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Old 04-27-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: The Left Toast
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He's right.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Rising Sun goes down through North Philly too
And it's not pretty.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:46 AM
 
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Rising Sun goes down through North Philly too
It also goes all the way up into Fox Chase where it becomes a quite, residential street.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:55 AM
 
Location: NJ = home of the hate, hypocrisy and hysteria dem party.
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And make sure if you have a car purchase a 12 cyl., model as many people in PA use the speed limit signs as suggestions as to the minimum speed verses the maximum speed.

I know when many PA drivers come into my neck of the woods in Southern NJ they speed way past the posted speed limit past me almost rear ending me many times. Too bad that I'm not joking about this and in fact makes me afraid to even consider a possible move to the Philly burbs. I want to be alive before and after getting out of my car afterall.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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It also goes all the way up into Fox Chase where it becomes a quite, residential street.
There's Rising Sun Ave up in Krewstown too. My point was that it goes through some rough parts of North Philly below the Northeast
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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If you are used to living in crime infested places you mentioned yourself then you should be okay in crime infested Philly, especially North Philly. Truth is, North Phila is ugly and full of crime. But personally I consider all of Philly to be a dump. Sometimes I feel like I am driving through a war zone in NE Phila especially when I see those hood style homes with boarded windows...
Following your logic, of course there are places that are much worse, such as Detroit or Johannesburg or Hell for example. But why do you care? Just because there is a place out there that is muuuccchhh worse it doesn't make Philly any better.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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If you are used to living in crime infested places you mentioned yourself then you should be okay in crime infested Philly, especially North Philly. Truth is, North Phila is ugly and full of crime. But personally I consider all of Philly to be a dump. Sometimes I feel like I am driving through a war zone in NE Phila especially when I see those hood style homes with boarded windows...
Following your logic, of course there are places that are much worse, such as Detroit or Johannesburg or Hell for example. But why do you care? Just because there is a place out there that is muuuccchhh worse it doesn't make Philly any better.
Ever been to Society Hill or Rittenhouse? Real dumps, they are ...
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:03 PM
 
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Those are very small areas in comparison to the size of the city. Plus every bench is always occupied by drunk hobos and "interesting" characters who forgot to take their daily dose of Haldol every time I am there... Just sayin)

Let me give you this analogy to why I think Philly is a dump as a whole. Would you eat a tomato that is 99% rotten and infested with worms that are coming out of it just because somewhere in a middle of that tomato there is a small and tiny core that is okay/ish.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Those are very small areas in comparison to the size of the city. Plus every bench is always occupied by drunk hobos and "interesting" characters who forgot to take their daily dose of Haldol every time I am there... Just sayin)

Let me give you this analogy to why I think Philly is a dump as a whole. Would you eat a tomato that is 99% rotten and infested with worms that are coming out of it just because somewhere in a middle of that tomato there is a small and tiny core that is okay/ish.
But 99% of the city isn't rotten, not even close. Thankfully, I'm well-adjusted and know how to focus on and enjoy the positives Philadelphia offers.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:01 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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If you are used to living in crime infested places you mentioned yourself then you should be okay in crime infested Philly, especially North Philly. Truth is, North Phila is ugly and full of crime. But personally I consider all of Philly to be a dump. Sometimes I feel like I am driving through a war zone in NE Phila especially when I see those hood style homes with boarded windows...
Following your logic, of course there are places that are much worse, such as Detroit or Johannesburg or Hell for example. But why do you care? Just because there is a place out there that is muuuccchhh worse it doesn't make Philly any better.
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Those are very small areas in comparison to the size of the city. Plus every bench is always occupied by drunk hobos and "interesting" characters who forgot to take their daily dose of Haldol every time I am there... Just sayin)

Let me give you this analogy to why I think Philly is a dump as a whole. Would you eat a tomato that is 99% rotten and infested with worms that are coming out of it just because somewhere in a middle of that tomato there is a small and tiny core that is okay/ish.
My neighborhood, Spruce Hill, is not a dump. The neighborhood to the west, Garden Court, is not a dump. The neighborhoods to the south, Woodland Terrace and Squirrel Hill are not dumps. Powelton Village, to the north, is not a dump. In fact the neighborhoods that make up the University City District are beautiful. Not just "nice" or "pretty" ... but beautiful. Clark Park (the park, not me) is beautiful. The architecture of the Victorian homes is elegant, the shady streets, little shops and cafes, the ethnic restaurants and pubs make the neighborhood lively, vibrant, and attractive.

When I entertain relatives and friends from NY, Boston, California, Florida - even the UK - they are astonished how lovely Philly is. It breaks all their stereotypes and preconceived ideas. No, I do not take them to Strawberry Mansion or Feltonville or Tioga/Nicetown ... but Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Manayunk, East Passyunk, even Germantown are on the agenda.

To quote my favorite uncle, who lives in NYC: "Philadelphia is the most under-rated city in America!"
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