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Old 08-27-2007, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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San Francisco has terrible weather compared to LA. SF is cold almost the entire year.

Also it is difficult to get by without a car in SF. There is no subway and the bus system is good not great. You really need a car in SF if you like to weekend road trip to Tahoe, Monterey or Wine Country.

Also 90% of LA is flatter than Manhattan. If you want hills in the city try SF or San Diego.
SF isn't cold most of the year, it's chilly. Personally, I'll take NYC's hot Summer's and chilly Winter's over SF's continous damp, misty, chilling air.

 
Old 08-27-2007, 06:33 AM
 
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maybe you should get a second opinion because there is a far bigger transient population in LA than New York I also see nyc trying to build stucco houses and villa style houses similar to the designs in California and Florida.LA just as much grit as it has glamour,it has a vast urban sprawl ask anybody whos seen it from downtown LA,to the rough neighborhoods of East LA,business districts,malls,entertainment centers,New York just doesn't have that.Besides they have one of the worst roads I've driven on.
NYC is not building stucco homes. In the suburbs, maybe. But not in the city.

Suburban sprawl? Why would you brag about that?

NYC doesn't have business districts? NYC doesn't have malls? NYC doesn't have entertainment centers? First of all, NYC has the largest business district in the world. Secondly, NYC has plenty of entertainment centers, if you mean live entertainment, then NYC has more.

NYC has grit and glamour, also. Harlem, South Bronx, Bed-Stuy, Jamaica, Far Rockaway, Brownsville, Flatbush, then we have the penthouses over-looking the sparkling lights of NYC.

Please don't rip on NYC with false facts. I don't care if you state facts, but wow, that was just pathetic.
 
Old 08-27-2007, 05:08 PM
 
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Have you ever been anywhere between Playa del Rey and Long Beach. Playa del Rey is extremely hilly, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes. Then there are the Santa Monica Mountains, Hacienda Heights, the cliffs in Santa Monica looking over PCH, the mountainous waterfront mountains of Malibu, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, San Gabriel Mountains, San Bernardino Mountains, Laguna Hills, and many others. Is that enough for you? Trust me, NYC is MUCH flatter than LA.
The enormous, flat LA basin from the Santa Monica mountains to the Saddleback mountains is as flat as a pancake with the exception of Palos Verdes. That area represents 90% of LA.
 
Old 08-27-2007, 06:08 PM
 
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The enormous, flat LA basin from the Santa Monica mountains to the Saddleback mountains is as flat as a pancake with the exception of Palos Verdes. That area represents 90% of LA.
Did you not just understand what i said. Playa del Rey through PV is very hilly and its part of the LA basin
 
Old 08-28-2007, 06:09 AM
 
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Default Why LA?

Why are people always comparing NY to LA? They're not very comparable so trying to compare them doesn't lead anywhere. Is is just that LA is the next biggest city/metro area after New York and threatening NY's preeminence? NY is so much more comparable to the other east coast cities, mainly Boston and Philadelphia. All share the big downtown with lots of suburbs thing, public transportation, walking scale, passion for sports and local politics, old buildings, potholed streets, European ethnic groups, inner-city ghettos, gentrifying city neighborhoods, high prices (Boston, anyway) and on and on. NY is just a bigger version.
 
Old 08-28-2007, 07:58 AM
 
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^^^ as I stated before, you can't compare the two cities. To me it seems that people from LA are hellbent on comparing their city to New York. It is very difficult, impossible if that. I wouldn't say LA is "threatening" NYC's preeminence. NYC is still America's premiere city and financial nerve center of the World. The only cities NYC have to worry about is London or Tokyo taking over that spot.
 
Old 08-28-2007, 08:44 AM
 
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^^^ as I stated before, you can't compare the two cities. To me it seems that people from LA are hellbent on comparing their city to New York. It is very difficult, impossible if that. I wouldn't say LA is "threatening" NYC's preeminence. NYC is still America's premiere city and financial nerve center of the World. The only cities NYC have to worry about is London or Tokyo taking over that spot.



London said too late playa. Everywhere u look its LA vs NY or LA vs __. NY does see LA as a challege and thats why the NY times is always dissing LA or taking jabs at it. New Yorkers think they are over every other city but the people in LA is in there own world and dont even care about the other cities other than who is the best city in Cali. LA is by farrrrrrrrrr the most hated state but for some reason its the most visted city in the USA


