Monday, March 19th, 2007

London vs. New York


A big part of being a word-class city is measuring your cosmopolitan genitalia against other world-class cities. So it goes with New York, which is currently feeling the heat from London, where plenty of financial services are moving to and cultural street cred is building (and let’s not forget the greatest television show ever made originates from there.)

Personally, I think most of these comparisons are an interesting but ultimately pointless exercise in vanity, though it’s fun to see cities lower down the totem pole (like my current hometown) proclaim themselves to be in the big leagues.
Of course, everyone knows the only true high-end town is Edmonton. Heh.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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