PITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7801 times:
Chicago is Americas greatest city in the world. For the size of the city it is extreamly clean. Michigan Ave is the greatest street in the world in my oppinion. The people there are some of the nicest I have ever met. They always strike up conversation with me when I'm taking the "L" somewhere, epecially on the Blue line to ORD or Orange Line to MDW. Chicago sports fans are great. Go Cubs! All Chicago sports venues are amazing. Wrigley Feilds friendly confines are the best ever. The shopping is great there, as well as the food (Gibsons steak house is my personal favorite). Cab drivers always seem to know the city as well. But what really, in the end, makes this city is the people. They are the nicest, most friendley people i have ever met in my life. Any of you feel the same way?
HAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1481 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7753 times:
You might want to edit the typo in your title:
It should read "ZURICH is the best city ever"
BTW: Zurich has actually repeatedly been named as one of the top cities in the world with regard to quality of living: low crime rate, low taxes, short commuting distances, great scenery, great museums and theaters, low unemployment rate, etc.....
Boohooo, whaaa!! whaaaa!!!! Ok buddy you should take another look. The southside is not bad as you make it look, especially around the area MDW is at. You should take a look at the worst parts of the city. Maybe you should come along with me for a ride, but we are taking public transportation and walking around the neighborhoods, lets see where you want to spend the most time looking.
yeah, right whatever. I have seen a cabbie loose his badge, and I was in a cab with a guy who SHOULD have lost his for pulling over while the meter was running and trying DESPERATELY to look up the address WE knew how to direct him too. We made him go back to ORD, and the guy working the cab stand realized the dumbassed cabbie was going to try and charge us for bringing us back he reached in and SLAMMED the meter off to reset it.
Yeah, the people, and the money and the food are great. But damn those terminally long days of overcast that seem to never end. Not good for those used to waking up to the sun 360 days/year.
Agreed. I've been to almost every major baseball stadium in the country and have to say Wrigley Field is the best one of them all. There is nothing like seeing a game there. You could put 1,000 grandma's out on the field having a knit off and it would still be awesome, just because it's Wrigley Field.
Soldier Field is an incredible place in and of itself, too.
GuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2077 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7562 times:
Chicago is cool.
I have an Aunt who lives in Glen Ellyn. My wife and myself were up there this HOT DRY summer for "Taste"...
Taste was great... City was clean, road the train from the west to downtown, but I must admit, we left Saturday morning, and that night, 24 people where shot in 12 hours, one being one block from the "taste" site.
This, after how much we were talking about how safe we felt downtown..
Still, nothing like the view from the Sears Tower...
DaddiesSecret From Niue, joined Sep 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7538 times:
Definately the best city I've visited in the USA. Here's why:
1. Wonderful people.
2. The Lakeshore beach during a nice day.
3. The view from the John Hancock centre.
4. The underground walkway with the funky lights in the United terminal at O'hare.
5. A trip on the el through the loop.
6. Meigs Field (R.I.P.)
However, I wasn't impressed at being lost in Cabrini Green.
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7500 times:
Ooooh! I LOVE Chicago!!!
We always try to go in the winter time to see snow! I love the Ralph Lauren Polo Bar. We have great memories of that coffee bar place called Cozie. Adore the lake side, Michigan Ave, Navy Pier, Sears Tower, The Hancock Building, etc, etc, etc. I could go on forever! The only other city that even came close to me liking so much was San Francisco. To bad SFO is so darn far away for us!
NUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7488 times:
Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 21): We have great memories of that coffee bar place called Cozie.
"We own and operate over 80 fast casual restaurants under the master-brand Cosí and our sub-brand Cosí Downtown in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Cosí restaurants are all-day cafés that feature signature bread and coffee products in an environment that changes throughout the day. Cosí restaurants offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee, dinner, and dessert menus full of creative, cravable foods and beverages."
Are you sure its not Cosi's, which is a chain of places throughout the US that was founded in New York City?
"The doors of the first Cosi Sandwich Bar opened February 1996 on NYC's 52nd Street off Third Avenue. Its mission? Offer fresh, delicious sandwiches and great, fast service to busy New Yorkers. The result? Ever longer lines of delighted customers, a Zagat's #1 Rated Sandwich in NYC award, and the clear message that New York - and beyond - needed more Cosi's. "
Back in Madison, WI we call them FID's for F*cking Illinois Drivers!
I hate Wisconsin hehehe, I lived in Marshfield for 3 years and Madison for 1. You guys cant drive for shit, your cops suck my polish ass and give speeding tickets like they were candy bars and they pray on Illinois drivers. Sorry, but Wisconsin people are the WORST drivers in the Union.
Hey, aren't you in DAB now? Try driving down to South Florida and you'll see that Wisconsin drivers probably aren't so bad after all.
Why is everyone praising Soldier Field and Wrigley conveniently omitting the shithole U.S. I Don't Know What My Name Will Be Tomorrow Field and the outdated United Center?
Chicago is pretty decent in many aspects, though I wouldn't call it America's best city. That distinction goes to Milwaukee.
Nobody I met while I was in Chicago can actually be considered friendly, but obviously it wouldn't be fair to say they are not friendly at all. I'd be willing to give Chicago another shot, maybe with someone who's from there and knows where to go and what to do.
: Maybe if the FIBs would slow down from supersonic and learn to drive themselves, they wouldn't get so many tickets. Gotta keep that revenue flowing,
: Chicago is a great city, and its architecture is, in my mind, outstanding. The skyscrapers look great at night! I remember the last time I was there i
: Except for the fact that they screw us Wisconsin drivers and our free highways over with these... Welcome to Illinois!