Nowadays, Milwaukee is home to beautiful architecture, revitalized neighborhoods (such as Bronzeville/MLK Drive, Riverwest, Bay View (aka Gay View), Third Ward and Walker's Point), GOOD hip hop music (Black Elephant, Taste Emcees, Growing Nation, etc.), progressive politics, diverse ethnic restaurants, a great park system, and more theaters per capita than any other city in the U.S.
Unfortunatley, Milwaukee still struggles with a notoriously racist and trigger-happy police force, corrupt politicians, and an underfunded public school system. There's also not many higher education opportunities for people of color. That's because Milwaukee's two biggest universities (UWM and Marquette) are lily-white and recruit students who come from Northern Wisconsin or the Chicago suburbs rather than the city.
If you come to Milwaukee, DON'T listen to the brochures. Water Street and Summerfest are lame, touristy and shells of their former selves. Instead, visit the Milwaukee Art Museum (even if you don't like art, it's THAT cool of a building), the Riverwalk, the Allen-Bradley Clock (which is bigger than Big Ben), Miller Park, Brady Street and Bronzeville aka MLK Drive.
Sadly, there's not a lot to do in Milwaukee in winter. But in summer, it's awesome. I said so in the first paragraph above. Plus, there are some hot, nearly topless chicks everywhere.
Chicagoan 1: I'm bored. Let's go get drunk and have the time of our lives!
Chicagoan 2: Narly!
Often clarified by educational info—Menomonee Falls High School is self-evidently not in Milwaukee,
Actually: Whitefish Bay, WI
Person from Michigan: Are you actually from Milwaukee?
Person from Wisconsin: Well, kind of, actually I'm from Racine.
Person from Michigan: Oh.
hoods on north side and south side
beer and brats
getting better everyday
most segregated in u.s... that sucks we need it to be more diverse (blacks on north side, hispanics on south, whites on east. most diverse on west side)
high murder rate
cold as hell
slang = mil-town, brew city, the durty mill, MKE, killwaukee
lots of fun in summer. Crusin and ghost ridin
i love milwaukee