A California versus New York Comparison…

Things Southern California SIPA students notice right away…

1. The weather difference!  Anyone who grew up in Southern California will notice when the temperature drops below 55 degrees…In California, we call it the “arctic chill”

Arctic Chill:

This year the east coast experienced the POLAR VORTEX.

Polar Vortex in NYC:

2. the importance of a coat!

3. And Boots…

4. In N Out v. Shake Shack

   

Anyone who grew up in California will notice the food choices aren’t exactly the same…changing In-N-Out for a New York favorite the “Shake Shack”.

 

5. palm trees v. skyscrapers

 

Where’s the sun? Although New York is a great city, you’ll still have Californians asking for the sun…and warmer weather!

6. MTA v. Owning a Car

 

New Yorkers give subway directions like Californians give highway directions: Take the B to the A to the 1.

 

7. Jaywalking? NYC, LA

 

And – you’ll still find some Californians in NYC waiting for the street lights to turn green because jaywalking is not permitted in California.

 

8. Both Los Angeles and New York have elected SIPA Alumni as their Mayors

 

Anyway you decide to spin it – If you find yourself in New York, enjoy your time here!  It is the city of many opportunities and promise.

Good luck with Admission Decisions!

a humorous post submitted by Eder Gaona-Macedo, MPA 2014

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