Which city would survive the apocalypse: New York or LA?
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Which city would survive the apocalypse: New York or LA?

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New York and Los Angeles are America's most populous metropolises, and Vulture wanted to know: which city would survive the apocalypse? They interviewed celebrities about which city would best handle nuclear war or zombie invasions. Angelenos can barely deal with a 60 degree day—but they've got acres of weed and could grow their own food. New Yorkers have survived terrorist attacks, hurricanes, and the smell of Manhattan in August. Who would survive? 🗽🌅

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#NewYorkWillSurvive
69.6%
#LAWillSurvive
30.4%

Celebs weigh in on which city would make it in a future dystopia. On one hand, Natalie Zea points out that Angelenos can go a really long time without eating. But Lena Waithe argues they would just "lay down and die" (while putting in a good word for Chicagoans). Paul Reiser, Common, Danny DeVito, and the cast of "Search Party" break down who will survive.

People make fun of New Yorkers for not being able to drive, but when the shit rains down and the petrol runs out, all that walking is gonna come in handy. They have to cope with bedbugs, hurricanes, roaches, dog-sized rats, garbage all over the streets, living in tiny spaces with no windows or kitchens—they've got this.

Angelenos cope with earthquakes, mudslides, and out-of-control wildfires on the regular. Plus their insane workout regimens may prepare them well for fleeing zombies—it's about time all those CrossFit classes got put to good use. They'd have medicinal marijuana when all the other drugs run out. And if you have to survive an apocalypse, why not do it stoned while in nice weather?

Sorry, New Yorkers: an actual survey shows that if the apocalypse comes, your population density will be the death of all of you. You know how everyone complains about how LA is too spread out? Turns out that will be a positive when the superflu arrives!

The results of the study were compiled into a Zombie Apocalypse Index, or as Careerbuilder calls it, "a totally necessary and 100% practical survey of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas most equipped to survive an actual night (or day) of the living dead." 
53 of the largest cities in America were ranked based on occupational skills and industry characteristics found by Economic Modeling Specialists International or EMSI. The factors considered were ability to defend against a virus, ability to contain a virus, ability to find a cure, and ability to outlast an epidemic with an ample food supply. Unfortunately, NYC landed dead last. The category that hurt the Big Apple most was ability to contain a virus. That's because there are fewer engineers and construction workers in New York than other cities, and of course, it has an extremely high population density.

Come on, LA. You treat a light spring rain like it's the actual apocalypse. If you can't tolerate gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, or nightshade vegetables, dystopias are not for you.

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