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Old 12-12-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: CHICAGO
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So i finally made it to NYC last week and boy is that place overhyped! Being from the Chi I always thought that my city was great but we always came in second to the Big Apple in pretty much everything just from hear say. Lol was I wrong! NY was dirty and smelly, way to overcrowded, the food was mediocre (Chicago pizza & hot dogs are much better IMO), I think we have a better skyline, NYCs skyline is just tall and grey and lifeless, the subway was infested with garbage and rats and late (the L is much cleaner and on time), and probably the worst things were the prices on EVERYTHING! how can people survive there? Granted the theatre district is a national landmark but I do think that Chicago is on par or i might even say surpassing NY in culture. Also forget about driving anywhere in NY, at least in the Chi you can own a car. There were also way to many different types of foreigners there for my liking (im in the biggest city in USA and nobody speaks english!! lol). IMO Chicago will surpass NYC in the next 10 years for being the lead city in th US.

... I did enjoy the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island though

 
Old 12-12-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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.....Granted the theatre district is a national landmark but I do think that Chicago is on par or i might even say surpassing NY in culture. .... IMO Chicago will surpass NYC in the next 10 years for being the lead city in th US.
ROTFLMAO
Chicago has already dropped from 2nd place to 5th place so how is it going to get to #1?
 
Old 12-12-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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I live in Chicago and I ask that you please ignore this obvious troll. Thread closed in T minus 3, 2...
 
Old 12-12-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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I agree!!

*eats doughy, cheesy, tomato casserole that people call pizza*
 
Old 12-12-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: CHICAGO
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Im not trying to upset anybody but when it comes down to it Chicago always gets dumped on by NYC, like i said earlier it always seemed to me no matter how great the Chi is people always assume its second to NY hence the nick name "second city". All im saying is IMO its not and in many ways Chicago has just as much and probably now has more to offer.
 
Old 12-12-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Im not trying to upset anybody but when it comes down to it Chicago always gets dumped on by NYC, like i said earlier it always seemed to me no matter how great the Chi is people always assume its second to NY hence the nick name "second city". All im saying is IMO its not and in many ways Chicago has just as much and probably now has more to offer.
LOL,"second city" is a name Chicago gave itself.It didn't come from NY'ers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_City

There is no way NY'ers consider Chicago the second city because to most NY'ers it's LA that is second .
 
Old 12-12-2011, 07:01 PM
 
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I think the whole thing is nonsense personally. Cities are just different IMO.
 
Old 12-12-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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LOL,"second city" is a name Chicago gave itself.It didn't come from NY'ers.
The Second City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There is no way NY'ers consider Chicago the second city because to most NY'ers it's LA that is second .
LA is "second" only since the 80s, and with its low layout, it's hardly even a "city" compared to Chicago.
 
Old 12-12-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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This should be moved to the City vs City forum. Your not convincing anyone here.
 
Old 12-12-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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LA is "second" only since the 80s, and with its low layout, it's hardly even a "city" compared to Chicago.
It's not a reference to population,it's importance.Nothing of any importance happens in Chicago.At least LA is the entertainment capital.
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