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Famed Cartographer Anna Wintour Publishes the Worst Map of Philly Ever

Perhaps Vogue didn’t intend for Philadelphians to take its illustration so seriously. It was probably just an impressionistic illustration like the others Vogue has published […]

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People Who Are Bad at Math Lose Their Homes More Often

Calling all innumerates: You might want to think twice before buying a home. In the housing bust, those who were bad at math made up […]

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Backyard Chickens in Philly: Renegade Poultry Farmer Speaks Out

Chickens are illegal in Philadelphia on parcels of land smaller than three acres. But as Philly Mag reported back in 2010, an urban chicken movement […]

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Manayunk to Get a New Co-Working Space, Plus the Wild West in Wash West

• CBS 3 gets podcasty to talk about the new two-day First Friday in Old City [CBS3] • A Piece Of Wild West History In […]

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Brad Pitt Movie Set in Philly But Filmed in Glasgow Opens This Weekend

Due to the state of Pennsylvania’s occasional, shall we say, recalcitrance regarding the city of Philadelphia, there were budgetary issues that prevented World War Z […]

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L&I Spokesperson Maura Kennedy Is One Smart Lady

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Mind-Boggling West Philly Container Garden

Plant lovers in West Philly have probably noticed this house at 47th and Baltimore because it has one of the most exuberant rooftop gardens I’ve […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: An Absurdly Self-Defeating Union Protest

Let’s start the morning with a fun juxtaposition. In the photo above, there’s a union protester handing out fliers in front of the Federal Donuts […]

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Tonight! The ThinkFest Salon With Bart Blatstein at the Barnes!

The ThinkFest Salon is a series of conversations with the boldest thinkers in Philadelphia. This evening at 6 p.m., the Salon features Bart Blatstein, one […]

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Latinos More Focused on Home Ownership Than African-Americans or Whites

A new study by Better Homes & Gardens of the three largest ethnic groups in the country reveals that while the groups are pretty much […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Art Installation at Fort Mifflin That Will Blow Your Mind

You’re walking through the woods, along a path that snakes along the Delaware River. Alongside the path are broken, mysterious structures–ruins of buildings, wood and […]

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For Lease: An El Stop of One’s Own

“Convenient to Public Transportation,” the flyer for 625 N. Front St. reads. “1/2 Block to the Market-Frankford El.” Couldn’t get much closer than that. Unless, as […]

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Building Collapse Tentacles: Woody’s New Bar, Rosewood, Shut Down By L&I

The popular Gayborhood bar Woody’s recently expanded to include Rosewood, its upscale extension. Turns out, Griffin-Campbell Construction–the demolition contractor for the collapsed building at 22nd […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Slice-of-Life Video of Kensington in 1982, Starring Philadelphia Accents

This is a really depressing video (and good morning to you!) that’s nonetheless mesmerizing. A California filmmaker follows around a bunch of teenagers in Kensington […]

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Philly Makes National News Again, This Time Because Our TV Newspeople Are Idiots

It doesn’t matter what it is–if it’s unflattering to Philadelphia, Gawker will pick it up. They just will.