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Philly Named Third Worst Large City in U.S.

This week the personal finance website WalletHub released a report titled 2015’s Best & Worst Large Cities to Live in, and of the 62 U.S. cities with a […]

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Chickens! Chickens Everywhere!

Robert Drake is not usually one to complain. The affable WXPN producer and on-air personality — and part-time weather forecaster — is generally a pretty happy guy and […]

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The 25 Most Beautiful Philly Streets

Okay, so Philly may have a bit of a garbage problem, but let’s give credit where it’s due here: Trash or no, the place isn’t […]

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5 Rules for Behaving During Philadelphia Street Festival Season

Somehow, I went almost three decades in this city without having to experience a neighborhood street festival. Actually, it was easy. I grew up in […]

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These Are the 20 Worst People You Will Find on Philly Sidewalks, Ranked

With Center City becoming more and more populated and crowded, we’ve noticed a lot more people on the sidewalks these days. Many of you are […]

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Philly: Stop Tying Your Dog Up Outside Already

I’m one of those women – let’s call them insufferable women – who brings her little dog everywhere. Murph comes to work with me, goes […]

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Philly Deploys 374 Trucks to Deal With Storm

With the snow continuing to come down on the region, the Philadelphia Streets Department says that it has 374 trucks out plowing and salting the […]

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No Small Talk: Inside the Mind of a Philadelphian Abroad

I should start by saying that, by Philadelphia standards, I am perfectly nice. When in my natural habitat, out there in the wild among you […]

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Readers Respond: Here Are 12 More Funny Philadelphia Street Names:

You can’t write a list without someone commenting that you missed something — and that’s exactly what happened with our Big List of Funny Philadelphia Street […]

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The Big List of Funny Philadelphia Street Names

[UPDATE] We heard your suggestions and have published an addendum to the original list: Readers Respond:Here Are 12 More Funny Philadelphia Street Names.  Philadelphia has a lot of […]

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The Three Questions I’m Never Asking Anybody Ever Again

Okay, so the first question you should never ask anyone is pretty obvious, because almost all of us have done it anyway. The question is, […]

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9 Philly Missed Connections That Need to Happen This Valentine’s Day

It’s not easy to find love — especially in Philadelphia, especially in February. But it’s not like we’re not trying. No, we’re trying really hard — from […]

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Americans Are Paying Good Money for Professional Cuddling

In the latest sign of the Apocalypse, the Wall Street Journal on Friday had an article on the growth of professional cuddling. That is, people […]

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WATCH: Can’t a Hawk Just Eat His Boyds Breakfast in Peace?

Seems that one of the peregrine falcons who hang out at 2400 Chestnut [update: or maybe not — see comments below] picked up a squab […]

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Why Do Philadelphians Just Love to Play With the Word “Philadelphia”?

When I returned to Philadelphia in 2011 after a few years spent in D.C. and abroad, I couldn’t help but notice Philly’s borderline obsession with, […]