New York vs. Los Angeles

I have lived in Los Angeles for three years now, and lived in New York for five (and within an hour of the city for 23 years before that). However, I wrote a list comparing the two cities after only spending four days in Los Angeles on my first visit here, and I gotta say, I pretty much nailed it. (This was previously published in Weird Personal Emails, and lives on in the book.)

Here it is, because no one has ever compared these two cities before:

 

LOS ANGELES

NEW YORK CITY

  • Scientology

  • A guy on a skateboard being pulled around by his pitbull

  • Hills

  • Working out

  • Medical marijuana

  • Having to make small talk with your Lyft driver

  • Burritos

  • Sushi

  • Burgers

  • Avocado on everything

  • People pushing pugs in baby strollers

  • Smog

  • Sitting in traffic

  • Palm trees

  • California Don Draper

  • Hasidic Jews

  • A guy on a unicycle walking his (embarrassed) dog

  • Bridges

  • Cigarettes

  • Delivery service

  • Having to trick your cab into taking you to Brooklyn

  • Pizza

  • Chinese food

  • Bagels

  • Bacon on everything

  • People pushing pugs in baby strollers

  • Garbage

  • Getting squooshed on the subway

  • Brownstones

  • New York Don Draper