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Hello all! Im currently living in NYC, Im originally from Tennessee. While I DO like NY, I feel I may like LA more. While Ive never been, I do plan to visit later this year. Before I came to NYC I thought it was perfect and I would love it forever. Well, now I see the problems it has, and my own personal problems with it. So tell me honestly guys, what are LA's problems? Both the main problems of the city, and personally what you dont like about it. Please dont think Im bashing on LA, its not like Im saying "NYC is God's gift to the earth and LA sucks!" Thanks all! :)
 

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Hello,
I'm from Europe and I visited LA 1 month ago!
It's a great city and I love it!!
I think that the biggest problem of LA is the number of homeless ... In Europe, we don't use to see them so much!
I hope that the city will fix this problem soon and LA will be perfect ...
 

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Here we go again...............

As a courtesy to your question. Well let's see what is it about Los Angeles I don't like. Oh yea I got it we never get snowed in to where we miss work and get paid for it. Here's another too much sun year round where you can develop a skin infection....ouch!
 

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One problem in LA, public transportation. You definitely need a car.
No not really. Maybe where you live, but many parts of LA you can get around on bus. I know quite a few people who catch the bus to many places. The thing i like about LA is that even though its really good to have a car, you can still get around by bus or train pretty easy.

But the problem is, LA has too many damn parking lots! Walking around Downtown, its way too many parking lots!
 

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.....Before I came to NYC I thought it was perfect and I would love it forever. Well, now I see the problems it has, and my own personal problems with it......
Well, let's all be careful about this one....First of all, NYC has great things to offer to anyone as much as LA. I've said this before (and seems like you've admitted it too), it isn't so much the city that has the problems but your relationship with it. Whenever you live in a big city, it comes with big city problems and big city advantages. The questions to ask yourself: do I have a job that I love and pays enough for me to live comfortably in the city? do I make friends easily? do I have other interests other than my work? If you answer YES to these questions then any city for that matter will work for you. The point is to engage the city you live in...each city has it's own rhythms, culture and idiosyncracies. To visit LA in just a few days or even weeks and make a judgement call will never be enough to fully appreciate what this city has to offer. That's the mistake most visitors make. LA is a complicated, complex creature, revealing itself in multiple layers over time. Definitely not a single-impression city, thus making it a far more interesting place to be in. You'll always have problems anywhere you go....so pack your bags and we will welcome you!
 

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Traffic is a huge problem in LA. But then again, its a huge problem in NY too. If you move to LA try to live near a metro rail station.
 

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Hello all! Im currently living in NYC, Im originally from Tennessee. While I DO like NY, I feel I may like LA more. While Ive never been, I do plan to visit later this year. Before I came to NYC I thought it was perfect and I would love it forever. Well, now I see the problems it has, and my own personal problems with it. So tell me honestly guys, what are LA's problems? Both the main problems of the city, and personally what you dont like about it. Please dont think Im bashing on LA, its not like Im saying "NYC is God's gift to the earth and LA sucks!" Thanks all! :)

PURE AND SIMPLE. TRAFFIC. LA IS UNQUESTIONABLY THE BEST METRO WHEN YOU COMBINE URBANISM, ART, CULTURE, CREATIVITY, DIVERSITY, ACCESS TO ACTIVITIES (BEACH/MOUNTAINS/DESERT), NIGHTLIFE, THE PEOPLE, WEATHER, THE VIBE. IT IS JUST HARD TO GET FROM POINT TO POINT SOMETIMES, SO IT CAN BE FRUSTRATING :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: BUT, ALL IN ALL, IT IS WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :)
 

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No not really. Maybe where you live, but many parts of LA you can get around on bus. I know quite a few people who catch the bus to many places. The thing i like about LA is that even though its really good to have a car, you can still get around by bus or train pretty easy.

But the problem is, LA has too many damn parking lots! Walking around Downtown, its way too many parking lots!
Well said "CarsonBro". If you move to Azusa or Pomona, so be it. You'll need a car. But if you move to Hollywood and/or the urban core and work downtown or even work in Pasadena or as far as Long Beach or even Noho you won't need a car. I know plenty of people who live, work and play in the Hollywood,NOHO to downtown area who don't ever drive. That's an outdated way of thinking about LA. Though having a jalopy in the city is an added +, seeing that the transit system is still evolving.
 

