Friday, January 23, 2015

A L.A. Vs NYC Listicle List

THE ONLY PLACE THAT REALLY MATTERS - For way too many decades now there has been much talk in comparing Los Angeles/Southern California to New York and the Tri-State area, or, depending how you look at it, comparing New York to L.A. If you have figured out what this website attempts to be about we gladly wear our bias on our sleeve, mind and heart.

 photo LosAngelesCityHall1931.jpg
A 1931 view of L.A. City Hall. Used under a Creative Commons license.
So, in what is a somewhat superficial fluff, filler, and maybe slightly thought provoking clickbait piece for your passing amusing enjoyment let us compare things and places, in no particular order, between L.A. and New York.

         L.A./Southern California Vs. New York

El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula - New Amsterdam

The Library Tower/U.S. Bank Tower - Freedom Tower/One World Trade Center

Griffith Park - Central Park

Deborah Sussman - Milton Glaser

Ronald Reagan Freeway - FDR Drive

L.A. County USC Medical Center - Bellevue Hospital Center

Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Mount Sinai Hospital

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels - Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Getty House - Gracie Mansion

The Getty Center - The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Lakewood - Levittown

The Beach Boys - The Four Seasons

The Germs - The Ramones 

"Los Angeles" by X - "New York" by Nina Hagan

Al's Bar - CBGB's

The Masque - Max's Kansas City

Club Alabam - Cotton Club

Central Avenue - Lenox Avenue

213 - 212

Disneyland - Disney World (Yes, not in the New York area, but a lot of New Yorkers go there!)

Pacific Ocean Park - Freedomland

L.A. City Hall - Empire State Building

Hollywood - Broadway

Hollywood and Highland - Times Sqaure

West Hollywood - The Village

The Vincent Thomas Bridge - The Brooklyn Bridge

Freeways - Tollways

Arroyo Seco Parkway - Eastern Parkway

The 405 - The L-I-E

SigAlert - Traffic Delays

The Brown Family - The Cuomo Family

Charles Bukowski - Andy Warhol 

Bret Easton Ellis - Jay McInerney

1994 Northridge Earthquake - 2012 Superstorm Sandy

1992 L.A. Riots - 1863 Draft Riots


Surrounded by hills and mountains - Surrounded by buildings

San Bernardino Mountains - The Poconos

Montecito - The Hamptons

Echo Park - Williamsburg

Boyle Heights - Red Hook

All Star Lanes Bowling Center - Brooklyn Bowl 

Central Library - The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building 

Pinks - Nathans

Canter's Deli - Katz's Deli

Pershing Square - Union Square

Richard Ramirez - David Berkowitz 

Orange County - Staten Island

Inland Empire - New Jersey

San Bernardino - Newark

San Fernando Valley - Nassau County, Long Island

Huntington Beach - Seaside Heights, New Jersey


Burbank Airport - LaGuardia Airport

Metrolink - Long Island Railroad, Metro-North and NJ Transit

Las Vegas - Atlantic City (Wait, does AC still have casinos?)

Pacific Ocean - Atlantic Ocean

Venice Beach - Coney Island


Cal State L.A. - City University of New York

The Claremont Colleges - Columbia University

Scripps College - Sarah Lawrence College

Home of The Hell's Angels - Home of the fake Hell's Angels

Dodgers - Yankees

Angels - Mets

Wrigley Field - Ebbets Field

Hosted a World's Fair in 1918, known as the California Liberty Fair - Hosted two World's Fairs

Hosted two Olympics - Still trying to get the Olympics to come to town

Twin Towers - Rikers Island

Boss Radio 93/KHJ - 77/WABC

The Real Don Steele - Dan Ingram

Hunter Hancock - Alan Freed

Hal Fishman - Roger Grigsby


Staples Center - Madison Square Garden

2 a.m. - 4 a.m.

Santa Monica Bl roughly between Vine and La Brea - Off Broadway

Walt Disney - Woody Allen

East L.A. - Jackson Heights

Huell Howser - Huell Howser was briefly on New York television in the early 1980s 

In-N-Out - Lots of In-N-Out rip offs


  1. Interesting list. Some of these might not be exact equivalents, for example, CUNY's Los Angeles equivalent is actually the Los Angeles Community College District (i.e. LACC, Pierce College, LA Trade Tech, LAVC).

    Some more:

    Randy Newman - Billy Joel
    Jackson Browne - Bruce Springsteen
    Original Tommy's - Gray's Papaya
    Los Angeles Railway Yellow Cars - New York Railways
    Guitar Center - Sam Ash Music
    Avalon - Montauk
    Malibu - Greenwich, CT
    CicLAvia - Summer Streets
    Lakers - Knicks
    Clippers - Nets
    Kings - Rangers
    Ducks - Islanders
    Galaxy - Red Bulls
    Marilyn Monroe - Katharine Hepburn
    Breakin' - Beat Street
    George Harrison - John Lennon