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Old 11-06-2013, 05:59 AM
 
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I've seen several recent posts that have inspired this post, since I lived in both, and else where, I can contribute.

Chicago is often referred to as "The 2nd City", second to New York City. At first, no comparison is allowed between the two cities, because NYC is soo much bigger…..

But then, once reflected further, the comparisons, rivalries, and similarities become endless.
I conclude it is fair to say that Chicago is a "MiniNYC", and if you exclude the size difference, no other world city comes as close to NYC than does Chicago.

See the attached objective summary .... Your insights and opinions are very welcomed and seeked!!
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New York City's Manhattan vs Chicago Downtown… Mini NYC ? Yes!!-details-reviewed.jpg
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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Though I like CHI a lot, it is the intangible things of NYC that make all the difference. There is a certain tempo, energy, and panache of NYC that just can not be recreated anywhere. It is a kind of magic.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/NYC
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Dream on
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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Though I like CHI a lot, it is the intangible things of NYC that make all the difference. There is a certain tempo, energy, and panache of NYC that just can not be recreated anywhere. It is a kind of magic.
Truth.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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Chicago being mini-NYC is a bit vague since each of the 5 boroughs are unique in their own way.

Chicago is more like.... Mega-Brooklyn.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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And I visited mini Paris in Epcot
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago - near NW
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Chicago is not NYC. In a few ways, it's worse. In many ways, it's better. I'd pass on the prevalent white young-money culture here, and I think it'd be cool if it was even half as bustling as Brooklyn, but I'll gladly take our nicer streets and my $385 bedroom in an awesome neighborhood.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:20 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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It looks like you put a lot of effort into your chart - you may want to correct the spelling of Manhattan (not Manhatten)....
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:39 AM
 
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Though I like CHI a lot, it is the intangible things of NYC that make all the difference. There is a certain tempo, energy, and panache of NYC that just can not be recreated anywhere. It is a kind of magic.
Generally agree, but what do you mean by "panache"? I love new york, but I don't think it's a particularly stylish or nuanced city. Gritty and hip in a ghetto way, maybe.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Mega brooklyn? No... How about Chicago?
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