New York Post declares Chicago is the city to visit right now
Passengers take in the sights as they head east down the Chicago River during an architectural boat tour of Chicago Saturday, May 3, 2008. From soaring skyscrapers to basic bungalows, the city's varied architecture has earned the city a reputation that attracts visitors to the city seeking examples of what famous designer Daniel Burnham called his "Paris on the prairie." In the center background is the nearly-completed Trump International Hotel & Tower. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Every once in awhile, New Yorkers remember that another planet exists west of the Hudson River.

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This summer, the New York Times posted about a few blocks of restaurants and bars on Armitage in Logan Square. Now the New York Post is gushing over our town and as always, it’s hard to disagree.

The article says Chicago should be “high on your to-visit list for a weekend trip,” although anyone, local or traveler, will tell you that’s never enough time.

Of course, half the fun is to knit-pick these types of articles, like perpetuating “Second City to none” type of comments or as defining Chicago neighborhoods in reference to compatible NYC ones.

The article mostly focuses on the new and trendy and keeping West of the River: Ace Hotel in the West Loop, restaurants City Mouse and Proxi, Pilsen boutique the Shudio, and cocktails and skyline views at the Robey in Wicker Park.

But kudos for staying away from downtown, getting out of the beaten-tourist path a bit and heading to Oak Park to tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio and home.

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While most travel pieces like this from New Yorkers always feel a bit patronizing, it’s definitely much better than the “Leaving Chicago” pieces that, honestly, we give way too much attention to.

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