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Old 12-20-2006, 03:29 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Recently there was a proposal to allow casino and slot machine gambling in PA,some of those of course coming to the riverfront of Philadelphia. So just how will this affect local residents? Below is a sample of reactions from some of the native locals-

Subject: RE: we got screwed...we got BOTH casinos...


I fill out 3 police reports a week now



Come see me in 4 years when your house is worth $40,000 and you just finished filling the 3rd police report for the month because some trash broke into your house AGAIN! And then you get a notice from your insurance company that they are not renewing your policy because the crime rate is simply too high and they have a corporate mandate not to insure a property within the limits of a DMZ.

Have fun going down with this ship…………..

Matthew


From: Matthew C

F’ THIS CITY!

Babe, we’re moving to Tempe . I’m going to make arrangements while I’m out there in January. By the time we get back from Disney, we’ll be packing our sh**.

Matthew


From: kellie

that's the problem...the ghetto already surrounds us, now it's just going to bring it closer...
we in the Alamo and it doesn't look good.

From: Jennifer C
Bobby just called me do you really think the property value will go down??? I just feel like, we will now be part of the ghetto


From: kellie

I AM crying. And shortly on my way into the bathroom, where I'll probably spend the next hour. Nothing activates IBS like the thought of losing everything you've invested into your home.

-------------- Original message --------------
From: dana t
I know. I am ready to cry. Seriously. I teared up and almost had a fit when Bobby told me. Everyone says that our property value will go sky high though. But not for me. I feel like I just got robbed.

kellie:
Foxwoods and Sugarhouse...

say goodbye to our property values.

Dana
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So I guess I'm not the only one...
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Old 12-20-2006, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Hopefully you will be joining them in the exodus.
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Old 12-20-2006, 04:36 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Oh you again,Ms.Negative. As a matter of fact I am indeed trying to use this as leverage to escape from here.
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:05 PM
 
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There is a lot of good parts of Pennsylvania but Philadelphia and the surrounding areas are not . People in the surrounding areas harvest every cent out of every good tax payer in Philadelphia there are more services directed to People in the surrounding areas to get them to spend their $$ when tax payers are paying $$$$ for that serves offered to them.
This person rainrock stated elsewhere tourism gave the city a surplus no cutting services to the residents did.People in the surrounding areas are like on welfare for all that the PhilaH**L HolePhia gives them
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Cheltenham, PA
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First, Philadelphia is one of the coolest towns in America. Center City is huge compared to most other downtowns (outside of NYC, etc), and there are some other Trendy parts of the city like Manyunk. That being said, the City is probably at least 40% slums (Just like everyother American city), and the City gets a trashy rep because it looks dirty in all the Rocky movies. Don't believe the hype about the city. The suburbs are mostly all bland and soul crushing, but isn't that the point of suburbs?
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:19 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Originally Posted by Discocasino View Post
the City gets a trashy rep because it looks dirty in all the Rocky movies. Don't believe the hype about the city. The suburbs are mostly all bland and soul crushing, but isn't that the point of suburbs?
Actually it is dirty here,take a stroll down Snyder Ave sometime.
And also it's actually the city that's soul crushing,I'm proof.
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:31 AM
 
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Center City is great but the rest of the city is a dump.
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:20 AM
 
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SMH @ the people on this site. StuckPA you'll be doing us a big favor by leaving. Too many negative people have been holding Philly down for too long.The city needs someone with a vision who will make it better not someone who moans about how bad it is.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:12 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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SMH @ the people on this site. StuckPA you'll be doing us a big favor by leaving. Too many negative people have been holding Philly down for too long.The city needs someone with a vision who will make it better not someone who moans about how bad it is.
Who's us? There are plenty of people on this forum and the other ones on this site that have different views on where they live. Sorry we can't all be 'positive'. Not everyone has as great a life as others...at least right now. As far as I know Everyone is going to go through hard times at some point.
Also 'it is what it is',I don't think people can 'hold down' an area unless there's actually truth somewhere to what they speak of.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Center City is great but the rest of the city is a dump.
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.
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