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Old 08-20-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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To the casual pedestrian who has strolled the streets through the heart of Chicago and the heart of New York City, what are the biggest changes you'll notice at ground level? How does New York differ from Chicago when you're wandering its streets, checking out its shops, peering up at all of the super tall structures? Having never walked the streets of New York City, I'm curious what the biggest differences one may notice are.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:33 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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NYC is more crowded and a lot dirtier. Plus all the trashbags on the street at night.
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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NYC is more crowded and a lot dirtier. Plus all the trashbags on the street at night.
True. Also, it feels bigger, it is palpably bigger, it has more hustle/energy, etc.
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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True. Also, it feels bigger, it is palpably bigger, it has more hustle/energy, etc.
But when you're standing in the thick of the city and can only see you're surrounded by skyscrapers how does one feel bigger than the other?

Are the buildings in NYC even closer together than Chicago?
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:35 AM
 
Location: CA, NC, and currently FL
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But when you're standing in the thick of the city and can only see you're surrounded by skyscrapers how does one feel bigger than the other?

Are the buildings in NYC even closer together than Chicago?
Don't think that post even mentioned skyscrapers.

Anyways, it feels bigger because there are more of it going around obviously.
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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Loop during rush hour feels the exact same as anywhere in Manhattan and I have been to Manhattan over 100 times. Mich Ave and 5th Ave feel the same, but Mich ave much prettier.

That said, NYC is 3 times larger so the vast amount of areas in Manhattan and surrounding boroughs are vastly more crowded. There is nothing in regards to crowded activity like Time Square, while extremely cheesy, it is the most iconic and packed place in NYC that is lit up.

Also, Chicago's loop, just like NYC financial district is a ghost town after 7 or so.

Hope that helps!
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: CA, NC, and currently FL
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Loop during rush hour feels the exact same as anywhere in Manhattan and I have been to Manhattan over 100 times. Mich Ave and 5th Ave feel the same, but Mich ave much prettier.

That said, NYC is 3 times larger so the vast amount of areas in Manhattan and surrounding boroughs are vastly more crowded. There is nothing in regards to crowded activity like Time Square, while extremely cheesy, it is the most iconic and packed place in NYC that is lit up.

Also, Chicago's loop, just like NYC financial district is a ghost town after 7 or so.

Hope that helps!
You are just being an outright fanboy there. Majority of people will and do disagree with this.

In fact you even contradicted yourself with the Times Square part in just the next paragraph...lol.
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I was in the Loop yesterday at 5PM. The streets were bustling, mostly with people leaving work it seemed. Everyone was dressed in business casual slacks and shirt, a few suits here and there. It was about as busy on Jackson Blvd, Lake, and Wacker, as is Michigan Ave. on its busiest shopping days.

Still have not been to New York, but am curious what visually looks different and feels different from the ground level. You don't get a sense of how big a city is just from the ground level, you're very limited in what you can see.
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Don't think that post even mentioned skyscrapers.

Anyways, it feels bigger because there are more of it going around obviously.
So what if it didn't? I'm asking about them.
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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The Loop just feels cleaner, more organized, better streets, and not quite as loud, "gritty, crowded, and bustling as Manhattan imo.
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