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View Poll Results: Which city is a rat race?
Seattle 0 0%
Los Angeles 3 4.84%
San Francisco 3 4.84%
Las Vegas 2 3.23%
Denver 1 1.61%
Phoenix 0 0%
Houston 2 3.23%
Dallas 3 4.84%
Atlanta 2 3.23%
Chicago 5 8.06%
New York 31 50.00%
Philadelphia 1 1.61%
Boston 0 0%
Washington DC 9 14.52%
Miami 0 0%
Other/Suburban 0 0%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-13-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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It's common knowledge that NYC is widely known for its fast pace. This is known worldwide, and shouldn't come as news to you folks out in LA.

That being said, I fail to see how explaining NYC's quickness is a "little lame love fest." That can be a positive thing for many, and a negative. For myself, it's a negative - the faster you go, the quicker life goes by.

Because a city has a long average commute doesn't mean it is a "rat race." It can be due to a number of factors - halted traffic (non fast pace), living in the exurbs or rural areas to escape high cost of living (non fast pace), etc. I really don't see how defining the pace of a city has anything to do with commute times. That's completely irrelevant.

Inferiority complex, much?
Ain't nuttin like it. Ain't nuttin like those New York haters. Let em dream. Stick em on the floor of the stock exchange and they'll come to reality that if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. NYC... the greenest city... as in money money money. I want the money.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:09 PM
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Hard to generalize

If one enjoys one's work, hours at office aren't onerous

Lived and worked in Manhattan early in career....<10 min drive to office....arrived office <6AM, left >7PM

In SF, have <10min drive to office...arrive <4AM; leave >6PM

Difference is that, in SF or LA, one has near-perfect weather and many nearby mtns for a quick, enjoyable, relaxing drive on wkend AMs (esp in an interesting performance car)

Weather and topography of NYC region sucks...not much else to do in off-hours but drink into the night and wake up late on wkends

Always amused by how much many guys in NYC exaggerate their pace/hard work....one's pay and net worth reflect one's pace more than any claims of hours worked or commuted or miles flown
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:11 PM
 
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Other than nice weather and natural scenery, LA has nothing on NYC. LA is small time compared to NYC. But nice weather and natural scenery carries a heavy weight to a lot of people.

With that said and considering my current situation, I'd probably pick an LA suburb like Laguna Beach or Laguna Niguel. But I'd have to get my big city fix by making a trip to NYC pretty often.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Texas
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New York. New Yorkers even say that the reason they're so rude is b/c they don't have time to be nice.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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NYC by a long shot.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Denver
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" Excuse me sir, could you tell me how to get to Times Square.
or shall I just go **** myself ? "
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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" Excuse me sir, could you tell me how to get to Times Square.
or shall I just go **** myself ? "
Actually NYers love helping out of towners. You'd be surprised how excited some are to provide a newcomer with directions or things to do. NYC is very friendly in that regard. Visit sometime, you'll see.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Royal Palm Beach, FL.
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NYC. Fits the definition of ''rat race'' perfectly!!
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