planet will ever know....regardless of which team wins.


You dig low often, but this one is spectacularly subterranean.
I love Chicago, and that's why I moved here, but I will never understand this city's obsession with the Cubs and Wrigleyfield. Granted, I'm a Cards fan so that's also probably skewing my opinion on the matter
 
Old 09-07-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Broward County Florida
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Chicago is the only city in America where I felt like I wasn't sleazy enough or corrupt enough to live there. I guess I had to give a few backhanders to Congressmen to fit in with the upper crust there.
Illinois, the only state when governors make your license plates lol
 
Old 09-07-2013, 05:01 PM
 
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Uhh...D.C. would like its moniker back.
You'd be amazed how similar D.C. and Chicago is. You could cut and paste both of them together without noticeable differences including the ghetto violent parts.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 05:08 PM
 
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Illinois, the only state when governors make your license plates lol
The only state where the 80's crack epidemic signaled the height of its economic and social prosperity.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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You'd be amazed how similar D.C. and Chicago is. You could cut and paste both of them together without noticeable differences including the ghetto violent parts.
To somehow imply that D.C. isn't the de facto capital of sleazy quid-pro-quo cronyism is ridiculous.

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Illinois, the only state when governors make your license plates lol
Yes, apparently in Florida, despite your illegal activities, they'll elect you as governor and let you stay in the position.

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Old 09-07-2013, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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This thread is clearly continuing along its downward spiral from its initial inception as a skyline comparison.

NYC is certainly the larger, more dynamic, more culturally and more economically important city. It has its great aspects, and it has its negative aspects. It is way too big, in my opinion, and not the city for me. If I lived in the Northeast again, I'd much rather live in Boston. You can find a great life in either Chicago or NYC, and I think they are two of the greatest cities that the U.S. has to offer.

However, the sheer amount of blind boosterism from each side of the argument is just ludicrous, including several hypocritical and/or bigoted replies that have consumed a large amount of this thread. And the people who leak out of the woodwork who have either 1) never lived in one of the cities or 2) spent considerable amounts of time outside of their own little bubble in either city aren't what I'd call credible or informed posters (and their reputation clearly indicates so). I'm not sure this thread is worth the internet space it occupies...

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Location: Long Island / NYC
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However, the sheer amount of blind boosterism from each side of the argument is just ludicrous, including several hypocritical and/or bigoted replies that have consumed a large amount of this thread. And the people who leak out of the woodwork who have either 1) never lived in one of the cities or 2) spent considerable amounts of time outside of their own little bubble in either city aren't what I'd call credible or informed posters (and their reputation clearly indicates so). I'm not sure this thread is worth the internet space it occupies...
There's been plenty of non-blind boosterism. I've tried to add interesting facts and comparisons.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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Can we please close this thread?! Between flotard, paradoxical and midwest1 's stupidity this thread is not worth even having open anymore. It's literally a bunch of 12 year old boys arguing now.
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