Tania Strauss and Lila Nordstrom are Los Angeles-based freelance writers. Both were born and raised in Manhattan, where they attended Stuyvesant High School. Although they did not know each other at the time, they connected several years later in L.A. after being set up on a blind “friend date” by their parents. They both insist that everything is better in New York, but somehow can’t get it together to move back. Yet.