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Old 08-21-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I totally disagree with that as there are more differences to take into account, and I'm sure people used to NYC totally disagree with Chicago saying similar stuff about NYC. Having more of things and at top quality changes the dynamics of things.
They are all cool cities though. NYC is one of the few true global hubs of everything of maybe 3-4 cities in an elite group. Chicago is the de facto big city for a 55 million people region with global connectivity mixed in. Minneapolis is the biggest city for the sub region of the upper midwest.

With those, there are going to be people that don't want everything NYC has... but on the other hand, Minneapolis is just too small for them. That's fine. This probably fits most Chicagoans. There are those that Chicago is too much for them and have it "just right" with Minneapolis. Then, for others, Chicago is not going to be enough, they need somewhere like NYC. None of the opinions are bad choices and all 3 offer a different feel/tier of city.
You make too much sense.

My head is spinning.

 
Old 08-21-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Few hundred? Counting what? High school plays or movie theaters? Lol. And no musicals usually come to Chicago after they were shown on broadway
Actually there are many, many smaller theaters in Chicago and many larger ones too that are not located in the Loop. I'm not counting High School ****. Stop with your bull****. The adults are trying to have a normal conversation here.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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OK enough on this urban/suburban thing for awhile, at least for me. It's been done.

Here is something Chicago wins in... the waterfront

A video I shot...

sorry, vimeo really messed up the quality ... but you get the point.

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Old 08-21-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland - Southeast
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NYC booster? Simply because I pointed out that the Yankees historically outperform every other team in the league?
Is that consider boosterism? Lol
Again. Sour grapes. Each and every Yankee hater simply envies the team that has been able to deliver this kind of performance decade after decade.
The Cubs on the hand: the lastWS title over 100 years ago. How can you be so pathetic and still survive? Only in Chicago, only in Chicago. Lol
comprehension problems I see. What a complete and utter waste of typing energy.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Broward County Florida
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Actually not true many musicals/shows/plays are actually tested in other markets or even off broadway. I know for a fact that this is done in both Chciago and Philadelphia (am sure many other places too), not always but also not uncommon - though most times they are smaller venues. Even small venues like the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope PA at times will do this. Many times its cheaper this way TBH

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Many shows are tested and many simply are being picked by Broadway after proving successful in smaller markets. It does not change the fact that broadway shows after being done in New York are taken "on the road" to other cities and Chicago is not an exception. As a matter of fact there is a continuous program called Broadway in Chicago that does just that: brings shows that are at the end of their life on Broadway to Chicago, often with different casts as most actors would not leave Broadway for Chicago.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Broward County Florida
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Actually there are many, many smaller theaters in Chicago and many larger ones too that are not located in the Loop. I'm not counting High School ****. Stop with your bull****. The adults are trying to have a normal conversation here.
You sad few hundreds. Again how did you mean theaters or maybe Walgreens stores? Lol
How did you count a few hundred theaters in Chicago?
 
Old 08-21-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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Chicago's skyline is way better looking. NYC dominates Chicago's in size.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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You sad few hundreds. Again how did you mean theaters or maybe Walgreens stores? Lol
How did you count a few hundred theaters in Chicago?
I have heard that figure thrown out by the media a few times, and a quick internet search even through a service like Yelp will return many matches under "performing arts" and theaters.

I'm talking about theatres that have plays, musicals, etc and sketch comedy types of performances. I don't count standup comedy clubs, although some may.
 
Old 08-21-2013, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland - Southeast
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This thread is BEYOND old and should've been shut down a long time ago..New York city is king, no American city can compare blah blah blah WE GET IT AND HAVE READ IT A MILLION TIMES, ENOUGH ALREADY....
 
Old 08-21-2013, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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This thread is BEYOND old and should've been shut down a long time ago..New York city is king, no American city can compare blah blah blah WE GET IT AND HAVE READ IT A MILLION TIMES, ENOUGH ALREADY....
Agreed. One may say NYC is dirty and whatever, but it really is king in the US and one of the greatest world cities. That's not to say that my current home, Chicago is bad, but owning up to NYC for most world cities is a pretty damn hard task that not many can truly do.
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