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Old 01-01-2016, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The phrase I heard was you Philly, Pittsburgh and Pennsyltucky in the middle.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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As was already noted, Pittsburgh has much different topography than Philadelphia due to the former's location in the Appalachians (or more accurately, Allegheny Plateau). Pittsburgh is also much, much smaller than Philadelphia. I remember the first time I ever went to Pittsburgh as a teenager, I said to my father "where's the rest of the city?"; Philadelphia and to a lesser degree New York were my frame of reference as "large" cities. Related to that, the transit system, both rail and bus, is not nearly as extensive in the Pittsburgh area as it is in the Philadelphia area.

One other difference between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh is Philadelphia generally has a greater amount of rougher areas in the city limits (though Pittsburgh has its fair share of rougher areas too). However, IMO the suburban areas, especially the older suburban towns, in the Philadelphia area generally are much, much nicer than the suburban towns in the Pittsburgh area. As a frame of reference, MANY of the towns in the greater Pittsburgh area resemble Coatesville, one of the less appealing towns (IMO) in the greater Philadelphia area. (There are a few exceptions of course; Greensburg as an example is a nice town close to Pittsburgh.)
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:24 AM
 
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Moved from they Philadelphia forum because I cannot stand to read Pittsburgh on one side, "Philadelphia on the other with Pennsyltucky in between", ONE MORE TIME!
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Moved from they Philadelphia forum because I cannot stand to read Pittsburgh on one side, "Philadelphia on the other with Pennsyltucky in between", ONE MORE TIME!
"Philadelphia in the east, Pittsburgh in the west and Alabama in the middle." Doesn't matter where you move it to
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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TPP trade deal pits Pittsburgh against Philadelphia | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Opposite sides of the state and seeking two different things.

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WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh manufactures the products. Philadelphia ships them around the world.
One city stands to gain from expanding trade into the Pacific Rim while the other has much to lose, their mayors say.
That’s why Philadelphia’s outgoing mayor, Michael Nutter, has been helping the White House stump for the Trans-Pacific Partnership while Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto stands opposed.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Pittsburgh has improved substantially from previous decades, mainly due to a shift in the type of economy, as well as quality investment in the city. However, the city is not seeing the population growth to keep the momentum going.

Census estimate shows Pittsburgh population decreasing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia is the stronger city, experiencing, both economic and population growth.

http://6abc.com/business/new-report-...oming-/690329/
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia - some beautiful photos

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Old 01-04-2016, 06:21 PM
 
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I travel about 50~60 k miles/year. Planes, trains and cars. i've driven the length of PA maybe 150 times in my 968 (now w/ LS7 powerplant). My experience: I advise; do not speed on I-80 (no tolls). Expect as many as a dozen speed traps on a typical trip... If you pay the (turnpike), don't be surprised to see far fewer or sometimes no speed traps.
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:15 AM
 
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Pittsburgh has improved substantially from previous decades, mainly due to a shift in the type of economy, as well as quality investment in the city. However, the city is not seeing the population growth to keep the momentum going.

Census estimate shows Pittsburgh population decreasing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia is the stronger city, experiencing, both economic and population growth.

http://6abc.com/business/new-report-...oming-/690329/
Guess again, ol'Pittsburgh hater, and this comes from the Philadelphia Media itself. I guess the Philly media forgot the Philly CvC Booster Club Code of Conduct.

Phila. rates highest among top 10 cities for deep poverty - philly-archives

I'm going to take a wild guess and say my post will be followed up by slew of "But this and But that" caveats to explain away this brutal revelation by the PBS.
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Guess again, ol'Pittsburgh hater, and this comes from the Philadelphia Media itself. I guess the Philly media forgot the Philly CvC Booster Club Code of Conduct.

Phila. rates highest among top 10 cities for deep poverty - philly-archives

I'm going to take a wild guess and say my post will be followed up by slew of "But this and But that" caveats to explain away this brutal revelation by the PBS.
Correction... you're actually the Philadelphia hater. I don't think anybody hates Pittsburgh or gives it as much **** as you give Philadelphia.

Philadelphia does have deeply entrenched poverty, and this is certainly a very difficult thing to overcome. What's Pittsburgh's poverty rate though? Well that's right... their rates are not that different.

Pittsburgh has a poverty rate of 20.4% and a deep poverty rate of 11%
Philadelphia has a poverty rate of 22.9% and a deep poverty rate of 12.2%

Like really? Haha. The difference between the two are very minuscule. You should get your facts straight about your own city before trying to bash another city.

http://www.city-data.com/poverty/pov...nsylvania.html
http://www.city-data.com/poverty/pov...nsylvania.html

Also, Philadelphia definitely has more wealth in the city limits and the suburbs than Pittsburgh. There are more people making over $100K in Center City alone than the entire city of Pittsburgh. That doesn't include other areas of the city which have really taken off in wealth (Lower North, South Philly, University City and surrounding neighborhoods, Northwest Philly).

Their unemployment rates are very close too, both at about 5% now, but Philadelphia's is dropping faster because it has higher job growth.
Economy - Unemployment Rate

I know you don't like Philly, but at least admit the accomplishments it's making. Philadelphia certainly still has flaws (crime, public schools, urban decay, poverty), but a lot is changing and there are a lot of good things happening in Philadelphia. It really is undergoing a renaissance. A lot of the city is redeveloping and rebuilding, not just Center City. The poverty rate is dropping, the unemployment rate is dropping, crime is dropping, the population is growing, jobs are moving back to the city, etc.
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