I'm one of the rare people that equally loves both NYC and LA. I've lived in both and I've still got mad love for them and I always will.
  1. I heart the city views when flying in and out.
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  2. But, look at the ocean when you're flying in and out of LA!
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  3. NYC has the ease of convenient public transportation that I don't have to think about.
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  4. But, I love having a little control by being behind the wheel and being able to sing at the top of my lungs in LA.
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  5. The concrete jungle of NYC has my heart and I never get tired of looking up and seeing the buildings reaching for the sky.
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  6. But hot damn, you can't beat LA's palm trees, Cali architecture, and views of the hills.
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  7. NYC is a people watching paradise. As I navigate through the streets or sit on a park bench, nothing is more entertaining than watching people move through life. Ever wonder what their story is? I do.
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  8. But, LA is equally entertaining with that everyday feeling that everyone looks familiar. It's a town full of characters.
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  9. Walk 5 steps from your NYC door and you'll run into a bodega with just about everything you need. Every block is filled with a menagerie of restaurants to satisfy every craving. Everything is just a short walk away!
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  10. LA has neighborhoods that make you feel like you're in another place and you can find anything you want - Little Tokyo, Koreatown, Little Armenia, Thai Town, Chinatown
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    (Not my photo)
  11. NYC has Shake Shack in multiple locations!
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    (Not my photo)
  12. LA has In-N-Out all over!
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  13. I love the winter and gloomy weather that NYC provides my dark soul.
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  14. But that LA sunshine is intoxicating!
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  15. NYC has MoMA! Cooper-Hewitt! The Whitney! The Met! The Guggenheim!
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    (Not my photo of the Whitney)
  16. LA has The Broad! LACMA! MOCA! The Getty!
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  17. NYC has Central Park.
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  18. LA the beaches, Griffith Park, and Runyon.
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  19. NYC has Strand bookstore!
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  20. LA has Amoeba!
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    (Not my photo)
  21. NYC's thoughtful graffiti
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  22. LA's thoughtful graffiti
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  23. I'm in NYC now and heading to LA on Friday and while I'll be sad to leave NYC, I'll happily embrace LA for a bit.