NYC v LA Round 9: People

If you want to read what this series of posts is all about, go here.


So I thought I’d do a pros and cons for each of the cities (NYC and LA) based on 15 categories of my choosing – i.e the kind of things that are important to me about a place that I chose to live. For example, since I don’t have any children, so you won’t see “education” on the list, but I do love to eat sandwiches, so “food” will definitely be on the list.

Keep in mind these are MY pros and cons…pros and cons that I have come to after living in LA for five years (2000 – 2005) and then living in New York for five years (2005 – 2010).  This is intended to be a fun (and funny) list, and is not to be taken seriously, but I hope some of you, especially those of you who have lived in both places (or experienced them) will enjoy it. Come back tomorrow for Round 10.


This one is tough.  Personally, I find the people in both cities to be pretty great.

I have far more friends in LA than I have in NYC, but I don’t think I can blame that on the city or its inhabitants.

I find New Yorkers in general to be pretty friendly people, despite the stereotype; but I find the same to be true for Angelenos, also despite the stereotype.  I think technically I’ve encountered more horrible rudeness in NYC, but that’s probably more to do with being out “amongst the people” more in NYC…and more “trapped in my vehicle” in LA.

I guess I like that in NYC you can say you just came from your therapists office and five people around you go, “Hey, me too” while in Los Angeles people would look at you like you just showed them your tits.

But in Los Angeles I like that people seem less judgmental in general…like they probably wouldn’t hold it against you that you just showed them your tits.  Advantage:  PUSH



  1. Ben Cohen’s avatar

    It’s funny, on the most important issue, I struggle to have a clear opinion. I guess it’s because I am tourist. I think my friends and family from both towns fit my stereotypes to a limmited exstent. My tourist exsperince has reinforced the stereotypes unfortinutly, but not universally of course.

  2. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    Yeah, I obviously couldn’t decide either – hence the push. :)

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