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Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:43 am

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?

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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:45 am

Chicago is a great town. Always love visiting there and have spent more time there as a non-resident than any other city in the US.

It would damn near be perfect if not for the Bears, Richard M. Daley, and the FIBs driving habits.  Wink
 
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Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:49 am

Southside Chicago is a DUMP (Where MDW is)... TERRIBLE. I will never go there again. EVER!!!
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:51 am

Gotta agree with you as well. Chicago is a Wonderfulcity.
Nothing beats walking down the Magnificent mile during evening.
And its so damn clean as well compared other american cities.
 
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:54 am

Quoting Slider (Reply 1):
and the FIBs driving habits

FIBs??

Where are you from? What does the B stand for?

Back in Madison, WI we call them FID's for F*cking Illinois Drivers!
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:55 am

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.....

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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:10 am

Chicago is a really nice city (my birthplace  Smile)

...I just wish the weather was better...
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:20 am

Quoting NUair (Reply 4):
FIBs??

Where are you from? What does the B stand for?

Back in Madison, WI we call them FID's for F*cking Illinois Drivers!

Milwaukee--and I've always heard it called FIBs: Fucking Illinois Bastards.  Smile

But they have a hell of a nice town.
 
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:30 am

Quoting Slider (Reply 7):
Milwaukee--and I've always heard it called FIBs: Fucking Illinois Bastards

Hmmm must be a regional thing. I wonder what they call em in Indiana and Iowa?

Quoting Slider (Reply 7):
But they have a hell of a nice town.

I usually never made it any further south than Six Flags  Smile
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Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:39 am

Quoting NUair (Reply 8):
Hmmm must be a regional thing. I wonder what they call em in Indiana and Iowa?

"The big city", LOL!

I've never heard it called that, including people in Madison- I thought the whole state called them FIBs. Hell, up north at our lake place they did too. Even in the U.P.!

Quoting NUair (Reply 8):
I usually never made it any further south than Six Flags

Copy that! Lovely Gurnee. Still, keep going south and spend a weekend downtown. Chicago rocks.
 
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:11 am

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Chicago is Americas greatest city in the world

Are you implying that America has other cities in the world that are not in the United States? If so, you need to get off whatever you're on!

If you're implying that Chicago is the greatest city in the world, I have the same commentary to make!

If you're saying its the best city in the US then that might be up for debate.
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:44 am

No city that would elect TWO mayor Daley's can be that great. But then again, I doubt either was really elected.
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:16 am

Hell yeah!!After three years there, still go to visit once a year.  Smile

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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:18 am

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 2):

Boohooo, whaaa!! whaaaa!!!! Ok buddy you should take another look.  sarcastic  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.
 
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:30 am

I LOVE Chicago! I definitely agree... Chicago is by far the nicest major American city. Much cleaner and more livable than New York. Beautiful too, especially in the summer.
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:52 am

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
The people there are some of the nicest I have ever met

Yeap

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Chicago sports fans are great.

ALMOST as INSANE as Packer Fans...

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
well as the food

I got at LEAST 30 of my 'extra' pounds from the ORD area

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Cab drivers always seem to know the city as well.

 rotfl  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.
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:13 pm

Yes, Chicago is the best city ever. I agree with you on that.

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Michigan Ave is the greatest street in the world in my oppinion

You should go there for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival & Parade

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Wrigley Feilds friendly confines are the best ever.

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.

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 2):
Southside Chicago is a DUMP (Where MDW is)... TERRIBLE.

I'd rather be om the south side of Chicago than in Kenosha.
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Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:51 pm

Chicago's skyscrapers are nice to look at - that is the reason I like Chicago very much.


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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:05 pm

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...
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:15 pm

I just wanna visit O'Hare for some spotting.

I watched a program on it once on Discovery Channel.

Just amazing. The shear size and traffic numbers!

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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:17 pm

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.
 
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:19 am

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!


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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:08 am

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. "

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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:25 am

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 2):
Southside Chicago is a DUMP (Where MDW is)... TERRIBLE. I will never go there again. EVER!!!

MDW is nowhere near the southside.

Quoting NUair (Reply 4):
FIBs??

Where are you from? What does the B stand for?

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.  Silly
 
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why

Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:53 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 23):
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.  duck 
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.
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:37 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 23):
your cops suck my polish ass and give speeding tickets like they were candy bars and they pray on Illinois drivers.

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, doncha know.  Smile
 
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:54 am

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 it was cloudy, and the top of the Standard Oil building was covered in clouds.

