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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Property

How to Land Your Dream Home When Philly Houses Are Selling So Fast

Inventories remain tight in both the city and its suburbs, and while local real estate agents report seeing sales slow a bit in the city, […]

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Property

How I Moved Out of My Parent’s House and Became Became a First-Time Homebuyer During the Pandemic

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 […]

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Property

Our Growing Family and the Pandemic Made Our Decision to Move to the Suburbs Easier

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 […]

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Property

Now That I Work Remotely, I Traded My Manhattan Apartment for a Rittenhouse Townhouse

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 […]

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Property

We Left Our Cramped Queens Rental for a Luxury KOP Development Amid the Pandemic

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 […]

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City Life

The World Is Freaking Out About Data Privacy, and DuckDuckGo Is Ready to Seize the Moment

Gabriel Weinberg swears there’s no Batman-esque origin story that inspired him to become Privacy Man, a superhero who protects citizens from the evil globo-corporations that […]