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South Philadelphia

City Life

Eagles Drop Daryl Worley Following Charges of DUI, Resisting Arrest

Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley’s homecoming ended before the Penn Charter graduate ever had the chance to strap on a winged helmet after the 23-year-old was […]

City Life

South Philly Diner Takes On the NRA, Pro-Lifers, and Donald Trump

While most local businesses tend to stay out of polarizing political issues, there’s one South Philadelphia restaurant that isn’t shy about letting the world know […]

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Help South Philly Barbacoa Move Into a Larger New Space

South Philly Barbacoa is looking to expand. In a Facebook post, the renowned taco and torta spot — which is always packed on weekends and […]

City Life

How a Novelist From Seattle Became Head of the Italian Market

Philly is a city famous for keeping neighborhood business in the neighborhood. So how did an author hailing from the Pacific Northwest become the leader […]

Be Well Philly

A Vegan “Starbucks” is Opening in South Philly

We here at Be Well Philly love ourselves some vegan comfort foods, vegan dinner recipes  — anything vegan, really. I mean, food that’s 100-percent powered […]


A Personal Statement in Passyunk Square for $750K

One of my favorite architectural quotes comes from modernist master Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: “God is in the details.” God is smiling on South Philly […]

City Life

Housing Authority Gets $1.3M Grant to Start Redevelopment Near SRT

The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced on Monday that it has received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) […]

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City Life

South Philly Doctor Sentenced to 4 Years in Jail for Selling $5M in Drugs

A notorious South Philly doctor has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally distributing $5 million worth of commonly abused prescription drugs. According […]


Catch South Philly Barbacoa on Ugly Delicious, Netflix’s New Documentary Series

Over the weekend, Netflix debuted a new chef-driven documentary series: Ugly Delicious, starring Momofuku’s David Chang, who explores some of our most-loved dishes — pizza, barbecue, fried […]

City Life

South Philly Woman Claims City Worker Framed Her for Recycling Violation

Update: About an hour after we published this story, the city told us that it is voiding the ticket and investigating. What is it with […]

City Life

Sleeping With the Enemy: When Your Wife Is a Patriots Fan

A secret wife and kids. A gambling problem. A sudden desire to turn your basement into an S&M dungeon. These are all things that a […]

City Life

Philly Typewriter Guru Opens Typewriter Store in South Philly

Last year, we told you about the twice-a-week Philly Typewriter pop-up shop in Mount Airy and the curious increase in the typewriter market in an […]

City Life

Kindy’s: The Tinsel Capital of America

When it comes to trimming the Christmas tree, I can be a real stickler. In most other areas of my life, my friends and family […]

City Life

I’m Proud that My South Philly Neighborhood Voted for Beth Grossman

Yesterday, I couldn’t have been prouder when I read the Philly Mag article about the voters of the 26th ward in South Philadelphia, who chose […]

City Life

City Nixes Plans for Columbus Boulevard “Super Wawa”

The guy who constructed and ultimately sold his controlling interest in Schmidt’s Commons to Donald Trump’s son-in-law (I still call it the Piazza, by the […]