I've lived and worked in New York so I know how it is. I want to probably live and work in one or all of the other three at some point so, for comparison purposes against New York, what are we talking - hotter? Mory muggy? More crowded? Less tolerable? Trashier? More miserable? More gold digging women? More booze, more bullshit..... and buttfucking? I think it was July in NY a heat wave hit, I was hanging out about church area by the path train entrance - shit was like 98 degrees. I was melting. Inner city, lots of people etc - not the cooling effect of the ocean - it wasn't "dry" heat - I was leaking, basically covered in perspiration. Climate is obviously a big consideration. Night life in NY BLEW; there was a nice bar around the corner called - Joshua Tree or something? Couple cool spots but for the "biggest baddest" city on earth, nightlife was a SERIOUS let down. Went to "Crow Bar" one night, which was garbage. One of my maties at the type hooked up with some bipolar chinese woman who danced like she suffered from profound muscle spasms. After that we weren't even tempted by the Copa-cabana. But I was young and skinny and pretty much shockingly naive around women then. Now I'm a daddy and ready for the nastiest skanks any urban subculture can throw at me. Nightlife in those cities vs NY? And generally quality of life, commuting to work (a big one), and general atmosphere (Miami has reputation of nasty ass playboys paradise - love that. NY was a corporate nightmare).