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View Poll Results: Is Philly the new 6th (NYC) borough?
Yes 3 3.45%
No 62 71.26%
No (But many similarites and relative proximity) 22 25.29%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-13-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: The City
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There have been numerous links on the Philly Forum and even articles referencing it.

But really does anyone think Philly is becoming a 6th Borough of NYC?

Is Philly The "6th" Borough?
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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But really does anyone think Philly is becoming a 6th Borough of NYC?
I most certainly hope not. But again, there are only two real differences between NYC and Philly. First, everybody in the former has a cell phone and a cup of coffee while walking. Second, Philadelphians are rude and New Yorkers are not. New Yorkers are incapable of rudeness because in order to be rude, you have to acknowledge that a person actually exists. Those, my friends, are the fundamental differences between NYC and Philadelphia.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: East Passyunk
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I would vote "no" for now. If the high-speed rail connects NYC and Philly, it might be. I would argue that in that case, Philly would be the 6th borough just as George Martin was the 5th Beatle.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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No, mostly because I find the whole idea of the "Sixth Borough" to be a bunch of nonsense. Also when it is brought up it is usually far from the only two places that could legitimately call themselves that: Northern New Jersey or Long Island. Hell, I'd go along with Connecticut being be called the 6th Borough sooner than Philly or any other place.

Besides, Philly's culture is strong enough and too old and storied to be tied up with another city.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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I thought that title was often given to Hudson County NJ- I hate that term, but it's what I've heard on both sides of the river.

Philly is a complete individual. It has richer history than the majority of American cities- It's just too great of a place to be considered "a borough"
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Columbia Heights, D.C.
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Yonkers maybe.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I thought that title was often given to Hudson County NJ- I hate that term, but it's what I've heard on both sides of the river.
I've NEVER heard someone born & raised in New Jersey call it the "6th borough". NY'ers & out of towners who have moved to Hoboken, Jersey City, ect are the ones attempting to brand it that way.
If anything, NJ tries harder than Long Island, Westchester, Southern Connecticut to establish itself as a separate entity.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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No.. I consider North Jersey the 6th borough. I also think this thread's a big slap in the face to Philadelphians.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: The City
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No.. I consider North Jersey the 6th borough. I also think this thread's a big slap in the face to Philadelphians.
I agree, and based on the results is a slam dunk. It was dubbed so by the NY Times, while I love NY, Phildelphia is it's own place and obviously stand firmly on it's own. I while see the connection to NYC and both are very close to being in the same US Census CSA they are their own places and will never be the same
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Uhh...NO!
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