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Old 08-03-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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If money is no object, definitely new york. If you are middle class... your money could go farther in Philly. Esp if larger space is a desirable thing and you tend to spend more time in your house, have kids, that sort of thing. NYC is just on another level.
I think Chicago, Philly, Boston could be better options for a lot of people though.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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In Either one I will be fine
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:34 AM
 
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Nyc
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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You see, the above picture is absolute hell on wheels for me. I LOATHE Times Square - it was fun and exciting the first couple of times I went, and now I just avoid it like the plague as much as possible. Too many people, too much noise, too much trash, and too many pickpockets. I'm a big fan of the naked cowboy though!

I do agree that NYC is beyone compare to either Boston or Philly, but it's not in a good way.
Bingo! NYC Absolute overkill. Give me Philadlephias downtown which stretches almost 40 blocks wide by 15 blocks long. Where you brush elbows with thousands of other people but you dont have to worry about your 6 y.o. child getting trampled a foot to your left.

Center City Philly has a perfect balance of vibrance and tranquility. Manhattan is a zoo.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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I completely agree with you.. I lived my entire life in Philly & South Jersey until I was 33, then moved to NY. There is NO comparison. Philly should never even be on the same playing field as NYC.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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well said.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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for some reason i feel like going with philly on this one. It was always interesting to me
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Shawnee, KS
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I'm going with philly
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:30 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Work in New York and live in New Jersey.

In New York, the pay is higher than in NJ, but that also means cost of living is much higher. So live in NJ.

Pennsylvania has very inexpensive houses, but the rate of pay isn't as high as NY
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC, but Philly is great too.
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