Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Why Everyone Should Move to NYC- Thrillist

Why everyone should move to NYC: a state-by-state guide 

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Lots of people move to NYC every single day (because we're the best at most things), but still lots of other people don't (because they're dumb). Well, consider forwarding this to all of your compadres who are the latter: our state-by-state guide to why everyone should move to NYC.


Flickr/ Matt Reinbold

Alabama

Because Justin Tuck (b. Kellyton, Alabama) did it, and we all know how that worked out.
 

Alaska

Because our winters are slightly less brutal.
 

Arizona

Because there are no poisonous scorpions in NYC. Repeat, ZERO poisonous scorpions.
 

Arkansas

Because you miss Bill Clinton? Come to his office in Harlem.
 

California

Because you're actually a serious person with ambition.
Flickr/Brandon Leon

Colorado

Because you miss the days when buying pot had a little bit of mystery and danger.
 

Connecticut

We have gin & tonics here, too. Hell, we have a couple distilleries making the stuff. And you can always live in Murray Hill and pick up sailing if you get homesick
 

Delaware

Because this.
 

Florida

We won't be as hot as Florida in the summer 'til 2100. You could have many years of slightly less humid summers in your future.
 

Georgia

Because you're tired of having allergies all the time and eating nothing but Waffle House. Have you seen some of our waffles?
Twitter/Chris DiScipio

Hawaii

As far as we know the only volcanoes we have here are in our Tiki drinks, and you can surf in the Rockaways. Also check out our spam scene -- not too shabby.
 

Idaho

Because New York City has never once been confused with Iowa.
 

Illinois

Because your pizza is ridiculous. Just come and try ours, just for like a week.
 

Indiana

Because we've still got a Manning.
 

Iowa

Because you might enjoy having a rooting interest in a pro sports team. We have SO MANY.


Flickr/j.c. winkler

Kansas

Because you're tired of your most famous city being in Missouri.
 

Kentucky

We have excellent fried chicken here, no need to stick with Kentucky's your whole life.
 

Louisiana

Because alligators are terrifying -- you're fine here as long as you don't go in the sewers.
 

Maine

Because we've pretty much taken all of your lobster and put it into our rolls already anyway. Plus, it's too cold there.
 

Maryland

You can talk lax with all the people who've already moved here from Long Island.
Flickr/reeb0k2008

Massachusetts

Because you want to move to a place where everyone doesn't wear backwards Sox hats and sweatpants/mesh shorts to bars.
 

Michigan

Because your life doesn't begin and end with college football.
 

Minnesota

Because more people actually dress and act like Prince here.
 

Mississippi

Look, we're gonna level with you -- most of the stuff in here is a joke and lighthearted, but seriously, move. Do it now.
 

Missouri

Because you're never sure if you're in the Southeast or the Southwest, and you secretly hate Nelly.
Flickr/benketaro

Montana

Because you enjoy having people around you.
 

Nebraska

Because you like the sound of Kroy Wen.
 

Nevada

Because you'd like to work somewhere other than a casino or a strip club.
 

New Hampshire

Because our state highway signs aren't permanently stuck with the image of a toppled rock formation. Also, nothing here has a nickname rooted in the word "trash".
 

New Jersey

Because then you can live in a place you aren't constantly defending as "not as bad as everyone says".


Flickr/Craig Dietrich

New Mexico

Because we have less meth.
 

North Carolina

Because you want to turn the tables on NYers moving to Asheville for the beer scene.
 

North Dakota

Because rent is getting too expensive for you there.
 

Ohio

Because you're still mad at LeBron.
 

Oklahoma

Because you want to go to the city that put Oklahoma on the map with its excellent broadway show.
Flickr/Kate Hopkins

Oregon

Because you want something less hipstery but still preeeeeeetty hipstery.
 

Pennsylvania

Because you prefer a bodega bacon, egg, and cheese to scrapple.
 

Rhode Island

Because we actually live on an island.
 

South Carolina

Because you're just not that into seersucker.
 

South Dakota

Because Mount Rushmore is cool, but not, like, "I want to live here forever" cool.
Flickr/erocka

Tennessee

Because enough already with the country music.
 

Texas

It's the only place where people are almost as arrogant as you are. You'll fit right in.
 

Utah

Because you want to move to a state that isn't named after a Keanu Reeves character.
 

Vermont

Because you prefer NY cheddar.
 

Virginia

Because we have last call at 4am and you guys are pretty much not allowed to drink after sunset.


Flickr/Tim (Timothy) Pearce

Washington

Because you're getting tired of having a consistently successful football team. More ups and downs, please!
 

West Virginia

Because you've never had a quality bagel, ever.
 

Wisconsin

It totally worked out for Brett Favre, right?
 

Wyoming

Because you're tired of being last in lists of states.

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