Yes the argument is old. Which city is better NY or LA? Most actors flock to LA to get their big break while theater buffs make New York City their homebase. I choose New York. Even though the winters are artic and the people can be rude I think that NYC offers more free cultural events, more opportunities for performers, and a great affordable public transportation system. LA Traffic is legendary. Sitting behind a sea of red lights is more than I can stomach. I like LA also, but NYC has character. On my subway commutes there’s more entertainment than I ever dreamed off. I love NEW YORK. Put it on my tombstone.