Victor Fiorillo

Senior Reporter at Philadelphia Magazine

na poe of poe's sandwich joint and an ad in which he states that he will not serve police officers
City Life

Philly Restaurant Poe’s Sandwich Joint Refuses to Serve Police

“I realize I am not being a good businessman,” says owner N.A. Poe, an ex-felon. “I am being an activist, and this is a battleground.”

hungry pigeon chef scott schroeder who faces backlash over "black america" comments

Hungry Pigeon Chef Scott Schroeder In Hot Water Over “Black America” Comments

“I fucked up,” Schroeder told us, later emailing a statement, which appears here in its entirety.

workers removing the frank rizzo statue in philadelphia overnight
City Life

Good Riddance: The Frank Rizzo Statue Has Been Removed

In a statement announcing the removal, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called it “a deplorable monument to racism.”

white men with bats "patrol" Fishtown during Philly riots and protests
City Life

White Men With Bats, Bombed ATMs, and an Alleged Looter Killed at South Philly Gun Store

There were fewer overall incidents on Monday and overnight, but the chaos continues.

police officer standing in front of burning police car during philadelphia riots
City Life

This May Be the Most Iconic Photo from the Philly Protests and Riots

The image was captured by Merion Station-based photographer Sarah Bloom, who tells us the story behind the photo.

a member of the national guard in philadelphia
City Life

The National Guard Arrives in Philadelphia Amid the Riots

And yet your trash will be picked up right on schedule. (Supposedly).

green phase counties in pennsylvania
City Life

These 18 Pennsylvania Counties Just Went Green, Reopening Bars, Dining Rooms, Gyms, and More

Meanwhile, Philly is scheduled to migrate to the Yellow Phase next Friday. The key word being “scheduled.”

pennsylvania attorney general josh shapiro and esf camps co-founder michael rouse, who has angered parents with a new refund policy
City Life

Attorney General’s Office Flooded With Complaints About Main Line-Based ESF Camps

Frustrated parents turn to Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement officer after the high-end summer camp company canceled all on-site activities and offered a not exactly satisfying refund policy.

the chestnut street old navy in philadelphia, which is being sued for unpaid rent
City Life

Old Navy Center City Hauled Into Court Over Unpaid Rent During Coronavirus Shutdown

And you thought your rent was high.

philadelphia mayor jim kenney at a press conference where he said he wants to reason with people who ignore coronavirus guidelines, not make arrests
City Life

Kenney Wants to “Reason” With People Who Flout COVID Rules, Not Make “Mass Arrests”

Plus: Wanna have a big wedding? Go to Delaware.

esf camp founder michael rouse
City Life

Main Line Parents Irate at Prestigious ESF Summer Camp Over “Ridiculous” Refund Policy

ESF has cancelled all of its on-site summer programming, and parents are fighting to get their big bucks back.

anti-tom wolf aerial advertising at the jersey shore over memorial day weekend
City Life

Governor Wolf Targeted in Third Grade-Level Aerial Advertising at the Jersey Shore

We were surprised that we didn’t see “Tom Wolf Eats His Boogers” in the lineup over Wildwood.

south philly store caught price gouging by the pennsylvania attorney general's office
City Life

Price Gouging Still a Huge Problem at Stores Like This One

Plus: Watch Patti LaBelle and a gospel choir tear the roof off at last night’s COVID-19 relief concert.

memorial day things to do outdoors
City Life

Things to Do Outdoors Over Memorial Day Weekend That Don’t Involve Going Down the Shore

Avoid crowds while getting some fresh air over the holiday weekend.

An overflowing trash can in FDR Park during the Philadelphia coronavirus crisis.
City Life

Dear Philly: Mayor Kenney Hates How Trashy You’re Being During the Pandemic

Improperly tied garbage bags and people who toss their refuse into already overflowing receptacles are among the things that drive the mayor crazy.