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Old 01-25-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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This is getting old really fast... warmer winters are simply a terrible reason to live in NYC or Boston over Chicago. Can we agree on that and move on?

 
Old 01-25-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I agree. The measure of a city isn't measured by just weather.
 
Old 01-25-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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What a stupid thread.

First of all who is saying Chicago is the best city in the world?!

Many people here have it as their favorite but favorite dies not equate best.

Second Chicago offers world class and top tier amenities, institutions etc, than most other cities do not. Does Miami have institutions like UofC or Northwestern? Does it have the array and top tier museums than Chicago does? Ethnic diversity and cuisine? Sure Tampa, Miami, San Antonio, San Diego have nicer weather, but Chicago trumps them big time when it comes to qualities of a top tier city.
 
Old 01-25-2014, 03:41 PM
 
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Yes, because people go to museums so often. How is that a positive of a city. Ethnic diversity is in every major city, as well as food. Who cares if Northwestern or U of C are in Chicago, unless you go there what difference does that make?
 
Old 01-25-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I also find it ridiculous that weather would make a city less world-class, but I think the OP had a good question in "What does Chicago have that Los Angeles and New York do not", besides the obvious cost of living.
 
Old 01-25-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I also find it ridiculous that weather would make a city less world-class, but I think the OP had a good question in "What does Chicago have that Los Angeles and New York do not", besides the obvious cost of living.
I think I can answer my own question, lol. Chicago has a more creative food scene, and a better waterfront.
 
Old 01-25-2014, 04:03 PM
 
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Water front that you cannot enjoy half the year. Most major cities have great food scenes. I guess I am just a pansy now when it comes to the cold, and the whining is just my way of coping until I can move away.
 
Old 01-25-2014, 04:16 PM
 
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Its silly. Most die hard Chicagoans know how to deal with the winter. They bundle up, stay in and pursue indoor activities. Some do venture out and ice skate, cross country ski and hike. Most of the weather is nice or tolerable cold. January and February are really cold mostly but sometimes the winters are not so bad. Does not mean we are a worse city for it. Don't be a wuss.
 
Old 01-25-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Obviously nothing is going to change your mind, so I don't get why you keep responding or even started this thread. In the end, none of it's going to matter to anything in the world to discuss it. It's obvious you just made this thread to irk people and seek attention.
 
Old 01-25-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: SC
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Ive been to all around the country and some of the worst winter weather I have ever experienced was in Chicago. At the same time, some of the worst summer weather I have ever experienced was in Chicago. The murder rate is off the scale, and the architecture does not appeal to me at all.

But I can't get over how much people who live or come from there love their "Chicagoland." So, there must be something much more to the city than I can see. I will have to spend some serious time there and make my own decision about the place.
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