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Old 07-04-2017, 06:59 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Even if someone doesn't care to visit "America," they should still see New York City because it is the world's city.

The pinnacle of urban and cultural experience in America.
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:18 AM
 
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Visited Manhattan 30 years ago . The show on Broadway was "Cats"; I've learn that today that show is still going on. I don't see much new and much creativity here.
Cats has not been open that entire 30 years. It's called a revival, and this particular one has only been open for about a year. Sure, there are revivals (revivals often profitable because casual theater goers frequently go with what they are familiar with), but there are also plenty of new shows. Was "Hamilton" or "Dear Evan Hanson" showing 30 years ago? How about "Come From Away"?" Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"? "Waitress"?
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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New York is pretty much the world capital.

But some people may root for the underdog.
How would someone be rooting for the underdog if they 'prefer' LA? The 2 cities are completely different. LA has warmer weather, more beaches, more spread out, less hardcore urban, etc. If a person prefers warmer weather and more outdoors/beach lifestyle, then prefering LA would make sense and would have nothing to do with "[rooting] for the underdog."
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: NY/LA
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As Alpha+ world cities go, I've only been to NYC, L.A., and Mexico City. I actually like L.A. the best, followed by Mexico City (its barrios are true hellholes, but its middle-class and upper middle-class areas are beautiful) and NYC.
I'm not sure if you're talking about the GWaC rankings, but in the latest rankings, LA and Mexico City are only Alpha cities. New York is still Alpha++. I'm not sure if LA was ever an Alpha+ city, but I could be mistaken.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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It depends.

For culture - dining, arts, history - New York.

For the outdoors - Los Angeles.

Overall? Hard to say. The dining/arts/history of Los Angeles is better than the outdoors of New York and so it gets the edge. But if I had two free trips, it would probably be one to each destination, not both to one or the other. Vive la difference!

That's just my subjective preference. Others will differ. Only the fool thinks their tastes in this regard should be the same for everyone.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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How would someone be rooting for the underdog if they 'prefer' LA? The 2 cities are completely different. LA has warmer weather, more beaches, more spread out, less hardcore urban, etc. If a person prefers warmer weather and more outdoors/beach lifestyle, then prefering LA would make sense and would have nothing to do with "[rooting] for the underdog."
NYC is the largest, the most urban and the most complete city in America. If anybody wants to see the best that this country has to offer, then they go to NYC. It has the highest profile in this country and globally. Simple really.

Of course, a person can personally prefer another city for various legitimate reasons. There's nothing wrong with that. But I'm simply pointing out the distinction.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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NYC is the largest, the most urban and the most complete city in America. If anybody wants to see the best that this country has to offer, then they go to NYC. It has the highest profile in this country and globally. Simple really.

Of course, a person can personally prefer another city for various legitimate reasons. There's nothing wrong with that. But I'm simply pointing out the distinction.
Who cares?

Alaska offers much more than NYC, despite of the global city hype.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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NYC is the largest, the most urban and the most complete city in America. If anybody wants to see the best that this country has to offer, then they go to NYC. It has the highest profile in this country and globally. Simple really.

Of course, a person can personally prefer another city for various legitimate reasons. There's nothing wrong with that. But I'm simply pointing out the distinction.
Best by who's definition? It's not simple really. You're basing everything based on traditional urban metrics. Does NYC have better beaches than LA?

In fact, as other posters have mentioned, LA would offer a more unique experience, especially for travelers coming from Europe or big cities in Asia.

And the original question, was which city do people "prefer," so there is no clear winner or underdog, which is why pointing out the urban metrics of NYC is pointless.
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:27 AM
 
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Who cares?

Alaska offers much more than NYC, despite of the global city hype.
Much more of what? Not everyone is into communing with nature.
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Old 07-04-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Who cares?

Alaska offers much more than NYC, despite of the global city hype.
LOL, just no...

And as for the topic, I've never actually even been to California, but I've always had an obsession with it. As much as I love NYC, I think the weather in Cali would win me over.
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