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Old 06-15-2012, 02:59 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?
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: RSM
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No. LA is LA, not SF, not NYC, not Chicago. And who defined what a true city is?

Plus, I assume this means more gentrification, which means more kicking poor out of their homes and pushing them somewhere else so the areas you want to change can be nice and pretty.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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I like it the way it is. You want Manhattan, go there.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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I agree with Fontucky.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:30 PM
 
Location: LBC
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No. LA is LA, not SF, not NYC, not Chicago. And who defined what a true city is?

Plus, I assume this means more gentrification, which means more kicking poor out of their homes and pushing them somewhere else so the areas you want to change can be nice and pretty.
Si. Manhattan needs to be Topanga'd. It needs better weather, mountains, a beautiful coastline, more elbow room and fewer rats. But none of that can possibly happen, making it an inferior place to be.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I like it the way it is too.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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I don't want eight million people living in downtown LA. Can you imagine what the traffic would be like?
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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i disagree with manhattanization in LA. one of the great things about LA is that it is not NYC imho. nyc is great and all, but it is no utopia, it's crazy expensive and the weather sucks.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Why would we want that? I love NYC, but I also love LA - as is.

Variety in life is a GOOD thing!
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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No thanks. A more urban, transit-friendly, and walkable LA, sure - of which it is already becoming. But Manhattan? You are more than welcome to leave if it is that you seek.
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