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“Yo” Is So Philly

I was walking in Wissahickon Park this weekend when I heard it. “Yo Lar!” I know I’m in Philly when I hear those two words. […]

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North Philly on Foot

The trash is always stunning, maybe the most stunning thing. Cigarette butts, paper, junk. But that, too, is just cultural, mere habit, a way of […]

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Cab Sharing In Philly: Green? Or Gross?

Taking a cab in Philadelphia should be like ordering a cheesesteak at Pat’s—wit or witout—there’s very little room for socializing. But now Cabcorner.com is coming […]

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The Ugliest Piece of Art in Philadelphia

It looks like a mistake. It looks like a construction site abandoned long ago and only remembered by a forgotten piece of twisted steel wobbling […]

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Scooter-Mania!

I rode scooters before scooters were cool. When I bought my first bike, soon after the wheel was invented, I had my choice of three […]

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What’s So Wrong with Philadelphia?

She called me, a woman with wild red hair. Sarah was a long-time New Yorker, then lived in Hong Kong for 13 years; in September, […]

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Cleaning Up Philadelphia

As you walk through the north portal of City Hall from north Broad Street headed south and look to your left, you will see a […]

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Don’t Move Out of Philly Until You Read This

Do I care that Portfolio.com ranked Philadelphia a ho-hum-yawn 32 of 67 on their “Best Labor Markets for Young Adults”? No. But I’d still like […]

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Who’s Really to Blame for the Trash Tax?

Mayor Nutter has resorted to picking through the city’s trash to find a way to balance next year’s budget with its $150 million shortfall. Last […]