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    London or New York

    Which one would you choose and why?

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    For what?

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    I'd choose New York, but I'm so pissed I can barely type

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    Lived in both places for 10 years or so but not recently.
    NYC prior to 911 would be my pick. Otherwise London.
    I haven't been to either in a while and places change (and so do we)

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    Formerly I preferred NYC, but the stories I am hearing recently make me wonder. It does seem that Manhattan (at least) has peaked, and is in serial decline.

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    Greenwich Village (my older brother has a part-owned place there) for its individuality, then Battery Park . . . aside from that several areas of Brooklyn are nice.

    London? That'd be my choice, but you're English and a travelling type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Formerly I preferred NYC, but the stories I am hearing recently make me wonder. It does seem that Manhattan (at least) has peaked, and is in serial decline.
    Yeah. But there's some stories about London too these days. Last I was in NY was 2012.

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    ^ Going to elaborate? What stories?

    London for me, I used to live there and know it better than NY. That's important at my age. Perhaps if I was younger then NY might get another chance

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    ...both options are crowded and very expensive...why bother?...

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    ^ Very true, but they were the only two options in the question.
    I am very happy now up in Isaan and wouldn't swap it at this moment in time for either.
    My family might disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...both options are crowded and very expensive...why bother?...
    Because they're both brilliant cities and many people would think of them as the 2 best in the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Greenwich Village (my older brother has a part-owned place there) for its individuality, then Battery Park . . . aside from that several areas of Brooklyn are nice.

    London? That'd be my choice, but you're English and a travelling type.
    Good point. Maybe I just prefer NY cos it has the travel element- somewhere "exotic."

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    Neither. Not a chance. No way. I can think of dozens of far, far better options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Neither. Not a chance. No way. I can think of dozens of far, far better options.
    Go on then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Neither. Not a chance. No way. I can think of dozens of far, far better options.
    As can I especially if one can live in a non English speaking city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    As can I especially if one can live in a non English speaking city.
    As above, I'm all ears.

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    So many. 3 I have lived in. Florence, Barcelona, Osaka.

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    Of the two, London has a slight edge as my spoken Urdu if better than my grasp of Ebonics.

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    ...and 3 more: San Diego, Cordoba, Istanbul...

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    Port Louis; Delhi.

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    Sydney.


    Milan.


    Chiang Mai.

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    Loads of Delhis in New York I'm told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Sydney.


    Milan.


    Chiang Mai.
    I'm sorry Eddie, but Milan is terrible and Chiang Mai is a village where Cy lives.

    Good shouts above for Barcelona and Istanbul though.

    Osaka was a bit meh for me. It's gotta be Tokyo if you're living in Japan, surely?

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    Currently living in Chiang Mai and previously lived in London - anyone who thinks CM is better must either be insane or senile, or possibly both. And Delhi? Really?

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    London, for a two-month holiday. New York, depending on what's on at the Metropolitan Opera House.

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