I’ve always said that NYC is more fun and better to visit than it is to live there. And Los Angeles is the opposite - it’s better to live there than it is to visit.
NYC was a bit like a passionate but unhealthy relationship living there. Very love-hate. Highs and lows. I live close enough now that I can take the train in for the day and that’s the best.
(Well, not (covid) now, now. The NYers are escaping to my place away from there now. ,)