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View Poll Results: Overall, which city is the greatest?
Chicago 168 40.58%
New York City 246 59.42%
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Agreed. Hands down New York.
No way!

Captain "I hate Chicago" chose New York? I never would have seen that coming!

 
Old 10-23-2007, 02:57 PM
j33
 
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Not this again (rolls eyes) .... keep your arguments to those other threads.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Not this again (rolls eyes) ....
They have a little emoticon that does that for you.

 
Old 10-23-2007, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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NEW YORK...what's the other city again?
 
Old 10-23-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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I rate Chicago above everyting except:

Ethnic neighborhoods- Chicago has lost most of them, NY still has'em
Weather- Chicago winters are rougher
Financial District- NYC is the center of the world as far as finances

For everything else you can have NYC
 
Old 10-23-2007, 10:01 PM
 
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as kind of a side note, what neighborhood(s) in chicago would you compare to williamsburg? i loved what i was able to see of williamsburg on a short visit and am moving to chicago next year...
 
Old 10-23-2007, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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as kind of a side note, what neighborhood(s) in chicago would you compare to williamsburg? i loved what i was able to see of williamsburg on a short visit and am moving to chicago next year...
Probably Wicker Park.
 
Old 10-23-2007, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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NEW YORK...what's the other city again?
What happened to New York? (sees ghetto areas and slums) Where did everybody go? (overhears conversation) So they went to Chicago, Houston, L.A., and S.F.?
 
Old 10-23-2007, 10:50 PM
j33
 
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as kind of a side note, what neighborhood(s) in chicago would you compare to williamsburg? i loved what i was able to see of williamsburg on a short visit and am moving to chicago next year...
Actually, I'd probably suggest East Village/Ukrainian village for that (which is a stones throw away from Wicker Park and in my opinion essentially the same neighborhood). But it has a bit of a different feel (a bit of a more laid back Midwestern feel), as that is where I live. I've been to Williamsburg, Brooklyn 5+ times and actually have a bit of a feel of the neighborhood. Williamsburg is fun, but a bit much for me (way too many trustafarians for my taste ). I can actually afford my own apartment in my own neighborhood here in Chicago on an academic salary, and regularily meet people who have lived here for most of their lives and and hold jobs with titles such as "police officer", "grocery store manager", I can't say the same for Williamsburg.

I did not move here for its hipsters though, I found myself here despite them, but still enjoy the place and have no intentions of moving.
 
Old 10-24-2007, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Actually, I'd probably suggest East Village/Ukrainian village for that (which is a stones throw away from Wicker Park and in my opinion essentially the same neighborhood). But it has a bit of a different feel (a bit of a more laid back Midwestern feel), as that is where I live. I've been to Williamsburg, Brooklyn 5+ times and actually have a bit of a feel of the neighborhood. Williamsburg is fun, but a bit much for me (way too many trustafarians for my taste ). I can actually afford my own apartment in my own neighborhood here in Chicago on an academic salary, and regularily meet people who have lived here for most of their lives and and hold jobs with titles such as "police officer", "grocery store manager", I can't say the same for Williamsburg.

I did not move here for its hipsters though, I found myself here despite them, but still enjoy the place and have no intentions of moving.
Yeah, I actually wrote Wicker Park/Ukranian Village initially, but deleted it after reading about the rapid rise in real estate in Williamsburg, pushing out much of the hipster/artist crowd that led to its rise in the 90's.

If that's true, then I figured Wicker Park was probably the closer parallel. But if I were to recommend a neighborhood to live, for someone who's not pulling down 6 figures, definately Uk Village.
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