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Lonely Planet's Bi-Coastal Battle: Los Angeles vs New York City

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Lonely Planet is once again poking the bear of bi-coastal rivalry for the purposes of a poll. The travel guide gurus initially courted controversy in January by starting an SF vs NYC match up, and while SFist noted that "comparing San Francisco to New York City is like comparing chocolate to peanut butter (or something like that)," the silliness of the battle didn't stop the city from clicking, commenting and competing bravely. Verdict: NYC had their tushies handed to them on a cable car.

For this reason, New York, while seemingly unfazed in that brilliantly dismissive New York way, is in fact, no longer messing around. As we speak the east coasters are humiliating Los Angeles for all the internet to see on the Lonely Planet website. Gothamist, our beloved parent, is helping lead the charge in the above mentioned fashion with their Blah Blah NYC vs. LA Blah Blah Blah can't-be-bothered-but-really-we're-out-to-destroy-them-because-SF-smoked-us call to arms.

Be true to your school. The Hollywood Bowl beats Radio City. Sriracha is waaay better than pickles. And everybody knows that Bergdorf Goodman stopped being fun when Liza Minnelli stopped shoplifting there. VOTE now.