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Old 09-29-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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You might want to pull out a map or check out the sun. It clearly runs east-northeast and west-southwest. When I look at the map and think in terms of what's east of Aramingo, that's hard to do because the further east I go there's Aramingo still hanging up there just above where I'm tracing. South-southwest or below Aramingo is where Port Richmond lies. Maybe the road signs say north and south, but that would be because it runs only slightly north and south, as in east-northeast and west-southwest.
The grid shifts to go along the river, and Aramingo Avenue is a north/south road on a shifted grid.

It's the same in NW Philly as well - Germantown Avenue, although not aligning with the north pole, is a north/south road based on the grid up here. For example, East Mt. Airy is actually kind of north of West Mt. Airy.

The way places work on the ground is different than they look on maps sometimes.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The way places work on the ground is different than they look on maps sometimes.
Exactly. In Port Richmond, one side of Aramingo is considered west, one east.

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Old 09-29-2013, 05:28 PM
 
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Thanks for the clarification, but whoever said "below Aramingo" used an appropriate description according to every map I've seen.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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Thanks for the clarification, but whoever said "below Aramingo" used an appropriate description according to every map I've seen.
Stick with the locals.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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As someone says its OK by Philly standards but it is not a nice area, lots of trash outside and many very poor people live in Port Richmond, I would rather stay in Fishtown or far northeast.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:17 PM
 
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Not to mention street parking is bad in the area, some people park their cars on the sidewalks for a night and leave in the morning before parking authority comes to give tickets.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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Not to mention street parking is bad in the area, some people park their cars on the sidewalks for a night and leave in the morning before parking authority comes to give tickets.
The PPA doesn't patrol the streets of Port Richmond, plus the op would be parking in a lot on Aramingo.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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As someone says its OK by Philly standards but it is not a nice area, lots of trash outside and many very poor people live in Port Richmond, I would rather stay in Fishtown or far northeast.
That only applies to the west side.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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If my pension were making me rich I wouldn't be looking to work somewhere like Petco if I moved to a city that costs more to live in than where I am now. A job like that would put more money in my monthly budget while allowing me to do something I would enjoy. I could see myself and my partner living in that neighborhood, but it looks like housing options other than row houses are limited. Where do people walk their dogs? In tiny backyards? I see few green spaces. I like tiny by most people's standards, but my little dog likes to walk.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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The PPA doesn't patrol the streets of Port Richmond, plus the op would be parking in a lot on Aramingo.
I should've say police I guess, I got a parking ticket in port richmond the first night I stayed there because my car with out of state plates touched a sidewalk (everyone else was parked the same way).
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