America's 30 Most Visited Cities

1. Las Vegas, Nev.
38.9 million visitors; 40 million rooms sold. Total weighted score: 4.48
2. Los Angeles, Calif.
58.6 million (25.4 million overnight + 33.2 estimated day visitors); 25.5 million rooms sold; score: 4.22
3. Orlando, Fla.
47.8 million visitors; 27.2 million rooms sold; score: 3.90
4. New York City, N.Y.
44 million visitors; 23.9 million rooms sold; score: 3.52
5. Chicago, Ill.
41.3 million (2005); 24.8 million rooms sold; score 3.47
6. Washington, D.C. metro area
36.9 million; 22.8 million rooms; score: 3.15
7. Atlanta, Ga.
37 million visitors; 21.5 million rooms sold; score: 3.05
8. San Diego, Calif.
32.2 million visitors (2005); 14.2 million rooms sold; score: 2.33
9. Houston, TX
31 million; 14.5 million rooms sold; score: 2.31
10. Dallas, TX
22.3 million visitors (2005); 15.9 million rooms sold; score: 2.05
11. Philadelphia, Pa.
27.7 million (2005); 10.2 million rooms sold; score: 1.86
12. Phoenix, Ariz.
21.7 million (12 million overnight plus 9.7 estimated day visitors); 13.1 million rooms sold; score: 1.75
13. Anaheim, Calif.
18.4 million visitors; 13.9 million rooms sold; score 1.61 (tie)
13. San Francisco, Calif.
15.8 million visitors; 13.4 million rooms sold; score: 1.61 (tie)
13. Miami, Fla.
19.7 million (11.6 million overnight + 8.1 estimated day visitors): 11.2 million rooms sold; score: 1.61 (tie)
16. Boston, Mass.
17.6 million (2005); 11.7 million rooms sold; score 1.56
17. San Antonio, TX
20 million; 8.3 million rooms sold; score: 1.41
18. St. Louis, Mo.
20.3 million visitors; 7.9 million rooms sold; score: 1.39
19. Tampa Bay, Fla.
16.9 million visitors; 9.6 million rooms sold; score: 1.38
20. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
18.3 million visitors; 8.3 million rooms sold; score: 1.34
21. Seattle, Wash.
15.7 million (9.4 million overnight visitors + 6.3 estimated day visitors); 9.4 million rooms sold; score: 1.32
22. Indianapolis, Ind.
21.7 million visitors (2005); 6 million rooms sold; score: 1.31
23. Detroit, Mich.
15.9 million visitors; 8.3 million rooms sold; score: 1.24
24. Austin, TX
19 million visitors; 6.4 million rooms sold; score: 1.23
25. Denver, Colo.
14.5 million (11.7 million overnight visitors + 2.8 estimated day visitors); 8.7 million rooms sold; score: 1.22
26. Charlotte, N.C.
16.6 million visitors (2005); 6.9 million rooms sold; score: 1.17
27. Nashville, Tenn.
13.5 million (10.5 million overnight visitors + 3 million estimated day visitors); 8 million rooms sold; score: 1.12 (tie)
27. Kansas City, Mo.-Kan.
16.5 million visitors; 6.3 million rooms sold; score: 1.12 (tie)
29. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
12.3 million (10.4 million overnight visitors + 1.9 estimated day visitors); 7 million rooms sold; score: 1.00
30. Baltimore, Md.
12 million visitors; 6.6 million rooms sold; score: 0.99

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Old 08-28-2007, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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^^ I Highly doubt the average NYer sees LA as a threat to it's international status as the financial capitol of the world (Most Wall St. Tycoons, see London taking over that spot in about 10 years). NYers don't even care about who is the most visited city in America. NYers for the most part HATE tourist. The least amount of tourist clogging the streets, looking at the buildings, and flooding areas like Times SQ, the better.

New York Times takes jabs at every major paper. Mostly, the Washington Post. Just a typical East Coast rivalry. NYT Taking shots at LAT is just East Coast-West Coast thing.
 
Old 08-28-2007, 09:24 AM
 
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^^ I Highly doubt the average NYer sees LA as a threat to it's international status as the financial capitol of the world (Most Wall St. Tycoons, see London taking over that spot in about 10 years). NYers don't even care about who is the most visited city in America. NYers for the most part HATE tourist. The least amount of tourist clogging the streets, looking at the buildings, and flooding areas like Times SQ, the better.

New York Times takes jabs at every major paper. Mostly, the Washington Post. Just a typical East Coast rivalry. NYT Taking shots at LAT is just East Coast-West Coast thing.

london has already taken the financial capital of the world from new york. look everywhere u see its LA vs NY. even look at this thread. all these boards have LA vs NY. NY does see LA as a threat and i think thats bcuz of hollywood and all its media coverage and award shows. even the NY based shows like mtv. all MTV shows is LA. The Hills, Newport harbor,Laguna beach, pimp my ride, wildin out and etc. MTV should be showing more about NY. Its like all the reality shows are shot in LA and all the music videos. All the famous people from the east coast come to live in LA. Its all facts. LA building wise aint nowhere close to NY's or even chicago.
 
Old 08-28-2007, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Okay:

1) NYC is STILL the financial capitol of the world. It's a fact.

2) NYers don't care about Hollywood. The only reason why famous people live out there is because...... Hollywood!

3) Nyers never compare their city to LA. Even the person who started this thread wasn't from NY. It was a tourist who came to the city some time ago, and said they liked NYC better than LA. Then all of a sudden, these LA people come to this thread to compare LA to NYC. This thread would of been over with by now if it wasn't for people from out of town bringing up this issue.
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