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Old 03-28-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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^ Is that much hate really necessary though?
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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Just a reality check guys, crime isn't isolated to US cities, my nephew is an olympic world class speedskater who travels through Europe by himself sometimes or will others. My sister stresses about some gang of skinheads getting their hands on him. You know the argument goes both ways. I love Philly though and hope you have a good experience.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I dont want ot hear any more Philly NYC comparisions. It is not even close. IF a New York fan goes to a philly sporting event they get spit on, bottles thrown at, punched then thrown out of the game by Philly security. You city is filled with dirtballs. New York has some population that is educated and civilized. I hope your city never wins a Championship again.. The fans get what they deserve!!
Because we all know Yankees fans are the epitome of class when they're up against the Red Sox...

Let's be honest. Although I fully admit that Philly fans can be overzealous, sporting events don't necessarily bring out the classier side of people, no matter where they're at and which teams are playing.
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:01 AM
 
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Good thing about Philly, good cheesesteaks

Bad things about Philly, restaurants who THINK they make a good Cheesesteak
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, DE
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well, nyc's sophistication is on another lever (comparable to london, paris). philly, although it has a bit of sophistication, has been known to be more of a blue-collar, grunge, grass-roots arts city. which suits me fine. the last time i visited manhattan, i noticed the lack of grass-roots anything anymore. both the east & w. villages have lost a lot of character that i knew living there. all the lofts are being bought up by celebrities & ultra rich new england people. the more i visit, the more i hang out in brooklyn or queens.

i think some folks here know the affluent suburbs nearby to philly better than i do. i know that moorestown, haddonfield, voorhees are good area across the river in jersey.
I was born and raised in Voorhees, NJ and it is one of the safest places you will find around the Philadelphia area. Everyone there is fairly affluent and the school systems in the area are the best around (Morrestown, Cherry Hill, etc). A lot of my friends grew up in suburbs of Pennsylvania and also felt their towns were very safe. The only comment I would make about Voorhees is that in comparison to PA suburbs there is a lot less parks and open areas. In the last 20 years it has been very built up, and in comparison to family I have living in Pennsylvania I just tend to notice less fields, parks, etc. I know NJ has them, especially in the Pine Barrens, but just less in general than PA. Further up in NJ in Burlington County the opposite is true, it is all fields, farms, etc but is further from Philly.

To comment about Philadelphia, I would have to say that I've been visiting Philadelphia for years, but recently have found it to be a lot more crime-ridden than in the past. I go out in the Rittenhouse Square area fairly often, and recently had shoplifters run out of a store and push me over. Also, a friend that lives in Rittenhouse Square saw someone rob a car outside her house. I wouldn't let this keep you from visiting, Philadelphia, however! My friends that live in Philadelphia love it there, but just make sure not to leave things in a car or go outside at night by yourself. It is pretty much common sense. I do love Philadelphia's vibe because it has great concerts, shopping, culture, etc and is so close to NYC, Baltimore and DC. The location can't be beat!
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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Just live in a nice part of Philadelphia - avoid the inner city - becuase it's too much crime...yes, we have the best cheesesteaks.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Because we all know Yankees fans are the epitome of class when they're up against the Red Sox...

Let's be honest. Although I fully admit that Philly fans can be overzealous, sporting events don't necessarily bring out the classier side of people, no matter where they're at and which teams are playing.
Not as bad as Red Sox fans when the Yankees are in town.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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Here's something postitive: Its May 2 and the PHILLIES have sole posession of first place in the NL East!
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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Not as bad as Red Sox fans when the Yankees are in town.
You said what I was thinking!... Red Sox fans are truly the worst!
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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Because we all know Yankees fans are the epitome of class when they're up against the Red Sox...

Let's be honest. Although I fully admit that Philly fans can be overzealous, sporting events don't necessarily bring out the classier side of people, no matter where they're at and which teams are playing.
According to ESPN, New York fans are "passionate" when they boo (they recently called Mets fans "passionate" for booing their own player, Carlos Delgado). But when Philly fans boo, we're called a bunch of neanderthals and drunken jackasses, and they conjure up the stories of Eagles fans booing a skinny drunken Santa Claus in the 1960's...

The stories about Philly fans are exaggerated.....its no worse in Philly than other places, especially New York.
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