March 26, 2005

This is Philadelphia, unpretentious Philadelphia, the Philadelphia I love far more than the other East Coast cities I know so well -- New York, Washington, Boston, and Baltimore -- summed up in just one sentence in “Spring Guide 2005: Neighborhood Smackdown,” in the March 29 issue of the Philadelphia Weekly, more specifically from the brief therein published in the category “Uncreatively Named Neighborhood,” that pitting Graduate Hospital against the Art Museum Area, two neighborhoods with which I’m very familiar: “Poor Philadelphia’s always been bad at self-promotion. The sewers could be spewing gold, and all we’d be able to do is complain about the cleanup costs.”

Fine, and true, but were gold ever to spew from East Coast sewers, it would happen in New York or Washington. I guarantee it.


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