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Northern Liberties

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At The Carson, They Put All the Best Things on Top

Back when developers began to build apartment buildings for the middle and upper classes in the 1870s, they wanted a term that would distinguish them […]

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On the Market: Contemporary Trinity in Northern Liberties

Cute courtyard trinities can be found in many Philadelphia neighborhoods, including Northern Liberties. They’re most common in Queen Village, it appears, but you can find […]

Things to Do

The Best Fall Festivals to Check Out This Season in Philly

It’s already September, which means school’s back in session, pumpkin spice lattes have the audacity to be sold in a freaking heatwave, and fall will […]

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On the Market: A Modern Architect’s Home in Northern Liberties

There can be no doubt — at least, I have no doubt — that Shimi Zakin is the most creative modern architect practicing in Philadelphia […]

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Just Listed: Renovated Extended Trinity in Northern Liberties

I have a general rule governing the properties I choose to feature on this site: No photos of empty rooms. I maintain this rule because […]


Where to Eat in Northern Liberties

In recent years, Northern Liberties has become home to a ton of younger Philadelphians who want to have a great time. And that great time […]

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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 […]


Pera Brings an Easy Room and Turkish Standards to Northern Liberties

Step into Pera and you can feel your blood pressure drop. It’s the sun through the corner windows, maybe, or the high ceilings and the […]

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Just Listed: Extended Trinity in Northern Liberties

And now for something completely different: A trinity with two yards and three separate rooms on its first floor. Where did I spot this strange […]

Things to Do

Neighborhood Tour: Your Guide to Spending a Great Day in Fishtown and Northern Liberties

The pizza at Beddia, the kebabs at Suraya, the jollof platters at Suya Suya … You could fill the page with all the destination-eats in […]

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Just Listed: Live/Work Mixed-Use Loft Building in Northern Liberties

Those who know Northern Liberties also know that the neighborhood some call “Philadelphia’s first suburb” has a long and storied industrial history. It was the […]


Nigerian Street Food Meets a Fast-Casual Model at Suya Suya

When you walk into Suya Suya, the place smells like onion and paprika charring on the grill; the guy behind the counter in the black […]

Life & Style

Bonkosi Horn of Freedom Apothecary Runs on Style, Soul, and a Whole Lot of Coffee

Bonkosi Horn, co-founder of NoLibs wellness boutique Freedom Apothecary, is as much an entrepreneur as she is a connector: A visit to her chic shop […]


Night Market Is Back, Philly

Updated Friday, May 13th In 2019, local non-profit the Food Trust announced it was ending its popular Night Market series of street food events amid […]

Things to Do

Northern Liberties Gets a New Artistic Hub with 1040 Creative

Northern Liberties is certainly having something of a renaissance this year, seemingly opening a new business every week. And what renaissance is complete without the […]