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Old 07-10-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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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?
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Define "grittier".
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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Where do you get this idea? Chicago is less known than NYC around the world. More people have an opinion of NYC.
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: NJ
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that's a new one.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Define "grittier".
I have no idea how to define gritty. But, foreigners I meet always point to the t.v. series E.R. and use the term gritty. It's seems like they mean grey or edgy. I'm not sure, but they're always shocked by how green, clean and beautiful the city is.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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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.

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I have no idea how to define gritty. But, foreigners I meet always point to the t.v. series E.R. and use the term gritty. It's seems like they mean grey or edgy. I'm not sure, but they're always shocked by how green, clean and beautiful the city is.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Where do you get this idea? Chicago is less known than NYC around the world. More people have an opinion of NYC.
I'm referring to tourist who visit Chi and are shock to find sunshine, greenery, cleanliness. I get it all the time, disbelieve at how beautiful our city is, based on t.v. and movie portrayals(batman movies, E.R. for example).
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:05 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 shouldn't be surprised, NYC has "Sex in the City", we're Gotham City.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I shouldn't be surprised, NYC has "Sex in the City", we're Gotham City.
New York City is the "Gotham" of which you speak.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:08 PM
 
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I believe what you're referring to is a common problem which applies to many cities. The Batman movies with Michael Keaton were dark and gritty.

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I'm referring to tourist who visit Chi and are shock to find sunshine, greenery, cleanliness. I get it all the time, disbelieve at how beautiful our city is, based on t.v. and movie portrayals(batman movies, E.R. for example).
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