It was the most beautiful place I’d ever been in my life. Girls and beer. Cars, girls, surfing, beer, nothing else matters here. I live for cars and girls… woohoo…hot cars and girls."
Beer, girls - these are things that can be found most everywhere in America.
Surfing - you wouldn't necessarily think of New York as a surfer's paradise, I don't think.
And then, perhaps most mystifyingly, cars. One thing about New York, it's not a great place to drive. Or to own a car. The few friends in NYC we knew who had one were always having to get up early to move their car to the other side of the street, on account of alternate-day parking rules, to do with street sweepers I think. It's a pedestrian city, a public transport city.
I think he must have intended to move to LA and gone astray.