|Art Alexion on 20 Oct 2010 06:07:16 -0700|
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Rachel Rawlings <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Yeah, as a student in the early '70s, with kids who recently graduated, I can say that its frikin' Chestnut Hill compared to what it used to be.
Damn. Back in the day all Temple's gear was fleece, emphasis on the first four letters f-l-e-e.
On the east side, there's a train station with guards where a lumber platform used to be. Heck, most trains didn't even stop there. We had to get off at North Phila/Lehigh and walk.
On the west side, student housing abounds in neighborhoods where we would never have set foot. Off campus student housing meant Germantown, or the then-affordable center city.
(Sorry for taking this off-topic, but I always believed that the neighborhood's safety was proportional to the amount of student activity and traffic. In spite of the fact that the surrounding neighborhood was worse, Penn was safer in the 1970s because there were university people in the streets.)
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