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View Poll Results: Which one of these cities has the highest % of its land area looking run-down?
NYC 7 8.97%
Philly 46 58.97%
Chicago 25 32.05%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-04-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Don't fool yourself. You probably haven't to both(or lived) Newark and Philly like I have. Newark's worst parts have nothing on North Philly. Nothing.
That's debatable.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: FW, Indiander
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That's debatable.
Have you been through both like I have? More than once in your lifetime?
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Have you been through both like I have? More than once in your lifetime?
I'm surprised you would even asked me such a question. Have you seen my location?

To answer your question, Yes I have.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: The City
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% wise it would be Philly
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Slums look different from region to region

NE/ Midwest slums look the most dilipidated. Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia/ Camden..Chicago & St.Louis have widespread appaling areas.

Southern slums that you see in Atlanta and Houston are desolate feeling but they dont have that immediate scare factor as the ones in the rust belt or Philadelphia or Baltimore.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:42 PM
 
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In what world does New York City looked run down ? Outside of the West/South/Central Bronx, the only run down looking neighborhoods in the city are East Harlem(not that much anymore), the northern part of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Coney Island, some parts of sunset park, Redhook, East Williamsburg, East New York(neighborhood)...

As for Chicago, the most rundown neighborhood I've seen was to the west of the city and that was it.

I've never been to Philadelphia, but at least from Google Earth, most of it looks good outside of West Philly and the Norther part.

If you want to look at some really run down neighborhoods, take a look at Athens in Greece and Naples in Italy(I know it is outside the US, but ...)
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