Independence Hall


Old City Might Get Exactly What Old City Needs: A Wawa

Although there are a lot of things we don’t like about Old City, there are plenty of things on our Pros list as well: The […]


You Can No Longer Fly Drones Near the Liberty Bell

The days of creating fancy drone videos of Independence Mall are over. The Federal Aviation Administration has announced a ban on drone flights within 400 feet of 10 national […]

Clinton and Obama

Here Are Details on the Obama and Clinton Rally in Philly Tonight

In one final effort to get out the vote before Election Day, the Obamas will join the Clintons for a rally equipped with rock-star performances – […]


SEPTA to Rename 5th Street Station

On Thursday, SEPTA will announce a new name for 5th Street Station on the Market-Frankford line, according to a press release from the transit agency. The […]


12 Things You Might Not Know About the Constitutional Convention

On May 25th, 1787, what came to be known as the Constitutional Convention convened at the State House in Philly. Originally called merely to tweak […]


Philadelphia’s a “World Heritage City.” What Now?

Until last week, there were no World Heritage Cities in the United States. Given that the U.S. is a relatively new country, that’s not surprising […]


College GameDay Set All Ready for Temple/Notre Dame Game

Market Street between 5th and 6th streets is not a street right now. It’s a TV set. ESPN’s College GameDay has completely taken over the block […]


5 Takeaways From the Joyous, Weird Scene at Independence Mall

Follow Philadelphia magazine’s live coverage of Pope Francis’s historic visit all weekend long. Independence Mall was a chaotic, bizarre, beautiful place on Saturday. Pope Francis delivered […]

The Scene

Historic Philadelphia Honors Ed Rendell, Gerry Lenfest and Karen Butler

Last Wednesday, Historic Philadelphia Inc honored Governor Ed Rendell, Gerry Lenfest, Karen Butler, the William Penn Foundation and PECO. The evening convened at the Historic Philadelphia Center […]


Jaw Dropper of the Week: Society Hill Home With Legit Ties to Independence Hall

If you don’t immediately recognize the name Thomas Nevel, you will certainly know him by his work. A master carpenter, builder and architect by trade, […]


Things To Do in Philly on July 4th That Aren’t Fireworks

Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival: Starting this July 4th and going through the 6th, the 15th annual Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival will be […]


Philadelphia 4/20 Protest Features No Marijuana Smoking After Show of Police Force

4/20 is now enough of an actual holiday that NBC’s hockey coverage made a pot joke yesterday. But while people in Colorado lit up legally […]


Morning Headlines: Ultra-Luxury High-Rise Tower Designed By Cecil Baker

If the road to acquiring all the necessary approvals goes smoothly, Tom Scannapieco’s plans for a $150 million residential tower near Independence Hall could begin […]


Paging Stephen Starr: Great Restaurant Space Up for Grabs on Independence Mall

You may have read by now that the Dow Chemical Company is putting its historic–yes, historic; it’s listed on the National Register–office building on Independence […]


Red Owl Tavern Stumbles Out of the Gate

Red Owl Tavern couldn’t put it all together for Trey Popp as the restaurant in the Hotel Monaco was the definition of hit-or-miss. Such was […]