rayiner wrote:Read the link. NY is by far the state with the most extreme outflux of residents.
As for New York versus Chicago:
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.
bolded is very credited. And for the record, people in Chicago don't give two shits about new york. Personally, I'm from neither city, but love both. People from NYC seem to have this mean streak about them trying to yell about how much better their city is than everywhere (even converted west coasters), and they all fail to realize that nobody cares but them. I think if anything, the lack of that prevailing arrogant attitude makes chicago>nyc in my book.
You must just know people that suck.
Also, wtf is this about "common people"? And disliking "foreigners"? WTF? I guess by "common people" you mean "middle-class white Republicans"... NYC has awesome things to do for people of just about any background or income level. Also, NYC has the most awesome food in the world. There are restaurants offering every kind of food in the world, there's 16 different kinds of Asian food, Polish, German, and Bulgarian restaurants... hell, NYC is the only place I've ever encountered Ethiopian food, and it's awesome.
NYC is also the only place I've ever seen a macaroni-and-cheese restaurant. They have everything
This is what you make me think about when you talk about "common people":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKbt3wRsZYw