Why I traded New York for Philly

Robert Indiana's Love sculpture (Bigstock/sainaniritu)

Robert Indiana's Love sculpture (Bigstock/sainaniritu)

After decades of attracting students for college and then losing them to other cities after graduation, Philadelphia has become something of a destination for young adults. It’s even lead to the moniker, “the sixth borough” of New York City, owing to the cheaper rents and proximity to the Big Apple.

However, our commentator Maria Sherman explains that our city holds many other charms that led to her to make the move.

Maria Sherman is a music and culture writer whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and others. She’s featured in an upcoming collection, Nobody Shops Here Anymore: Essays on the Disappearing American Mall.

You can read her full commentary featured here on Thrillist or listen below.

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