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Old 06-08-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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Is there a East Philadelphia somewhere? Does East Philly exist? If so, where is it?
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Camden.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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East Philly doesn't exist. East Philly would be New Jersey. There is a Northeast Philly however... and I guess you can consider the Riverwards "East" Philly.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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No such thing as East Philly but you can probably consider center city as East Philly.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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For me, I would consider Camden as East Philly due to Camden being similar to most neighborhoods in Philadelphia (especially North Philadelphia due to Camden being one of the worst areas in the US).
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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If you consider Center City as the city center, then geographically East Philly doesn't exist because the Delaware River is there, with NJ being on the other side.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:11 AM
 
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Why do people post the darndest questions here?
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I remember years ago before gentrification took hold, and to many people nothing outside of Center City was desirable, some commenter on a newspaper article said, "Thank God there is no East Philly."
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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I say I'm there when I'm on Richmond Street, but only I am allowed to use the term. Heh heh

As a previous poster alluded, thank goodness the new people don't try to invent it. It's bad enough to hear someone say they live in "East Kensington."
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Originally Posted by mcguirk View Post
Why do people post the darndest questions here?
I'm positive that someone asked this question before...not YOUR question, the "East Philly" question.
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