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South Philadelphia

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City Life

South Philly Is Changing

It’s our most famous neighborhood — a place defined by its immigrants and its characters, by intermingling (sometimes clashing) cultures, and by near-constant change. Where […]

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City Life

Quiz: How Well Do You Know South Philly?

How well do you know the South’s quirky neighborhood trivia and traditions? Let’s find out.

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City Life

Racial Discrimination Is the Legacy South Philly Can’t Seem to Outgrow

I always had a visceral dislike for Frank Sinatra,” says Tayyib Smith, owner of Little Giant Creative and co-owner of Pipeline Philly, “and I realized […]

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City Life

A Brief Timeline of South Philly Through the Ages

40,000 BCE– 10,000 BCE Paleolithic peoples enter North America. The Lenape settle territory along the Delaware Watershed. Buffalo roam. 1631 Dutch settlers establish a foothold […]

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Eat This Now: Indonesian Street Fare at Pennsport’s Sophie Food Truck

Head to South Philly’s Mifflin Square Park on a hot summer evening and you’ll see some familiar sights: neighbors chatting on benches and walking their dogs, […]


Where to Eat in South Philly: The Ultimate Guide

Though we’ve lost some greats in the pandemic, South Philly continues to be one of the most varied, affordable, and constantly evolving food neighborhoods in […]

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City Life

South Philly Woman Offers $1,000 for Return of Passport Stolen From Sprouts Market

For most people who have a passport stolen, it’s an inconvenience but not the end of the world. But for South Philadelphia resident Rebecca O’Leary, […]

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City Life

This New Antenna Is Bringing Cheap High-Speed Internet Into South Philly

If you’re like most people, you probably think there is a special place in hell for Comcast and Verizon, the two impenetrable monoliths with a […]


Cambodian Food in Philly: The Ultimate Guide

Updated: 3/2/21 Philly’s Cambodia Town has changed. Most of the street vendors have been shut down, and some of our favorite spots have closed (we’ll […]

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City Life

Here’s What Philly’s New Leaf Blower Street Sweeping Program Looks Like

On Tuesday morning, city officials unveiled a new street sweeping pilot program, which means Philly no longer holds the dubious distinction of being the only major U.S. […]

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Vernalicious Brings Veggies and Comfort Food to South Philly

A beloved food truck owner is about to make her brick-and-mortar comeback. Vernalicious, Verna Swerdlow’s petite BYO in Whitman, opens its doors this Friday, April 12th […]

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City Life

What the New Vegan Convenience Store Says About South Philly

Like ad hoc microbiologists, food-shopping vegans must squint carefully at labels: Which seemingly plant-based product will contain egg whites or gelatin today? If only there […]

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Be Well Philly

Check out Philly’s First All-Vegan Convenience Store

We keep saying Philly is having a vegan moment. But, at this point, it’s actually more of a movement. Just look at the facts. Vegan […]

City Life

Philly Guitarist Mike Tyler Convicted of Felony Sex Crimes Against a Child

It has been a year and a half since we first told you about accusations that Philadelphia guitarist “Colonel” Mike Tyler had raped a child […]

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Eat This Now: Finnish Cardamom Buns at Rowhouse Grocery

South Philly has one of the widest varieties of global cuisines of any neighborhood in the city. Within just a few square miles, you can […]