Morning Headlines: Vancouver Sun Is Smitten With Philadelphia

“I love Paris. I love London. I love Rome. All amazing cities. But now I am smitten with Philadelphia,” begins a recent piece in the Vancouver Sun. Writer Steve Whysall goes on to detail each of his favorite things about our city, among of which include:

  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway flags
  • Magic Gardens of Isaiah Zagar
  • Chef Jose Garce’s Amada

Note the above list is just a fraction of what Whysall talks about, including the city’s history and architecture, significant dedication to art, and spirit of diversity. It’s a nice reminder that Philly’s good character is plainly evident to outsiders, even if it doesn’t always seem that way to those who live here.

• In love with Philly [Vancouver Sun]

Meanwhile, in other news…

Plan for Affordable Housing in Philadelphia [New York Times]

Demolition of Boyd apparently underway [Inquirer]

PHL Local Gaming offers $6 million for former produce, seafood site [PlanPhilly]

The Newest Part Of The Oldest Theater [Hidden City]

Epic Google Street View Hack Turns Cities Into Apocalyptic Jungles [Atlantic Cities]

BID makes its case for expansion at open house [Chestnut Hill Local]

Philly’s Most Dangerous Intersections For Pedestrians, Mapped [Curbed Philly]