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Old 03-14-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Im a young black male born and raised on the Southside of Chicago and am currently in college. Im looking for a possible vacation location to go to maybe after I graduate in a couple years. I've been to Miami, St. Louis, Atlanta, New Orleans, Alabama, Indianapolis, Cincinatti, Flint etc, but I havent visited any of the American cities bigger than Chicago. So after I hit Denver and Houston in 2011, I might make my way to either LA or NY.

The issue is that I want to visit somewhere more urban than Chicago. And when I look at Los Angeles on google maps, alot of LA looks unappealing and suburban. But at the same time, they do have places like Hollywood, Universal Studios, Disney World etc which gives them something unique because in Chicago, you have to leave the city for theme parks since there is no space for something huge like Universal Studios. BUT, a huge disadvantage for LA is that Ive already visited Universal Studios and Disneyland back when I was in Orlando. Plus Ive been to the indoor Disney Quest in Chicago before it closed down. Ive been to ESPN zone in Chicago too, so LA Live would be nothing for me as well. So Im not sure if I'd trade going to NYC, just to visit the LA version of the Orlando theme parks or LA LIVE.

. http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/5446/shoesz.jpg (broken link)

I also want to visit a place that suits my interests. As yall see, I like to buy shoes. Specifically Air Jordans, and Ive been unimpressed by the shoe selection in alot of cities Ive gone to. Some places didnt even have a Niketown. And alot of places I saw, were just getting shoes that had already come out in Chicago along time ago. I remember in ATL up in Lennox Mall how dudes were going crazy over shoes that were "new" to them, but I had seen people in the hood here on the Southside wear them alot earlier.

Which city you think is my style?
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: QUEENS NYC
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i cop my coogi's and kicks at fulton st mall in bk you'd find some dope **** there.

u play ball? we get it poppin in the summer....i never been to la tho i wanna go when i get my money right.

looks like u need to get your timberland game right homie this would be the spot.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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Would you have a car? the public transportation in LA is horrific!!!
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'd choose NY. NY is the American city you should definitely visit at least once in your life.

NY is home of fashion, including urban fashion. Basketball is huge in NY, basketball shoe trends spring out from NY.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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You will better off in NYC. Lived in LA...and for a black man, NYC is better. We "get along" better here than over on the west coast.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Your assumption of Los Angeles looking suburban is correct. If you are looking for a more urban city than Chicago, only NYC offers it.

For the Jordan shoes.....NYC has a really big NBA store.

NBA Store - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:19 PM
 
Location: all over NJ-currently in Totowa
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NYC-without a doubt.
A young black professional from Chicago south side would feel more comfortable in The City than LA. You would be used to more of the urban scene than the spread out city and area around LA-
Both towns arent cheap - and law enforcement which shouldnt even be a concern for a young black man in 2010- is probably a bit better in NY than LA- imo
Also - you have public transportation in NY- where in LA ,its only a myth
Plus we got "The Garden and "The Stadium"- - ok, no lakers but the building is ledgendary. wHAT other towns sports teams are known just by the buildings they play in?

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Old 03-25-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: UK
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I choose NYC
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