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View Poll Results: Philly vs Bos
Philadelphia 221 50.92%
Boston 213 49.08%
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:18 AM
 
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The one time I went to Boston I felt like I was in Hartford or Stamford and never seen a subway stop. I guess the person who took me was not that good in showing me what Boston had to offer. Lol
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:05 AM
 
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That chowder though.

Also, where is the best snapper soup in Philadelphia?

Googled snapper soup, and the second link is Philly I guess.


https://www.google.com/search?q=snap...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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The one time I went to Boston I felt like I was in Hartford or Stamford and never seen a subway stop. I guess the person who took me was not that good in showing me what Boston had to offer. Lol
There possibly could be alot of things that person may be good at (we all have our talents right?) But showing people around is not one of them.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:10 PM
 
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There possibly could be alot of things that person may be good at (we all have our talents right?) But showing people around is not one of them.
It was the city he grew up in which is why I was surprised at the awful tour.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Boston is 48 square miles and Philly is 150. If you geographically included the municipalities surrounding Boston into its borders to make 150 square miles, Boston equals Philly in population.
That's a very fair point. I think that's one of the most fascinating aspects about Boston. Philly has its share of more urban suburbs for sure, but they're structured more like villages compared to the array of pretty substantial downtowns outside of Boston like Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, Quincy, Chelsea, Lynn, Salem, etc. etc.

So yeah, the overall urban scope of both areas is very similar, but I'd argue that Boston is a bit more "multi-nodal" than Philly, which REALLY concentrates its density within the Philly city limits.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The one time I went to Boston I felt like I was in Hartford or Stamford and never seen a subway stop. I guess the person who took me was not that good in showing me what Boston had to offer. Lol
You didn't see the small buildings around the city that people were flowing in and out of in large numbers?
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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You didn't see the small buildings around the city that people were flowing in and out of in large numbers?
I don't believe so that's why I have to return and add it to my list of cities to visit before the year is over.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:27 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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The one time I went to Boston I felt like I was in Hartford or Stamford and never seen a subway stop. I guess the person who took me was not that good in showing me what Boston had to offer. Lol
i wonder where in boston you were. i have to find the post but there was a poster some time back complaining about how boring boston was. come to find out they were in the birkshires.
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