Anyone living in the Delaware Valley knows it’s true: New York’s got nothing on Philadelphia. OK, so maybe the folks flooding in from Brooklyn for the cheaper housing and less saturated arts scene get a little homesick now and then. But really, we’ve got a lot going for us.
And who better to argue that point that a Philadelphia native turned New York (Tarrytown) resident? St. Joe’s grad, Northwest Philly native and esteemed author Joe Queenan gets right to the point in his latest Wall Street Journal column.
Or what about longtime Philadelphia journalist Buzz Bissinger? The sometimes-acid-tongued Bissinger notes the importance of Philadelphia’s history, but celebrates its present. New York, he writes for the Daily Beast, is over.
Those are just two of a handful of meaning columns circulating that cite Philadelphia’s significance in the past, present and future. All make the same point: Cliff Lee’s return to the Phillies is about more than sports.
Feed the Feed: While keeping Philadelphia’s reputation for class and dignity intact, tell us why you love the city more than New York.