Posts Tagged ‘trains’

I don’t care for the name Center City. “Downtown” seems like such a nice, universal term. Why change? New Yorkers do claim that theirs is the only true downtown, as it is at the southern end of the island. Playing second – or third, or fourth – fiddle on the East Coast would make me […]

The Roots


Can’t see trains (in this case, a trolley) in Philly – and be in the city in general – without thinking of The Roots. This song in particular.   

A sign on a building along the Delaware River in Philadelphia puts it so simply: Dredge the river and get jobs! (And: Notice!: That’s the top of the USS United States in the background.) News stories – published in the last 24 hours – show a discontented public. One has Salem County, New Jersey, officials […]