Maj and I have been having discussions over LRC protocol about this page for a few days. There's some interesting parallels with Talk:Seattle/Districts, too. The main upshot is: what do we do with information about neighborhoods for non-huge cities? If we're not going to split the neighborhood off into its own district page, where does cohesive info about the neighborhood go? Some ideas we had:
Anyways, interesting stuff. --Evan 17:23, 4 Jan 2004 (EST)
Hmm... so I think there is/will be enough material to present Philly as a huge city and break it up into districts if we kept it down to the few major geographical divisions.. say West Philly, South Philly, Center City, North Philly, Far NE... and then within these districts include all the other little neighborhood info. What do you think? -nick 21:00, 16 Aug 2004 (EDT)
I removed "* Crimson Moon corner of 20th and Sansom Streets, . " from coffee shops. It closed over the summer of 2005. They are supposedly looking for a new space to reopen. 184.108.40.206 23:16, 31 Jan 2006 (EST)
So, I removed the section on skateboarding and moved the FDR park info into "Parks". --Evan 18:08, 2 Jun 2004 (EDT)
Noticed that you've listed Powelton Village and certainly agree that it's worthy of a visit. You haven't included any information however ... how about something along the lines of:
Powelton Village is a small, diverse community in the University City section of Philadelphia. It remains visually identifiable, an oasis of tree-lined streets, porch-fronted suburban houses interspersed with a few mansions and their commercial support buildings dating from the second half of the nineteenth century.
Franklin Mills is listed as "the most visited attraction in pennsylvania". What is the source of this information? On my google search, I found superpages with this quote, attributing the statistic to Franklin Mills itself http://www.superpages.com/cities/mtg/92325, also the wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_Philadelphia calls it "one of the most visited attractions in the state".
Fulldecent 08:11, 3 Jan 2006 (EST)
Majnoona 16:09, 18 Jan 2006 (EST)
Philly's geographical districts should be named a short and sweet "Philadelphia/Northwest" etc, not a redundant "Philadelphia/Northwest Philadelphia". Jpatokal 23:40, 19 Jan 2006 (EST)
A district article for far northeast Philadelphia has been created - is it worth having it as a seperate district, or should it be merged into one of the others? -- Tim 09:08, 19 March 2007 (EDT)
I think it should be merged, there is a socio-economic difference between the northeast and far northeast, but in regards to the article, the distinctions made overlap in both. Until information about northeast philadelphia becomes so in-depth that it needs to be split (and let's face it, that'll never happen) it should be combined. Edg126 11:30, 3 May 2007 (EDT)
How about a 'When to come' section of the best time to come in the city for annual events w/ the dates. That's usually my interest of coming to wikitravel, finding the local events. Some suggestions: Fourth of July Dad Vail Regatta Penn Relays Festival of World Cinema etc... Edg126 14:42, 3 May 2007 (EDT)
Anyone know anything about getting in by plane via Skybus into Wilmington airport? That's where we're landing in a month's time but I don't know how best to get to the city. Syscrusher 01:08, 26 March 2008 (EDT)
The Learn section could be greatly improved if modeled somewhat after Chicago's, the narrative form. The big boring list as it is now is terrible.
Do: Outside the Metro
In the Do section, somebody created a subsection entitled "Outside the Metro" and included this:
Um, isn't this what the Get out section is for? I moved the info down to the Get out section. Wikitravellers may want to look out for non-Philly info getting snuck into this article. Eco84 02:16, 4 August 2008 (EDT)
The hotels located in the sleep section are mostly chain hotels located near the airport or outside of the city. A new article should be created listing the hotels located near the airport, and the remainder should be removed. Rouge 21:59, 3 August 2009 (EDT)