Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 09:28:09 -0500 From: Molly Dickmeyer Subject: Re: downtown/inner city -Reply >>> Wayne Glowka 10/2/95, 10:20 >In Philadelphia in the mid-70s people went to center city. I >imagine that they still do. Wayne: 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. molly dickmeye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]