I have been asked to explain the differences between Chicago and New York, having lived in both for a number of years. I am asked this more frequently by people from Chicago. I have struggled to quickly and accurately illustrate the fundamental difference in a way that will be meaningful for Chicagoans, and finally, Google Maps “traffic” function has provided the answer.
Here, then, is the essential difference between the two cities. (Similar elevation.)
I tried that “make a random album cover” meme from Best Week Ever (where you use random quotes, Wikipedia articles, and Flickr to create an album cover for a fake band) and I got this. My band seems like a sad solo artist. Cheer up, dude.
Update: I tried again and got a happier guy.
Ok, last one, I swear to god.