When it comes to accolades and pop-culture cache, it's hard to beat New York. After all, what can compare with the iconic status of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, or a sea of angry cab drivers?
For some, this kind of brand recognition puts New York squarely at the top of big American cities, on a par with L.A., or London.
But as we all know, "famous" doesn't mean better, or even good.
If you live in Chicago, you already know. But if you don't know, it's time to learn why America's Second City is actually the best - or at least better than New York.
1. That Holiday Feeling
New York is the city that never sleeps...which sounds awful, not to mention bad for your health.
Chicago, on the other hand, is a giant…