September 24, 2003

Yet another article in today’s Philadelphia Daily News about the region’s seemingly unending “brain drain” of the closely monitored 25- to 34-year-old demographic. (“Census: Young Grads Rapidly Fleeing Philly,” by Michael Hinkelman.)

It’s a problem, granted, but Philadelphia and its environs are probably better off without some of the departed youngsters.

Take, for example, Caroline Bubnis. Please.

Interviewed by Hinkelman, Bubnis, who apparently works for a public relations firm in New York focused on the entertainment business, offered this:

“If you’re going to make it in this business, and move up, you have to come here. . . . Tonight I'm going to an album release party. I’m going to be there with the A-list people. In Philadelphia, the A-list people are few and far between.” [Emphasis added.]

With that attitude, Bubnis will fit in just fine in New York. At least for a while.

I’ve lived in both cities, and I’ll take Philadelphia over New York any day.


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