1. The Franklin Special
How apt that this Founding Father-themed date would go easy on the budget. (A penny saved … ) Stroll across the Ben Franklin Bridge’s southside walkway, enjoy the (toll-free) view of the city, and then warm up with hot chocolate at the Franklin Fountain spin-off Shane Confectionery. Shane Confectionery, Old City, 215-922-1048.
Let the tweens get giddy on 64-ounce sodas over at the dirty multiplex; take your main squeeze for Toblerone and a foreign flick at the artsy Bryn Mawr Film Institute (Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898). If you’re hoping for a little more, um, action, catch a Big 5 basketball game at Philly’s classiest sporting venue, the Palestra (University City, 215-898-4747), and debate which ’Nova/St. Joe’s Holy War game was the best. After, stroll over to the Shake Shack (University City, 267-338-3464) for a black-and-white milkshake … one straw.
So you’ve been together for … how long is it again? To spice things up, mix a little sweet romance (think Ryan Gosling in The Notebook) with some pure titillation (think Ryan Gosling in, well, life). And please — get out of your comfort zone.
In the wake of non-indictments of police officers in the deaths of Mike Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City, protests erupted around the city last night. Photographer Roger Barone captured the tense juxtaposition of the protests and the city’s 21st annual tree lighting ceremony in the City Hall courtyard.
All photos copyright Roger Barone/Talk Radio News Service.
And the race is already being called for Tom Wolf by Fox and CBS.
— Philly Mag (@phillymag) November 5, 2014
Follow the 2014 election returns with live tweeting from Patrick (@pkerkstra) Kerkstra and Joel (@JoelMMathis) Mathis, who’ve commandeered the Philly Mag Twitter account.
Matt Satell, 28, isn’t really a photographer … at least, not a trained photographer. The digital marketing manager for a Malvern publishing company is, as he modestly puts it, just “a tech junkie with a drone.” He’s also the brain behind Phillybyair.com, a beautiful website that highlights “the best of the City of Brotherly Love,” featuring photos taken via his $1,300 DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus.
“I’m an amateur at heart,” Satell says. “I sort of let the drone do the work.” The results? Pretty cool. (Better hurry and get yours now, before the Christmas rush.)
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