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Foobooz

Halfway Between Philadelphia and the Shore, an Oyster Destination

Growing some of the best-tasting oysters in the country is no easy feat. Neither is turning the Middle of Nowhere, New Jersey, into a foodie […]

sound of philadelphia playlist
City Life

The 10 Essential Sound of Philadelphia Songs Everyone Should Know

Hit play, then go check out our oral history of the Sound of Philadelphia, in which Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, with friends and collaborators […]

the sound of philadelphia
City Life

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

In 1971, a lyrically gifted singer-songwriter from South Philly and a classically trained pianist from Camden launched Philadelphia International Records (PIR), a Black-owned hitmaking label […]

fdr park golf course
City Life

How the Pandemic Turned a South Philly Golf Course Into the City’s Best New Park

If you squint, you can see it. Head down to FDR Park, the storied South Philly public space across Broad Street from the Sports Complex. […]

covid generation
City Life

What Is Pandemic Life Doing to Our Kids? Maybe Not What We Think

The moms are very worried. Since March of 2020 — when schools started closing and COVID got real — you can find them (okay, us) […]

mighty writers
City Life

In Their Own Words: 7 Philly Kids Write About Their Pandemic Experiences

Last year, Mighty Writers, a Philly-based nonprofit devoted to boosting students’ literacy and writing skills, asked its writers to reflect on the pandemic. The results […]

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City Life

Is This The Moment Josh Shapiro Has Been Waiting For?

On a chilly Saturday in early February, I sit in Josh Shapiro’s driveway in suburban Abington next to a firepit as we talk, mask to […]

philadelphia measles outbreak
City Life

30 Years Ago, a Philly Church Refused to Vaccinate Its Kids Against Measles. The Results Were Deadly

Bob Ross remembers the moment vividly. The date was January 16, 1991, the same day that then-President George H.W. Bush launched Operation Desert Storm, the […]

pennsylvania millennial mayors
City Life

These Millennial Mayors in the Philly ’Burbs Entered Office Eager and Optimistic. Then Came 2020

Mark Barbee got laid off in 2020. He was a waiter in a King of Prussia restaurant that closed when Governor Tom Wolf issued shutdown […]

philadelphia deer
City Life

Inside Philly’s Stealth Hunts to Take Out Deer and Protect Our Parks

During the long, cold nights from December to March, highly trained individuals enter Philadelphia’s most popular parks armed with state-of-the-art tools and shoot-to-kill orders. It’s […]

wearable art
Life & Style

Philly Designers Are Leading the Wearable Art Trend That’s All Over Fashion Right Now

Fashion right now is fully embracing the DIY aesthetic, and Philly just might be ground zero for the movement. With a roster of exciting design […]

dentistry during covid-19
Be Well Philly

From Cavities to Stress-Grinding, the Pandemic Has Been Hell on Our Teeth

On March 26th, at the start of the first pandemic shutdown, Montgomery County resident Cathy Belfield was working from home while her two kids played […]

moved from philly
Property

During COVID, We Moved Out of Our Fishtown Rowhouse Into a Rural Farmhouse

This story was featured as part of our “On the Move” series in the March issue of Philadelphia magazine. Read the stories of more locals […]

move back to philly
Property

We Moved From NYC to the Main Line During COVID, and Got an Extra 1,660 Square Feet in the Process

This story was featured as part of our “On the Move” series in the March issue of Philadelphia magazine. Read the stories of more locals […]

move during pandemic
Property

The Real Estate Adventures of Six Philly Families Who Moved During the Pandemic

The Greater Philadelphia residential real estate market had been on a tear for several years when 2020 began. Then came alarming news about a deadly […]