I want to visit Chicago in the summer and was wondering is the downtown area similar to NYC?

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    I have heard people refer to Chicago as the NYC of the midwest. I know Chicago is a lot bigger than Philly but thought it maybe the downtown area is like Manhattan
     
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    No and I grew up in Joliet thirty miles south of Chi-town and Chicago is nice but nothing like New York.

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    So downtown chicago is not as big as Manhattan?
     
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    Can't see the sky if you're walking downtown Chicago. Just buildings.
     
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    Answering your first question in your title and as for it size compare to Manhattan, I really would not know unless I look at both sizes.

    When I was in New York back in the 1990's it was a lot better than Chi-town.
     
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    I heard it's a beach downtown
     
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    I live in New York and have been to Chicago. Chicago is 1000x cleaner. But nothing compares to Manhattan in terms architecture and liveliness.
     
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    Kevlar.

    Don't go to Chicago without it.
     
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    I hear the natives in Africa are a lot nicer then the natives of Chicago. I would go to Africa first.



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    I never had or saw any of that when I was there.
     

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