The Differences Between Living in LA and NYC

Published On 02/08/2016 Published On 02/08/2016
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After living in the Big Apple for a decade, I jumped coasts for Los Angeles a few years ago. Considering the two cities are longtime rivals, it takes several years for a New Yorker to fully acclimate in the City of Angels, and vice versa, thanks to differences that really need to be illustrated to be understood. Here are the major differences of living in both NYC and Los Angeles.

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Either way, that dude's definitely getting a swipe left... right?

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Yeah, but it's medicinal, so it's OK!

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Missing from this drawing: Runyon Canyon.

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Delivery Food

Which is why UberEATS is so, so, so great.

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Yeah, I'm not driving all the way across town to chat when FaceTime can handle it, sorry.

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Literally, bars here accept headshots instead of resumes. For clients AND servers.

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Late Night

1:30am last call? WTAF.

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Duplexes > "Studio"

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Late-Night Food

But those tacos? Primo.

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Rush Hour

At least when I sing along here, no one cares.

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Make sure you wear a wetsuit.

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Seriously, last week it was like 80 degrees. In February.

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Jimmy Im has traveled to 115 countries in 10 years. He writes about it. Sometimes. Instagram: jimmyim, Twitter: dieselmad, Snapchat: dieselmad.