Independence Mall


New La Colombe Planned for Independence Mall

The former Rohm and Haas building at the corner of 6th and Market Streets will be the home of a new La Colombe coffee cafe […]


Anti-Abortion Group to Broadcast Videos of Abortions on Independence Mall

Images of bloody, dead fetuses will be projected on a 10 foot by 12 foot screen at Independence Mall on Friday, as part of an […]

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Opera on the Mall

Saturday night, more than 5,000 people filled Independence Park to watch Opera Philadelphia‘s free broadcast of Gioacchino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Concertgoers began arriving as […]


First Look: Independence Beer Garden Menu Preview

The wait is over, Michael Schulson‘s Independence Beer Garden will be opening this week. UPDATE: No, it won’t. The project has been delayed again. The […]


Four Years In, Philadelphia’s President’s House Still Dealing with Leaks

The Inquirer’s Stephan Salisbury reports today of the problems with the President’s House site on Independence Mall. The site at the southeast corner of 6th […]


How Dow You Do, Stephen Starr?

This summer we wrote, “Paging Stephen Starr: Great Restaurant Space Up for Grabs on Independence Mall.” We were talking about the Dow Chemical Building, listed […]

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VIDEO: A Dude Randomly Hugging People on Independence Mall

A man hugging strangers. And sometimes getting rejected. On Independence Mall. That is all.

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Update: Independence Nat’l Park Opening Today

Update (10:15 a.m.) Independence National Historical Park–aka the Liberty Bell and friends–will re-open gradually today, according to park ranger Adam Duncan, who handles public affairs.

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NY Times Writes Worst Review of Betsy Ross House Ever

Yesterday (and about once a year, apparently), the New York Times profiled “up-and-coming” Fishtown. Seems they’re also taking interest in a decidedly not up-and-coming area: Old City. […]

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Hanging Out with Disappointed Tourists on Independence Mall

The great thing about government shutdowns it that they bring people together. If you go to Independence Mall today—or any day for the foreseeable future—you’ll […]

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Philly’s National Parks Are Definitely, Maybe Shutting Down Tomorrow

  So, you may be wondering, what does the coming government shutdown mean for Philadelphia? Well, a wide swath of federal workers will be furloughed […]

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Lincoln Memorial Defaced with Menacing Green Paint

Early this morning, a park ranger at the National Mall came across a bunch of green paint splattered on the statue and floor of the […]

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Badass Colonial Re-Enactor Doesn’t Care About Yer Damn Heat Wave

Meet this badass. No, not Gen. Samuel Nicholas (pictured above), who died in 1790 in Philadelphia during a yellow fever epidemic. But Doug Thomas, the […]

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Meet the 65-Year-Old Philly Virgin Running for President in 2016

There was a man roaming around Independence Mall yesterday who says he’s running for president in 2016 on the Patriot Party ticket. He may just […]

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4.5 Tons of Hoagies Apparently Proof that Philly Has “Come A Long Way”

The U.S. Secretary of Education may be calling us out, but at least one tourist was prettttty impressed by the 4.5 tons of hoagies being […]