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View Poll Results: Which is more urban- Bos vs. Philly?
Boston 29 34.52%
Philly 37 44.05%
tied 18 21.43%
Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-25-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I have a tough time with this. Philly has more of a "big city" feel. But, Boston has the super dense apt. neighborhoods like the North End, Fenway, etc.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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Boston. Philadelphia is rundown and depopulated.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Boston. Philadelphia is rundown and depopulated.

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Old 10-26-2010, 02:32 AM
 
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-Boston is a great example of urbanity at its finest.
-Philly is a great example of urbanity at its finest and at its worst (crime/decay/blight/etc).

thus, i feel compelled to vote for Philly on account of it epitomzing urbanity in all of its forms--not just the positive ones. this is not to say that Boston doesn't have crime or decaying, abandonded buildings--but compared to Philly, these problems are MUCH less pronounced.

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Old 10-26-2010, 02:45 AM
 
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-Boston is a great example of urbanity at its finest.
-Philly is a great example of urbanity at its finest and at its worst (crime/decay/blight/etc).

thus, i feel compelled to vote for Philly on account of it epitomzing urbanity in all of its forms--not just the positive ones. this is not to say that Boston doesn't have crime or decaying, abandonded buildings--but compared to Philly, these problems are MUCH less pronounced.
By that standard you could say Philly is more urban than NYC.
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:51 AM
 
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By that standard you could say Philly is more urban than NYC.

ehh..not necessarily, because what I said about philly would simply apply even more strongly to the BX and BK; these two places pretty much are the standard I was using lol.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:16 AM
 
Location: The City
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Similar to my feeling on the Philly vs Chciago - I think pretty much a tie but since Philly is the larger urban place - the greater amount of urbanity gives the edge to Philly
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Both are amazing Northeast urban cities. I would say they are a tie with Philly having a slight edge because of size.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:04 AM
 
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Philadelphia, has quite a bit more of it.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: São Paulo
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Just like the Chicago-Philadelphia comparison, I don't think you can really put one over the other. When I went to Philly, all I could think of was "wow, this is just like Boston but on a grid". The look and feel of the two cities are very similar.

I agree that Philadelphia's urbanity does cover a bit more land than Boston.
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