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Old 04-16-2015, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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What is your PERSONAL ISSUE AS A EXPAT OF CHICAGO. You even create threads to see Chicago in a lower light. You can't wait to downplay anyone who TRIES TO PROMOTE AND DEFEND CHICAGO? I even saw you come in the Chicago vs. Vancouver thread and make a make a post..... "my vote goes to Vancouver " LOL Showing you being a Disgruntled Chicagoan.
I merely defend comments that IN PARTICULAR .... SINGLE OUT CHICAGO TO SAY AND CLAIM TO SHOW HOW IT IS BESTED????? LIKE YOU and others like The Miami guy. NOLA and that guy with Chicago in his ID.
Why shouldn't I ..... it is still my favorite Big city. Though I'm away from it for 20-some years. I did adopt it as my second hometown

As I noted NYC is the WORLDS CITY LA has the world wanting to see Hollywood and California, SF has become a BOUTIQUE CITY extremely touristy, Miami has the RESORT of MIAMI BEACH NEXT DOOR and Orlando, Las Vegas and Honolulu. Are TOTAL TOURIST TOWNS. Washington DC being the Nations Capitol has many come for business and POLITICAL REASONS. It also has NATIONAL FREE MUSEUMS.

I defend Chicago when those wanting lessen its value, worth and claim its declining in this that and other reason????
I post POSITIVE SIGHTS THAT DON'T SHOW DECLINE AND LOWERING PRESTIGE. YOU WANT TO SHOW? WHY FOR CHICAGO WHY? "Red John" ....

AT LEAST CHICAGO CAN BOAST HIGHER DOMESTIC VISITORS THEN MIGHTY NYC?

Chicago tourism hits record with more than 50M visitors in 2014 | WGN-TV

CHICAGO — Chicago has hit a new milestone in tourism and is launching an ad campaign to keep the momentum going.
The city had more than 50 million visitors last year, 2014 a 3 1/2% increase over 2013.

Chicago had more than 48.5 million domestic visitors last year, (((((topping New York by more than four million.))))) .
Chicago still lags behind other major U.S. cities in drawing international visitors.
So Chicago tourism officials are unveiling a new marketing campaign called “Chicago Epic.”
It will feature Chicago scenes that paint the city in a more modern light.
The television and digital campaign will kick off in the spring.

Apparently totals of ALL TOURIST DON'T COUNT FOR YOU FOR CHICAGO RISING? - Chicago posts big tourism numbers

09 FEB 2015: Chicago officials say for the first time the city had more than 50 million visitors in 2014. City officials made the announcement last week, saying Chicago hosted about 50.2 million visitors last year. That's a 3.5 percent increase over 2013.
However, they say international visitors continue to increase, too

Chicago makes Lonely Planet's world's Top 10 list - Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 - top 10 cities - Lonely Planet

Readers rank Chicago over New York City as best travel city in United States
Conde Nast Ranks Chicago Over NYC in Top Tourist Destinations | NBC Chicago
Hilarious.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:40 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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No.
First, Chicago was a second home to me, first one in the United States so in a way is my hometown here in America. In actuality though, Chicago is not my hometown, Singapore, where I was born and hold the passport for, is my hometown.
Second, again, I don't hate Chicago. Quite love the actual city; lots of fun times there (especially when I was a kid). I just criticize it though. Don't mind me, I plan to always criticize Chicago. It is a city that definitely wastes a lot of its potential and that is frustrating to see (constantly).
Other than that and what I call the 4C's of Chicago (crime, corruption, cold, and Cubs), I don't have any beef with Chicago at all.
Now you give me that Passive-Aggressive reasoning??? YOU LOVE YOUR FORMER ADOPED SECOND HOMETOWN?

I STILL SEE YOU ARE JUST A DISGRUNTLED FORMER CHICAGOAN? MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE ON MY OPINION? You were a immigrant to the US and Chicago.

Well do you find time to note how other cities crime statistics per/population are higher then Chicago's?

How Houstonians and San Franciscans. Also complain of their cities CORRUPTION. YOU WOUL NEVER SAY SOMETHING AGAINST SAN FRANSISCO THOUGH... AND DEFEND IT AS I DO CHICAGO.

