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Old 11-06-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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I think I posted in the wrong section before....
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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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Chicago Downtown vs Manhattan, Chicago = Mini-NYC-chicago-most-like-nyc.jpg
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Here
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twice as many people, twice as many rats. Love them both
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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Both are great cities, but Chicago is the better city, IMO. I love Chicago.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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OMG another NYC vs Chicago thread!!!
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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I disagree, I think Philadelphia more closely resembles a "mini New York" more than Chicago does. East Coast intangibles are a factor here. Chicago feels, acts and looks decidedly Midwestern.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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I disagree, I think Philadelphia more closely resembles a "mini New York" more than Chicago does. East Coast intangibles are a factor here. Chicago feels, acts and looks decidedly Midwestern.
What's with everyone trying to compare Philadelphia with cities that aren't in its league? Philadelphia resembles Manhattan due to certain commonalities, but at a broader level, Philadelphia is more of a micro-Manhattan than a mini-Manhattan. Scale is important when saying that one city resembles another. Sorry, but Philadelphia would fall flat on its face when compared to either of these heavyweights.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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What's with everyone trying to compare Philadelphia with cities that aren't in its league? Philadelphia resembles Manhattan due to certain commonalities, but at a broader level, Philadelphia is more of a micro-Manhattan than a mini-Manhattan. Scale is important when saying that one city resembles another. Sorry, but Philadelphia would fall flat on its face when compared to either of these heavyweights.
You really do have a hated for Philadelphia... even if you say you don't.

Philadelphia is very comparable to NYC looks wise... which I think the poster meant. Center City is a mini Manahattan and most of the rest of the city is comparable to Brookyln. The Northeast and most of the Southwest would be most comparable to Queens and West Philadelphia and Northwest Philadelphia are entirely unique.

Obviously Philly does not compare to NYC and Chicago on most metrics... it is much smaller than both cities.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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You really do have a hated for Philadelphia... even if you say you don't.

Philadelphia is very comparable to NYC looks wise... which I think the poster meant. Center City is a mini Manahattan and most of the rest of the city is comparable to Brookyln. The Northeast and most of the Southwest would be most comparable to Queens and West Philadelphia and Northwest Philadelphia are entirely unique.

Obviously Philly does not compare to NYC and Chicago on most metrics... it is much smaller than both cities.
Philadelphia is one of my favorite cities, but like you said, I just don't think it should be compared to NYC/Chicago. It just doesn't belong in this thread. Similarities about aesthetics may be made, especially the early 20th century architecture, but there really isn't much else, IMO.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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What's with everyone trying to compare Philadelphia with cities that aren't in its league? Philadelphia resembles Manhattan due to certain commonalities, but at a broader level, Philadelphia is more of a micro-Manhattan than a mini-Manhattan. Scale is important when saying that one city resembles another. Sorry, but Philadelphia would fall flat on its face when compared to either of these heavyweights.
LOL!!!! So you're saying Chicago is in New York's league? Think again. Not. even. close. Philadelphia is much closer in size/scale to Chicago than Chicago is to New York, so at least be consistent there. If we're talking about scale, Philadelphia is a scaled-down New York moreso than Chicago is. Of course, this is my opinion based on anecdotal experience and the whole East Coast vibe.

Chicago falls flat on its face compared to New York as well. Period.

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Old 11-06-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: The City
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well either way Philadelphia and Chicago are more comparable to each other than either are to NYC

I like all three for what they are individually
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