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Old 10-15-2018, 12:42 PM
 
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I have actually seen a lot of the videos and I follow a page on Instagram that features street scenes in New York from 50-100 years ago, always fascinating stuff



That was my true calling. The energy and vibe of New York is truly one a kind, and I love it. Not for everyone, but I knew since I was young that New York was the place for me.

The curse of New York is that when/ if it comes time to relocate to another city, nothing will ever match New York.
OT again. There's one video I watched, Berlin 1900, which is fascinating because so much of it was destroyed by WWII.

I was in NYC a couple of weeks ago. The slow walking tourists in mid-town make me want to scream. Otherwise yes, it's great times there right now if you have money. But even for seasoned New Yorkers it's really not a place for older people who aren't physically fit. I've watched so many of them struggle on pub trans for example.

Anyhow back on topic. I think Phila.'s city college campuses are more than fine looking. Definitely a plus for the area.

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Old 10-15-2018, 01:01 PM
 
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Maybe you should switch to being a Septa regional rail engineer. They're paying those folks 6 figures nowadays.
I'm good. Despite the bad part of my job, the good parts are too good to give up, even for a fatter paycheck.

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But, but, but the "lifestyle" will be better for you in NYC which sort of contradicts your last statement. If you can afford the housing go for it.
It doesn't contradict what I said. Philly offers a first tier urban lifestyle, but it isn't at the top of that first tier. We all know who is. It's like Philly score a 91/100 while New York basically scores a 100. The 91 is still top notch, just not the best of the best. There are also certain aspects of the lifestyle that New York blows Philly out of the water in that are important for me. Again, it doesn't make Philly less, just not the best.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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I think Phila.'s city college campuses are more than fine looking. Definitely a plus for the area.

Agreed. Penn's campus is amazing. Though I think Swarthmore takes the cake for most beautiful campus.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:07 AM
 
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I'm good. Despite the bad part of my job, the good parts are too good to give up, even for a fatter paycheck.



It doesn't contradict what I said. Philly offers a first tier urban lifestyle, but it isn't at the top of that first tier. We all know who is. It's like Philly score a 91/100 while New York basically scores a 100. The 91 is still top notch, just not the best of the best. There are also certain aspects of the lifestyle that New York blows Philly out of the water in that are important for me. Again, it doesn't make Philly less, just not the best.
Like, I said, if you can afford living in NY, go for it. One is, obviously, only young once so this is the time.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:24 AM
 
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Like, I said, if you can afford living in NY, go for it. One is, obviously, only young once so this is the time.
Exactly. I'm 26, so I might as well do it now. I have family and friend ties in the city too, so it makes it easier moving there already knowing people and the city in general. Though like I said upthread, I could absolutely see myself coming back to Philadelphia eventually if I get sick of New York. As much as (some) New Yorkers like to think Philadelphia is some provincial backwater ghetto, it really does offer a comparable lifestyle on a smaller scale. I had a group of friends who all live in Manhattan come for OutFest the other weekend, and they were thoroughly impressed with what the city had to offer.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:31 AM
 
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Exactly. I'm 26, so I might as well do it now. I have family and friend ties in the city too, so it makes it easier moving there already knowing people and the city in general. Though like I said upthread, I could absolutely see myself coming back to Philadelphia eventually if I get sick of New York. As much as (some) New Yorkers like to think Philadelphia is some provincial backwater ghetto, it really does offer a comparable lifestyle on a smaller scale. I had a group of friends who all live in Manhattan come for OutFest the other weekend, and they were thoroughly impressed with what the city had to offer.
Still off topic. When I was 26, there were still a lot of functioning factories in Phila. Inspite of that the city was really starting to bleed people, Frank Rizzo was mayor(Christ, what a dark period), Penn's campus was a semi s-hole, and negadelphia-ism really started. Course back then NYC wasn't that nice either! The Bowery was a massive homeless ghetto.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:35 AM
 
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Still off topic. When I was 26, there were still a lot of functioning factories in Phila. Inspite of that the city was really starting to bleed people, Frank Rizzo was mayor(Christ, what a dark period), Penn's campus was a semi s-hole, and negadelphia-ism really started. Course back then NYC wasn't that nice either! The Bowery was a massive homeless ghetto.
Exactly. How quickly things can change. When my mom was growing up, Hell's Kitchen was a no-go ghetto. She had a hard time believing it when I told her that it's now a huge gay nightlife spot and very expensive neighborhood.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:37 AM
 
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Exactly. How quickly things can change. When my mom was growing up, Hell's Kitchen was a no-go ghetto. She had a hard time believing it when I told her that it's now a huge gay nightlife spot and very expensive neighborhood.
I you don't fall into that gay trap and move there though.

Chelsea or Flat Iron
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:05 AM
 
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There are 115 colleges and universities in Philadelphia.

Your 115 figure must include barber colleges, auto mechanics colleges and so on. In the Commonwealth of PA, there are 129 4 year degree granting colleges and universities. How can 115 of them be in Philly?


http://www.collegecalc.org/colleges/...nia/four-year/
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:11 AM
 
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Exactly. How quickly things can change. When my mom was growing up, Hell's Kitchen was a no-go ghetto. She had a hard time believing it when I told her that it's now a huge gay nightlife spot and very expensive neighborhood.
I laugh and smh everytime I emerge from Lincoln Tunnel, remembering what used to be there. Honestly one did NOT want to put a toe inside the Port Authority Terminal. There were plenty of gay people just not the kind you'd want to be around. Just think of the film Midnight Cowboy.
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