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Video: Understanding Los Angeles Through New York Eyes

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It's a truism that visiting New Yorkers will try to understand Los Angeles by matching up their familiar NYC hoods with L.A. ones. However, in the newest installment of the web series, Big City, two roommates argue this same question—and we have to admit it's pretty funny.

They compare some of our major hipster hoods, Los Feliz and Silver Lake, to theirs: Williamsburg and Bushwick. New Yorkers have been complaining about gentrification in Bushwick, but rent prices have been up for sometime in Silver Lake. So maybe comparisons to Echo Park and Highland Park may be more apt.

Times Square gets compared to our Hollywood and Highland because the two areas have the same number of Ripley's Believe it or Not and Madame Tussauds attractions. We have to say that it's kind of mini-me version of the insanity that takes place in Times Square. On the other hand, we do have the similarly creepy Elmo and Cookie Monster furries walking around snapping photos with tourists. So we'll take it.

The video mentions how the Rockaways in New York is like Malibu "but sadder." Hipsters have been trekking over to the Rockaways in the past couple of years and the New York Times says they tried to change the "once-neglected beach community into an anti-Hamptons." We haven't quite seen hipsters in cut-off jean shorts flood the beaches of ritzy Malibu, but then again Malibu residents make it hard for just about any outsiders to flood the beaches.

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