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Old 07-13-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I don't think many people necessarily think Chicago is a better city, I think that many people simply find Chicago to better for themselves. I mean, if you asked most people (including Chicagoans) more objective things such as which city is the most lively, most powerful, most diverse, most dynamic, and most premier city in the US, they'd say New York. I think there's just many people that prefer Chicago over New York, and there's absolutely nothing wrong, strange, or incorrect about that preference. I mean, Chicago isn't just a smaller New York, it's a completely different city with its own vibe and lifestyle. Though I prefer New York, I'm rational enough to realize that since more than one personality exists among the human population, one city isn't going to be loved by everyone...which is something a lot of people in this thread seem to have trouble comprehending.

 
Old 07-13-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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...which is something a lot of people in this thread seem to have trouble comprehending.

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Old 07-13-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Welcome to City Data!

You're going to love it!
Haha. That certainly wasn't a new revelation, I pretty much learned that the first day I joined haha.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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"why do people think chicago is better than new york?"


Because people have this thing called opinions.

I know, I know, how appalling.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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Originally Posted by jayp1188 View Post
I don't think many people necessarily think Chicago is a better city, I think that many people simply find Chicago to better for themselves. I mean, if you asked most people (including Chicagoans) more objective things such as which city is the most lively, most powerful, most diverse, most dynamic, and most premier city in the US, they'd say New York. I think there's just many people that prefer Chicago over New York, and there's absolutely nothing wrong, strange, or incorrect about that preference. I mean, Chicago isn't just a smaller New York, it's a completely different city with its own vibe and lifestyle.
Exactly. I will freely admit that NYC probably has much better amenities (museums, etc). I could never live there though, much prefer the city of Chicago--cleaner, calmer....not quite the rat race that NYC feels like sometimes.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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i dont know how anyone could say chicago. ny is definately the winner. and i dont see the fascination about chicago's skyline. yes its tall, modern, and lakefront, but ny is denser, larger, has more diversity, and is in all around better city. if i were to move to one it would definately be ny:better weather, more fun, more variety of food, and it would the most amazing thing walking around at midnight with no less people on the streets.
The skyscraper was born in Chicago. Who wants a denser, larger city? The only thing that NYC has is a milder winter. THAT'S IT!
Chicago is known for its food and restaurants and you can find foods from all the world. Chicago is more livable and easier to navigate around and has much FRIENDLIER people!

CHICAGO FTW!
 
Old 07-13-2012, 11:09 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Yeah, maybe statistically it is more dangerous than New York. But the thing is, Chicago's major crimes are isolated to very specific regions- regions that people visiting Chicago would never go, see, or be affected by. In fact, they're regions that I rarely see, go, or am affected by living here. If you have zero gang affiliation, the chances of violent crime being committed against you is very slim. Chicago does have a crime problem, no denying that. But it definitely doesn't prevent people from comfortably living and visiting Chicago and Chicagoans who mind their own business will tell you that we don't walk around in any fear.
You don't think other cities crimes are also isolated? ...Chicago needs to get it's crime in check. As we were talking about this I just saw a special on it that ran... Chicago homicide is up 38% this year, NYC is down 12%...

Note this is not taking any other merits away from Chicago, but I don't know anybody who thinks crime is a good thing.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 11:22 PM
 
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You don't think other cities crimes are also isolated? ...Chicago needs to get it's crime in check. As we were talking about this I just saw a special on it that ran... Chicago homicide is up 38% this year, NYC is down 12%...

Note this is not taking any other merits away from Chicago, but I don't know anybody who thinks crime is a good thing.

Why Are Crime Stats Up in New York City? -- Daily Intel


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Old 07-13-2012, 11:44 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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You need to learn reading comprehension, your link just confirmed what I just said. Actually my statistics were more conservative, but thanks though for affirming what I already said. If you are new to this board, I do NOT post erroneous stats. I suggest you try this with another poster, and in the future, perhaps you should alleviate your questions marks, whatever you think they stood for which you couldn't articulate for some reason. My stats were current and approximate as of this evening by the way, and not as of June per your link, but very well, it was even worse than this last month.


From your article.

"murders are down 15.6 percent."

Forthcoming you will find my post you already quoted, this time italicized so you will read it more critically. I added the bit of bold to what you must have just blown by in your urgency of defense. You do know what a homicide is correct? And I actually used the correct term, rather than the article using murder, which is just a type of homicide and not necessarily intention, but the meaning came across nevertheless. It would actually be impossible to deem a murder statistic accurately due to the nature of our judicial system, but I will cut that journalist *cough*hack*cough* some slack for the misused sensationalist terminology.

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Originally Posted by grapico
You don't think other cities crimes are also isolated? ...Chicago needs to get it's crime in check. As we were talking about this I just saw a special on it that ran... Chicago homicide is up 38% this year, NYC is down 12%...

Note this is not taking any other merits away from Chicago, but I don't know anybody who thinks crime is a good thing."


 
Old 07-13-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Because some people smoke an awful lot of crack and don't know what they're talking about.
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