Call Chicago the Second City if you will, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his hometown has everything New York City could offer and one thing our East Coast friends can’t: “really nice people.”
The dig comes the same week New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Chicago for a conference. The two even held a press conference together Thursday.
On Friday, on the topic of why Chicago abruptly lost the G-8 Summit to Camp David, Emanuel was asked if there was something keeping Chicago from being considered a global city.
“It is the greatest city in the greatest country. It is the most American of American cities. We have everything that New York has – except for one thing we got that they don’t: really nice people,” Emanuel told reporters.
“I love New York and I love Mayor Bloomberg. He’s been great,” Emanuel said.
“But I think Chicago has something special.”