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Old 11-24-2017, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Every time I've been to Chicago/2nd city, no matter how many skyscrapers they have there, I expect to run into corn fields just west of the downtown area. I don't know why I always get that feeling!

Chicago will never have the feel of NYC!

But, a trip to the pizza-capital of the country is worth it alone! The pizza in Chicago is, IMO, unmatched anywhere!
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:49 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Answer the question. Let's say you are from Ecuador and got a scholarship to go to UIC.....would going to New York City make sense, for your limited budget?

Or would Chicago have given you enough American big city Skyscraper sights? Would it really be worth it to spend limited finances to visit NYC? And if so, why?
You get what you pay for... cost, while important, isn't the same as value.

There are only a few world centers: Tokyo - London - Paris - Rome - New York (we could arguably quibble about Shanghai & possibly Los Angeles), then there are all the rest of the cities, most have many things to offer & are worth visiting but they aren't world centers. Chicago is a great city with cool neighborhoods & terrific people & teams, Boston & Philly & Miami & NOLA &.... but NYC is utterly unique is so many ways. And the remark about garbage in the streets just shows someone not remotely familiar with the city spouting off nonsense.

If you like cities & can afford it you'll enjoy it.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:32 PM
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Location: Eureka CA
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They're totally different.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:14 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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And your travel budget is limited, is it actually worth it to spend the money to visit New York City??
Yes. New York City is the world's capital city.

You should save up your money and visit at some point. I recommend it for everyone.
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:25 PM
 
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You get what you pay for... cost, while important, isn't the same as value.

There are only a few world centers: Tokyo - London - Paris - Rome - New York (we could arguably quibble about Shanghai & possibly Los Angeles), then there are all the rest of the cities, most have many things to offer & are worth visiting but they aren't world centers. Chicago is a great city with cool neighborhoods & terrific people & teams, Boston & Philly & Miami & NOLA &.... but NYC is utterly unique is so many ways. And the remark about garbage in the streets just shows someone not remotely familiar with the city spouting off nonsense.

If you like cities & can afford it you'll enjoy it.
Do visit NYC. Just left there actually, and it definitely has a grittier feel regarding the trash. In places garbage piled in the front - because of course Chicago has alleys to conceal it all
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:27 AM
 
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Sure, but if you are picking between city A and city B - and city A has 15 great Middle Eastern options while city B has 30 great Middle Eastern options - you won't be really missing much in one versus the other unless one city is constantly busy for most of them and you can't find a table but the other city you could.
Actually the city with 30 great restaurants of one ethnic type will have hyper-specialized options that don't exist in the city with 15. Compare the Chinese restaurants in Toronto with those in Chicago.
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