Living in New York vs Living in Chicago

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    Oct 28, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI'd rather live in NY. Chicago is fun to visit; New York is fun to live in.

    It was up through about the 90s. Now it's so expensive that it really limits the fun you can have. Prices have risen on everything---restaurants, museums, theater, concerts, transit fares---and that isn't even mentioning the obvious, housing.
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 28, 2014 5:54 PM GMT
    Sharkspeare said
    HottJoe saidI'd rather live in NY. Chicago is fun to visit; New York is fun to live in.

    It was up through about the 90s. Now it's so expensive that it really limits the fun you can have. Prices have risen on everything---restaurants, museums, theater, concerts, transit fares---and that isn't even mentioning the obvious, housing.

    That's true. A starving artist with a NYC apartment is actually a millionaire.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 28, 2014 6:13 PM GMT

    I would much rather live in Chicago than in New York. Chicago is a better quality city and a friendlier and more affordable city. It is equal to New York in big city attractions, urbanity, diversity, and hustle bustle. New York is bigger but it is not better. You guys on here need to get over your infatuation with New York, NY and come inland and discover the "real America" the Midwest the Great Lakes, and the inter mountain region of the West. Time to abandon the overpriced and over developed coastal areas.
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    Oct 28, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said You guys on here need to get over your infatuation with New York, NY and come inland and discover the "real America" the Midwest the Great Lakes, and the inter mountain region of the West. Time to abandon the overpriced and over developed coastal areas.

    I did many years of hard time in the Midwest. Thanks, nope.
    But Chicago really is a wonderful city. And still sort of affordable.
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    Oct 28, 2014 6:55 PM GMT
    This wouldn't apply to a guy just starting out, like the OP, but if I had a couple million left over to live on after buying my moderately priced $10 million apartment in Manhattan, I would prefer New York. 'Cause London and Paris are only 5 hours away.
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    Oct 29, 2014 2:13 AM GMT
    RobertF64 saidFlew out for the interview in August of '95. Chicago 100 degrees, 100 percent humidity. San Diego: 70 degrees, 40% humidity.

    6 months later and you learn why they call Chicago "the windy city" except temps are around 20 below. Starting your car at that temp sounds like a bag of hammers dropped into a cement mixer.

    NY state has issues. But, at least those issues aren't 20 below. B-)


    Hey, is Chicago windier than San Francisco?
  • Suetonius

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    Oct 30, 2014 5:37 PM GMT
    StephenOABC said
    RobertF64 saidFlew out for the interview in August of '95. Chicago 100 degrees, 100 percent humidity. San Diego: 70 degrees, 40% humidity.

    6 months later and you learn why they call Chicago "the windy city" except temps are around 20 below. Starting your car at that temp sounds like a bag of hammers dropped into a cement mixer.

    NY state has issues. But, at least those issues aren't 20 below. B-)


    Hey, is Chicago windier than San Francisco?


    No.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Oct 31, 2014 3:40 AM GMT
    I don't know there is no Chicago, Chicago but there is New York, New York the city so nice they named it twice
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 01, 2014 1:33 AM GMT
    jo2hotbod saidI don't know there is no Chicago, Chicago but there is New York, New York the city so nice they named it twice
    Chicago is a better city than New York.