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City Life

New Temple Dorm Alarmingly Flammable

For the seventh time in the past month-and-a-half, (seventh time) a 27-story high-rise dormitory Morgan Hall has caught on fire. All seven fires have been […]

City Life

Have Philadelphia Labor Unions Finally Been Beat?

One of Philadelphia’s most watched civic dramas could be coming to a close and escalating, all at once. Developers Matt and Mike Pestronk are opening […]

City Life

Turns Out City Probably Will Make a Profit Off AVI

Profiting off our property tax increases?! Outrageous! Oh wait, that’s what we want. When the Nutter administration decided that his AVI plan would be revenue […]

City Life

“Lotgate” Czar Ed Covington Reportedly Out at City Hall

Ed Covington, who’s headed the city’s Redevelopment Authority (RDA) since 2010, is reportedly out at City Hall. It’s unclear if he stepped down, was fired, […]

City Life

Get Ready for Another Whole Foods

There’s a Whole Foods coming to Cherry Hill, and it’ll probably be built by 2014. Though that’s what they said about the Whole Foods slated […]

City Life

Philly’s Cheesecake Factory Monstrosity Officially On Its Way

Center City, you’re one step closer to achieving the sterility plaguing most other metropolitan downtowns. This week, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a developer’s […]

City Life

Photos: The Forum Porn Theater Now Demolished

The Forum–the last place to catch a good porn in Center City–is now little more than a crumbling brick shell. Though the demolition is not […]

City Life

Note to Gentrifiers, Rich People, and Pretty Much Everyone: Your Taxes Are Going Up Under AVI

According to City Controller Alan Butkovitz, 343,191 properties will experience tax increases under the city’s proposed Actual Value Initiative (AVI) overhaul, compared to 107,603 which will […]

City Life

University City Skyscraper to House Penn, Drexel Students

A 33-story, $159 million tower is slated to open in University City in fall of 2014. The dorm (yeah, I guess that’s what it is) […]

City Life

Destined for Demolition, the Best Western’s Bar Keeps Serving Drinks

For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, Brian Coyle fucking hates the Eagles. It’s a Friday night in January and the ruddy-faced Navy vet is sitting at […]

City Life

Can Manufacturing Make a Comeback in Philadelphia?

Just last week, Mayor Nutter created a 25-person task force for the purpose of finding ways to bring manufacturers (back) to the Philadelphia region. I’m […]

The Scene

PHOTOS: Toys for Tots Party in Chestnut Hill

Last Sunday, I attended a party to benefit Toys for Tots hosted by Vittoria and Ken Schultz at their gorgeous Chestnut Hill home High Hollow. […]

City Life

Union-Busting Pestronk Brothers File “Bizarre” Suit Against Tenant

Philadelphia’s Landlord Tenant Court is typically a woefully boring place. Landlords sue tenants over back rent. Tenants sue landlords over leaky roofs. And so it […]

City Life

Bart Blatstein Wants a Slice of France for Philly’s Casino on North Broad Street

Blatstein Wants a Piece of France on North Broad. Bart Blatstein unveiled his idea for a $700 million casino, resort, and entertainment complex at the […]

City Life

The Ugliest New Construction Trend in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s a dirty city. Unlike some of Philadelphia’s other stereotypes it’s quite well earned, and even if we do clean up, it’s not a reputation […]