9. They are in different states
New York City is in New York State. L.A. is in California.
8. They are on different coasts
New York is on the east coast of the United States of America. L.A. is on the west coast.
7. Their spelling is different
New York is spelled N-e-w Y-o-r-k. L.A. is spelled L-A.
6. They have different populations
New York has 8,274,587 people. L.A. has 3,849,378 people.
5. Not only are the numerical populations different, but the people are different, too
Not one of the 8,274,587 million people who lives in New York is also one of the 3,849,378 people who live in L.A. That is to say, there is no overlap between these groups of people (at least for census purposes).
4. Given only their name, their statuses as geographical entities are somewhat different
"New York" may refer to either the city or the state. "Los Angeles" must only refer to the city.
3. Not only are they on different coasts, but they are also on different latitudes
New York is at 40 latitudinal degrees North of the equator. Los Angeles is only at 33 latitudinal degrees North (of the equator).
2. The roots of their names are in different languages
"New York" an English name. "Los Angeles" is a Spanish name.
1. Their names mean different things
"New York" means "New York." "Los Angeles" means "Los Angeles."