rayiner wrote:New York has more of the stuff common people don't care about: art, culture, etc.
Chicago has less of the stuff that common people dislike: intellectuals, artists, foreigners, etc, and more of the stuff they do: sausage, deep dish pizza, etc.
Pizza is something NYC and Chicago will never agree on. As a native New Yorker, I would take NY pizza over deep dish any day of the week. Can you even get deep dish by the slice?
boilercat wrote:Eh, to me NYC is slightly more entertaining but mainly a bigger, uglier, dirtier, and more expensive version of Chicago.
While neither city's weather compares to California, I think NYC has overall better weather than Chicago. Not as cold in the depth of winter and equally humid in summer. Spring and fall are the best seasons in both cities so that's sort of a wash.
Nightlife in New York is so much better than any city but LA (excepting destination cities like Miami, Vegas and New Orleans) that it's really not even a topic worth discussing. Bars basically never close and there are bars on every street in every neighborhood but midtown. I'd argue that the NYC public transportation system is the best in the country (though admittedly I haven't spent a ton of time dealing with Chicago's). New York's sports teams are generally better and there are definitely more young people.
Oh yeah, and Virgin America flies to New York but not Chicago. And O'Hare really sucks.