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Philly’s Great Office Building Conversion Needs to Start Right Now

Empty office buildings could spell the end of Center City as we’ve known it. But if we take these three steps quickly, we can solve the problem — and create an even brighter future for Philadelphia.


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Fight Like a Girl: The New Wave of High-School Wrestling

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Death Can Be Isolating and Dehumanizing. But What If It Didn’t Have to Be?

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Josh Shapiro for President?

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Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker, who just appointed a Kensington drug czar
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Philly Today: Cherelle Parker Says You All Need to Go Back to the Office. Now.

Plus, the unfortunate return of Terrence Howard. The end of Verizon Hall.

The lobby of a hotel that's part of a plan at the Xfinity sports complex in South Philadelphia
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Philly Today: Big Changes Planned at South Philly Sports Complex

The owner reportedly has a $2.5 billion plan in the works. Plus: Is that 64 degrees we see in the forecast?

Girl Scout cookies on display at a Girl Scout cookie sale like the one at the Suburban Square shopping center in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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Philly Today: Suburban Square Calls Cops on Girl Scouts Selling Cookies

Only on the Main Line does a dad request police body-cam footage from a Girl Scout cookie incident.

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Philly Today: Let Us Now Consider This Rare Food-Poisoning Lawsuit From Delco

Plus, SEPTA slowly enters the 21st Century.

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Inside Par Funding: The Wild $550 Million Financial Scandal

Joseph LaForte and his associates claim they ran a legitimate lending business. The SEC and the Justice Department say it was a massive grift — and one of the biggest financial crimes in Philly history.

Opinion

Philly’s Great Office Building Conversion Needs to Start Right Now

Empty office buildings could spell the end of Center City as we’ve known it. But if we take these three steps quickly, we can solve the problem — and create an even brighter future for Philadelphia.


Best of Philly 2023: City Life

Best of Philly 2023: City Life

An irresistible gossipmonger, numerous near-champions, and a roadway rebuild for the ages

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Post-COVID, Does Center City Have a Future?

Back in the day, Philly, like a lot of cities, banked on a revival of its downtown to spark new life. The plan worked fine — for Center City. But now that the pandemic has emptied offices, boomer residents are aging, and millennials are opting for the ’burbs, where do we go from here?


Nikki Haley's son Nalin Haley at a Nikki Haley campaign event in February 2024
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Philly Today: Meet Nikki Haley’s Insult-Hurling Villanova Son

Nikki Haley steers clear of name-calling. Her Main Line son? Not so much.

Delco's Mark Perrotta after his July 2023 DUI arrest
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Philly Today: How does somebody get 12 DUIs in Pennsylvania?

Delco’s Mark Perrotta shows us the way. Plus: the $11,000 (and counting!) Lego piece.

A promotional image for Visit Philadelphia's new "best of" awards: The Liberty Bells.
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Philly Today: With New Liberty Bells Awards, Philly Is Officially “Best Of” Crazy

Plus, who got $1 million from the Cherelle Parker campaign?

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Death Can Be Isolating and Dehumanizing. What If It Didn’t Have to Be?

Meet the community of people in Philadelphia forging a more dignified path for the dying.

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Philly Mag Nominated for 2024 National Magazine Award

In February 2023, we published feature celebrating the mighty hoagie. Now, the American Society of Magazine Editors is praising our story.

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

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

The former municipal golf course at FDR Park became an indispensable natural refuge for many locked-down South Philadelphians over the past year.

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

An Oral History of the Sound of Philadelphia

Fifty years after founding their legendary Philadelphia International Records, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, with friends and collaborators from Thom Bell to John Oates to Patti LaBelle, look back on the musical partnership that came to define the city.


Sylvester Stallone, who is set to film the movie The Epiphany in Philadelphia
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Philly Today: Sylvester Stallone Set to Film Movie in Philadelphia Again

No, it has nothing to do with boxing. Plus, infamous Philly cop learns fate.

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Josh Shapiro for President?

Could our governor — the savior of I-95 — one day hold the most powerful office in the free world? People are talking.

Pennsylvania State Representative Kevin Boyle, who police say could still be arrested after a caught-on-video incident at a Rockledge bar last week
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Philly Today: State Rep. Kevin Boyle’s Legal Predicament Might Not Be Over, Police Chief Says

Plus, a look at vastly different Philadelphia snowfall totals from Tuesday.

South Philadelphia drone pilot Michael DiCiurcio, as seen in one of his many drone videos (image via court exhibit)
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Philly Today: Feds Crack Down on Rogue South Philly Drone Pilot

Plus, Philly is planning “the most epic Rocky celebration of all time.”

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