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Old 06-02-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I live here for work, I'm a makeup artist. My options were pretty much live in New York or LA and I'm not a fan of cold weather so I chose LA. I love it here, there is something for everyone.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:00 AM
 
Location: In bed with Madonna
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I live here because i like the diversity, people are open minded, no religious freaks, no churches in every corner of the city, a lot of restaurants to choose from and a fantastic life for someone vegan like me.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:04 AM
 
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Each will prefer one city to another for a variety of reasons. I would say that both LA and NYC are a "mess," (they have theri big problems) but they both have things that appeal (often jobs) that appeal to many people. I do have to say that LA police (LAPD and LASD) and Fire (LAFD and LACoFD) are far more competent and efficient than NYC agencies, if that matters to someone. There are some people, believe it or not, who LOVE both NYC and LA. Perhaps it is interesting to notice the preference of several celebrities who have the wealth to chose LA or NYC as their home, and it can be interesting to see who prefers which.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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People in NY are rude, brash, arrogant. Don't need to deal with that. It's also much more dense and hectic.

The amount you pay for some penthouse in Manhattan will get you a mansion in beverly hills.

LA's biggest problem is traffic. That's it.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Its all I know. Everyone and everything I know is here. Familarity, ease. And I don't want to live in an urban mess like NYC or Chicago.
LA is bigger than Chicago and it feels like it. More so than Chicago, LA truly has something for everyone.

Chicago may have the larger, more urban downtown/core area, but beyond a 3-4 mile radius of downtown Chicago, LA wins whether just the city limit or the metro area. But yet, you are always close to patches of wilderness around LA.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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we're musicians and there's a stronger community of *working* musicians in LA. More opportunities. Sunshine. Laid-back attitude that is very lacking in NYC. More chances for privacy. A hip, culturally thriving urban environment with some of the most beautiful nature in surrounding areas to explore and enjoy. Great day trip and road trip potential! Great cities nearby to tour in/visit (San Fran! Portland! The whole West Coast, really). Amazing fresh food! So many different neighborhoods to explore, so many cultures that are a part of the city, much like NYC. Ummmm, the Pacific Ocean. I'm so excited to move back West.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: NYC
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People in NY are rude, brash, arrogant. Don't need to deal with that. It's also much more dense and hectic.

The amount you pay for some penthouse in Manhattan will get you a mansion in beverly hills.

LA's biggest problem is traffic. That's it.
I live in NYC (unfortunately) and I totally agree with you. And the crappy weather (most of the time) makes everyone grumpier.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: La La Land
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I see L.A. as an urban mess.

NYC and Chicago are like body builders. They grew well and organized.

L.A. is like a fat person. He just let himself go and didn't know how to stop getting fat(sprawl). Now he's trying to tone up starting with downtown. Nimbys say "He's fiiine!"

everyone else see's the mistakes made in the 50's up til' now.
If there is an example of a fat, bloated, disgusting pig, it is NYC. There are sections that are truly rotting away with little spots of cosmetic touchup ("development"). It's infrastructure is about to dissolve.

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People in NY are rude, brash, arrogant. Don't need to deal with that. It's also much more dense and hectic.

The amount you pay for some penthouse in Manhattan will get you a mansion in beverly hills.

LA's biggest problem is traffic. That's it.
Absolutely!

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we're musicians and there's a stronger community of *working* musicians in LA. More opportunities. Sunshine. Laid-back attitude that is very lacking in NYC. More chances for privacy. A hip, culturally thriving urban environment with some of the most beautiful nature in surrounding areas to explore and enjoy. Great day trip and road trip potential! Great cities nearby to tour in/visit (San Fran! Portland! The whole West Coast, really). Amazing fresh food! So many different neighborhoods to explore, so many cultures that are a part of the city, much like NYC. Ummmm, the Pacific Ocean. I'm so excited to move back West.
So true!

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I live in NYC (unfortunately) and I totally agree with you. And the crappy weather (most of the time) makes everyone grumpier.
Very grumpy!!!
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: NYC
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If there is an example of a fat, bloated, disgusting pig, it is NYC. There are sections that are truly rotting away with little spots of cosmetic touchup ("development"). It's infrastructure is about to dissolve.



Absolutely!



So true!



Very grumpy!!!
Yep, and who could blame them in a way? Between the cold, snow, etc. Even the summer is humid and disgusting, or rainy. Very, very few pleasant days to enjoy.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Ilive in the urban mess that is New York City and am sick and tired of it.
Having visited Los Angeles the past three years I feel that there is so much to see and explore. The unending variety of outdoor activities is so refreshing, the diversity of types of geography and neighborhoods is stimulating. L.A. has the pretentiousness of NY, if that's your thing, but somehow even that is done in a somewhat less offensive way. Yet, it still offers all the other socioeconomic levels for your entertainment pleasure.
The proximity of an urban center to beaches and mountains is amazingly convenient.
If we weren't anchored to NY by our jobs we would move to L.A. in a flash and spend the rest of our lives exploring it.
I feel the same way, I am hoping to find a job out there so I can leave NYC behind!
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