Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 09:28:09 -0500
From: Molly Dickmeyer dickmeye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JBLSMTP.PHL.LRPUB.COM
Subject: Re: downtown/inner city -Reply
Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU 10/2/95, 10:20
In Philadelphia in the mid-70s people went to center city. I
imagine that they still do.
Indeed we still do--in fact, I work in center city. However, center
city, for the most part, is the historical and business district.
Inner city implies a socioeconimic poverty and/or crime-ridden area
(to me at least). I've never heard "inner city" used to refer to a
specific region of Philly, but it is used as an adjective to describe
such areas (as North Philly, Kensington etc ...), e.g., inner-city
youth, inner-city school, etc.---as you said, more of a sociologic
term than a geographic one.
dickmeye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]phl.lrpub.com