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Old 08-14-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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People seem to be think more urban = more to do, more interesting to spend time in. It makes the city have a different character and maybe one positive out of many, but that's it. New York City overall is just much more crowded than Chicago with little overlap, so yea many outer borough neighborhoods can compare with the busiest of Chicago. Here's Fordham Road:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=E+For...,69.21,,0,1.85

Full of shops and crowded with people but not all that special looking. And somewhat hood.
Here's a video. Twice as busy as the Mag Mile is on a Saturday.


Walking in Bronx - West Fordham Road - YouTube

 
Old 08-14-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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Very few cities have NYC's urban makeup. Philly is one but on a small scale and Bmore is another, where some parts look a little like Brooklyn. Chicago is super urban but in a different way than NYC.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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This is even more crowded.


flushing queens, main street - YouTube
 
Old 08-14-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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This is even more crowded.
Flushing Queens is crazy busy. I bet you pedestrian counts in Flushing are higher than anywhere in Brooklyn, and rank with prime Manhattan.

Other little known busy areas in the Outer Boroughs would be 86th Street (Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst), Jamaica Ave (Jamaica), parts of Astoria, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Flatbush, Brighton Beach, Ridgewood, Highbridge and Fordham.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Here's a video. Twice as busy as the Mag Mile is on a Saturday.


Walking in Bronx - West Fordham Road - YouTube
Oh really?

On a Sunday:

Walking Through Magnificent Mile, Chicago IL - YouTube


A Walk Down the Magnificent Mile in Chicago - YouTube
 
Old 08-14-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Oh really?
Yes, really. 80,500 > 44,000. Check the sources I posted upthread.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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But Lakeview and Lincoln Park are still very urban. Are they as desnse as the boroughs? no. Brooklyn is definitely more urban then either, but regardless Lakeview and Lincoln Park are still very much urban.
You need to go farther out into the boroughs to mimic that feel... Maybe something like Forest Hills, Queens which is 7 miles outside of Manhattan or something feels like walking down Lincoln or Clark Street in Chicago in those neighborhoods, of course diff demographics, different nightlife, but similar. Areas like Park Slope and Williamsburg seem busier and are certainly denser population wise than any of the Chicago neighborhood areas. But Queens is also kind of weird, b/c as nei has posted it's really developed along the transit routes. Somewhere like Flushings Chinatown is even farther out and feels like you have left the country and is busier than any neighborhood area I've seen in Chicago.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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You need to go farther out into the boroughs to mimic that feel... Maybe something like Forest Hills, Queens which is 7 miles outside of Manhattan or something feels like walking down Lincoln or Clark Street in Chicago in those neighborhoods, of course diff demographics, different nightlife, but similar. Areas like Park Slope and Williamsburg seem busier and are certainly denser population wise than any of the Chicago neighborhood areas. But Queens is also kind of weird, b/c as nei has posted it's really developed along the transit routes. Somewhere like Flushings Chinatown is even farther out and feels like you have left the country and is busier than any neighborhood area I've seen in Chicago.
I get that and not denying that there is more streetlife in NYC, but it bother me that people don't consider Chicago urban because it's not to the standard of NYC, or Tokyo or London.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 02:06 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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I get that and not denying that there is more streetlife in NYC, but it bother me that people don't consider Chicago urban because it's not to the standard of NYC, or Tokyo or London.
I don't anyone (well, almost anyone, there are a few silly posters here) Chicago not urban far from it. However, with a few exceptions, it's far less urban than NYC. Or Tokyo or London.
 
Old 08-14-2013, 02:13 PM
 
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According to this source, the busiest place in Chicago is the stretch of the Mag Mile near the Water Place Tower. It sees around 32,000 pedestrians during a typical workday. On Saturdays, the count rises to 44,000.

Fordham Road has an average of 80,000 pedestrians on weekdays.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/download...ts_Gehl_08.pdf

Advantage Bronx.
you do realize that is says Water tower 44,000, Water Tower is only two blocks long.....

DId you even read the report? It broke Michigan down into different segements. It never said that all of Michigan Avenue. It is only accounting for the 14 blocks north of the river. There are about 20 blocks south as well. They only studied HALF of Michigan alone. Its says North of the River, which is only half of Michigan Avenue, it doesn't take consideration the south half.

Perhaps you should study up on Chicago geography before you make yourself look foolish
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