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Your site is genius and I’d like to thank you for confirming what I already knew… I lived in Philly for one year and eight months and that was enough. I was led there by folks who said- it’s awesome, it’s cheap and you’ll get a lot of space. Well, that doesn’t make up for so many other dour points that make up the “city of brotherly love”. I lived in some other crappy cities and Philadelphia takes the title of most vile.
There are no redeeming aspects that I can think of; maybe if you are a history buff: the liberty bell, can’t hate on it. But there is so much misery and blight- coupled with a weird chip on everyones’ shoulder… damn. I tried to like it, but I just couldn’t. Public transport sucks. The grass in the city parks suck. Trash. Ugly people. Everything.
I made out unscathed, and haven’t been back since. Thank the heavens that there is a world outside of Philadelphia. I urge folks to explore it and desert this shit city once and for all. Then, it will be almost romantic, a fading memory, a ghost town- a museum. Where one can visit and leave immediately.