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Old 07-02-2017, 12:14 PM
 
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One person mentioned the whole state of California. You would have to compare that with New York State, not New York City to make an accurate comparison.
Or perhaps New York down through the Carolinas.
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I've still never been to LA. Somehow, out of the 10 biggest US cities, I've only visited NYC, Chicago, Houston, Philly, and San Antonio.
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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They are both so different.

There are parts of LA I love.

There are parts of LA I hate.

There are parts of NYC I love.

There are parts of NYC I hate.

Too broad a question to answer.
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Old 07-02-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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NYC, by a mile. But I am not an anti-LA person. I'd happily take a free trip to either.

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New York. NYC is not so sprawling
You have obviously never taken the train from the Bronx to the beach at Far Rockaway. 2.5 hours each way. Just a little over 2 hours to Coney if you want to slum it, though.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:09 PM
 
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You have obviously never taken the train from the Bronx to the beach at Far Rockaway. 2.5 hours each way. Just a little over 2 hours to Coney if you want to slum it, though.
Of course one can do this, but I can't imagine a tourist wanting to do so. A significant number of the major NYC attractions are in the lower two-thirds of Manhattan, though there are indeed some in Harlem and Brooklyn as well as a handful in Queens and The Bronx. Los Angeles's major attractions however are scattered all over the place from Venice/Santa Monica/Malibu to Pasadena/San Marino and everywhere in between (Hollywood, various parts of Downtown, West LA, Burbank, Mid-Wilshire, Little Tokyo, Brentwood, and more) -- and that's if you don't include Anaheim and Long Beach. Planning the logistics of a good tourist itinerary for a NYC vacation are nowhere near as daunting as doing so for LA. I know because I've done both.
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Old 07-02-2017, 06:48 PM
 
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LA - by miles. I like the people better too in LA. Friendly, non judgmental. Live and let live.

We used to go to the auctions twice a year in NYC. It was exciting. But 20 years of this, meh. Done Broadway 1000's times. In fact last time all the shows were what I saw 20 to 40 years ago.

Oh and the constant honking. In parts of LA the traffic is just as bad. NO HONKING!

I like spread out, no one living on top of each other. I love to drive.

We stayed in the Plaza once and we could see right into a doctors kitchen. He still had his scrubs on.

I have never in my life been on a subway in the US, have overseas.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:06 PM
 
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Of course one can do this, but I can't imagine a tourist wanting to do so. A significant number of the major NYC attractions are in the lower two-thirds of Manhattan, though there are indeed some in Harlem and Brooklyn as well as a handful in Queens and The Bronx. Los Angeles's major attractions however are scattered all over the place from Venice/Santa Monica/Malibu to Pasadena/San Marino and everywhere in between (Hollywood, various parts of Downtown, West LA, Burbank, Mid-Wilshire, Little Tokyo, Brentwood, and more) -- and that's if you don't include Anaheim and Long Beach. Planning the logistics of a good tourist itinerary for a NYC vacation are nowhere near as daunting as doing so for LA. I know because I've done both.
As I said, that's because you are comparing a self-contained city to a metro area. The City of Los Angeles is not so big within the city limits. If you want to add the separate cities of Burbank, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey and so forth, then to be fair, you should include all the cities of Long Island, Westchester, etc.
in your comparison.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:10 PM
 
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LA - by miles. I like the people better too in LA. Friendly, non judgmental. Live and let live.

We used to go to the auctions twice a year in NYC. It was exciting. But 20 years of this, meh. Done Broadway 1000's times. In fact last time all the shows were what I saw 20 to 40 years ago.

Oh and the constant honking. In parts of LA the traffic is just as bad. NO HONKING!

I like spread out, no one living on top of each other. I love to drive.

We stayed in the Plaza once and we could see right into a doctors kitchen. He still had his scrubs on.

I have never in my life been on a subway in the US, have overseas.
Hamilton was not around 20 years ago. Nor are the other shows eligible for best musical (not a revival) and best new play (not a revival) at the Tony awards. The Plaza hotel has been closed as a hotel for years. In much of NYC, one can get a heavy fine if you honk your horn. That part of your post is very dated information. But people still do live on top of each other and the subway is pretty ugly.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Boston
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LA - any day of the week.

Love California.

New York City is the only American city I dislike.
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:58 AM
 
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L.A provide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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