New York is okay, but it’s just lacking something in comparison. Chicago is taller, deeper, more nuanced, full of more flavor. It’s a city with an old soul and more impressively massive architecture. I think there’s a good chance that Chicago is where I will ultimately end up living, but of course at this point that’s all just talk. But I do somehow today miss the “downtown” of Chicago, which was (thanks to its amazing vertical scale) somehow more edifying than New York which isn’t (after all) nearly as full of skyscrapers and impressive avenues.