That LA vs. New York conversation. You’ve had it about as many times as people lamenting the differences between iPhones and Blackberries. The weather comes up in excess, as does “I don’t know… the energy, man.” Each coast pulls us towards it with some absurd promise of better. The grass is always greener, or the concrete’s always grayer. Whatever. Just be happy where you are is the lesson here. Or, better yet, just be bicoastal. Photographer Eric Chakeen drags us from the filthy sidewalks of New York to the sun-soaked rooms of LA.