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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 01-28-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Memphis TN
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And for all of you that say LA is too suburban, take out Manhattan and what do you have?...extremely low density housing. Greater LA is the most densely populated metropolitan area in America.
L.A. is more densly populated than Queens, Brooklyn, or the Bronx? Give me a break! The outer Boroughs are all attached row-houses, brownstones, and mid-rise co-op buildings... I didn't realize that I was living in suburbia. You need to visit NY before making an asinine statement like that...ever been to the outer Borughs? Probably not...

Here are your stats for density per sq. mile...
Manhattan-76,940 sq/mi
Brooklyn-34,916 sq/mi
Bronx-31,709 sq/mi
Queens-20,409 sq/mi
Staten Island-7,587
NYC Overall-27,083 sq/mi

City of LA-8,205 sq/mi

Lots of density in comparison right? 8 million people living on 303 square miles of land to 4 million living on 469 square miles. Hmm...
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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USA Urbanized Areas: 2000 Ranked by Population(465 Areas)
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:39 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Im glad it doesnt have L.A.'s climate.

Id also go with NYC. Its just more of a city, which is what Im looking for. L.A. is too suburban-y for my tastes.
( LOL) Chi-Town L.A. Trumps Your Urban Mecca it is a 4 million People Populated City compared to a 2.8 Million City In Chicago...Los Angeles and Chicago and New York City have nothing in common...City with 7,000 foot mountains need to be spread out and horizonal (not) vertical cities like the two before mentioned cities. New York and Chicago are men made cities were as Los Angeles beauty is created by GOD , Mountain , Deserts , Forest ,Oceans , Valleys , Beaches, Beautiful People....
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Washington
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( LOL) Chi-Town L.A. Trumps Your Urban Mecca it is a 4 million People Populated City compared to a 2.8 Million City In Chicago...Los Angeles and Chicago and New York City have nothing in common...City with 7,000 foot mountains need to be spread out and horizonal (not) vertical cities like the two before mentioned cities. New York and Chicago are men made cities were as Los Angeles beauty is created by GOD , Mountain , Deserts , Forest ,Oceans , Valleys , Beaches, Beautiful People....
SO Los Angeles is "beauty created by God" but all of the other places on Earth where created by something "else"? (Basically sounds like your saying that Lol)

What if you don't believe in God?
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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( LOL) Chi-Town L.A. Trumps Your Urban Mecca....
What on earth, er, where on earth is "Chi-Town L.A.???

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Los Angeles and Chicago and New York City have nothing in common...City with 7,000 foot mountains need to be spread out and horizonal (not) vertical cities like the two before mentioned cities.
I think I kinda understand what youre saying here, let me attempt to respond. Chicago and NYC have LOTS in common. Ill agree that L.A. doesnt have much in common with Chicago (not "Chi-Town") or NYC, and I prefer it that way. And regarding the mountains, wouldnt it make more sense for a city with mountains to build upward rather than outward? Its easier to build up on flat ground than up and over and around the mountains.

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( New York and Chicago are men made cities were as Los Angeles beauty is created by GOD , Mountain , Deserts , Forest ,Oceans , Valleys , Beaches, Beautiful People....
You mean "MAN-made"? And last I checked L.A. also has buildings, and um, homes and shopping centers too. Were those created by God too? Id also like to point out that Chicagoland has grass, prairies, trees, lakes, rivers, hills, beaches, and beautiful people too. Are those not created by God? I didnt know L.A. was the only city in the USA that has natural surroundings. LOL Oh man.

Oh, and you dont capitalize "mountain", "deserts", "forest", etc.
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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Suck it NYC...and Chicago.

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Old 01-30-2008, 06:27 PM
 
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For some reason I find LA fascinating... It has a strange grittiness to it. Coming from the midwest, it's really weird for me to see houses with green lawns and palm trees literally tucked right next to freeway onramps and overpasses. Don't ask me why, it's just an image that's stuck in my head and I associate with LA. The whole car culture, sprawling single family homes, beach and mtns just give it this sort of unrealized idealist fantasy.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: TriBeCa
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For those of you that continue to bash L.A....Just a reminder that L.A was once just a small town,but look how quickly L.A caught up to NYC to become the 2nd Largest U.S City with the 2nd Largest Economy....L.A's leap is a huge accomplishment within a relatively short period of time.

NYC may have the top position for now,but the 21st Century belongs to L.A in my honest opinion.
Not really. I really have no opinion of Los Angeles, so I'm not sure if I'd qualify as an "LA-Basher" but the 21st, 22nd, 23rd century and so fourth belongs/will always belong to New York.

Yes, LA had it's grew to what it is in a relatively short period of time but New York is still growing bigger and faster than Los Angeles. Construction boom in New York is crazy (far ahead of LA's), the real estate prices continue to soar in the city while the rest of the country's plummet, New York still ads more people per year than Los Angeles.

I don't know why a handful of LA based posters have some sort of superiority complex with New York. Why can't you just be content with being #2 (or #3 if compared with Chicago, but that's another story)? Being a permanent #2 (or #3) to New York is still quite an accomplishment. We all know New York is better.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-T
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New York and Chicago are men made cities were as Los Angeles beauty is created by GOD , Mountain , Deserts , Forest ,Oceans , Valleys , Beaches, Beautiful People....
Lest ye forget, religious fundamentalism thrives in SoCal!
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Not really. I really have no opinion of Los Angeles, so I'm not sure if I'd qualify as an "LA-Basher" but the 21st, 22nd, 23rd century and so fourth belongs/will always belong to New York.

Yes, LA had it's grew to what it is in a relatively short period of time but New York is still growing bigger and faster than Los Angeles. Construction boom in New York is crazy (far ahead of LA's), the real estate prices continue to soar in the city while the rest of the country's plummet, New York still ads more people per year than Los Angeles.

I don't know why a handful of LA based posters have some sort of superiority complex with New York. Why can't you just be content with being #2 (or #3 if compared with Chicago, but that's another story)? Being a permanent #2 (or #3) to New York is still quite an accomplishment. We all know New York is better.
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