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Old 07-06-2019, 04:05 PM
 
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Lol. There are multi-million dollar homes in Harlem. So, no....
It was a part of Harlem during the tour that looked exactly like North Broad Street.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:00 PM
 
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It was a part of Harlem during the tour that looked exactly like North Broad Street.
Which part? Columbia U is essentially in Harlem and it looks nothing like most of N. Broad St.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:03 PM
 
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Which part? Columbia U is essentially in Harlem and it looks nothing like most of N. Broad St.
the area near the apollo and its a cvs on the corner
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:07 PM
 
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the area near the apollo and its a cvs on the corner
One major difference our version of the Apollo, the Uptown , died a long time ago and no matter what is said I don't see it coming back. The Apollo is still a working theater.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I’d give South Philly more of a Staten Island comparison, with the Italian culture.
Lol, no. Not. Even. Close. Staten Island is like Far Northeast Philly. Both places you don't go to unless you have to.
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:37 AM
 
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Lol, no. Not. Even. Close. Staten Island is like Far Northeast Philly. Both places you don't go to unless you have to.
Haha. Agreed.
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:54 PM
 
Location: West Philly
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i think north Philly/Kensington is more like Brooklyn than south philly.
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:02 PM
 
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It just depends. there are parts of Brooklyn that look like Society Hill (Brook Hts, Park Slope) and there are parts of Brook that look like South Philly (Crown Hts etc) and North Philly (Bed sty).

It just depends.
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:46 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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I just moved back to Philly after 13 years in Brooklyn. While there are lots of superficial similarities to find..theres still the fact that Brooklyn is the size of Chicago. Its the biggest borough of NYC. It's a really big place with lots of different areas. I think it's easier to find Philly in Brooklyn than it is to find Brooklyn in Philly. If that makes any sense.

And I think the vibe is pretty different. I always say that people shouldnt come to Philly and look for New York, because you wont find it. Philly has got it's own distinct flavor, and you've got to love it (or not) for what it is. That said, I'm very happy to be back.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:41 PM
 
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Lol, no. Not. Even. Close. Staten Island is like Far Northeast Philly. Both places you don't go to unless you have to.
You don’t really go to North Philly or Southwest Philly unless you have to either. For different reasons, I get (danger vs. boring) that, but NE Philly’s Jewish history and presence, along with a more suburban feel, remind me of areas like Forest Hills in Queens. Staten Island and South Philly hold their reputations as the most Italian sections of their respective cities.

Both Staten Island and Queens have plenty of parts that feel more suburban, others that still feel urban. Granted South Philly feels exclusively urban in housing stock, but it is also broken up by I-95 and then a bunch of suburban style strip malls, power centers, big box stores. So, all four areas have some suburban flavor to them.

One good comparison I will give between Staten Island and NE Philly is politics. Staten Island is the lone Republican borough. And while I wouldn’t call NE Philly strictly Republican, it’s pretty evenly split and is the most politically balanced of all of the sections of Philly.
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