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Old 05-30-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: The Left Toast
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not sure if you have children or not....but my personal opinion...and it is only my opinion and preference, is that I DO NOT like it at all.

. But NOT a fan of Philly or much else surrounding it. If my husband didn't have a good job here I would be gone tomorrow.

Hope you enjoy you stay!
So, Where are you originally from?
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think the new description for Philadelphia has been Boston downtown with Detroit surrounding it.
Sounds a bit like a description of Pennsylvania as "California on the far east and far west, with Alabama shoved in the middle"....
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'm Leaving Philly after fives years and this is what I learned:

Philly is very self Loathing in almost every aspect- city life, sports teams, schools, crime, my neighborhood is worse than yours...whatever.

Losers are losers no matter where they live. If your a loser in philly then you probably didn't like it and you won't like where ever you are or where you're from.

This city is what you make of it! This is best part. I have lived all over the city, Manyunk, NoLibs, Pennsport, Queens village, Fairmount...etc I have bad and good experiences with people and places. Some places are better than others, sure. That can be said for any place you live in any small town or big city. Yes there are tattoed freaks (like Me) but some of us have MBAs and are probably smarter than the people that look down on us (in fact we are). With us, there are many other diverse people in this city, some more gritty than others. In philadelphia we have Punks, gangstas, freaks, hippies, daisy-mays, Hipsters, every race imaginable, students, artists, fighters, Jews, the LGBT community (Oh no, Gays!), white racists, black racists, lots of geriatrics, hookers, trannies, stupid kids, and my personal favorite --- 5 foot tall, hairy souf-philly Italians in velor suits wearing gold with there hairy chest... among the many people I forgot to mention.

These people make philly what it is. Its true, philly isn't for everyone but neither is NYC or Chicago. I'll miss this city and it will always be home to me!

Ther is so much to love about this city and its people, why focus on the negative?
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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I'm Leaving Philly after fives years and this is what I learned:

Philly is very self Loathing in almost every aspect- city life, sports teams, schools, crime, my neighborhood is worse than yours...whatever.

Losers are losers no matter where they live. If your a loser in philly then you probably didn't like it and you won't like where ever you are or where you're from.

This city is what you make of it! This is best part. I have lived all over the city, Manyunk, NoLibs, Pennsport, Queens village, Fairmount...etc I have bad and good experiences with people and places. Some places are better than others, sure. That can be said for any place you live in any small town or big city. Yes there are tattoed freaks (like Me) but some of us have MBAs and are probably smarter than the people that look down on us (in fact we are). With us, there are many other diverse people in this city, some more gritty than others. In philadelphia we have Punks, gangstas, freaks, hippies, daisy-mays, Hipsters, every race imaginable, students, artists, fighters, Jews, the LGBT community (Oh no, Gays!), white racists, black racists, lots of geriatrics, hookers, trannies, stupid kids, and my personal favorite --- 5 foot tall, hairy souf-philly Italians in velor suits wearing gold with there hairy chest... among the many people I forgot to mention.

These people make philly what it is. Its true, philly isn't for everyone but neither is NYC or Chicago. I'll miss this city and it will always be home to me!

Ther is so much to love about this city and its people, why focus on the negative?
Exceptional post and a funny read. Nice job. Philly has lots of promise and one day I think it will be considered a great city globally. But the business climate is poor. The city doesn't have the skyline it needs to project power but that is starting to change with the repeal of the William Penn agreement. I also think Nutter is the right man for the job after years of being run into the ground. The people are demanding and hardcore, that's just part of the vibe in Philly.

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Old 06-04-2008, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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In philadelphia we have Punks, gangstas, freaks, hippies, daisy-mays, Hipsters, every race imaginable, students, artists, fighters, Jews, the LGBT community (Oh no, Gays!), white racists, black racists, lots of geriatrics, hookers, trannies, stupid kids, and my personal favorite --- 5 foot tall, hairy souf-philly Italians in velor suits wearing gold with there hairy chest... among the many people I forgot to mention.
you forgot crack heads lol


but, yeah great post.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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Originally Posted by escoffierx View Post
I'm Leaving Philly after fives years and this is what I learned:

Philly is very self Loathing in almost every aspect- city life, sports teams, schools, crime, my neighborhood is worse than yours...whatever.

Losers are losers no matter where they live. If your a loser in philly then you probably didn't like it and you won't like where ever you are or where you're from.

This city is what you make of it! This is best part. I have lived all over the city, Manyunk, NoLibs, Pennsport, Queens village, Fairmount...etc I have bad and good experiences with people and places. Some places are better than others, sure. That can be said for any place you live in any small town or big city. Yes there are tattoed freaks (like Me) but some of us have MBAs and are probably smarter than the people that look down on us (in fact we are). With us, there are many other diverse people in this city, some more gritty than others. In philadelphia we have Punks, gangstas, freaks, hippies, daisy-mays, Hipsters, every race imaginable, students, artists, fighters, Jews, the LGBT community (Oh no, Gays!), white racists, black racists, lots of geriatrics, hookers, trannies, stupid kids, and my personal favorite --- 5 foot tall, hairy souf-philly Italians in velor suits wearing gold with there hairy chest... among the many people I forgot to mention.

These people make philly what it is. Its true, philly isn't for everyone but neither is NYC or Chicago. I'll miss this city and it will always be home to me!

Ther is so much to love about this city and its people, why focus on the negative?
It's a shame you're leaving! Come back soon!
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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I like Philly. It's having to watch the 'certain neighborhoods' with those 'certain people' that bugs me. Every city has them, but I am reminded daily that certain folks just don't want to be productive citizens.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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When speaking of Philly do you all mean of that of Philly Proper, the Counties surrounding Philly, or both??

Thanks.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:42 PM
 
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[quote=john_starks;3983954]you forgot crack heads lol


And Hooood Rats!! Alot of them are crackheads with complicity to commit crimes.
"Certain people" in "certain 'hoods" too many of them.
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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I hate philly. As soon as my husband is done with school we are gone. It's dirty, people are mean/no one looks you in the eye and smiles or says hello when passing, every day of my life a homeless person/crackhead asks me for money (when we first moved here I was buying people lunch all the time, but then when the SAME homeless person/crackhead asks me for money I learned my lesson), the SEPTA is just awful and dirty/I was riding the SEPTA one day and saw a woman grab her toddler by the throat and say "I'm gong to f*cking kill you", I do not feel safe when walking to & from work in some areas of center city, the schools are awful, I feel sorry for people with kids in center city, people just do not care about littering/spitting on the sidewalks - i see someone do it every day of my life......

I don't know how to "fix" philly, but I sure can't wait to move....
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