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View Poll Results: Brooklyn vs. Philadelphia
Brooklyn 96 52.17%
Philadelphia 88 47.83%
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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January:
Brooklyn - 40/27
Philadelphia - 40/26

July:
Brooklyn - 85/69
Philadelphia - 87/69

Monthly Averages for Brooklyn, NY

Monthly Averages for Philadelphia, PA

I don't see a big difference, they have the same climate.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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the farther in-land u go the cooler it gets. That is why NYC night time temp will be slightly warmer than philly's.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: The Present
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Ok Om (stole your criteria and idea) - Here is one that might be interesting
My criteria:

- Nightlife - Brooklyn, I love for the party to start at 2 am, I don't want to be heading home at that time lol
- Diversity (economy) - a bit of a tie here
- Diversity (culture/people) - Brooklyn
- Languages spoken - Brooklyn
- Education - Philadelphia, UPenn, Drexler, Temple all contribute so much to Philly and even some of the local schools like Chestnut Hill College
- Lifestyle - Brooklyn although the lower cost of living in philly is great, your salary can go a longer way down there depending on how much you make. I also think this depends on where you live, Living in Fort Greene is alot different than living in Mill Basin. The same goes for Philly, its alot different living in southwest cc than it is in mayfair.
- Friendly people - Brooklyn
- Climate - I don't know some days i'm in Philly and it feels a lot hotter than when I leave NY. Probably has to do with Philly being inland.
- Medicine (Hospitals, clinics, health related things) - Philadelphia, UPenn has ALOT to do with this one.
- Natural scenery - Philadelphia, fairmount park is huge, it's a huge oasis
- Shopping - Brooklyn by far, so many options here
- Economy overall - Philly, but if your talking about NYC as a whole its no question withh that.
- Population city proper - Brooklyn
- Benefits from location - Brooklyn
- Public Transportation - Brooklyn by far! I always thought it'd be great if the city hall station in Philly could have some type of interchange, easier transfers like Atlantic/Pacific
- Airports - Phila wins this one obviously, but from BK you have an advantage of going to 3 major local airports
- Skyline - Philadelphia
- Vibrancy of downtown - Brooklyn
- Museums - Philadelphia, BK has some great museums but the historical factor puts Philly above with this one
- Theater, Music, & Arts scene - Brooklyn (i'm a working musician in NY, I know this but Philly is no slouch at all when it comes to the live music scene)
- History - Philadelphia, no question here
- Parks - a tie, Fairmount Park is incredible, but with BK you have the Promenade, Prospect Park, and so much more that even things out
- Food - NY, I don't like calling my heroes hoagies lol
- Anything else you can come up with to compare these two cities.

Be civil, try not to bash, and be respectful of others's opinions.

And please, try to properly give reasoning why you picked a certain place and at least attempt to follow the criteria.

And yes, we just comparing the city, not the entire metropolitan area as well.

Be creative.
although i'm a bit bias here
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Originally Posted by Infamous92 View Post
January:
Brooklyn - 40/27
Philadelphia - 40/26

July:
Brooklyn - 85/69
Philadelphia - 87/69

Monthly Averages for Brooklyn, NY

Monthly Averages for Philadelphia, PA

I don't see a big difference, they have the same climate.

My exact words were:

"Philadelphia would be a bit warmer . . . Brooklyn likely has cooler summers".

And according to the Weather Channel, Philly is warmer by 2-4 degrees; that would be a "bit warmer"
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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Brooklyn against the entire Philly metro?
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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My exact words were:

"Philadelphia would be a bit warmer . . . Brooklyn likely has cooler summers".

And according to the Weather Channel, Philly is warmer by 2-4 degrees; that would be a "bit warmer"
What?

The Weather Channel uses JFK (which is surrounded by water on 3 sides) for that whole area since it's a major landmark, it doesn't really reflect nearby areas. I used to live within half a mile of JFK and sometimes it's a major difference if you're north or south of the airport (upper-70's vs low-90's).

And according to MSN Philly is 0-2 degrees warmer, that would be indistinguishable.

But whatever this isn't all about weather.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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What?

The Weather Channel uses JFK (which is surrounded by water on 3 sides) for that whole area since it's a major landmark, it doesn't really reflect nearby areas. I used to live within half a mile of JFK and sometimes it's a major difference if you're north or south of the airport (upper-70's vs low-90's).

And according to MSN Philly is 0-2 degrees warmer, that would be indistinguishable.

But whatever this isn't all about weather.
It all depends on exactly where the weather station is located. I visited NYC for the first time several weeks ago and tried to see as much as possible in 4 days. It was very hot that long weekend but when we went to Coney Island in Brooklyn it was noticably cooler. We even took the train out to Rockaway Beach [I think part of Queens] and it was almost comfortable there compared to the Bronx where I stayed with relatives. In LA there often is a huge difference in temperature between the beach and downtown. Brooklyn is surrounded by water and on the Altantic ocean. Philadelphia is inland from the ocean and aside from the Delaware River is not influenced by water.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Philadelphia because of it's walkable and geographically compact center city.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Brooklyn against the entire Philly metro?
The opening post stated....Brooklyn versus the CITY of Philadelphia...NOT the Metro. .
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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Originally Posted by PITTSTON2SARASOTA;
The opening post stated....Brooklyn versus the CITY of Philadelphia...NOT the Metro. .
Thanks for clarifying but still a silly comparison. Wouldn't you agree that Philly deserves the nod?
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