May 22, 2019
tropical

Airbnb for Summer Vacay? Don’t Get Scammed!

Summer is in the air. As the days grow longer and warmer, we say goodbye to the snow and freezing cold of winter, and cast off our layers of clothing in favor of swim trunks and sundresses. For many Philadelphians, and not just those with kids, the coming of the warmer months means one special thing – it’s time for […]
May 21, 2019
independence hall

This Is My Home: Famous Philadelphians Through the Ages (Part One)

Almost every city in America, down to the smallest hamlets, can claim their hometown heroes. When a city is a.) very large, or b.) very old, it generally fosters a LOT of famous people. Philadelphia, being both big and about as old as it gets, is a city that has birthed many a famous athlete, actor, politician, activist, or other […]
May 15, 2019
geno's

Philly Love Week, Day 3: The Cheesesteak

Is there any food item quite as quintessentially Philadelphian as the cheesesteak? This iconic sandwich is so sacred to the City of Brotherly Love that it ranks right up there with Rocky, the Liberty Bell, and dumpster pools. How much do you know about the origins and composition of the cheesesteak? Let’s dive in. What is a cheesesteak? It’s a […]
May 14, 2019
eagles

Philly Love Week, Day 2: The Eagles (History)

Let’s talk about the Eagles, and squee a little bit over the fact that the start of football season is now less than four short months away! If you love Philly, you gotta love our home team. How about a little Eagles history, in honor of Love Week? The 101 The Philadelphia Eagles are a team in the National Football […]
May 13, 2019
love

Philly Love Week, Day One: The Basics

History It’s the birthplace of America. There’s history everywhere. The Liberty Bell, in all its cracked glory, can be found here. You can check out Betsy Ross’s house and educate yourself on the debate over whether she actually sewed the first American flag. See the Declaration of Independence! Most of the other major American historical documents are in D.C., but […]
May 6, 2019
pub

Fergie Squared – Singer Visits Center City Pub

Celebrity sightings are always exciting, no matter where you are. We get our fair share in Philly, what with stars like Sly Stallone periodically stopping by on press junkets for the Creed series and, on occasion, members of the Eagles out and around town. But last week, visitors at Fergie’s Pub, an Irish bar in Center City, were surprised by […]
April 30, 2019
philly

Philadelphia: A History (Part Two)

continued from Part One. William Penn and the founding of Philadelphia (cont’d) A group of Quakers seeking religious freedom, led by Penn, took a trip up the river and founded the first site called Philadelphia on lands that he had purchased from the leaders of the Lenape and Delaware nation. It was the beginning of a long, peaceful period for […]
April 30, 2019
independence hall

Philadelphia: A History (Part One)

The history of the Philadelphia we know today is a storied and tumultuous one. We didn’t become the City of Brotherly Love overnight; it took a centuries-long run of religious squabbles, war, deconstruction, and reconstruction to build this formidable city, which is recognized as an integral part of American history. Philly’s story starts in the sixteenth century, long before it […]
April 30, 2019
townhouse

Are These Four Things Keeping Your Home From Selling?

Sometimes it’s abundantly clear why a home would be a tough sell – the roof is damaged, it’s in a bad neighborhood, there is visible water damage, et cetera. The price point could also be wrong, but that’s an easy one to suss out. On occasion, however, the reasons a home sits on the market are far more insidious and […]
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