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Old 08-25-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Hey,

I just wanted to say that no area is safe in Philadelphia or "Muggadelphia" or "Killadelphia" as I like to call it now. I was in Center City last night in the Washington Square West area and in front of the bar Uncles which I was passing by a guy came up to me and demanded money after I refused he grabbed my arm and was agressive and then punched me and got the cash. He was "nice" enough to throw the wallet back at me and have my license and debit card but lost my health insurance and AAA card but I can replace them.
I went down to the police station and heard other victims stories which was devastating. I have no respect for this city anymore. I can't wait to graduate and leave this crap-hole of a city and the Delaware Valley as a whole. If anyone is thinking about moving here: DON'T EVER MOVE HERE-not even center city. Any educated person would think twice and avoid this city. As much as I wanted to like this city, it never liked me back. Most of the suburbs are ok as far as crime but stay out of Philadelphia county. I just want to deter future residents from making a bad decision even if I get negative comments, I don't care.
Just be safe.
I totally agree and am not a big fan of Philthydelphia. Along with the crime, smut, and depravity...you either go to the bar, or you go to the mall...
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: West Cedar Park, Philadelphia
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I totally agree and am not a big fan of Philthydelphia. Along with the crime, smut, and depravity...you either go to the bar, or you go to the mall...
You can either go away, or you can go away.

Besides, crime, smut, and depravity, sounds like a rare ol' time to me.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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Im a Med student at Drexel College of Medicine in Philly and I agree. This city is beautiful but the locals a fricking crazy!!!! But I fell in love with this city soo much that i look pass them....
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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I totally agree and am not a big fan of Philthydelphia. Along with the crime, smut, and depravity...you either go to the bar, or you go to the mall...
Mall? I don't know anybody here that goes to the "mall"
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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I totally agree and am not a big fan of Philthydelphia. Along with the crime, smut, and depravity...you either go to the bar, or you go to the mall...
...or to Penn's Landing, the historical sites, a pro sporting event, the Jersey or Delaware shores, the casino's, a concert....
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:50 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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...or to Penn's Landing, the historical sites, a pro sporting event, the Jersey or Delaware shores, the casino's, a concert....
Don't forget all the terrific museums!
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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Im a Med student at Drexel College of Medicine in Philly and I agree. This city is beautiful but the locals a fricking crazy!!!! But I fell in love with this city soo much that i look pass them....
I agree its the people that live here that are the problem. Weirdos for sure. City could be extarodinary... if it werent for the locals. Its one of the reasons why Im moving back to NYC. Much more worldy and alot less insular. Philadelphians need to leave their bubble.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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This is still going on? Really? A few college students got scared by the big bad city and had to run home to yuppie land and it gets 9 pages of play.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA
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This is still going on? Really? A few college students got scared by the big bad city and had to run home to yuppie land and it gets 9 pages of play.
It does hit a nerve when 5 million people are called weirdos and are referred to as be depraved and crazy.

Okay, I agree, there are some nasty, mean people walking the streets of Philly but they are the minority. There are nasty people in every city in every state. I was a victim of crime several times when I lived there but most of the people I met and continue to meet would take their last piece of meat out of their freezer and give it to a neighbor who just lost their job or experienced some kind of a hardship. They're the Philadelphians I know and respect.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: West Cedar Park, Philadelphia
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This is still going on? Really? A few college students got scared by the big bad city and had to run home to yuppie land and it gets 9 pages of play.
Which is ironic, yuppie stands for "young URBAN professional" didn't it? I guess they all had kids and left, generation X and all that.

The funniest bit about all this is that, you can look around these forums ( a few threads down even) and find people discussing where the new, expanding, boundary of Center City is, and what neighborhoods are on the up-and-up. You can read about appreciating real estate values and the new mixed-use Swedish ergonomic development going up on Girard Avenue in the Northern Liberties.

I can go outside and walk down the street and watch them putting up brand new rowhouses. I look down a side-street and what do I see? My neighbors have set up a game of beanbag toss. The patrons of the cafe on the corner are outside chatting over their cups of coffee.

I thought this city was supposed to be "dying" so whats up?
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