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Unearthed Video: Young Wilt Chamberlain, Schooling People

Below is unearthed video footage of Philly’s own Wilt Chamberlain, just a few years out of Overbrook High School, playing in the 1957 NCAA tournament […]

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Morning Headlines: New Fishtown Housing, HipCityVeg Expands to University City

• HipCityVeg Is Expanding to University City [foobooz] • <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20130709_News_conference_cancelled_in_dead_animal_dumping_case.html" target="_blank"News conference canceled in dead animal dumping case [Inquirer] • New Home in Progress, […]

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Brand New Listing! Perfect University City Home That Should Go Fast

The listing for this new-to-market University City home for sale, built around 1925, is as brief as they get at the moment: “stunning light filled […]

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Fried Chicken Replacing Hoagies in West Philadelphia

The void left by Lee’s Hoagie House, which closed June 12th, is being filled … by fried chicken. The fried chicken restaurant Wishbone will open […]

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HipCityVeg Is Expanding to University City

Nicole Marquis tells Michael Klein that a branch of her uber-popular HipCityVeg is coming to 214 South 40th Street this fall. The 1,775 square foot […]

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Local 44 Offers Summer Beer School Tonight

Were you feeling left out during Philly Beer Week? Or have you always longed to sharpen your knowledge of good brew? Well, all beer novices […]

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Go West, Young Building: Generic Rental Slabs Migrate Toward University City

In her most recent Changing Skyline column, Inga Saffron noted fully seven apartment towers that are being built or heightened between 20th and 38th streets […]

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Philly: “A City With a Rich History of Municipal Incompetence.” But for Once We’re Not Alone.

In Next City, Patrick Kerkstra makes Philly negative exceptionalists feel better by pointing out that while Philadelphia demolition regulations are, indeed, lax, it’s far from […]

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Philly: “A City With a Rich History of Municipal Incompetence.” But for Once We’re Not Alone.

In Next City, Patrick Kerkstra makes Philly negative exceptionalists feel better by pointing out that while Philadelphia demolition regulations are, indeed, lax, it’s far from […]

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Mind-Boggling West Philly Container Garden

Plant lovers in West Philly have probably noticed this house at 47th and Baltimore because it has one of the most exuberant rooftop gardens I’ve […]

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Philly Beer Week Concludes with a Great Beer Auction at City Tap House

It’s the beginning of the end, and that bums us out. But just like the commencement ceremonies were fun, so will be the ending celebrations. West […]

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University City Landlord/Broker Melani Lamond Speaks Out About NIMBYs

Dunkin Donuts is prepping a space in University City, and some neighbors aren’t happy about a chain restaurant moving into the space. Though this particular […]

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New Chapter for West Philly’s Rx

The long-time Rx (and for a short time, Rimedio) is poised for a comeback. Ross Scofield, a graduate of the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill […]

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Taste Illustrated: Lil’ PopShop, By the Numbers

Jeanne Chang’s gourmet popsicle shop, Lil’Pop Shop, born in UCity and with a second location coming to South Street, is the perfect place to beat the summer heat. […]

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Cantastic Savings and a Memorial Day Brunch at Local 44

Local 44 in West Philly is having two noteworthy events over Memorial Day weekend for those of us who are not lucky enough to be […]