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Old 11-13-2017, 05:00 AM
 
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and before your panties get too twisted, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron ate technically one Lake, 42,000 square miles.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Michigan–Huron

I'm sure that's not enough for Long Island folks, such a big island. But still, a rather small affair compared to the biggest lake on Earth, at 1,400 square miles. Yet the folks there need more water than a lake 30 times bigger than their island, greedy as they are for (salty)water.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:52 AM
 
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Excellent, please stay as close to the Ocean as possible.

But keep in mind that the Lake Chicago sits on is some 30 times larger than Long Island.
So if Long Island was sitting in the middle of a freshwater sea 30 times it size, they still wouldn't feel they are living near water? Maybe they only like saltwater? Hate freshwater?

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and before your panties get too twisted, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron ate technically one Lake, 42,000 square miles.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Michigan–Huron

I'm sure that's not enough for Long Island folks, such a big island. But still, a rather small affair compared to the biggest lake on Earth, at 1,400 square miles. Yet the folks there need more water than a lake 30 times bigger than their island, greedy as they are for (salty)water.
Size doesn't matter..it's not the ocean. For people that want the ocean for its varied marine life..quahog fishermen, whale watchers..for its more consistent ability to surf..it's just not the same.
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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I'm not sure if Chicago's lakefront is really relevant to this thread. While nicer than the Hudson River, and cleaner (and less trashy) than Coney Island, it's not something I see many tourists bothering with.
I was trying to stay out of all this, but.....what?! lol

Between the completed riverwalk and the lakefront - I can't think of anything more focal about Chicago than its waterways.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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Size doesn't matter..it's not the ocean. For people that want the ocean for its varied marine life..quahog fishermen, whale watchers..for its more consistent ability to surf..it's just not the same.
I like the lake for watersports and relaxing, but like the ocean for going to the beach, fishing, and laying out.

They are both very different, but I think most people would prefer the ocean.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:43 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I like the concept of this thread as it puts urbanites of a highly regarded world-class city to the test. Watch as these urbanites use the exact same arguments to argue against the query that people of Sunbelt metros use when their cities are labeled as "boring" and "generic."

When it comes down to it, there are fundamental flaws in reasoning people use often in their arguments about cities. Overcome these flaws, and you'll realize that there is no such thing as a generic/boring city: not even with the most sprawled out, suburban built area.
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Old 11-13-2017, 03:02 PM
 
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I'm not sure if Chicago's lakefront is really relevant to this thread. While nicer than the Hudson River, and cleaner (and less trashy) than Coney Island, it's not something I see many tourists bothering with.
LOL...thanks for the laugh. You know nothing about Chicago...clearly.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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Both cities are worth visiting, but NYC is just more fun. Having grown up there and just having visited again for my friends wedding, I have to admit it's pretty boring compared to NYC. I don't regret leaving my hometown for the East Coast 8 years ago. Things are more spread out, and it's more residential in Chicago. I also have issues that a very high percentage of bars are sports oriented. Chicago feels more American whereas NYC feels more international.

Also, visitor or living, it's nice that you can actually live or stay somewhere and see a (there are multiple) NYC skyline. Chicago has a big lake in the way of that.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:33 PM
 
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LOL...thanks for the laugh. You know nothing about Chicago...clearly.
I don't know, I don't see tourists bothering to come to Chicago because of her lakefront. Maybe while they're already there they will take a stroll. But, it's not something I ever personally bothered when I went to Chicago. Just never cared. So some buildings face a lake, big deal.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:39 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I don't know, I don't see tourists bothering to come to Chicago because of her lakefront. Maybe while they're already there they will take a stroll. But, it's not something I ever personally bothered when I went to Chicago. Just never cared. So some buildings face a lake, big deal.
Not many cities in this country have an urban waterfront to such grandeur. You have to give credit where it is due.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:57 PM
 
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I don't know, I don't see tourists bothering to come to Chicago because of her lakefront. Maybe while they're already there they will take a stroll. But, it's not something I ever personally bothered when I went to Chicago. Just never cared. So some buildings face a lake, big deal.
One of the best downtown lakefronts in the country...too bad it seems beyond you to appreciate that.

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