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Philly Is One of the 10 Best Cities for Twentysomethings

best-city-twentysomethingsPhiladelphia may rank No. 2 in cities plagued by bedbugs, but it’s also No. 10 on a new list of “20 Best Cities for Twentysomethings.” The team at Greatist.com was looking, they said, “for ultra-cool spots where young adults could find jobs they love, unwind at happy hours, join sports leagues, and make new pals.” Other criteria:



    Park space


    Efficient transit systems


    Ethnic and cultural diversity



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Philly Launches Guest Pinterest Program, Proves We Are Stylish

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One of Hays' pins, an image of PrintFresh Studio, a textile design studio in Kensington.

Interior decorator and AphroChic founder Jeanine Hays knows the power of the Pin: The most popular topic on the social website that allows users to post photos on their bulletin boards and share them with friends is home decor and design. Hays already has more than 9,0000 Pinterest followers who monitor her Pinterest boards to see what she puts up–after all, a woman who’s a regular expert on HGTV, DIYNetwork, Houzz and who served as an online guest judge for the 2010 season of HGTV’s Design Star.

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Open Letter to Atlantic City: Is This New Ad Campaign Really the Right Way to Go?


Dear Atlantic City:

You know we love you. We come to you for gambling, for bachelor and bachelorette parties, for rides on your charming jitneys, for strolls on your boardwalk, for indulgence in the nostalgia for your bygone days, for air shows, for golf tournaments, for conventions and gymnastics competitions, for prize fights, for shopping at outlets, for rides that make children vomit.

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Travel Writer Rehashes Last Year’s Philly Piece, Disses Northern Liberties

Photo: Piazza at Schmidt's / visitphilly.com

Photo: Piazza at Schmidt's / visitphilly.com

Teresa Levonian Cole has written another article about Philadelphia for a British publication, this one called “Why Philadelphia really is the big cheese.” It bears some similarities to her piece “A taste of Philly” that ran in the Financial Times last year. Both are extremely positive and will probably drum up tourism, so far be it from us to complain. But is Philadelphia truly so one-dimensional that the same things must be said again and again?

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