Originally Posted by jet
I don't know man I didn't see a lot of these so called cool people in NY and I was all over the place.
There are definitely well dressed people in NYC, but definitely, there are, at least ime, and I have spent a lot of time in both cities, a lot more genuinely cool people in LA. NYC people are too intense to be really "cool", at least the way this Gen-Xer understands it. I think that part of this has to do with the overall lower cost of living in LA. You can get housing for very reasonable rates. And yeah, you'll probably not be in the middle of a cool area, but it's LA - people are used to driving 40 minutes to get anywhere anyway, and the likelihood is that there will be *something* cool close to where you live. In NYC, if you live on Staten Island or Queens, you may as well be dead. So, it's easier, to some degree, to not have to worry about making it.
For me, if you are cool, you have to have the ability to say "You know what? Fuck it." I haven't seen that from too many NYCers, who always seem on the go and hustling. On the other hand, I know so many people who live in LA who are moderately successful at something random, and spend the rest of their time doing very random, interesting things, like being an amateur mathematician, or doing a doctorate in planetary sciences at Caltech (both real examples), just because these seem like interesting things to do. In NYC, everyone is trying to figure out an angle. In LA, people understand that something is doing something because "it seems like an interesting subject." Of course, this is an overgeneralization, but I've found it to be true, for a lot of people.
But I digress. Please, continue to bicker.