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Philly Is Outpacing New York in Job Growth, Says CBRE

Philadelphia is growing jobs at a faster pace than New York for the first time in at least 25 years, according to data compiled by […]


What To Eat This Weekend: SPAM, Lobsters, Plant-Meat and SPAM

Once again, we have made it to Friday. I think we deserve to celebrate. And how better to do that than with lobsters, SPAM, donuts, […]

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Jonathan Demme, Acclaimed Director of “Philadelphia,” Dies at 73

Academy Award-winning film director Jonathan Demme has died at age 73 from complications stemming from esophageal cancer. Demme, who took home the Oscar for Best […]


Report: Educational and Medical Jobs Help Stabilize Rents and Retail Market

It’s no secret that Philadelphia is a powerhouse in educational and health services – just a quick glance around our thriving metropolis will make this more […]


Single and Looking for Love in Philly? You’re In Luck

If you fear your impending “singleness” this upcoming Valentine’s Day, stop it right now. You’re not alone – apparently a large portion of your fellow […]

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Center City Workers, Rejoice! Barre3 Is Holding Free Outdoor Classes Tomorrow

If you’ve been binge eating ALL the pumpkin-spice everything while binge watching How to Get Away With Murder for, oh, the past week or so, you are […]

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So, Is Olympic Silver Medalist Nia Ali From Philly or Jersey?

Last night, Nia Ali took the silver medal in an all-American sweep of the women’s 100-meter hurdles. Brianna Rollins won gold, and Kristi Castlin took […]

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Report: Philadelphia’s Water Test for Lead Among Worst in U.S.

In a Guardian investigation that claims at least 33 cities across the United States use water testing “cheats” that potentially conceal dangerous levels of lead, Philadelphia ranked among the worst-performing […]


Video: The Best Meatballs In Philly

A while back, we put together a list of some of the best meatballs in Philly. Apparently, our friends over at 6ABC liked it enough […]

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The Rowhome Is Us

Back in 1954, my neighbor John paid $8,000 for a 1,200-square-foot rowhome, one of 30 identical homes on the block, all built in the 1930s […]


5 Things to Know About Pew’s “State of the City” Report

Pew has released its annual “State of the City” report for Philadelphia — really, just an update of the more comprehensive 2015 report. Here are five […]


Study: Segregation Is Bad for Your Health

Segregation makes you sick. That’s one of the conclusions of the 2016 County Health Rankings released earlier this month, and it’s a bit of news […]


Study: 670,000 Philadelphians Live In Economically Distressed Areas

Forty-three percent of Philadelphians live in “distressed” ZIP codes, according to a new report from the nonprofit Economic Innovation Group. That adds up to nearly 670,000 people, […]

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Astronaut Posts Amazing Photo of Philly From Space

This is what Philly looked like from outer space today: Philadelphia… I want to share profound words, but my only thought is how good a […]


The Washington Post Sets Food Critic Tom Sietsema Loose In Philly And He Comes Back With Something Beautiful

Tom Sietsema came to Philly and he did it right. He got it–which is so rare these days–and put it all down on paper (and […]