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Old 09-29-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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hey LiveUrban, I just made the move to Philly from Dallas.

Whenever it is you do decide to move up here and need any help, just hit me up and hopefully I can be of help...being from Texas I guess I would have at least some idea of what you might feel comfortable with and such.
You moved to Philly from DALLAS how are you still alive? Unless your not a cowgirls fan
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Philadelphia
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Well all I can say is I'm a city worker and have been in every neighborhood there is, and know the city very well. The city is in a steady decline some people don't see it and some refuse to see it...................it is a shame it used to be a very vibrant place with tons of promise. That being said I'm out of here.
I'm also a city worker, lived and raised here and see the opposite in most places. Some neighborhoods are indeed due some bad times ahead (NE Philly IMO), but that far from defines the city as a whole. You say "some people don't see it and others refuse to see it"; don't you think that could apply to your lack of perception of the slow steady improvement in many neighborhoods? You don't have to answer that as I probably already know your response.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:21 AM
 
Location: stuck
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You moved to Philly from DALLAS how are you still alive? Unless your not a cowgirls fan
not everybody gives a crap about the beloved iggles.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Philly
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not everybody gives a crap about the beloved iggles.
with the arrogant mgmt, dog killer QB, and a good baseball team it's probably the fewest since I've been living here. besides, being FROM dallas is the only valid excuse for rooting for them.

anyway. Gcoo, some neighborhoods have come back from the dead like spring garden, northern liberties, and swcc or whatever they're calling it these days
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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I'm also a city worker, lived and raised here and see the opposite in most places. Some neighborhoods are indeed due some bad times ahead (NE Philly IMO), but that far from defines the city as a whole. You say "some people don't see it and others refuse to see it"; don't you think that could apply to your lack of perception of the slow steady improvement in many neighborhoods? You don't have to answer that as I probably already know your response.


Wow lack of perception? There isnt a neighborhood in this city I have not worked in. Lack of perception................... I dont know what you did as a city employee and it dosent matter, but as your tax base errodes the little steady slow improvements amount to a mute point. As for your "you dont have to answer", very arrogant.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Philadelphia
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Wow lack of perception? There isnt a neighborhood in this city I have not worked in. Lack of perception................... I dont know what you did as a city employee and it dosent matter, but as your tax base errodes the little steady slow improvements amount to a mute point. As for your "you dont have to answer", very arrogant.
You don't have to answer b/c you say the same thing every time.....we get it already. You think the entire city is spiriling towards the apocalypse....all this despite many, many signs and statistics that directly refute your broad-brush analysis of the city. Many of the existing problems here in the city will indeed be exported to the suburbs as long as suburban governments continue to feel gas-powered transit, travel to far flung (and now many vacant) business campuses, and vinyl clad, poorly constructed, expensively heated/cooled homes are the what constitutes a positive "quality of life". People are slowly getting this reality and will continue to return to dense city living. It won't happen overnight, but it has started...believe me. Will it be complete? No. Some neighborhoods will continue to decline, especially ones poorly served by transit. But many neighborhoods that are dead now will return (much of Germantown, much of South Philly, even parts of North Philly) just as many that were dead as little as a decade ago have already (Graduate Hospital, areas bordering Penn, Fairmount). What follows in these places? More demanding and involved communities, better schools, better educated and more competant government, etc.

i agree with your analysis of Philly's urban decline. It happened. Decline often ends and people such as yourself that have watched neighborhoods decline over decades see it as endless. I'm here to say that in many of these neighborhood, decline is at it's end. Not all, but most. Your repetitive generalizations are far from the truth and far from helpful to anyone.

By the way, I work in every neighborhood in the city and was born and raised here as well.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Wow I was thinking about moving from Indianapolis to Philly and now i'm having second thoughts
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Philadelphia
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Wow I was thinking about moving from Indianapolis to Philly and now i'm having second thoughts
Why? Where in Philly were you considering? What neighborhood? Philadelphia is a large city, some bad neighborhoods, many fantastic neighborhoods.

So don't discount the entire city based on sweeping generalized statements. Would you not move to Manhattan b/c of the South Bronx? Same applies here. It's a great city already, with a huge upside.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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Philadelphia may be the most corrupt city in the nation. The corruption is so bad you can actually smell it.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Philadelphia is an amazing city that I truly enjoy. The impressive architecture and row houses are just plain beautiful. I look forward to moving there next year from South Jersey. It is my favorite city in the US.
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