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Old 10-26-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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Can you please explain what you mean about California and most of the United States is brown. BTW, New York City is mostly flat and cold too, just like Chicago. People live in Chicagoland, because alot of people like it here and there is alot of stuff to do. Like seriously, how many Californians actually go rock climbing ?
I sure as hell don't.

I think it's obvious what I mean by the brown landscape.

NYC isn't nearly as cold as Chicago, and NY State is nowhere near as flat or featureless as Illinois. It's certainly no WA State but still.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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I sure as hell don't.

I think it's obvious what I mean by the brown landscape.

NYC isn't nearly as cold as Chicago, and NY State is nowhere near as flat or featureless as Illinois. It's certainly no WA State but still.
Wow NYC is like 5-10 degrees warmer, thats really a huge difference(sarcasm). I wasn't talking about NY state, NYC is flat and cold just like Chicago.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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Wow NYC is like 5-10 degrees warmer, thats really a huge difference(sarcasm). I wasn't talking about NY state, NYC is flat and cold just like Chicago.
Actually, no. I mean winter is winter, but winter days in Manhattan are just damp. I've never frozen my ass off in Manhattan like I did in Chicago. The city feels wet and "damp", but not as bitingly cold. Chicago is so open and spaced, you definitely feel the winter. The proximity of buildings in Manhattan is so extreme that you nearly always feel the heat from internal sources.

Secondly, even Manhattan isn't as flat as Chicago
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Actually, no. I mean winter is winter, but winter days in Manhattan are just damp. I've never frozen my ass off in Manhattan like I did in Chicago. The city feels wet and "damp", but not as bitingly cold. Chicago is so open and spaced, you definitely feel the winter. The proximity of buildings in Manhattan is so extreme that you nearly always feel the heat from internal sources.

Secondly, even Manhattan isn't as flat as Chicago
Yes it is, Its like 60 degrees in NYC today right now to Chicago 55 degrees; it is a 5-10 degree difference. You talking about Manhattan, not the whole NYC. For the most part NYC is flat. Nobody think of NYC as hilly, Omaha have more hills than NYC and its a midwest city. NYC is about as warm as Central Illinois, not a huge difference.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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Yes it is, Its like 60 degrees in NYC today right now to Chicago 55 degrees; it is a 5-10 degree difference. You talking about Manhattan, not the whole NYC. For the most part NYC is flat. Nobody think of NYC as hilly, Omaha have more hills than NYC and its a midwest city. NYC is about as warm as Central Illinois, not a huge difference.
Why did your English skills suddenly drop so dramatically?

Of course I'm talking about Manhattan. That's what everyone means when they're talking about NYC.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Why did your English skills suddenly drop so dramatically?

Of course I'm talking about Manhattan. That's what everyone means when they're talking about NYC.
Lol This is the internet, you don't have to use correct English all the time, you act like I was using Pig Latin. Anyway, Manhattan/NYC is mostly flat and cold in the winter just like Chicago. Those little hills you find in parts of Manhattan don't cover NYC flatness.
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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Lol This is the internet, you don't have to use correct English all the time, you act like I was using Pig Latin. Anyway, Manhattan/NYC is mostly flat and cold just like Chicago. Those little hills you find in parts of Manhattan don't cover NYC flatness.
There are actually cliffs and and Hills in NYC....Bronx, Staten Island, Northern Manhattan and Queens...I'm not sure about Brooklyn. Manhattan was very hilly but the hills were shaved off for construction.

Chicago and the region is extremely flat.

Staten Island:


Bronx:




Northern Manattan:




A two miles outside of NYC

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Old 10-26-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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With that being said, I currently live in Los Angeles, and it's easy to see how uninhabitable this place would be without the unsustainable water system currently in place. It's amazing to me, someone born and for the most part raised in Chicago, how brown the majority of the United States is. All of the southwest, most of the southeast and most of SoCal is just... incredibly brown. Texas and NM especially-- I had no idea earth could be so utterly... brown. Or that people would stand to live in that environment.
What in blazes are you talking about Texas and the Southeast being brown? The eastern half of Texas is most assuredly not brown, and neither is the Southeast.
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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There are actually cliffs and and Hills in NYC....Bronx, Staten Island, Northern Manhattan and Queens...I'm not sure about Brooklyn. Manhattan was very hilly but the hills were shaved off for construction.

Chicago and the region is extremely flat.

Staten Island:


Bronx:




Northern Manattan:




A two miles outside of NYC
I agree with you that Manhattan was hilly before they shaved them off long time ago for constuction. They showed a documentary on NYC on the History Channel. Manhattan probably wouldn't have all those high rises and it wouldn't be the city its is now if they didn't get rid of the hills. Manhattan would've been another San Francisco or Seattle if the hills were stll there.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Can you please explain what you mean about California and most of the United States is brown. BTW, New York City is mostly flat and cold too, just like Chicago. People live in Chicagoland, because alot of people like it here and there is alot of stuff to do. Like seriously, how many Californians actually go rock climbing ?
Wow she was saying that Chicago may have bad weather, but at least it's not brown.
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