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  • metta

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    May 02, 2015 6:16 AM GMT
    Los Angeles and Its Booming Creative Class Lures New Yorkers

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/03/style/los-angeles-and-its-booming-creative-class-lures-new-yorkers.html
  • bro4bro

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    May 03, 2015 6:27 PM GMT
    Since when has Los Angeles NOT lured New Yorkers?

    Seriously, you can't take two steps without tripping over one. There are New York pizza places in LA, New York delis, New York sports bars... catering to their idiosyncratic tastes is like a cottage industry here.

    But I admit it's entertaining to listen to them whine in their quaint accents about how much everything sucks in LA.
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    May 05, 2015 1:30 AM GMT
    Not surprising New Yorkers like the places highlighted in the article. They also like the West Side (Santa Monica, etc.). The South Bay (Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo) is different and I don't think they would like it as much. But what they don't like is what makes the South Bay great, less east coast flavor and more quintessential California.
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    May 05, 2015 6:25 AM GMT
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    I have never seen anyone compare LA to Scottsdale before. icon_smile.gif

    LA is a world class city. I'm sure that Scottsdale has some good things but it is a little funny to compare the two. It would make more sense to compare it to NYC, San Francisco, and Chicago.


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    May 05, 2015 7:07 AM GMT
    NYC - cold, windy, rainy, super expensive, $15-$20 for a burger, 24 hr city, world class, too cold, has snow lol, miserable (Tiny Ass 500 sq studio for $3000/month). Land of cold, snowy winter hot men. I like Little Italy and Chinatown NYC.

    LA - Warm, sunny, expensive, plastic tan guys, $ a little cheaper, You can get a studio for $1000 or a roommate here in Weho like $800/month. Land of cars, sun, hot guys and surfer blond dudes. LOL

    I've been to NYC once for like a week and watched too many shows about it (Million Dollar Listing NY, Sex and The City, Real Housewives of NYC, MTV The City ...etc) lol, it's just not for me. Even though I like the Chelsea area, Central Park and Time Squares and yes I hooked up with 1 dude (Ginger Irish??) there, he lived on West 93rd st ?? close to G Lounge lol. Grr, anyway, Not for me though. I'd love to visit more often or fall in love with a hot/sexy NYC dude?? lol
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    May 05, 2015 11:07 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidSince when has Los Angeles NOT lured New Yorkers?

    Seriously, you can't take two steps without tripping over one. There are New York pizza places in LA, New York delis, New York sports bars... catering to their idiosyncratic tastes is like a cottage industry here.

    But I admit it's entertaining to listen to them whine in their quaint accents about how much everything sucks in LA.


    Spoken like a true native socal boy.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    May 06, 2015 1:47 AM GMT
    metta8 said^
    I have never seen anyone compare LA to Scottsdale before. icon_smile.gif

    LA is a world class city. I'm sure that Scottsdale has some good things but it is a little funny to compare the two. It would make more sense to compare it to NYC, San Francisco, and Chicago.




    Just was in NYC the weekend of April 24-27. I live in Chicago, which is expensive. It was my first visit to NYC in 3 years. At one restaurant my friend and I ate at, I had a glass of wine. I didn't pay attention until the bill came. $16.00!! for one glass of wine. I mean, Chicago is expensive, but NYC is off the charts!
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    May 06, 2015 5:42 AM GMT
    metta8 said^
    I have never seen anyone compare LA to Scottsdale before. icon_smile.gif

    LA is a world class city. I'm sure that Scottsdale has some good things but it is a little funny to compare the two. It would make more sense to compare it to NYC, San Francisco, and Chicago.


    They did a ranking on this about *Global cities according to Wikipedia.

    in the US, it goes like this. Top 4 US cities in global competition for economic, power, wealth, jobs, diversity... (I'm not surprised really, lol, if you pay attention to movie previews on TV or in the theaters, they usually say like *It will open in NY and LA first) lol.

    NYC - Alpha ++
    Los Angeles- Alpha +
    Chicago - Alpha
    San Francisco - Alpha -


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_city
  • Yiscard

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    May 06, 2015 8:36 PM GMT
    bro4bro saidSince when has Los Angeles NOT lured New Yorkers?

    Seriously, you can't take two steps without tripping over one. There are New York pizza places in LA, New York delis, New York sports bars... catering to their idiosyncratic tastes is like a cottage industry here.

    But I admit it's entertaining to listen to them whine in their quaint accents about how much everything sucks in LA.

    I'm here right now and i don't think anything sucks. People, for the most part, seems to be more relaxed. I like it,made a friend already.
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    May 06, 2015 11:38 PM GMT
    I grew up in the South Bay in the 60s.....fuckin' A talk about paradise, in spite of some probs starting to surface it was a teenager's dream....beaches, concerts of every up and coming band, weather.....you name it..

    I remember reading on one of my high school sites about what you regretted about growing up in the south bay, and one guy hit it on the head....'I regret not being able to afford to come back and live there'....


    it was a place that still holds some dear memories....
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    May 07, 2015 3:42 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidSince when has Los Angeles NOT lured New Yorkers?

    Seriously, you can't take two steps without tripping over one. There are New York pizza places in LA, New York delis, New York sports bars... catering to their idiosyncratic tastes is like a cottage industry here.

    But I admit it's entertaining to listen to them whine in their quaint accents about how much everything sucks in LA.
    I moved to la from nyc 17 years ago
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    May 08, 2015 4:28 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidNot surprising New Yorkers like the places highlighted in the article. They also like the West Side (Santa Monica, etc.). The South Bay (Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo) is different and I don't think they would like it as much. But what they don't like is what makes the South Bay great, less east coast flavor and more quintessential California.


    One of the major reasons that I loved living in Palos Verdes so much. 270 degree ocean view didn't hurt either.
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    May 08, 2015 4:28 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    bro4bro saidSince when has Los Angeles NOT lured New Yorkers?

    Seriously, you can't take two steps without tripping over one. There are New York pizza places in LA, New York delis, New York sports bars... catering to their idiosyncratic tastes is like a cottage industry here.

    But I admit it's entertaining to listen to them whine in their quaint accents about how much everything sucks in LA.
    I moved to la from nyc 17 years ago


    I thought you came from Boston?
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    May 08, 2015 4:36 PM GMT
    2452North saidI grew up in the South Bay in the 60s.....fuckin' A talk about paradise, in spite of some probs starting to surface it was a teenager's dream....beaches, concerts of every up and coming band, weather.....you name it..

    I remember reading on one of my high school sites about what you regretted about growing up in the south bay, and one guy hit it on the head....'I regret not being able to afford to come back and live there'....


    it was a place that still holds some dear memories....


    True, I was out there for some Rose Bowls (OSU), but I wish I had moved there long before I did in 1980. I feel I missed the peak of what was true 'California'.

    Still love it though, and want to start he back and forth again. I'm pretty well settled into my new house here, but we still have stuff to do with regards to the parents' estate so I'm not quite free yet.

    Regretfully, I'm going to miss the Culver City Car Show this weekend, and of course Long Beach festival next weekend, which I did 29 or 30 years.