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Old 05-15-2015, 12:25 AM
 
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New York is a livable place -- who knew? - LA Times

Interesting to see this from the other side. The New York Times published an article about New Yorkers moving to Los Angeles.
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:11 AM
 
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Interesting!
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:19 AM
 
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Angelenos have a strange definition of what constitutes a "food desert". We have cuisine from almost every part of the world but weren't regarded by the west coast until we got juice bars.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:31 AM
 
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Angelenos have a strange definition of what constitutes a "food desert". We have cuisine from almost every part of the world but weren't regarded by the west coast until we got juice bars.
And Mexican restaurants. And stores like Trader Joes and Whole Foods.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:34 AM
 
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And Mexican restaurants. And stores like Trader Joes and Whole Foods.
Whole foods did not start out in the West coast and started out in Texas.
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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i'm sure there's a lot more food related items that are harder to get in L.A versus NYC.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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Whole foods did not start out in the West coast and started out in Texas.
I know but as it became a big competitor of Trader Joes it is there now. The trend though of luxury grocery stores and organic food overall started out in California.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:53 AM
 
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New York And Jerseys extensive public transportation system is a big plus. LA metro area is very sprawled out and not condensed like here in the city. Your quality of life improves by short commutes and walking.
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Old 05-16-2015, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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People go where the money is. I wouldn't want to be broke in NYC or LA. If opportunity exists, you'll go where you need to go and brave whatever you need to brave to make it. If you can't make it in your hometown, you move somewhere else.

There may be those few Angelinos that honestly want to see what the fuss about NYC is but they're probably the exception, and not the norm. The article doesn't do enough to lay out a convincing argument, and neither did the article it references from the NYT about the reverse being true (although that article was a bit longer).

I'm not in Virginia for any love of the place; there's opportunity here. The best thing for me to do is to get what I can here to put myself in a better position to move to a different state, or back to my homestate. It is what it is.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:36 AM
 
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New York is a livable place -- who knew? - LA Times

Interesting to see this from the other side. The New York Times published an article about New Yorkers moving to Los Angeles.
I thought there was another thread about the original NY Times article about NYers moving to LA but I can't find it. So I'm posting here. In that first article, there is a whole thing about how some poor 20-something is paying out the nose for a tiny studio in Greenpoint ($1850) and she moves to Echo Park in LA and has a cottage for $1250. Well... come to find out, the NY Times has corrected that statement to reflect that she shares the house and her share is $1250. That's kind of a big mistake.

New York Times Gets L.A. All Wrong, Except the Hip Part | L.A. Weekly
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