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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 […]

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Philly Among Worst Cities for Drivers, WalletHub Says

If it wasn’t already obvious based on your morning commute — or Sandy Hingston’s — Philadelphia is a really bad city for drivers. WalletHub found that Philly […]

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Is Pittsburgh Really Better Than Philly? (Spoiler Alert: No)

So there’s this website,, that’s ostensibly a personal finance site but which often sends out press releases ranking cities compared to this or that criteria […]

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WATCH: Cory J. Popp’s “Frozen Philadelphia” Captures What’s Awesome About Philly in Winter

Philly videographer Cory J. Popp, who we’ve featured numerous times on our blogs, just released a new video that captures the essence of wintertime in […]


This Is the Only Store in Philly That Will Carry Alexa Chung’s Collection for AG Jeans

You’ve probably heard of Britain’s fashion icon Alexa Chung (basically the other Kate Moss) collaborating on a fashion line with denim royalty AG. The vintage-inspired line consists of killer sweaters, dresses, […]

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Voting in Philly: The Agony and The Ecstacy

Went to the polls this morning to vote, which always gives me a thrill. All the other days of the year I carp about the […]

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Amazing Vintage Videos Chronicle Philadelphia As Far Back as the 1940s

After you’re done debating whether to go with the “Amaro” or “Sierra” filter on your next #tbt post, we’ve got some ultimate throwback footage for you […]

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Philly’s Population Still Growing

Nope, Philadelphia is not Detroit. Axis Philly reports: “In its estimate for 2013, the Census Bureau put the city’s population at 1,553, 165, an increase of […]

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Jon Stewart Slams Philly, Cheesesteaks, Art Museum, Phanatic

Jon Stewart didn’t take well to Ryne Sandberg’s report he’d received food poisoning from Shake Shack during a series against Stewart’s Mets, leading to Stewart’s […]


$2,000 Clue on Jeopardy! Should Be Easy for Philadelphians

As part of my ongoing crusade to inform Philadelphians of mentions of our fair city from around the country, check this out: Last night on […]