5 Reasons Chicago Is Better Than New York City

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Oct 9, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp (10) takes a shot against the St. Louis Blues during the first period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

With the Chicago Bears playing the New York Giants on Thursday night. And the Chicago Blackhawks playing the New York Islanders on Friday, we thought we would list off five reasons why Chicago is better than New York City.

1. The Skyline: New York City is known for the Flat iron building, Empire State Building, and soon to be built Freedom tower. New York has an iconic skyline, but their “city” is so spread out. Unless you have a helicopter it’s not very easy to see. You have to ride a ferry-boat to get to the Statue of Liberty because it is on an island. The Chicago Skyline sits on Lake Michigan and can easily fit into many iconic photos. The best photos in Chicago are from the Shed Aquarium looking back at the city.

2. The Pizza: The New York Style of pizza is so flimsy and thin that it takes you several pieces to get full. Chicago is famous for its deep dish pizza. Deep Dish Pizza is more satisfying than flimsy foldable pizza. There was rumor several years ago that Martin Brodeur and other goalies ventured to Chicago and piged out on Deep Dish Pizza. Everyone comes to Chicago for the Pizza.

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  • Gary Harding

    With all do respect – as far as coaches are conerned, you forgot to mention Al Arbour. Not only did he win 4 straight championships, but he won 19 consecutive playoff series. No coach will EVER get close to that, or ever BEAT that record.
    Messier was an Edmonton Oiler. Not Montreal.

    As far as the Islanders, Trottier, and Bossy were home grown. If it had not been for a back injury, Bossy would have been on line with Lemieux and Gretzky. No one “AVERAGED” a 50 goal season for their career, execpt Bossy.
    Oh – and by the way – Long Island is NOT New York City. We are not counted as NYC residents. We are like your suburbs. We are your version of Oak Park and Downers Grove. We are small towns and hamlets that city folk come back home to after a day of work. Kind of like yourself.
    Don’t get me wrong, I love the ‘Second City’! It is a great place to be. No disrespect at all – but just trying to relate the facts correctly. The Skyline is nice, but sorry, NOTHING will compare to Manhattan; especially when the Freedom Tower is fully operational next year.

    See if the Eyes On Isles guys would be in agreement with me….
    Good luck tonight.

    Gary Harding
    Founder Eyes On Isles
    Current Owner and Lead Writer – http://www.islestalk.com