These two major bastions of Western civilization finally go head to head. Both of them financial centers, diverse melting pots and world commerce leaders. But which is the most fun city, the one least likely to bore you to tears with finger sandwiches and 0-0 soccer games? This article will determine this once and for all, but we think you know the answer.
Tea Time vs. Happy Hour
Four o’clock tea and cucumber sammies? Forget that. It’s time for beer, liquor and something deep-fried. Nothing in moderation for America’s greatest city. NYC
Basketball vs. “Football”
The city game, as immortalized by Reed, Bradley, Walt Clyde, Ewing and Starks, is far superior to anything dreamt up by David Beckham. No hands equals no fun. Why would you watch a bunch of gelled-up club kids run around for two hours when you could watch magnificent athletes pull off acrobatic dunks and, you know, actually score from time to time? NYC
It’s Not Called The Wolf of Downing Street
As far as amoral, money-amassing crooks and their potential Hollywood juice go, New York’s financial sector is far superior. London needed to colonize nearly half the globe to raise the kind of fortune that a typical outlaw trader makes in a year. You don’t see the Marty Scorsese jumping across the pond to film the London Whale. NYC.
All The City’s A Stage
New York may have the most theaters, with 420 to London’s 214, but London has, uh, William freaking Shakespeare. It’s not even a contest. Unless you consider the fact that the Bard’s show tune game was weak, so he never really had the soundtrack success that Rodgers and Hammerstein or Gershwin or Andrew Lloyd Webber had… who am I kidding? It’s William freaking Shakespeare. London.
Still, that is 3 to 1 for NYC.
U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A!