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City Life

Can a Sex Shop Just Open In Your Neighborhood Without Permission?

Northern Liberties has a lot going for it: great restaurants, beautiful houses, cool boutiques. And, well, a Target. One thing Northern Liberties does not currently […]

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Woman Claims Members-Only Pool in Northern Liberties Discriminates Against Black Applicants

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Lawsuit Accuses Members-Only Vesper Swim Club in […]

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City Life

Meet the Brothers Who Think They Can Fix Northern Liberties

You could start a story about Northern Liberties 100 different ways. You could start with Bart Blatstein, the first mega-developer to take a chance on […]

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Check Out These Halloween Movies on the Big Screen at Schmidt’s Commons

Through October 31st, Schmidt’s Commons is showing Halloween movies on their screen at the Piazza to help get Philly in the holiday spirit. Admission is […]


Now We Don’t Use The Word Hero Often Around Here…

Over at the news desk, they’re telling the tale today of Eric Wagner, veteran sous chef at Standard Tap in NoLibs, who took to the […]

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TONIGHT: Josh Schonewolf’s Big Gay Pool Party Kicks Off at North Shore Beach Club

Philly party producer Josh Schonewolf has a lot of great ideas, but I think this one takes the cake: Tonight is the debut of his weekly pool […]


New in NoLibs: Fantastic Home With Many Appealing Adjectives

Looking both fresh and comfortable, this three-story home in one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods was built circa 1840 and blends traces of historic […]


Vision of NoLibs That’s More Buñuel Than Blatstein

Perhaps it’s fitting that renderings of this new construction on Third Street should appear on real estate websites around the time of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s […]

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NoLibs Civic Still Concerned About TLA Movie Theater

This much is clear after the proposed Warehouse Cinema’s second trip before the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) Zoning Committee on Feb. 24: While the […]


Builder Callahan Ward’s Latest Project Gets a Lukewarm Reception

Generally speaking, the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) Zoning Committee has a good working relationship with Callahan Ward Companies, one of the neighborhood’s more active […]

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New Condos in Northern Liberties

Variances have been granted, permits issued, and foundations poured for a new seven-unit townhome condo development at 933-37 N. Front St. in Northern Liberties, a […]

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Meet the “Hipsters of Philadelphia”

Ever wanted an illustrated breakdown of Philadelphia’s variegated, geographically distinct hipster species? Philadelphia designer Kate Otte has created one on her Tumblr.


From Bauhaus to Your House at Fourth and Fairmount

If you’re the sort of person who takes pride in having cosmopolitan taste and International Style, we have a development in Northern Liberties for you. […]


Northern Liberties Rehab With Exposed Brick, Original Floors

Here’s a terrific new listing in Northern Liberties: a four-story home that’s been renovated without being stripped of its historic charm. There’s exposed brick, curving […]

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Philly’s Brooklyn Flea Is Dead

So, like Brownstoner and 3rd Ward before it, the Brooklyn Flea has died. It debuted on June 2nd and didn’t live to see 2014. Liz Spikol […]