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View Poll Results: Do they have a lot in common?
Yes 4 6.78%
A little bit 19 32.20%
No 36 61.02%
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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No I think that ORANGE COUNTY has a lot in common with LONG ISLAND!
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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What I wonder is, there's a tendency for OC folks to represent as generalized Angelenos. Is there a corresponding tendency for LI to represent for NYC?
Actually most OC people will never represent LA or say that they are from LA. They try to disassociate themselves from LA as much as possible. They very much do not want to be considered "Angelenos".
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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LI is quite possibly the most race-obsessed developed area of the country. Both Nassau and Suffolk Counties are majority white (Nassau at 65% and Suffolk at nearly 80%), and most of the towns are overwhelmingly white with probably 80% or higher white population. Yet go over to their board and every other thread is about how "the others" are taking over and how neighborhoods are turning "bad" (see...darker). If a neighborhood isn't 95% white anymore, it's considered too far-gone. The idea of living amongst other races is just about the worst thing most LIers seem to be able to think of (ironic since neighboring Queens is the single most racially diverse urban area on the planet).

A person in LA couldn't really have that race-obsessed mentality.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:09 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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LI is quite possibly the most race-obsessed developed area of the country. Both Nassau and Suffolk Counties are majority white (Nassau at 65% and Suffolk at nearly 80%), and most of the towns are overwhelmingly white with probably 80% or higher white population. Yet go over to their board and every other thread is about how "the others" are taking over and how neighborhoods are turning "bad" (see...darker). If a neighborhood isn't 95% white anymore, it's considered too far-gone. The idea of living amongst other races is just about the worst thing most LIers seem to be able to think of (ironic since neighboring Queens is the single most racially diverse urban area on the planet).

A person in LA couldn't really have that race-obsessed mentality.
Probably because any LA resident that did have that mentality left. And any white Queens resident who did also left, possibly to Long Island. I'm not sure if the board is a fair sample of the island, I hope not.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:45 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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About the only thing they have in common is they both begin with the letter "L".
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:20 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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The also had large defense industries.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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No, not at all.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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good point, but i think the urban/suburban sprawl starts around nassau co...

that's all of LA


Forget Los Angeles, Nassau and Suffolk County are lower in density than Orange County. Noticeably lower.

There's no resemblance to L.A. at all.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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No. L.A. is alot different. Sure there are similarities but overall very different.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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I don't think LA and Long Island have much in common at all, just by the fact that one is the second largest city in the U.S. and the other is a suburb of NYC. Long Island vs. OC is a better comparison.

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