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Six of Philly’s Best Writers on How the Past Year Changed the City — and Us All

After a long, unprecedented year, Philadelphia is still standing. We asked these powerful voices to reflect on how their favorite places in the city evolved and endured.


It’s Officially Spritz Season in Philly

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City Life

America’s Oldest Theater Wants to Shut This South Philly Actress Up

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Things to Do

13 Ways to Have the Ultimate Poconos Summer Vacation

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11 Places to See Cherry Blossoms and Other Flowering Trees in Philadelphia

It’s spring and the trees are in bloom. Here’s where to take great selfies in April and beyond.

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Just Listed: Updated Expanded Trinity in Queen Village

This big little house has lots of room for entertaining.

City Life

The 7 Most Ridiculous Parts of the Pro-Columbus Day Lawsuit Against the City

City Councilmember Mark Squilla is among the plaintiffs suing Mayor Jim Kenney for changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Be Well Philly

Old City’s New “Immersive” Indoor Cycling Studio Offers a Cinematic Experience

Take a sneak peek inside BFit4Life before its mid-April opening.

longtime Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market head Caesar "Sonny" DiCrecchio, who has been arrested by the FBI
City Life

Sonny DiCrecchio Agrees to Plead Guilty to Massive Embezzlement Scheme at Philly Produce Market

Feds say he used the $7.8 million in ill-gotten gains to fund a $20,000-per-month Stone Harbor beach house and trips to Disney World and the Super Bowl.

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NextHealth PHL

NextUp: The Philly Startup Using Biosensors to Combat Food Waste and Improve Supply Chains

Strella Biotechnology monitors an increase in ethylene production in fruit, signaling when produce needs to get to consumers before spoiling.


13 Ways to Have the Ultimate Poconos Summer Vacation

13 Ways to Have the Ultimate Poconos Summer Vacation

A summer in the Poconos is a summer of simpler times, and — as we prepare to venture out again but perhaps aren’t quite ready to venture far — there’s never been a better time to go.

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How Concrete Cowboy Fit a 3,000-Pound Horse into a Rowhouse

The story of how one of the most memorable scenes in the Philly-based film got made.

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Philadelphia Wedding

A Moody Supper Club-Themed Wedding at Giuseppe & Sons

The couple wanted the party to feel like an evening out with friends.

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City Life

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

Times are tough, but our kids are tougher.

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City Life

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

Local nonprofit Mighty Writers asked these kids to put down on paper their thoughts about the pandemic. Here’s what they had to say.

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City Life

Mare of Easttown Screenwriter and Chester County Native Brad Ingelsby on Writing for Kate Winslet

The creative mind behind HBO’s new detective show — premiering on April 18th — describes his journey to Hollywood and back again, plus how he got his leading lady hooked on Wawa.

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

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

We haven’t destroyed deer’s habitat; we’ve perfected it. Left unchecked, the local deer population would wreak havoc on the city.

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Just Listed in the Poconos: Renovated Contemporary in Marshalls Creek

Nearly perfectly symmetrical, this nearly perfectly sited house is in nearly perfect harmony with its wooded surroundings.

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Delancey Street Townhouse in Rittenhouse Square

Timeless elegance and modern convenience, all under one roof.


Shop for Locally Grown Produce at These Philly Boutique Markets and Grocers

With spring on the way, it’s time to get excited about all the produce grown locally. Here are our favorite spots to find what’s fresh.

City Life

An Architecture Critic Ranks the Five Most Interesting Buildings in Philadelphia

No, City Hall and Independence Hall aren’t on the list.

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