Also, some great movies were filmed there, including the Blues Brothers and my sister's favorite movie of all time, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. (The latter has a good scene of the downtown area buildings shot from helecopters.)
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:59 am

Quoting Slider (Reply 25):
Gotta keep that revenue flowing, doncha know.

Except for the fact that they screw us Wisconsin drivers and our free highways over with these...



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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:17 am

Quoting NUair (Reply 27):

Except for the fact that they screw us Wisconsin drivers and our free highways over with these...

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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:39 am

Yup, the Chi definitely ranks up there with the top cities in the US. I love it and can't see myself living somewhere else (altough I could do without the long, harsh winter).

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
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.

Yeah the crazy people who ride the L are great too!  rotfl 

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Go Cubs! All Chicago sports venues are amazing. Wrigley Feilds friendly confines are the best ever.

Damn straight. Wrigley is awesome!

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 2):
Southside Chicago is a DUMP (Where MDW is)... TERRIBLE. I will never go there again. EVER!!!

Actually MDW is on the SOUTHWEST side of town and it's far from a dump. I lived about a mile east of the airport for a couple years and it was one of the best neighborhoods I've ever lived in. But yeah, go ahead and stay in Kenosha.

Quoting PITA333 (Thread starter):
Cab drivers always seem to know the city as well.

Yeah too bad they can't drive worth a damn.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 23):
Sorry, but Wisconsin people are the WORST drivers in the Union.

Actually they have nothing on South Florida drivers. At least they use turn signals in Wisconsin.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 23):
your cops suck my polish ass and give speeding tickets like they were candy bars and they pray on Illinois drivers.

Of course they do. What else is there for a cop to do in Wisconsin? Hunt for cow tippers?
 
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why

Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:00 am

Quoting CactusA319 (Reply 29):
Actually MDW is on the SOUTHWEST side of town and it's far from a dump. I lived about a mile east of the airport for a couple years and it was one of the best neighborhoods I've ever lived in. But yeah, go ahead and stay in Kenosha

But getting to MDW by driving down Cicero is far from a scenic drive.
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Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:06 am

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 30):
But getting to MDW by driving down Cicero is far from a scenic drive.

I'll give you that one. Try driving from the Northside to MDW on Cicero, it's extremely ghetto. However once you get past 47th St. the scenery improves quite a bit. Get off Cicero and go into the neighborhoods and you realize the area surrounding MDW isn't the dump most out-of-towners make it out to be.
 
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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:49 am

well...I agree with you. I went to Chicago last month and stayed with suburbs where local americans live. You should see them and how they live. When I was in the subway/metro, I found that the most stations have very very bad smell and arent clean. City is clean whereas the suburbs arent clean. In addition, there're lots of spanish/americans/latinos living in the inner suburb (it is where they live in the townhouses).

So far, downtown/loop is fantastic and beautiful. I enjoyed looking at the Chicago parks, architectures and sculptures and statues. Oh man! It is the most beautiful architecture in the world. Lots of chicagoicans (they're cute and beautiful) are friendly and nice but I still have some american friends in Sydney. Oh wait...I love Oprah! damn I couldnt find her somewhere in Chicago. Hehehe.
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Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:12 pm

"Chicago Chicago that toddlin' town, Chicago Chicago, I will show you around. I love it, bet your bottom dollar you'll lose the blues in Chicago, Chicago The town that Billy Sunday couldn't shut down. On State Street, that great street, I just wanna say they do things they don't do on Broadway...I saw a man and he danced with his wife in Chicago Chicago my hometown" - Frank Sinatra

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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:24 pm

I was there in June for a long weekend, and had incredible weather. Saw Michigan City, Indiana and Gary from the top of the Hancock Bldg.

Hancock is better than the Sears tower, BTW...better view, right on the lake.

PIZZERIA DUE...on the Mag. Mile (or a block off, I think) has the THE best pizza EVER.

ORD...HQ of United Airlines...Terminal 1 and 2...

Northwestern University and Univ. of Chicago...N'Western is the best MBA program in the country (my dream school) and Univ. of Chicago is #2.

Chicago ROCKS...I love it there, but it's just too damn hot in the summer and too damn cold in the winter.

I'll be there in a month...can't wait...I'm going to try to get to Gino's East this time around...

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RE: Chicago Is The Best City Ever, And This Is Why....

Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:52 am

Chicago is one of my favourite US cities. It is so much more chilled and less hectic than NYC and yet has loads of great things to do. Always enjoy dropping in for a day or 2.
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