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Old 07-04-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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I had a couple of aunts that that live in Philly years ago but it's been years since I've been there. I heard a lot of people from New York moving to Philly but I'm rather skeptical. How different is Philly from Brooklyn as far as call travel and demographics housing traveling and walkability you know things of that nature?
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:43 AM
 
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Was the question that offensive?
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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Was the question that offensive?
You posted on 4th of July, when most people aren't sitting around at home on City Data all day, lol.

What part of Brooklyn are you talking about? East New York? Williamsburg? Red Hook? Coney Island? Brooklyn is a big place with very distinctive neighborhoods. The same goes for Philly? Do you wanna compare it to North Philly? Center City? The Far Northeast? University City? You need to be much more specific because these are two very big and very diverse places.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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I had a couple of aunts that that live in Philly years ago but it's been years since I've been there. I heard a lot of people from New York moving to Philly but I'm rather skeptical. How different is Philly from Brooklyn as far as call travel and demographics housing traveling and walkability you know things of that nature?
Certainly you know how close Phila. is to Brooklyn. There are a variety of ways to get here and some are pretty inexpensive. Make the trip, if you are that interested, and find out on your own.

But, one answer wrt housing. Some of these moves from NY do indeed have to do with housing. Units that rent for 3 grand in NY are, maybe 2 grand or less in Phila.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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Check out the video linked below for a visual comparison of north/northeast Philly with Brooklyn. This area is flat with old housing but you won't see 6 story brick apartment buildings as you see all over Brooklyn.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AXF_-zkB_I
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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You posted on 4th of July, when most people aren't sitting around at home on City Data all day, lol.

What part of Brooklyn are you talking about? East New York? Williamsburg? Red Hook? Coney Island? Brooklyn is a big place with very distinctive neighborhoods. The same goes for Philly? Do you wanna compare it to North Philly? Center City? The Far Northeast? University City? You need to be much more specific because these are two very big and very diverse places.
I'm talking overall. Are the two places similar in culture and makeup? I'm from Brooklyn btw
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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Check out the video linked below for a visual comparison of north/northeast Philly with Brooklyn. This area is flat with old housing but you won't see 6 story brick apartment buildings as you see all over Brooklyn.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AXF_-zkB_I

Thanks
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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As others said, there is a lot of nuance and variation. But keeping things general, here's my summation (except everything in Philly is on a MUCH smaller scale):
  • North Philly is like the Bronx
  • West Philly is like Harlem (while Harlem's gentrification was still in its infancy) - Think of University City in West Philly as Columbia is in Harlem.
  • Center City is like Manhattan - But with less bankers and filthy rich people
  • South Philly, Fishtown, Northern Liberties, and Manayunk are like Brooklyn - However, the architecture isn't as cute
  • Philly's Northern Suburbs are like Queens, Staten Island (and NJ)
  • Philly's Western Suburbs are like Connecticut and Westchester County (and NJ)
  • Philly also has suburbs stretching into NJ, but they always seemed "foreign".
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:51 AM
 
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I'm from NYC and lived in Brooklyn for ten years. Have lived in Philly for 5.

Parts of South Philly remind me of Sunset Park, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Gravesend
Fairmount has a Park Slope, Clinton Hill, Carroll Gardens vibe
Northern Liberties and Fishtown = Williamsburg, Bushwick
Rittenhouse, Fitler Square is like Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill
Brewerytown reminds me of what Crown Heights and Prospect Heights used to be like

When I first moved here I was obsessed with making these comparisons LOL
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Old 07-05-2019, 01:01 PM
 
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I'm from NYC and lived in Brooklyn for ten years. Have lived in Philly for 5.

Parts of South Philly remind me of Sunset Park, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Gravesend
Fairmount has a Park Slope, Clinton Hill, Carroll Gardens vibe
Northern Liberties and Fishtown = Williamsburg, Bushwick
Rittenhouse, Fitler Square is like Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill
Brewerytown reminds me of what Crown Heights and Prospect Heights used to be like

When I first moved here I was obsessed with making these comparisons LOL
It's okay to make comparisons. Kinda natural. But, I hope, you understand now that making those comparisons robs Phila. of its own history and identity.
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