Well, I’ve recently returned from a quick trip to the OTHER Manhattan, the Big Apple, NYC. As I was there, I found myself comparing things between the two “Manhattans”. Although I loved NYC, I think overall MY Manhattan, Manhattan Beach, has it “all going on” over its larger sister city.
Take parks, for example. Central Park is obviously awesome, providing an urban oasis for city dwellers, giving them a place to relax in the outdoors, walk among beautiful tree lined paths, and have a picnic! Well, in Manhattan Beach, we have the same type of resource, just smaller scaled for our much smaller Manhattan. Pollywog Park is a wonderful place, with picnic spots, a path (including a small walk through a natural plants garden), exercise places, kids play equipment, etc.
Our restaurant scene is of course smaller than the Big Apple’s, but no less interesting. With many styles of restaurant to choose from, including old favorites such as “El BJ’s” (El Burrito Jr), the Kettle, and Mama D’s to the latest hip and trendy restaurants such as MB Post, Rock’n’Fish, and Mangia, Manhattan Beach has something for every price point and every cuisine. And there is of course the nearby restaurants in El Segundo and Hermosa Beach too … no need to starve here!
Manhattan may have more famous buildings, but who doesn’t like walking along The Strand and thinking what it would be like to live in those fabulous homes? Our weather is much better too — damn near perfect, I think!
All in all, I came home thoroughly enjoying my stay, but glad I live in MY Manhattan, Manhattan Beach. What do you think are some of the comparisons of these two that should be made?