billryan
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November 7th, 2020 at 6:52:40 PM permalink
I'd go down to their Comic Convention every year, mostly stayed around the Convention Center and I was pretty impressed with the food in the area One year, a collector who worked for the Philly DA somehow managed to get about a dozen of us what I guess was a VIP tour of the city, and while most of it was great, some of it was pretty scary. Like most cities, as people moved to the suburbs, the inner cities decayed a bit The problem with old buildings is they need to be maintained or they go to hell. Same thing with neighborhoods.
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November 7th, 2020 at 6:53:02 PM permalink
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November 7th, 2020 at 9:57:00 PM permalink
I like trying famous foods. I should try their philly cheese steak.
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November 8th, 2020 at 6:21:13 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

He also said about Philadelphia, "I spent a week there one night."



I thought that joke was about Cleveland.
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November 8th, 2020 at 6:40:57 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I thought that joke was about Cleveland.



Philly and Cleveland are equally bad.
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FleaStiff
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November 8th, 2020 at 11:34:27 AM permalink
nytimes REPORTED WIDESPREAD BUT VOLUNTARY "activities" taking place in public amongst strangers after te Eagles victory. (draging women out of cars and putting them on hoods and trunks for mutually enjoyable but public experiences involving a sucession of partners wascalled rape by only ONE media outlet.)

people rarely live in cities they live in neighborhoods of cities... major differences.
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November 8th, 2020 at 2:14:28 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Philly and Cleveland are equally bad.



Hmmm... Are you from Vegas? WoV posts in another thread commented about a MONSTER surge in crime in Las Vegas. Just be sure you're sitting down when the crime-news search results appear.
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November 8th, 2020 at 2:49:18 PM permalink
Over the past 2 years I have spent a bit of time in the Philly/Chester areas. I would get hotels and temporary living for several stretches at a time. I live in the DC suburbs for my whole life. Perhaps I didnít fully get the culture or something but I find the area as perhaps the worst place Iíve ever been to. To each his own but I would never choose to live there. Most of all I found the people to be the most rude and laziest souls on the planet. You walk in to a McDonalds and literally canít get anything to eat because nobody cares about anything. Most of you know what itís like to be kicked out of a casino. Well I was surrounded by 3 security guards and escorted out of a Walmart. I always laugh when I walk by that poster that says ďthe real taste of South PhillyĒ in Tropicana at the cheese steak place. The real South Philly is a place I would never want to go to. I will say perhaps my opinion may be influenced by the fact that I generally donít like the big city life. I donít like traffic, paying for parking, or having to ask for the key to the bathroom. If you had to pick a place with concentrated casinos, I would pick Biloxi over AC any day. The more time I spend away from home, the more I like the suburbs where I live.
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November 8th, 2020 at 3:59:57 PM permalink
I drove through these places to spread 1000 hours of play. Ironically. The only time i almost got mugged was at IP in biloxi.
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November 8th, 2020 at 6:01:13 PM permalink
Well my experience is very different. I lived in the Rittenhouse Square section of Center City Philadelphia. It is considered one of the nicer areas. Beautiful Rittenhouse Park was 2 blocks from my "walkup" apartment (I lived on the street and block The Sixth Sense was filmed on). The area consists of many of Philadelphia's finer restaurants and bars. It was a short walk to The Reading Terminal Market, South Street, Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Art Museum area, which hosts many parades and events. A slightly longer walk (or short subway or bus ride) to historical "Olde City" Philadelphia, Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin's house, Constitution Center, Betsy Ross house among others and more recent the "Olde City" bar and nightclub scene, where I spent many a enjoyable Friday nights.

Several blocks from my home was the city end of the Schuylkill River bike trail, which obviously ran along the Schuylkill River, past the Art Museum, 30 miles to Valley Forge Park through numerous suburban towns. I used to make that ride on average twice a week both on bike and rollerblades, usually stopping off at one of the cafe's in Manayunk for lunch.

People a bit harsh, as per their reputation? Sure I guess. But overall, as an 18 year old who showed up in the city not knowing a single person, I found the city very welcoming and made many friends that I remain close to a decade after moving away.

As per sports...hell yes, Philadelphians are passionate about their sports teams. I was an Eagles season ticket holder for 5 years. Throwing snowballs at Santa? Before my time, but he was probably a Giants fan. Lol. And that horse in the parade too. It is my understanding that horse had something negative to say about Nick Foles. :/

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