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Old 11-20-2017, 11:31 AM
 
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I havenít been to Hong Kong, but neither in London nor Paris reminded me of New York. Truthfully, Seoul feels more like NYC than any European city Iíve visited.
I can see Seoul (Myeongdong) if your only basis for NYC is Times Square.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Both cities have a waterfront, but you know what Chicago doesn't have? The Palisades. That was one of the most surprising and outstanding features during my first visit to NYC. I had no idea that even parts of Manhattan were rugged.
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New England is very rugged (coastline). NYC an extension of that
I am wondering if you had taken one of the sightseeing cruises out of Manhattan? It is really something to see the 100-200 foot wooded hills coming down to the water in northern Manhattan and then across the river, you have the cliffs of the Palisades. After being in Midtown, its kind of surprising to see undeveloped raw nature like that.

The rocky coastline begins around New York City and continues to at least Nova Scotia. This is probably because the Appalachians begin to come closer to the ocean in the NYC area. The Appalachian Trail is within the western and northern suburbs of NYC and the trail comes within 25 miles or so of the city at Bear Mountain Bridge if I remember right.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Mountain_Bridge
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:56 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I am wondering if you had taken one of the sightseeing cruises out of Manhattan? It is really something to see the 100-200 foot wooded hills coming down to the water in northern Manhattan and then across the river, you have the cliffs of the Palisades. After being in Midtown, its kind of surprising to see undeveloped raw nature like that.

The rocky coastline begins around New York City and continues to at least Nova Scotia. This is probably because the Appalachians begin to come closer to the ocean in the NYC area. The Appalachian Trail is within the western and northern suburbs of NYC and the trail comes within 25 miles or so of the city at Bear Mountain Bridge if I remember right.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Mountain_Bridge
That, and the area where NYC is also was covered by glaciers during the ice ages, increasing the amount of topography that is carved out.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:58 AM
 
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Simply, based only on museums, NYC visit is a gem that is wholly different. If you're a fan, just seeing the one-of-a-kind paintings at the Met is worth a trip...or MoMA, or the Frick Gallery etc.
Actually, that is what I was thinking, especially the art and historical museums in NYC.

I have never seen them but two museums in Chicago really interest me. The Chicago Field Museum looks like it could give the American Museum of Natural History a run for the money. I am not sure. And the other museum is the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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That, and the area where NYC is also was covered by glaciers during the ice ages, increasing the amount of topography that is carved out.
Never heard of that before but that is a pretty good theory!
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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Actually, that is what I was thinking, especially the art and historical museums in NYC.

I have never seen them but two museums in Chicago really interest me. The Chicago Field Museum looks like it could give the American Museum of Natural History a run for the money. I am not sure. And the other museum is the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
You have never heard of the Art Institute? That alone, if you love impressionism, is worth the trip. Yes, both the Field Museum as well as the Museum of Science and Industry are fantastic. I would throw in the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium, all within walking distance to each other except for the Museum of S and I.
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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I can see Seoul (Myeongdong) if your only basis for NYC is Times Square.
I was thinking more along the lines of Seongsu-dong, and real residential NYC.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Great post. As for deep dish pizza, you were spot on for Giordans (don't) and Lou's (do). My suggstion: either Had no's or Due's downtown or any Lou's location.

From a Chicago perspective, I'd say we see our city as unique. We don't any need to compare to other cities for our greatness speaks for itself. Chicago sees itself like its fellow great cities, like Bostn, New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San francisco. We respect them, enjoy them, but feel nO need to cmpare ourslves to them? I mean: CHICAGO is CHICAGO. Nuff said. What's impressive is not how others see us, but how we see oursselves.
Not particularly keen on deep-dish, good on occasions, but not something I really want often. What I do love is the thin-crust pizza with its crunch. I can run through those pretty quickly.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:23 PM
 
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Simply, based only on museums, NYC visit is a gem that is wholly different. If you're a fan, just seeing the one-of-a-kind paintings at the Met is worth a trip...or MoMA, or the Frick Gallery etc.
Yes, that is great about NYC. The thing is, the one-of-a-kind-ness also expands out to other museums and their collections. There's the sort of thing where you want to go to one place that has the most in quantity and NYC has that. It also has great quality within the collections. However, for people seeking out specific works or exhibits, there's a lot out there in museums elsewhere that are in the permanent collections over there and worth seeking out. Chicago's various museums have many notable works in the various permanent collections and worthwhile even if the volume is different.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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You have never heard of the Art Institute? That alone, if you love impressionism, is worth the trip. Yes, both the Field Museum as well as the Museum of Science and Industry are fantastic. I would throw in the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium, all within walking distance to each other except for the Museum of S and I.
I'm a big fan of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. A Hyde Park trip away from the Loop to see this museum, the University of Chicago, and the Museum of Science and Industry is well worth it when in Chicago.
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