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Old 07-10-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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I think they're on about the same tier, in terms of grit.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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Chy-Cago is mo griddier!
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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Chy-Cago is mo griddier!
+rep.

Because I like gangstas.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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I definately think its because foreignors think of Al Capone, crime, and cold.

While NYC has had the same issues in the past, its seemed to have had enough tv exposure to break away from past stereotypes. Chicago hasn't had that much media exposure so foreigners (and even Americans) don't know that much about the city.

The last films glamourizing our city were the mob films.

Thats my 2 cents...
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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you can't have a grit thread w/o mentioning Philly

there... that's better
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:54 PM
 
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you can't have a grit thread w/o mentioning Philly

there... that's better

Philly is another gritty city...and Baltimore.

I can just see a grittiest city poll popping up now.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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I think its possibly because Chicago has traditionally had more of a working class and industrial image.

Blue collared attitudes and lifestyles (baseball, football, sausage and fries) are much more ingrained into Chicago culture, and we have fewer famous people/celebrities walking the streets.

Chicago seems only now "emerging" as a world class city, whereas New York has long been established.

Up until the 90s, Chicago had a little more in common with a better version of Detroit. From what people tell me, it was pretty blighted and decayed west of the river from the Loop and south of Roosevelt. I was kind of young then, so I only paid a little attention.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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I think Chicago is about a 150-180 grit, which is suitable for a final sanding pass before finishing the wood.

NYC is about a 220-240 grit, which is better for sanding between coats.





Are we serious with all these NYC/CHI threads? Sheesh.
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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yeah , i agree chicago does have that 'blue collar', 'ditka', 'da bears' image that it never seemed to shake off. its as cosmopolitan as any of the great big cities.

and nyc, although just as gritty, maintained that 'fashion capital', 'home of models' image. some people need to step out of manhattan every once in a while.
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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its blue-collar

people dont care about their looks

they brag about sausages and pizza

eww


NYC has the same but Manhattan is more world class, Chicago is country
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