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Unread 03-17-2008, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Default The truth about Philadelphia vs. New York?

I wanted to see if my assumptions are correct about comparing Philly to NYC from what I heard from others. I assume Philly and NYC have some things in common like a large metro area, they both influence alot of areas around them, both have a good nightlife with a good bit of things open 24 hours, both have thriving city cores, good public trasportation, traffic problems, parking problems, good job field, and similar weather. The differences I heard are that Philly has more real rural type areas around it, slightly cheaper prices, less diversity, more crime per resident, better to have a family, center city is like a small manhattan but just not as good, philly is a nice city but not world class like New York( no offense to Philly, I live in Pittsburgh almost everything is world class compared to here). This isn't my opinon just what I have taken from other post. Is this info right or wrong, is there anything I missed?
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Unread 03-17-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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^^ yeah, that's pretty accurate.
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Unread 03-17-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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I would say Philly is world class, but the access to absolutely everything 24x7 is where New York is a notch above. But as Philly improves and people flow in from New York and demand such things, I wouldn't be surprised if that ability develops here in the next decade...
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Unread 03-18-2008, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I would say Philly is world class, but the access to absolutely everything 24x7 is where New York is a notch above. But as Philly improves and people flow in from New York and demand such things, I wouldn't be surprised if that ability develops here in the next decade...
I think New York is more than a notch above when it comes to things being open 24/7. (That's never been a big issue for me, but for some people it is.)
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Unread 03-18-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Yes, not a bad description, Dorian. Your first few sentences describe Philadelphia, and New York many of the same observations apply but to a higher or much higher degree.
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Unread 03-18-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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I think New York is more than a notch above when it comes to things being open 24/7. (That's never been a big issue for me, but for some people it is.)

very true. i don't know many places in the usa, let alone the world, that has 24 hr service.

yeah, i don't really need it anymore, but its nice to have.

Philly, on the other hand, is no different than any other major city. i don't know too many us cities that are open past 3 am.

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Unread 01-17-2009, 08:24 AM
 
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I was born and raised in NYC and moved to Philly to go to school. I have found it to be one of the most dangerous and poor places to live ever!. Do research on the demographics and the income per person and you will find the average income in Philadelphia to be less than $30,000. high crime rate in the city. I have lived in all surrounding suburbs and must say that Upper Darby is/was really nice with an excellent school district if you have small children.
Montgomery County I have found to be the best!!!!

I have since went back to NYC and yes cost of living is high in reference to RENT, but you can find discounted items such as personal care items and clothing alot cheaper if you shop on the Avenues, Fashion District, and/or Canal St. Just the rent is higher but the city-life and income is much higher
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Unread 01-17-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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philly has the best and cheapest martial art clubs but crappy bagels.
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Unread 01-17-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Wynnewood, PA/Philadelphia, PA (Temple U)
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My mom is from Brooklyn and has never complained about the bagels...
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Unread 01-17-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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NYC is the cream of the crop. The standard bearer in what a city should be. Philadelphia is a good city but does not compare to Manhattan (nyc). Philadelphia's appeal is helped by the Colleges and art institutions in it. Most of the natives are a bunch of neanderthal Rocky Balboas who think the alphabet starts with E and ends withs S. If it was'nt for the intellectuals who attend Temple, Penn, and Drexel and settle in the area Philly would be a disaster. The long historical Socialistic, gangster Demos do not help. NYC is also Liberal but in a different way. That said Philly is cool but does not compare to NYC. It is more on level with Boston.
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