It's dirty and there is trash everywhere. I'm not the only one who thinks this:<quoted text>
The only "filthy" place in NYC is a bit of the Bronx! I mean sometimes trash can collect on the streets, but street sweepers clean it up eventually. Living in a city with 8 million other people can make it filthy, but it is always cleaned up. But I don't know exactly what you mean by filthy, so why don't you tell me!
Chicago is built on the grid system ... There are alleyways for folks to put trash cans. You don't see it piled up everywhere. New York wasn't planned like Chicago.
I like a big city and the hustle/bustle but I don't need 9 million people to have that experience. NewYork really doesn't have anything that Chicago doesn't and I'm familiar with it having grown up in the area and lived in the city for a few years and worked/gone to school downtown. I just like it better.
My wife grew up by me and has spent a fair amount of time in Chicago (we lived in the city when we first married)... she went to NYC a few years ago and commented how dirty and filthy it was. She has no desire to ever go back. We joke about going to vacation there.
Don't take it personally ... Different strokes and all that.