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Old 08-12-2013, 09:26 AM
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August in NYC was comparatively slam packed and the museums were slammed. SoHo was kind of a nightmare walking through, worse than 5th avenue. Chinatown was slam packed also.
I'd say August in NYC was more packed than usual actually....
Odd. It usually seems relatively quieter August, more so late August. Perhaps tourist places slow down less?

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Old 08-12-2013, 09:33 AM
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For Manhattan, the "squares", major intersections, often with some public space tend to have some of the highest foot traffic. From what I've seen of Chicago, North Michigan is similar to Manhattan levels of foot traffic, few places elsewhere in the city are. Old post:

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I've read through some for New York City. Union Square was 150,000 pedestrians / day on a weekday:

http://unionsquarenyc.org/sites/defa...ity_Report.pdf

For downtown Chicago, this city study is extensive. The highest corner was around 32,000 pedestrians / day on a weekday. However, perhaps a small park which includes a number of streets on the edge isn't the best comparison. It also says:

There are exceptionally high levels of traffic on North Michigan Avenue, particularly on weekends. The weekend volumes on North Michigan Avenue nationally continue to rank close to the top. Only segments of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and other isolated Manhattan locations exceed the Michigan Avenue numbers.

This is something Los Angeles doesn't have.

Edit: Counting pedestrians is a niche business:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...-the-russians/

Times Square: 356,000 pedestrians / weekday
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:35 AM
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Chicago is one of those cities that slowly works its way into your heart. I'm developing a bit of a man crush on the city, to be honest.
Had a brief visit to Chicago recently, and yes, I liked it too the more I've spent time there. What in particular makes it grow on you?
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