Random Guy: Isn't that dangerous?
Girl 1: Well...kinda, if you live in the city. I live OUTSIDE the city.
Me, chiming in: You're from West Lawn bitch.
The Mafia actually ran Reading much better than officials do, and now the city is on the verge of bankruptcy due to irresponsible budgeting.
Random facts about Reading:
The unemployment rate is 14.7% (as of July 2010).
Approximately 35% of the population lives below the poverty line.
The city is famous for it's rail transport. You'll even find that the Reading Railroad is a property in Monopoly. Sadly, it went bankrupt in the 1970s. Nowadays, the stations are empty and abandoned and many tracks go unused.
The city is infamous for corruption. The latest scandal involves Mayor McMahan illegally borrowing $11.5 million from the city sewer fund.
It's generally said that almost everyone who has to deal with the city hates it.
The place got malls b-ball courts and a taste for hiphop, reggaeton, and mostly crime. Known by many, Hated by all.