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Property

Philly Houses Are Selling Faster — and for More Money — Than Ever. How Long Can That Last?

So, how out-of-control is the real estate market hereabouts right now? The following two tales might clue you in. The first comes from Cherise Wynne, […]

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City Life

Harriett’s Jeannine A. Cook on Her New Collingswood Store and Being a Black Woman in Fishtown

Jeannine A. Cook opened Harriett’s Bookshop in Fishtown just before the pandemic and the racial upheaval. A little more than a year later, she’s expanding […]

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Life & Style

Darrell Alston on His Luxury Sneaker and Apparel Brand, Bungee Oblečení

What I make: “High-end sneakers and apparel.” Before becoming a designer: “I was a teenage rap artist. My manager told me that your clothes should […]

Alicia Vitarelli
City Life

6 ABC’s Alicia Vitarelli on Living in South Philly and Raising an Eagles Fan When You’re a Native New Yorker

My full name is … Alicia Marie Vitarelli Pantaleno. Lots of vowels. I grew up in … Staten Island, which is very much like South […]

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City Life

The Highs and Lows for Philly Public Figures During a Really Tough Year

The COVID stress test exposed so many flaws throughout our society and city. The most glaring were the ones revealed in our leaders and politicians, […]

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City Life

Notable Philadelphians on the People and Places That Got Them Through the Past Year

We asked some notable Philadelphians what local institutions helped get them through this long year. Here’s what they had to say. Kiley Reid, author “During […]

City Life

Beer, Cheesesteaks, Mascots and More: What Our Readers Nominated as the Best of Philly

When we asked our subscribers to nominate their favorite places around the city, there were some that were recommended over and over again. Here are […]

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City Life

Jeff David Thinks the Fitler Club Is Key to Philadelphia’s Post-Pandemic Rebirth

Jeff David has a definitive list of the most influential trend-setting cities in America, and Philadelphia isn’t on it. There are what he calls the […]

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City Life

Helen Ubiñas on Covering Gun Violence in Philly, Newsroom Diversity, and Making Herself Heard

Ten years ago, journalist Helen Ubiñas left the Hartford Courant, where she was the paper’s first Latina news columnist, to become the Inquirer and Daily […]

City Life

The Pandemic Made Me Prepare For the Worst. But Nothing Prepared Me to Lose the Love of My Life

In the early days of the pandemic, when civil unrest was at its peak and no one knew when things would “go back to normal,” […]

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City Life

The World’s a Twisted Place. Thank God We’ll Always Have Mister Softee

It’s an early spring afternoon in West Oak Lane, and I’m about to get ice-cream-man lessons from Morad Khalil, a Mister Softee franchisee who’s been […]

City Life

My Neighbors Can’t Believe I Left San Francisco for Philly. I Can’t Believe I Waited This Long

For the past six months, my phone has been blowing up. I’ve gotten at least a hundred text messages from friends and acquaintances who are […]

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Be Well Philly

Philly’s Herbal Workshops Made Me Look at the “Weeds” in My Yard in a Whole New Light

It’s a Tuesday morning, and I’m eyeing the wild tangle of my rowhome’s tiny backyard as I sip my coffee. I peer at a cluster […]

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Things to Do

This Woodsy Cabin Retreat Feels Like a Summer Camp for Adults

For most city dwellers, the wilderness is appealing precisely because of what it isn’t: full of other people. River Mountain, nestled in the woods three […]

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City Life

Ugly Betty’s Ana Ortiz on Meeting Tom Hanks, Swimming in Swann Fountain, and Having a Dad on City Council

My full name is … Ana Louise Ortiz. My grandmother is Louise, my mother’s middle name is Louise, and my father’s middle name is Luis, […]