A Transplant’s Guide to Los Angeles

los angeles freewayAdvice columnist Michael Kostroff, a native New Yorker who has lived in Los Angeles, goes toe-to-toe with fellow columnist Jackie Apodaca, an Angeleno who has lived in New York, on some of the stranger cultural quirks of each town. For Apodaca’s perspective, see the Welcome to New York spotlight.

Okay, New Yorkers, shut the door, pull up a chair, and let’s talk. So you’ve decided to move to L.A., huh? Okay. I get it. It could be a good career move. And sure, there are lots of great things to be said for the lifestyle (at the moment, I’m back in town with “Les Misérables,” and we’re loving it). But speaking as a native New Yorker who lived in L.A. for 20 years, I think it’s only fair to warn you: L.A. is weird, especially to New Yorkers.

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