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View Poll Results: Do you prefer New York City or the Los Angeles area?
New York City 129 70.49%
Los Angeles 54 29.51%
Voters: 183. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-16-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Actually, I posted a thread earlier that had a link to a site that said LA is building the most green buildings. I think it was like 100 about. Houston was second. NYC was like 8th.
I thought that was currently occupied buildings...
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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There is still a ton of traffic and pollution from the cars in the traffic. Maybe not as much smog though, so I'll give you that.
Not really. Gasoline consumption is at its 1920s low, public transportation usage is hitting record numbers, and even factories are becoming more environmental friendly. 1970 is long gone, my friend.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Are those really as big as JFK, Newark, LaGuardia, and Philly Int'l?

I haven't been paying much attention to the development of the airport. I heard it on Wired New York, I believe about 3 months ago.
The only one I remember is Ontario, which gets about 10 million or so. And if you are going to include Philly Int'l, then you can include San Diego for LA.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Not really. Gasoline consumption is at its 1920s low, public transportation usage is hitting record numbers, and even factories are becoming more environmental friendly. 1970 is long gone, my friend.
So, you are telling me with the increase amount of automobiles in the NYC, that pollution is not high? Well, let's see:

America's Most Polluted Cities - Forbes.com

NYC right there at 9
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Not to brag, but LA has several as well. There's LAX, Santa Ana, Ontario, Burbank, Palmdale may be getting one, and Oxnard, and I think there's one in Camarillo.
There is also Van Nuys airport in the San Fernando Valley and the smaller Whiteman airport in Pacoima.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:33 PM
 
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For me it's Los Angeles, hands down. I grew up not far outside of NYC and though I had a ton of fun in the city, it lost it's appeal for me.
..I fell in love with LA when I went to visit. The weather, the mountains, the beach, I could go on and on...oh so much to enjoy... and soo much prettier. it's all there. Love it.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: UWS, Manhattan
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LA is pretty???? Ew. Actually, we used to live in Santa Monica and it was pretty nice, but I hated venturing outside of West LA (which is nice) because the rest of the town was ugly!!!!!

The nice parts of NY and LA are beautiful in their own way. New York is man-made gorgeousness and West LA is naturally nice!

LA is not bad, but New York is obviously better, more fabulous...so my vote goes for NY!!!! I miss the weather and old my friends, although
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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The only one I remember is Ontario, which gets about 10 million or so. And if you are going to include Philly Int'l, then you can include San Diego for LA.
Oh yeah. Forgot he included Philly. San Diegans use the Tijuana Airport, so that could be included, Palm Springs, and does Santa Barbara have one?
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Guerilla's right. Have you heard of Dockweiler state beach? It's part of LA city and is the only place in LA with BBQ pits on the beach.

Actually, not all areas of LA beaches are dirty. Manhattan Beach is very clean. Some parts of LA beaches are not though, just like NYC. Coney Island is gross and the water where the Hudson empties probably has anthrax/AIDS/Cancer/Hepatitis/Malararia/West Nile Virus while farther out to the east, the beaches are beautiful, and, for the most part, very clean.
Speaking of beaches, I took these shots at Zuma Beach in July, 2001...
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:29 PM
 
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Both NY and LA have scenic beaches, but I prefer the LA mountains over the flatness of NY.





Manhattan Beach has some of the cleanest waters in LA. I think it is the cleanest except for in Orange County. This is where I spend every day of summer.
http://myspace-070.vo.llnwd.net/01556/07/05/1556295070_l.jpg (broken link)

NY is nice as well, especially if you like secluded beaches apparently. I will say I was a little ignorant before I came on this site and I thought NY had no beaches. I have now learned they are quite beautiful, I just prefer LA's more.


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