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Old 06-03-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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Damn, it looks like I missed some fun the past couple days. There might be 20-25 Philadelphians that think our city is "cooler" than NYC, SF, etc and for some reason they all have an account of C-D ha. Not that it isnt a great city, but it doesnt need to be hyped up so much, better just to relax in the background. Great place to live when you are young though..


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Old 06-04-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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I feel like posters from Philly constantly try to convince everyone why Philly is underrated and it's not only this forum. Another forum I frequent had a massive thread about Philly also.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:07 PM
 
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Philadelphia is cooler than NYC in that it somewhat resembles Brooklyn in the 1990's. There's a lot of young people because the cost of living in Philly is half that of NYC. There's a strong DIY presence there (a lot of makeshift event spaces in people's living rooms, studios, coffee shops, etc)--the kind of stuff NYC used to have. Then there's the whole biking culture thing there (look up the midnight pretzel ride). Outside of Center City, there are still a lot of old ethnic enclaves left, especially in the Northeast.

Philly is also an edgy and segregated place. SEPTA's subways remind me of riding the old NYC subways. Ride the entire El or the BSL (i.e. not just through the yuppie areas) and I guarantee you will hear conversations about so-and-so getting shot or so-and-so just getting out of rehab. Speaking of which, I don't think I've seen more junkies milling about in any other major East Coast city. Parts of Kensington are pretty surreal. I think there are about as many murders in Philadelphia as there in NYC, even though it's much smaller.

The boosters on CD aside, I find Philadelphians to be generally low key about their city. No one moves to Philly for the sole purpose of being "cool" or "hip" like many do in NYC and LA. Some of the older posters will remember a time when Brooklyn was like this. This is not to say that Philadelphia is the next Brooklyn or anything, but it's certainly the vibe one gets there. The good and the bad.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I feel like posters from Philly constantly try to convince everyone why Philly is underrated and it's not only this forum. Another forum I frequent had a massive thread about Philly also.
I think its underatted more so now than in the past.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: New London
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Since when is Boston a standard in what is hip or cool?

OP's thread title is hilarious.

Should read SF, NY, LA, Chicago, Seattle, etc
Well someone's obviously very misinformed.

(And p.s. it's not the OP)
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:29 PM
 
Location: kansas city
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Its barley 2015, how is it already the coolest ? We still have have six months to go.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Nah, even Pitt on the other side of the state is considered more hip than Philly. Not bashing it, I like the town for a lot of reasons, one of which is that you can't be as much of a trust fund crybaby there vs Austin, Brooklyn (now Queens), Portland, etc. It's a big, historic, gritty blue collar town. It's not a trend-setting hipster arts mecca, however, not even close.
This girl moved to Philadelphia to "yarn bomb." Apparently, yarn bombing is sort of like TP-ing only you bomb icons like the Rocky Statue with colorful knitted yarn patterns. Does this count?


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