Originally Posted by theoneandonlyLA
The flavor of LA is much more cosmo and international than NYC. Many areas of LA look like NYC - the reverse simply cannot be said.
LA comes first in this arena, hands down.
Credit: Californio Sur
1. Los Angeles is one of the world’s megacities (10 million or more population)
2. Los Angeles is the world’s most ethnically diversified city.
Studies have shown that there isn’t a segment of the world’s ethnic or religious not represented somewhere in Los Angeles
It is the second largest English-speaking city in the world
It is the world’s second largest Spanish speaking city
It has the largest population of Iranians outside of Iran
It has the largest population of Thais outside of Thailand
It has the largest Armenian population outside of Armenia
It has the largest Filipino population outside of the Philippines
It has the largest Korean population outside of Korea
It has the largest Vietnamese population outside of Viet Nam
It has the second largest Cambodian population outside of Cambodia
It has the largest population of Persian Jews in the world
It has the largest Salvadoran population outside of El Salvador
It has the largest Guatemalan population outside of Guatemala
It has the second largest Chinese population outside of China
It has the third largest Japanese population outside of Japan
It has the largest population of Pacific Islanders
It has the nation’s largest Romanian population
It has the nation’s largest population of native-American Indians
It has the nation’s second largest population of Russians
It has the nation’s second largest population of foreign-born citizens
It is the fourth-largest African-American metropolitan area in the nation
”Little Ethiopa” is in the Fairfax section of Los Angeles. “Ethiopia is the first African country to be named as a part of a city, any city, in the U.S
3. Los Angeles has by-passed London and New York as the world’s most religiously pluralist metropolitan region.
It has the largest Buddhist temple in western hemisphere
It has the largest Roman Catholic archdiocese in the country
It has the largest Mormon Temple outside of Utah.
It has the largest concentration of Scientologists in the nation
It has the second-largest Jewish population outside of Israel
It is home to the biggest variety of Buddhists in the world
It has the third largest concentration of practicing Muslims in the nation
Mosaic Alliance Leadership Development » Blog Archive » Los Angeles, The Microcosm of the World
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Okay, all that information up there still doesn't put LA above NYC though, the reason is because every country in the world is represented in NYC, there are citizens from every country in the world that now call NYC home.
It is the only city in the world that is like that, and some people from troubled states like Palestine and Taiwan call NYC home as well.
NYC is home to the second largest Jewish population in the world, right after Israel. These are all facts, and they can be looked up.