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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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Ok, a lesson in geography and climatology:

New York City's monthly average high temps (La Guardia airport):

Jan: 39F
Feb: 41F
Mar: 50F
April: 60F
May: 71F
June: 79F
July: 85F
Aug: 83F
Sept: 76F
Oct: 64F
Nov: 54F
Dec: 44F

Chicago's monthy average high temps (Midway airport)

Jan: 31F
Feb: 36F
Mar: 47F
April: 59F
May: 71F
June: 81F
July: 85F
Aug: 82F
Sept: 75F
Oct: 63F
Nov: 48F
Dec: 36F

As you can see Silverlake, NYC's and Chicago's monthly averages are nearly identical, with Chicago experiencing a bit colder winters than NYC, but extreme heat in the summer seems to be a bit more common in Chicago. Fall and Spring are nearly identical and lovely in both cities. There two cities are perfect places for people who like seasonal change. The same old weather day in and day out can get dull imo.

Also, in the summertime, New York expects to see 17 days on average above 90F and Chicago sees 24 days above 90F.

Los Angeles monthly average high temps:

Jan: 68F
Feb: 70F
Mar: 70F
April: 73F
May: 75F
July: 84F
Aug: 85F
Sept: 83F
Oct: 79F
Nov: 73F
Dec: 69F

Average number of days above 90F in the city of Los Angeles is 16, however the average number of days above 90F in the Inland Empire is 59.
callanoj said:
It's also colder than that in winter in New York. My bet is it's colder than that in Chicago, as well.

I was looking at those temps and thinking they seemed a bit unrealistic or idealistic.
Nope. These are statistical averages that have been complied by;

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I've done my research. I teach Social Studies and Science so I have my students understand different climate zones and weather patterns.
Ferneynism said:
^ Pretty darn interesting, George!
I Know, I'm a geek. What can I do. Too much time on my hands lol! I guess you can say that I'm just trying to change the direction of this thread. Something less negative.
Listen the Chicago weather is notorious for being horrible, amongst the nation, amongst ex-residents (who flocked to So Cal), and amongst Chicago itself.
Chicago's weather like shown in my last post to you, is identical in almost every way with the weather in just about every east coast city, especially NYC, and Philly since we lie on the same latitude.

East Coast and Midwest residents who moved to Cali during the 1970's and 1980's, were part of a general westward migration pattern. Today, California is loosing it's domestic population more so than any other state (except maybe New York). Californians are flocking to Arizona, Nevada, and many southern states where the cost of living is not so high. It's current growth is do to international migration and their offsprings. This is the case for New York and Illinois as well.

If Chicago is such a great place to live, why did the population go in the shitter from 1950 on.....?

I will try to answer you calmly. I know you are only a teenager who hasn't experience much of life outside your little bubble.

Chicagoland never lost population. In 1970 the metro area had 7 million people. By 2010, there will be 10 million. In terms of percentage Chicagoland is growing at a faster rate than the New York City metro. In terms of the city population, Chicago experienced the same white flight that a dozen other cities experienced (including NYC who lost 1 million residents before gaining them all back recently). Chicago today is experiencing an urban renaissance the likes of which no other American city with the exception of NYC is experiencing. Since 1998, well over 60,000 condos have been built in the city of Chicago. Currently over 40 highrise are under construction in downtown Chicago. An addtional 130 highrises are proposed, or approved for construction. Neighborhoods are being revitalized. The city proper population has stablized and is growing again.

But I don't want to talk about weather.
Beautiful late May week ahead in Chicago. Summer is here!

Dude, every city has crappy 1960's style crappy apartment complexes. I hate them too.
Westsidelife said:
This is just the internet. Please tell me that you don't think that people like Silverlake or Ferneynism represent all Angelenos.

Biggest under statement in history. I've been to L.A. four times. Last March was the most recent. I always enjoyed myself. People were friendly, lot's to do, and if I remember correctly, the weather was in the upper 60's.
Ferneynism said:
^ Dude, we had a Toga party at the pad on March 18th, you should of swing by...... Maybe next time your in Town.

Talking about the weather is a bit on the cool side this afternoon.
I'll be in Phoenix from June 6th thru the 10th. Dull. Big time dull. Afterwards, I was thinking of going to Las Vegas for a couple of days..... or maybe L.A.? I don't know if my wife and my 3 month old son would quite appreciate a toga party. I would! :drunk: :drunk:
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