Being A Twentysomething In Los Angeles Vs. New York

We're all making zero dollars, basically.

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"Going out" in Los Angeles usually means hanging at a friend's house for dinner...or meeting up at your favorite neighborhood joint.

Meanwhile, over in New York City, your social calendar tends to revolve around trying out cool new spots.

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And you feel like you have to have at been there at least ONCE just so you can say, "Yeah, I tried it, and it was overrated."

Weekends in New York: picnicking in Central Park (or McCarren, Prospect, etc.).

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If the weather’s bad in L.A.: movie at the Arclight.

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Tricky footwear in Los Angeles: You drive in flip-flops, change into heels when you park — meaning you can wear heels anytime/anywhere.

Tricky footwear in NYC: If there's walking involved, heels might be the bane of your existence.

At the very least, in winter, you're commuting in boots and switching them out at work.

In New York: You cringe every time the price of the MetroCard goes up.

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"Hipster" (or whatever, you know) twentysomethings in L.A.: Silver Lake or Echo Park.

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In L.A., it's easy to overdress because this is totally fine to wear out:

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In NYC, everyone looks like they just got out of work.

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See? It's really just apples and oranges. Not that you'd know anything about that, New York...