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Old 06-15-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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they come and pretend to hate LA, but truly they are jelous of what LA is, i am pretty sure that they would would prefer LA than what ever **** hole they are living in or defending, just how this troll thing works.

by the way lets all do each of us a favor and stop feeding this troll.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Every time one of these threads comes along, I think of this:

8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize New York City A Horrible Place To Live | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Obviously a joke article, but there is a kernel of truth to it. NYC is not perfect. It is a great city, I love visiting there. But let's get serious, it has major infrastructure flaws, moreso than L.A. IMO. At least L.A.'s flaws are correctable. L.A. can, and will, become more walkable. It's happening already. Transit can, and will, improve. The improvements have already begun. DTLA is rising from the ashes, a long forgotten gem in a city with many of them. Mistake = being corrected. Funny thing is, its deterioration made it possible for the outer neighborhoods and cities to shine over the years. Worked out pretty well in my estimation--no metropolitan region has as many vibrant and vital communities scattered over such a vast area of land. It's remarkable. Now DTLA is making a comeback. Even better.

NYC's flaws? They can't build alleyways--hence the mountains of trash bags that line even its poshest streets every day, the ultimate buffet for the 42 million rats that infest the city. They can't widen their roads. Ever see traffic in Manhattan during rush hour? All the bottlenecks going in and out of there makes the 10 look like paradise (okay maybe not, but it's not as bad in comparison). If you're fortunate enough to live where there's great transit, congrats. If you don't, my condolences. The outer boroughs? They are incredibly dense, but they generally rate below average in amenities, like retail. It's all hoarded by Manhattan. It is the ultimate mono-centric city. Frankly, I'm glad L.A. isn't built this way.

As for our beautiful climate, incomparable natural scenery and miles and miles of sandy beaches? Sorry, NYC, you can't have that. The civil engineer known as Mother Nature says so.

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Old 06-15-2012, 06:43 PM
 
Location: La La Land
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Every time one of these threads comes along, I think of this:

8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize New York City A Horrible Place To Live | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Obviously a joke article, but there is a kernel of truth to it. NYC is not perfect. It is a great city, I love visiting there. But let's get serious, it has major infrastructure flaws, moreso than L.A. IMO. At least L.A.'s flaws are correctable. L.A. can, and will, become more walkable. It's happening already. Transit can, and will, improve. The improvements have already begun. DTLA is rising from the ashes, a long forgotten gem in a city with many of them. Mistake = being corrected. Funny thing is, its deterioration made it possible for the outer neighborhoods and cities to shine over the years. Worked out pretty well in my estimation--no metropolitan region has as many vibrant and vital communities scattered over such a vast area of land. It's remarkable. Now DTLA is making a comeback. Even better.

NYC's flaws? They can't build alleyways--hence the mountains of trash bags that line even its poshest streets every day, the ultimate buffet for the 42 million rats that infest the city. They can't widen their roads. Ever see traffic in Manhattan during rush hour? All the bottlenecks going in and out of there makes the 10 look like paradise (okay maybe not, but it's not as bad in comparison). If you're fortunate enough to live where there's great transit, congrats. If you don't, my condolences. The outer boroughs? They are incredibly dense, but they generally rate below average in amenities, like retail. It's all hoarded by Manhattan. It is the ultimate mono-centric city. Frankly, I'm glad L.A. isn't built this way.

As for our beautiful climate, incomparable natural scenery and miles and miles of sandy beaches? Sorry, NYC, you can't have that. The civil engineer known as Mother Nature says so.
Yes, yes, and yes,

The trolls who keep saying L.A. needs to be more like Manhattan and New York City have never had to make a living in New York City. It is one of the nastiest cities in the world to try and survive in. The battle between the 1% and 99% is REAL here and you feel it every day if you are one of the 99%. If you make less than $200,000 a year you are living on the edge. You worry every day whether you will make it to the end of the month.
And trust me, having skyscrapers is no consolation when you are freezing your butt off waiting for a bus, or inhaling the rich aroma of urine on a subway platform as you watch the rats stroll by.
New York is pleasant only for the filthy rich. For the rest it is survival, and a miserable one at that. Walk the streets here and see how many smiling faces you see or how many hellos you will hear.
Oh, and by the way, having been in a multitude of those famous "skyscrapers" the trolls want for L.A., 99% of the time the view is the side of another skyscraper and the office you can't get a job in or the apartment you can never dream of affording.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:46 PM
 
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I love New York. But anyone who thinks living there is like some rose smelling tampon commercial where you dance and point and all of a sudden you're across town with a Cosmo and a pastrami sandwich in your hands is living in TV Land. Among its charms it's also an expensive, rule-bound, and stress filled environment. Go there, make a home there fine, but no place else NEEDS to be Manhattanized.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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Take away media coverage, and all of the suburbs and what exactly does that actual city of Los Angeles have?
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: RSM
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Take away media coverage, and all of the suburbs and what exactly does that actual city of Los Angeles have?
In terms of what?
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: La La Land
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What's with the posters who want downtown L.A. to be Manhattan or Chicago or?

It is what it is, and L.A. is what it is and doesn't need to be anything else. It's pretty nice the way things are in this vast metro area referred to as L.A.

You want a walkable downtown life? You can have it.

You want a casual beachy life? You can have it.

You want a sleepy suburban life? You can have it.

You want a funky, youthful vibe? You can have it.

You want gay-friendly environs? You can have it.

You want to rub elbows with other wealthy folk in your own enclave? You can have it.

You want a blue-collar world? You can have it.

You want a retirement town? You can have that.

You want to live the American dream? You can do it.

You want the best weather in the world? We got it.

And so on. We have everything and we are everything - that's why people from other states and countries try to come here to live or dream about it.
This ^^^^^^^^^^^

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Take away media coverage, and all of the suburbs and what exactly does that actual city of Los Angeles have?
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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In terms of what?
In terms of the actual city of Los Angeles itself. ( los angeles city limits only)

Take away it's suburbs (which includes beaches and most other well known places in the area)

Take away the media coverage (which contributes to the popularity of the Los Angeles area)

What exactly does the core of the city offer?
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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hollywood (both the location and the industry), the largest port in the country, the second busiest airport in the country, the largest city park in the country, an amazing network of hiking/biking trails, the porn industry :P, the largest manufacturing base in the country, a hugely diverse population, access to some of the most amazing geography in the world, i could go on...
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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In terms of the actual city of Los Angeles itself. ( los angeles city limits only)

Take away it's suburbs (which includes beaches and most other well known places in the area)

Take away the media coverage (which contributes to the popularity of the Los Angeles area)

What exactly does the core of the city offer?
But why even ask that question?

As long as the core city is close to the beaches, and mountains, and hollywood, and everything else, then there's no point in suggesting we evaluate the city without considering those things.
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