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Old 05-19-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Maryland, The Original Catholic colony.
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NYC and LA, both are megacities.
Despite all their differences they are most alike.

DC = San Francisco

Boston = Seattle

Philadelphia = San Jose

Baltimore = Oakland
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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Philly = San Francisco

Boston = Seattle

Baltimore = Oakland

New York= LA

Pittsburgh = Portland

Tampa = San Diego

Atlanta = Phoenix

Miami = Vegas

Charlotte = Denver
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Atlantic City=Las Vegas
Richmond = San Diego
Richmond, Ca = Camden, NJ
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Jacksonville-sacramento
Miami-la
Tampa-sd
Manhattan-sf
Brooklyn-oakland
San jose - atlanta
Seattle- boston
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:33 PM
 
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Jacksonville-sacramento
Miami-la
Tampa-sd
Manhattan-sf
Brooklyn-oakland
San jose - atlanta
Seattle- boston
Why Miami-LA and Tampa-SD? Why not NYC-LA, Norfolk-San Diego, SF-Washington and San Jose-Baltimore? California is more similar to Northeast Coast than California is to Southeast Coast.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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I would argue SF is more like NY than LA is ... and Philadelphia is nothing like Bakersfield.
Superficially maybe: both NYC and SF have tall buildings, are surrounded by water, have iconic bridges, etc. But in terms of the actual culture of the cities, NY and LA seem far more closely related to me:

- Both cities have large jewish populations and engrained jewish culture
- Both are fashion cities
- Both are world capitals of media and entertainment
- Both cities have larger % of workforce in creative industries than other cities

I meet a lot of people in LA that are bicoastal and travel back and forth to NY for their jobs - mostly media, entertainment, and fashion.

EDIT: I'm with you on the Philly Bakersfield thing. I just don't see the similarities. Like, none at all.

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Old 05-19-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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I don't think so either. And the San Francisco/ DC thing is just crazy.
I always think about the similarities between the two cities:

- Both SF and DC are the little siblings of big cities on their coast - LA and NY, respectively
- Both cities have amazing rowhomes- the best on their respective coasts, in my opinion
- Both cities have an engrained culture of progressive urban planning (generous public spaces, seperated bike lanes, etc.)
- Both cities have very high (for the US) transit mode share
- Both cities are ragingly liberal
- Both SF and DC proper are dense, small, and have similar (small-ish) population sizes but are surrounded by sprawling suburbs with much larger populations
- BART and WMATA (along with MARTA) are sister transit systems built at the same time and are similar in function and appearance
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:48 PM
 
Location: New York, N.Y.
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LA and NYC are nothing alike, as much as Angelinos wished that were true. SF is closer, but not comparable to the city as a whole. Maybe Hudson county since it is more similar in terms of population and demographics. Ergo there is no west coast equivalent of New York City.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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LA and NYC are nothing alike, as much as Angelinos wished that were true. SF is closer, but not comparable to the city as a whole. Maybe Hudson county since it is more similar in terms of population and demographics. Ergo there is no west coast equivalent of New York City.
And New Yorkers still can't work out how to spell Angelenos.

Seriously though, which part of the similarities I noted do you dispute? Or are you just stuck on the superficial (NY is vertical, LA is horizontal, etc.)
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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And New Yorkers still can't work out how to spell Angelenos.

Seriously though, which part of the similarities I noted do you dispute? Or are you just stuck on the superficial (NY is vertical, LA is horizontal, etc.)
Right?

I don't know any Angelenos who wish LA was like NYC.
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