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Old 09-20-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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"Los Angeles Needs to be Manhattaized."

Why?
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:03 PM
 
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Los Angeles needs better roads and pavements first.
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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Los angeles is denser than NYC and has pretty good transit. I live hear and don't have a car.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:25 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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[quote=spencepatrickj;36851650]Los angeles is denser than NYC and has pretty good transit.

No it isn't and no it doesn't.

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I live hear and don't have a car.
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I am going to be moving to LA in May
Are you saying you live in Manhattan without a car? Because that's quite common.
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Old 10-12-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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L.A offers a great amount of things, however it is lacking in one VERY important aspect that makes a city a TRUE city and that is being urban and dense in the downtown area. Think Chicago, Miami, Manhattan. Imagine having walkability and a dense urban lifestyle without having to rely on your car so much in LA? Everything you need at your finger tips, everything brought to life. LA does OFFER a lot, I am NOT talking it's surrounding areas, I am talking PURELY about the city itself the downtown area has a lot of potential and can be GREAT if only it was manhattanized

check out these articles

NYC Thinks L.A. Wants to Be 'Manhattanized' - Los Angeles News - The Informer

TIME Asks 'Can Downtown Los Angeles Be Manhattanized?': LAist

what do you think?
I agree. LA doesn't look good. Too spread out, looks like they haven't put any money into the city since the 80's.
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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It would be nice to see some more skyscrapers in the downtown, better subway system, and more walkable neighborhoods. But not to the extent of NYC--LA is its own animal, and that's fine.
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Extending the subway to the VA Hospital in Westwwod wouldn't do a thing to improve traffic on Wilshire Blvd or anywhere else on the Westside; our roads are neck & neck with Detroit's as the worst in the nation, but at least the repaving of Wilshire Blvd. between San Vicente & Fairfax is downright wonderful--love it!
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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I've always thought that Pasadena or Long Beach should have been the model for Los Angeles. Take Old Town, put it down by the ocean, blow it up to the size of Chicago or Manhattan, and then L.A. would have been a bangin' cool city, a true spanish/mediterranean-y So Cal compliment to San Francisco.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I agree. LA doesn't look good. Too spread out, looks like they haven't put any money into the city since the 80's.
LA is spread out because so many people during the '40s to the '80s moved out here!
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I agree with Fontucky.


^^^^ this
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