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BEST OF PHILLY

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Please give a warm welcome to the Best of Philly 2024. Here are the people, places and things making Philadelphia great.


Left: A photo of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro in Philadelphia Magazine, accompanied by the headline "Shapiro for President?" Right: Joe Biden on July 17tth as ew polling data showed Josh Shapiro outperforming Joe Biden for president.
City Life

Governor Josh Shapiro Outperforms Joe Biden in New Poll

Foobooz

Our Favorite Takeout Windows for Sandwiches, Doughnuts, Ice Cream and More

Things to Do

150 Things to Do in Philly This Week and Weekend

Find It PhillyWhat you need, when you need it.

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a rendering of a norwegian cruise line ship outside of philadelphia, where norwegian plans to start regular cruises to bermuda in 2026
City Life

You’ll Soon Be Able to Cruise from Philly to Bermuda for $1,200

There’s a Quebec City cruise, too. Service doesn’t begin until 2026. But you can book your voyage now.

City Life

Jailing Johnny Doc Won’t Solve Philly Corruption. Here’s What Will.

The only way to stop Philadelphia corruption is for citizens like you and me to band together and say “enough!”

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Property

5 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend

Artful blends of past and present, plus a move-in-ready model home.

Foobooz

Where to Eat in Old City, From Must-Try Restaurants to Everyday Eateries

From sushi to ice cream to French pastries to Peruvian, Philadelphia’s first neighborhood has it all.

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Be Well Philly

Steep Discounts and Really Good Cheese: Your Guide to Cheap Grocery Shopping Around Philadelphia

As grocery prices continue to creep upward, these limited-selection supermarkets will help your food dollars go further.

The sun over Philadelphia, where we've been experiencing quite a heat wave
City Life

Philly Today: Goodbye, Oh Philadelphia Heat Wave

Plus, Steve Keeley is a one-man abandoned jet ski removal machine.


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The 150 Most Influential Philadelphians

The 150 Most Influential Philadelphians

Our celebration of the 150 most influential Philadelphians who have shaped where we’ve been and those who are determining our future

All Hail the Hoagie

All Hail the Hoagie

Our all-you-can-eat guide to the true king of Philadelphia sandwiches. 

philadelphia bike shops
Be Well Philly

The Best Philly Bike Shops Where You Can Buy Gear and Get Repairs

From helmet fittings to coffee while you wait on repairs, these local bike shops have you covered.

Upper Darby City Councilperson Jess Branas, whose "A for Effort" Facebook post after the Donald Trump shooting has led to confusion and threats
City Life

Philly Today: Delco Pol Jess Branas Swears Her “A for Effort” Post Was Not About Trump Shooting

Either way, she’s out of a job.

Life & Style

Four Seasons Hotel’s Ludovic Cayacy on Everything He Loves About Philly

The hotel’s director of sales and marketing left behind the splendors of Paris and put down roots in Rittenhouse.

Foobooz

Mulherin’s Pizzeria Adds Weekend Brunch and Happy Hour to the Menu

Plus: Paffuto has a new dinner service, Jansen introduces garden seating, and Art in the Age teams up with Franklin Fountain to make boozy root beer floats.

City Life

Meet Chinatown’s Biggest Champion: John Chin

The unofficial mayor of Chinatown is fighting his biggest fight ever.

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An Optimist’s Guide to Philadelphia

An Optimist’s Guide to Philadelphia

There are thousands of reasons to feel bullish about the future of our amazing city — all you have to do is look around.

Best of Philly 2024

Best of Philly 2024

Please give a warm welcome to the Best of Philly 2024. Here are the people, places and things making Philadelphia great.

Donald Trump after the shooting in Pennsylvania
City Life

Philly Today: Delco Fire Chief Resigns After Trump Shooting Comments

Plus, it’s take yourself to work day in Philadelphia.

Be Well Philly

Meet the Rest of This Year’s Health Hero Challenge Semifinalists

Get to know who they are, what they do, and what they stand for.

City Life

Meet the Man Who’s Making Philly’s Waterfront … Cool?

For decades, the Delaware River waterfront was a development nightmare: empty lots, decaying infrastructure, poor usage. Joe Forkin has a different plan.

Foobooz

The Best Dive Bars in Philly

A chance encounter with a cat named Rufus, an entire bar belting out Oasis, “jello shots,” “mystery shots,” and something called a Hammboni. These dive bars never disappoint.

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