CHICAGO KEEPS STREETS CLEAN. DOWNTOWN IS STILL BOOMING AND CITY HAS PLANS TO INPROVE MORE TO CONTINUE TO DRAW TOURIST... ESPECIALLY INTERNATIONAL TOURIST. SO FAR THINGS IT DID RED TAPE, PAY OFFS AND OVER-BUDGET. WERE ALL DEEMED SUCCESSES IN

NAVY PIER now being remodeled. MILLENNIUM PARK. LAKEFRONT IMPROVEMENTS . PLANTING FLOWERS ALL OVER. NOW THE CHICAO RIVER WALK EXPANDING TO allow a walk from Union Station and I believe they are adding their LIGHT THE RIVER PROJECT NOW TOO...... ALL AIMED TO IMPROVE TOURIST NUMBERS.

Tourist feedback to travel sights are HIGH by visitors from around the world. READ THROUGH TRAVELADVISOR.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:43 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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San Francisco a boutique city????
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:42 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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San Francisco a boutique city????
Boutique hotel -compact size and enveloping atmosphere, with a strong personality:
Boutique hotel -not generic, strives to be one-of-a-kind, and has an independent attitude.
Boutique hotel -conveys a strong sense of place. with a look that reflects the location's heritage.
Boutique hotel -expresses their singularity in a light-hearted, mildly rebellious way and in details

Boutique store- highly specialized and fashionable, don't look like everyone else
Boutique store -higher priced but is considered reasonable because of the perceived quality it offers.
Boutique store - Very well marketed and recognized brand.

"Now just see a CITY as LIKE the bold description describes."
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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San Francisco a boutique city????
The Bay Area has the third or fourth largest economy in the U.S., and is larger than that of Chicago or Miami.

So is SF is a "boutique city", the only real cities in the U.S. are NYC and LA.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:07 PM
 
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The Bay Area has the third or fourth largest economy in the U.S., and is larger than that of Chicago or Miami.

So is SF is a "boutique city", the only real cities in the U.S. are NYC and LA.
I guess because it's compact and the city proper is so tiny, but SF Bay Area is so much more than just the 46 square mile peninsula that makes it such a formidable global player and a very well rounded city.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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The Bay Area has the third or fourth largest economy in the U.S., and is larger than that of Chicago or Miami.

So is SF is a "boutique city", the only real cities in the U.S. are NYC and LA.
We are talking Only San Francisco proper It is actually a small compact city on its own peninsula ... OUR NOLA. For the Brand it sells and it is a SPECILTY CITY in that it is fast going to be.... A CITY ONLY THE RICH CAN LIVE. The rest in Oakland. Of course.. that is fast happening to your Manhattan.

Only real cities as usual... still your underlined exclusion of Chicago. As a REAL CITY... which it is.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:25 PM
 
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I personally find it a bit disingenuous that SF and Boston have been diminished to "Boutique City" and "Top University City" oh and that LA is "Hollywood". And Chicago gets labeled "Most American City", while it may be true, whatever that means.

Also the claim that SF "is BECOMING a tourist city".. when tourism became #1 in SF in the middle of the last century..
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:38 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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I personally find it a bit disingenuous that SF and Boston have been diminished to "Boutique City" and "Top University City" oh and that LA is "Hollywood". And Chicago gets labeled "Most American City", while it may be true, whatever that means.

Also the claim that SF "is BECOMING a tourist city".. when tourism became #1 in SF in the middle of the last century..
Maybe I am the Radical one LOL But thanks for reaffirming San Francisco as a TOURIST CITY FOR. 60 70 YEARS NOW. It does work into the term "Boutique City" I didn't invent the term. I got it from C-D in a thread. As for "University City" that is what came to mind. It has Harvard in Cambridge and nearly 60 Colleges and Universities for its size. Not meant to demean.
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I wonder who they are polling?

I mean, an American expat couldn't vote for American cities, and a British expat can't vote for London....and you can't really compare them, unless you have some other expats coming from somewhere else that would consider them both 'expat' from their own perspective, etc.
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