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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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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 […]

Property

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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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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Watch Will Smith Spontaneously Rap ‘Summertime’ on Letterman

Will Smith was on Letterman promoting some movie last night when he launched into an impromptu rendition of his classic “Summertime,” set to Kool & […]

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Newly Listed: UCity Fixer-Upper in Great Location for Just $100,000

Call it whatever you like–a fixer-upper, a diamond in the rough, a house needing TLC–this one could be a rather good deal. The intersection of […]

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Here’s What the Grove At Cira Centre South Will Look Like

Brandywine Realty Trust’s  Grove at Cira Centre South at 31st and Market, designed by Cira Centre architect Cesar Pelli and Erdy McHenry Architects, now has […]

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The Best Quotes from Today’s Story About the “Fresh Turkey of West Philly”

There’s a wild turkey roaming around West Philadelphia, and the Daily News is on it. Hereforth, the best quotes about brash young Barkevious, who escaped […]

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Will Philly Bike Share Cause NIMBY Nightmares?

It’s actually happening: Philly is getting a bike share program, the details of which were released yesterday. The city predicts it’ll be ready to go […]

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Penn Students: Be Extra Careful At 38th And Spruce Streets

Yes, it’s the end of the semester, and yes, you’re probably busy nude modeling or something, but here’s a quick warning for you Penn Students: […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Steve Powers’ “Love Letter” for Sale

You’ve seen them on the buildings along the route of the Market-Frankford El–artist Steve Powers’ “Love Letter” murals, which are evocative, poignant, funny and one […]