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What's Your Neighborhood's NYC Doppelgänger?

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Via Gawker, we find Homethinking who has launched a nifty tool comparing neighborhoods in one city to another city. It's fun, but beware: their methodology is not income based ('cause rent is just a tad higher on Manhattan), but rather demographics such as "age, marital status, whether the household has kids or not and the frequency of arts and culture activities," as they explain. It's a start...

Check out the full lists comparing LA to NYC, LA to Chicago and LA to San Francisco. There are plenty of more comparisons to do--Akron, Ohio anyone?--and even smaller cities in the area such as Santa Barbara, Pasadena and Anaheim.