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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

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 […]

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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Life & Style

In Defense of the Ugly But Glorious Mom Swimsuit

One day in early May, exactly 22 days before the local community pool opened, my phone buzzed. It was a half-panicky text from my friend […]

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Foobooz

Crab Shacks! Dairy Bars! BBQ! All the Best Places to Eat on the Way to the Shore

Your trip to the ocean can include plenty of mouthwatering meals … as long as you know where to look. By Victor Fiorillo, Jason Sheehan […]

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Foobooz

Driving Route 49 to the Shore: Where to Stop for Foot-Long Dogs and a “Belly Buster” Burger

Seemingly untouched by time or history or, really, development of any kind, Route 49 is a country road preserved, with idyllic views of farmland and […]

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Foobooz

Driving White Horse Pike to the Shore: Where to Stop for Sweet Jersey Corn and Amazing Elk Burgers

Time was, the White Horse Pike was a toll road named after a local tavern, best known for the ginormous metal horse that hovered over […]

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Foobooz

Driving Routes 70/72 to the Shore: Where to Stop for Amazing Pies, Ice Cream, and Tacos Al Pastor

This amble through the Pine Barrens has a rustic sort of charm, with abundant farm stands and forested back roads lusher than any highway. And […]

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Foobooz

Driving Route 47 to the Shore: Where to Stop for Oysters, Cheesecake and Massive Sticky Buns

Also known as Delsea Drive (so named because it takes you from the Delaware River to the sea), Route 47 is a meandering road that […]

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Foobooz

Driving Black Horse Pike to the Shore: Where to Stop for Square Pizza and Filipino Crabs

Long before we all hopped on the A.C. Expressway, the Black Horse Pike and its sister, the White Horse Pike, were the way it was […]