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Old 01-04-2007, 04:57 PM
 
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Careless reckless incorrect statement. An absolute clueless review.

South Philly east of Broad is actually surprisingly in sound shape, giving its density. An amazing neighborhood.

Center City from the Del river to 45th/Bainbridge to Market probably the best 100,000 person hood in the entire country.

Manayunk/ Roxborough/Andorra very solid. Far from a dump.

Chestnut Hill/Mt Airy/East Falls world class.

Overbrook/ City Line awesome neighborhoods.

Northeast Philly- solid middle class in no way can be considered a dump.

You want to throw in 9 sq miles of Fairmount Park and you are talking about 2/3 of the city middle class/upper middle class/wealthy. 1/3 looks like a train wreck most of this is in North, West and South west Philly.

The ride down Broad Street from Jenkintown into North Philly is a very depressing one for sure but to say everything beside center City is a dump simply shows your incredible ignorance concerning the city of Philadelphia.
It doesn't make any sense to try to convince people. I just let people be ignorant. It's a waste of breath.
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Default Philadelphia

Old Philadelphia, the land of Push you and Shove, the Dirty City, and the City with a Camden Shore View!
Oh Gosh how I miss my adopted City.

My memories:

Center City and the history: You can tour for months and years and not absorb the history. So old, so much, you actually "feel" it. No place in America offers this.

The food: Nothing like a slice and a Chicken or Philly Cheese on 4th and Arch at Olde Towne Pizza. The best around.

South Street: Weird, different, fun

Dave and Busters, great nights on Christopher Columbus Blvd.

The Rib Crib on Germantown Rd off Washington. The South may think they own Que, but nothing beats the Crib!

Grab some brew in Manayunk

Tour the Mint, Shop at the Martial Arts Store, fun food in Chinatown.

And the team blessed by God, The Philadelphia Eagles!!!!

The only issue in Philadelphia is it's government. Street has been able to destroy what Rendell built in a very short time. Looking at this year with Nutter, Fattah, Fox, Saidel, Evans, and Dougherty it don't look like there is much light at the end of the tunnel
I do hope Casino's DO NOT enter the city. Besides cross the bridge and drive 62 miles to AC.

Even with it's government problems, if anyone thinks that Philadelphia is bad try moving to the City of Atlanta A city of NO diversity, NO culture, just outlandish crime.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:37 AM
 
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Northeast Philly- solid middle class in no way can be considered a dump.
What coolaid are you drinking I have lived in the N/E for 35 years
15 years ago it was ok but now it is a cesspool
dont even try to paint it as a good place

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Old 07-31-2007, 07:09 PM
 
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Careless reckless incorrect statement. An absolute clueless review.

The ride down Broad Street from Jenkintown into North Philly is a very depressing one for sure but to say everything beside center City is a dump simply shows your incredible ignorance concerning the city of Philadelphia.

Aw screw that thats bull crap. Center city is great its nice. The outer regions of the city are the slums. but hee hee not my neightborhood.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:55 AM
 
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Yeah but who can afford to buy property in any of those places you just listed now.
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:17 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Ah yes,can't forget to mention 'the city of ironic hypocrasy' as well.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:28 PM
 
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Default uh-oh

Sorry defenders of philly, but it seems that, as vainly as you try to defend the city, many longtime residents themselves admit that the city is in trouble-Go to other blogs on this website and I swear you don't see as many people trashing their hometown as you do on the philly thread....that must mean something right?? And how can you argue?? Look at Philly's murder rate. Look at the mayor. Look at the dunes of garbage in the streets and in the parks. Look at Septa. Look at the city employees, who would spit at you before they lent you a hand for everything. The sanitation truck came 2 days late acouple weeks ago and it smelled great when everyone's trash started to bake. Or ask people in south philly about the fountains of condoms and sewage that fountain up from their basement sinks...These things don't happen in other cities...sorry
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:39 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Sorry defenders of philly, but it seems that, as vainly as you try to defend the city, many longtime residents themselves admit that the city is in trouble-Go to other blogs on this website and I swear you don't see as many people trashing their hometown as you do on the philly thread....that must mean something right?? And how can you argue?? Look at Philly's murder rate. Look at the mayor. Look at the dunes of garbage in the streets and in the parks. Look at Septa. Look at the city employees, who would spit at you before they lent you a hand for everything. The sanitation truck came 2 days late acouple weeks ago and it smelled great when everyone's trash started to bake. Or ask people in south philly about the fountains of condoms and sewage that fountain up from their basement sinks...These things don't happen in other cities...sorry
I'm right there with ya. Another secret about these 'defenders' is that they do not even reside in the city itself but in the nice clean safe suburbs or are just 'touristy' types that only visit the nice parts. We residents are in the know though.
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Philly to Odessa
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Sad, but true. There are many great places in Philly to visit as a tourist, but too expensive to live, especially with kids (such as Center City). I lived in Philadelphia all my life. I grew up in South Philly which was always diverse. The older I got, the worse the city in general became. There are still good pockets which are safer and cleaner, but overall, this city has been ruined by corrupt government and many residents who no longer care.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Merchantville, NJ
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I didn't grow up in Philly( grew up in a city across the Hudson from Manhattan), however it allows me to make some comparisons after living in Philly for a bit.

Philly is a great town, lots of history, museums, nightlife, etc...Philly's biggest problem, as far as I can see is the local government which has allowed crime to skyrocket. The city has to manage to get crime under control (like Mayor Giuliani did in NYC).
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