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Old 07-31-2014, 07:22 PM
 
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New York is a metro of 22 million. Chicago is 10 million.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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About 10 million people.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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Honestly, culturally speaking, comparing NYC to Chicago is like comparing LA to Houston. The two are very different imo
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:37 PM
 
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lol. Your making it seem like NYC is one of the friendliest city in the US. That's far from the case. I'm not saying that Chicago is the most friendly utopia built compared to New York, I find people from Chicago less rude. Though I will say New Yorkers are probably more honest, which I understand.
How am I making it seem like that? I simply asked if you actually believed people in NY are that rude. It's a common stereotype that is way overstated. I'm not saying they're the friendliest people to ever exist but their reputation doesn't match how they truly are for the most part. I believe native New Yorkers are the friendliest and the transplants give them a bad name. They move to New York and suddenly become the coolest things on the planet, with no time or consideration for anyone else, anywhere else. Suddenly, everyone else, even NYC's own suburbs, are looked down upon. This attitude I find as an area resident is way more common in transplants than natives who know the area and have lived there their whole lives.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:24 AM
 
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New York City is made up of various islands (Manhattan, Long, and Staten), connected by only a limited number of tunnels and bridges which have high toll charges, and are traffic choke-points. In this way, it could be compared with Seattle, Montreal, San Francisco, Tampa, Norfolk.

By comparison, Chicago has a very narrow, minor river and Lake Michigan, but otherwise it's all an open expanse of land, with an un-interrupted grid pattern over the entire metro area. When encountering a traffic jam, there are an infinite number of alternate detour routes.

New Yorkers need only drive a couple of house to reach mountains. Not so Chicagoans.

New York has always been a seagoing port city. I'm not sure about Chicago? I guess they had ships carrying iron ore from Lake Superior to the steel mills.

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Old 08-01-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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New York City is made up of various islands (Manhattan, Long, and Staten), connected by only a limited number of tunnels and bridges which have high toll charges, and are traffic choke-points. In this way, it could be compared with Seattle, Montreal, San Francisco, Tampa, Norfolk.

By comparison, Chicago has a very narrow, minor river and Lake Michigan, but otherwise it's all an open expanse of land, with an un-interrupted grid pattern over the entire metro area. When encountering a traffic jam, there are an infinite number of alternate detour routes.

New Yorkers need only drive a couple of house to reach mountains. Not so Chicagoans.

New York has always been a seagoing port city. I'm not sure about Chicago? I guess they had ships carrying iron ore from Lake Superior to the steel mills.
I assume you mean hours to reach mountains. However, if you do mean house - I assure you that is incorrect. People in some parts of the country may drive their house to the mountains but we do not do that in New York.

For one thing our roads are too narrow.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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Do you really think that? I'm surprised someone from the Philly area would say that (based on your proximity to New York, I assumed you'd know that's an overstated stereotype).

Otherwise, that is a great summary of both.
Agreed. I found the opposite to be the case. Don't believe the stereotype that Chicagoans are friendly and polite. Same thing with the ''midwest values'' and ''midwest work ethic''. For starters, the last two governors of Illinois are currently in prison and the city has always been known for vast corruption so I don't know where the friendly and honest stereotypes came from. Maybe because it's the midwest and everyone assumes farmers are friendly and polite?
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:04 PM
 
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Agreed. I found the opposite to be the case. Don't believe the stereotype that Chicagoans are friendly and polite. Same thing with the ''midwest values'' and ''midwest work ethic''. For starters, the last two governors of Illinois are currently in prison and the city has always been known for vast corruption so I don't know where the friendly and honest stereotypes came from. Maybe because it's the midwest and everyone assumes farmers are friendly and polite?
I just think it's difficult to justify stereotyping an entire population of people as anything. "New Yorkers are rude." You hear it all the time. People rarely back it up. "So and so went to New York City and this happened therefore New Yorkers are so rude." Or, "My friend told me people in New York are nastier than anywhere else in the country." Or even, "I went to New York and this happened, so all New Yorkers are rude." It's tiresome, for any city, state, or stereotype. Insert any claim and place and it still works.

There are all types of people everywhere. Some of the best people I know are originally from New York. People from my area are kind and compassionate, willing to help others out. We are definitely more rushed and our lifestyles are different from other areas of the country, and we are more blunt, straightforward and brutally honest, which may make us seem rude, but it's just a cultural difference that we cannot help and it doesn't actually make us worse people. I'm just kind of sick of the stereotype that New Yorkers or Northeasterners are rude - it's just not true as a whole. It CAN'T be true. Someone is exaggerating or deducing based on one experience or two, and applying it to all. My family and friends in this area are all incredible people. If they weren't, I wouldn't hang out with them. I just dislike assigning "personality traits" to an entire area - whether it's a city, state, or region. People should know better. I know it sounds like an innocent statement, to say "New Yorkers are ruder than whoever," but can anyone ever back it up objectively without citing "that one time one New Yorker did this" or "Because that's just what everyone says for some reason"?...
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:08 PM
 
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JERSEY GIRL: I like reading the charming, human interest stories in the "Metropolitan Diary" of the N.Y. Times. They publish one story per day about sometimes heartwarming encounters between strangers in N.Y. City.

Metropolitan Diary - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com At the bottom, you can scroll to read earlier entries, almost infinitely.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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Vibe - NYC is more crowded and overwhelming.
People - NYC is more diverse, even though Chicago is pretty diverse itself.
Weather - Both are cold cities. NYC is prone to hurricanes.
Crime - Chicago still has serious street gang problems while NYPD seems to be the most dangerous gang in NYC.
Sports - Chicago sports fans seem more loyal.
History - NYC has a longer history.
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