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Old 07-10-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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New York City is the "Gotham" of which you speak.
Its filmed in Chicago.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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New York City is the "Gotham" of which you speak.
LOL! The filmmakers of the last two movies seem to disagree! I wish I could translate the Jokers laugh to print. How about HA HA HA HA! That's the best I can do.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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NYC has always been referred to as "Gotham City", the two recent Batman movies don't change that b/c a lot of people don't even realize it's Chicago. Probably filmed there b/c it's cheaper and easier than NYC.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Tell them it's usually not wise to judge a place from a TV series. They select a few footage's which may not be representative of the city.
I would like to think so. However, there was a column in the Sun-Times a few days ago wondering if Chi was returning to the moniker "Beirut by the Lake"(although it turns out that moniker had nothing to do with the murder rate), due to our murder rate(which is up 13% in the last 6 months, but way down compared to historical numbers). There seems to be a O.K Corral rep. especially in the U.S.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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NYC has always been referred to as "Gotham City", the two recent Batman movies don't change that b/c a lot of people don't even realize it's Chicago. Probably filmed there b/c it's cheaper and easier than NYC.
Perhaps, although a lot of movies, including the Spidermans, film here(parts of) because of the downtown L among high-rises. Also, lower wacker drive which is why they film the batmans here(batcave location). So they say.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:39 PM
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The perception of Chi seems to be that it's much grittier than NYC, how can this be possible? Is it true?
And exactly who are these people of which you speak? I've never met anyone with that perception.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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And exactly who are these people of which you speak? I've never met anyone with that perception.
Go stand in Millennium Park and ask foreign tourists. Maybe it's just my experience when talking to foreigners.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Let's put an end to these BS Chicago vs. New York threads.

Both cities rule. Okay???? Settled.

Back to the topic, I have never heard the term grittier be described when comparing New York to Chicago. I usually only hear the words "smaller" and "colder".

If you're thinking of gritty the way I'm thinking of it, both cities seem equally gritty to me.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Let's put an end to these BS Chicago vs. New York threads.

Both cities rule. Okay???? Settled.

Back to the topic, I have never heard the term grittier be described when comparing New York to Chicago. I usually only hear the words "smaller" and "colder".

If you're thinking of gritty the way I'm thinking of it, both cities seem equally gritty to me.
Why does everyone act like NYC/CHI comparisons is like the East Coast/West Coast gang wars. LOL. It's not that big a deal.

I'm not sure what gritty means either. But hold on tight to your purse and don't go out at night alone, I guess.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Let's put an end to these BS Chicago vs. New York threads.

Both cities rule. Okay???? Settled.

Back to the topic, I have never heard the term grittier be described when comparing New York to Chicago. I usually only hear the words "smaller" and "colder".

If you're thinking of gritty the way I'm thinking of it, both cities seem equally gritty to me.
agree 100%
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