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Old City


Historic Townhouse in Old City Has a Secret

From the outside, this Old City home looks like any other brick townhouse on tiny Cuthbert Street. Which is to say, darling and vaguely historic. […]


Philadelphia’s “Real World” House, aka Trust, Is for Sale

“This is the story…of seven strangers…picked to live in a house…” that used to be a bank. No? Okay, well the building at 3rd and […]


Two Elfreth’s Alley Options to Celebrate Independence Day

Property is available relatively rarely on America’s oldest continually inhabited residential street. Elfreth’s Alley hosts only 32 homes, and two of them being on the […]


Renderings: Eight Townhomes Planned for Old City

Revolution Development Group says it plans to construct eight new townhomes, to be called Bread Street Estates, on the site of a parking lot at […]


Cheesesteak Rivalry: Campo’s Versus Sonny’s

Back in January, when GQ’s Alan Richman ratings of Philadelphia cheesesteaks came out, Old City’s Sonny’s Steaks was at the top and neighboring Campo’s Philly Cheesesteaks was […]


Field Guide: The 10 Best Shops in Old City

The Market Street divide is perhaps never so stark as in Old City. Head south and find a desert of fading bars and restaurants, but […]


Restaurant Review: The Gaslight

If you’re comfortable looking a bartender straight in the eye and asking for a Sex Panther, then girl, does Jason Cichonski have the bar for […]

Things to Do

9 Things to Do This Week in Philly: Clue at the Franklin Institute, Rad Girls Quizzo, Night Market in Old City and More

We recommend doing each and every one of these things this week:


New Construction in Old City: Ben Franklin Views for Miles

Winter is dead. We’re all drinking outside now and wearing open-toed shoes and counting down until we get to this place so we can lay […]


Here Are Your Friday Night Plans: Search + Rescue Launch Party at Art in the Age

Just when we thought we thought we reached repurposed denim and salvaged goods capacity, Old City fave Art in the Age teamed up with Philly-based collective Search + Rescue to […]


Where We’re Eating: Brunch at the Gaslight

Brunch is typically the most fun meal of the week. Friends get together, tell stories of the weekend and, hopefully, laugh a lot. At the […]


Sex Panther Obscures the Gaslight’s Potential

Adam Erace has some problems with the food at the Gaslight, but that’s nothing compared to what he had to say about the drinks.  The […]


2014 Night Market Dates Announced

Mark your calendars, the Food Trust has announced its 2014 Night Market dates and locations. Night Markets are a celebration of food, drink and neighborhood. […]


Zahav Among Questlove’s Top 10 Restaurants

Questlove of the Roots lists his ten favorite restaurants across the world for Vanity Fair. And the globe-trotting drummer gives a shoutout to his hometown […]

City Life

Streets Remain Closed After Old City Suit Corner Fire

Philly.com’s Emily Babay notes that many streets in Old City remain closed after yesterday’s two-alarm blaze that destroyed the Suit Corner. Market is closed to […]