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LA IS UNQUESTIONABLY THE BEST METRO WHEN YOU COMBINE URBANISM, ART, CULTURE, CREATIVITY, DIVERSITY, ACCESS TO ACTIVITIES (BEACH/MOUNTAINS/DESERT), NIGHTLIFE, THE PEOPLE, WEATHER, THE VIBE.
How do you know all of this? You've been stuck living in one metro area your whole life. From the sounds of your posts it sounds like you have never moved or lived anywhere else.
 

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How do you know all of this? You've been stuck living in one metro area your whole life. From the sounds of your posts it sounds like you have never moved or lived anywhere else.

DUH....IF YOU LIVE IN LA, YOU CAN GO TO THE OPERA, MUSEUMS, SYMPHONY, FASHION SHOWS, INDUSTRY PARTIES, RIDE SUBWAYS, LIVE IN SKYSCRAPERS, HOB-NOB IN THE TRENDIEST GRITTIES URBAN HOODS!!

buT IF YOU LIVE IN ny OR chICAGO, YOU CAN'T GO MOUNTAIN BIKING, SURFING, SKIING, PLAY BEACH VOLLEYBALL, AS EASILY :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) PLUS THE WEATHER SUCKS IN CHICAGO 9 MONTHS OF THE YEAR AND SUCKS IN NY FOR LIKE 6 MONTHS OF THE YEAR.!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Thanks guys for the replies. Youve really helped me out a lot.

No, Thank You for opening old wounds with this thread...... your the greatest!!!
 

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I have a suggestion for you. If you dont like a thread...dont respond. Close it and act as if it wernt there. Sound good? Great.
 

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I have a suggestion for you. If you dont like a thread...dont respond. Close it and act as if it wernt there. Sound good? Great.
Here's a suggestion for you, stop bitchin about NY and it's problems and move back to Tennessee if you don't like it.......You know you just started to thread to start shit. Know you have an excellent day!!! :wave:
 

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la has no problems... its the perfect creature!

i love it no snow. little rain. lovely days. beautiful mountains. toasty beeches. a bit of suberbia and a bit of urbia. im never leaving!

sorry ladies and germs my new commute doesnt really have me deal with to much traffic so i can no longer bitch about that!
 

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buT IF YOU LIVE IN ny OR chICAGO, YOU CAN'T GO MOUNTAIN BIKING, SURFING, SKIING, PLAY BEACH VOLLEYBALL, AS EASILY :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) PLUS THE WEATHER SUCKS IN CHICAGO 9 MONTHS OF THE YEAR
what months are those? winter? winter only lasts 3 months, and it's only at its worst for one. anyways, I love winter. you do realize what you said was extremely exaggerated and highly subjective?
 

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DUH....IF YOU LIVE IN LA, YOU CAN GO TO THE OPERA, MUSEUMS, SYMPHONY, FASHION SHOWS, INDUSTRY PARTIES, RIDE SUBWAYS, LIVE IN SKYSCRAPERS, HOB-NOB IN THE TRENDIEST GRITTIES URBAN HOODS!!

buT IF YOU LIVE IN ny OR chICAGO, YOU CAN'T GO MOUNTAIN BIKING, SURFING, SKIING, PLAY BEACH VOLLEYBALL, AS EASILY :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) PLUS THE WEATHER SUCKS IN CHICAGO 9 MONTHS OF THE YEAR AND SUCKS IN NY FOR LIKE 6 MONTHS OF THE YEAR.!!!!!!!!!!

New York is nicer than Chicago 3 more months out of the year? Chicago's weather sucking for all of Spring, Summer and Fall (9 months)? Holy crap man, what planet are you living on.

Having lived in both places (New York and Chicago), you have proven to me you have no idea what you are talking about. Which is my point... you constantly say that LA is the best in EVERYTHING yet you have been living in a bubble your whole life and haven't even moved or lived anywhere else!
 

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Hello all! Im currently living in NYC, Im originally from Tennessee. While I DO like NY, I feel I may like LA more. While Ive never been, I do plan to visit later this year. Before I came to NYC I thought it was perfect and I would love it forever. Well, now I see the problems it has, and my own personal problems with it. So tell me honestly guys, what are LA's problems? Both the main problems of the city, and personally what you dont like about it. Please dont think Im bashing on LA, its not like Im saying "NYC is God's gift to the earth and LA sucks!" Thanks all! :)
BACK TO WHAT YOU ASKED ABOUT. LA'S ONLY BIG PROBLEM IS TRAFFIC AND CONGESTION, OTHER THAN THAT IT IS A GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT PLACE TO LIVE. THE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND DENSITY IS PARTLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT IS SUCH A GREAT PLACE TO BE.
 
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