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Old 03-06-2009, 05:44 AM
 
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When I lived in Philly I cared about it a lot. I cared about what traffic was like, how SEPTA worked, I studied it's architecture, explored its neighborhoods, dodged a few crackheads and bums, watched the weather cast for the city, etc.

When I moved out to Denver, I didn't really care too much anymore. I instead cared about all the same stuff, but for Denver. I know it sounds crazy, but just saying. Do we really think much about any city besides the one we live in? The arguments on this forum are just too funny.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:42 AM
 
Location: DC Suburbs of Maryland (by way of PA)
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I just want to clarify my last post, since it appears as those who are vehemently defending DC are taking offense to a couple of my comments. I truly believe that DC is definitely an urban gem. Those who are mentioning neighborhoods like Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and Cleveland Park are absolutely correct that these are some of nation's most top-notch urban neighborhoods. The "manufactured" comment I made related more to the people (transplants) in DC who come off, in some instances, as fake and too materialistic. I should not have placed that characterization on the physical city itself.

I also did not mean to slight the history of Washington, as it is the perfect place to find a political history lesson, in addition to learning some unique history about the immediate area.

However -- although it seems pointless now, since I hate entering these p*ssing contests -- what I simply meant to do in my post was to defend what Philadelphia has to offer. I will end in saying that both Philly and DC can offer an amazing urban experience, regardless of their "importance."
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:29 AM
 
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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what's going on over here? lol

btw, ahem!


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Old 03-06-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The Fresh Prince is from West Philadelphia. It's where he was born and raised. Playing on the playground is where he spent most of his days. From my understanding, and this may be unsubstantiated hearsay, he chilled-out, relaxed and maxed all cool. He even shot some b-ball outside of the school.

That ain't no small potatoes. If that doesn't put the city on the map, and make it blow out New York, Boston or DC, I don't know what will.
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I just want to clarify my last post, since it appears as those who are vehemently defending DC are taking offense to a couple of my comments. I truly believe that DC is definitely an urban gem. Those who are mentioning neighborhoods like Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and Cleveland Park are absolutely correct that these are some of nation's most top-notch urban neighborhoods. The "manufactured" comment I made related more to the people (transplants) in DC who come off, in some instances, as fake and too materialistic. I should not have placed that characterization on the physical city itself.

I also did not mean to slight the history of Washington, as it is the perfect place to find a political history lesson, in addition to learning some unique history about the immediate area.

However -- although it seems pointless now, since I hate entering these p*ssing contests -- what I simply meant to do in my post was to defend what Philadelphia has to offer. I will end in saying that both Philly and DC can offer an amazing urban experience, regardless of their "importance."
Incredibly true
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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It seems to me you're basing all this angst on the Weather Channel's lack of acknowledgement. Maybe you should just stop watching the Weather Channel.
If you listened to the Weather Channel and their silly pro-Atlanta slant, you'd think Atlanta was the capital, the largest city and the most important cultural hub in America. Their bias is so obvious it's almost ridiculous.
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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Baltimore is one of the cities that rules the Northeast Corridor?!? Baltimore is even more overlooked than Philadelphia is (though that's in part because Baltimore is distinctly smaller than Boston, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington).
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^ Are you sure about that (what you wrote in the parentheses, that is)?

What's up with the title change anyway
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I'm pretty sure the Baltimore metro area has a population that's a little more than 2 million. All 4 of the other big cities along the Northeast Corridor have metro area populations at least twice as large.
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