Biggest cultural differences between Durham and New York City: One cool thing about New York is the public transportation. A lot of people hate on it, but I’m from LA, and we have really bad traffic. So, the fact that I was able to get around wherever I wanted without a car or an Uber was pretty cool. Also, New Yorkers are aggressive, so it’s like “eat or be eaten.” I feel like people in Durham are more friendly. People in the South are more inclined to smile. Durham just feels more regional and local to me with the farmer’s markets and the local businesses whereas in New York, everything’s just really big, and a lot of the local businesses there thrive because of the sheer volume of people. A business can be “local” in New York, but that doesn’t mean it’s small or doesn’t make a lot of money by any means.