April 8, 2019
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Prepare to Get FABulous: Queer Eye is Coming to Philly!

Boys, hide your flannel, burn your pleated khakis, and trim that overgrowth of facial hair that you call a beard: the men of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy are coming to the City of Brotherly Love, and things are about to get willllllld, honey. The tremendously amazing Netflix reboot of the early 00’s hit is about to start filming […]
April 3, 2019
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Colonial Bones Found at Philly Construction Site

When I was in college (and afterwards), one of my favorite network TV shows was Bones, a procedural drama about a world-renowned forensic anthropologist and her FBI partner/love interest. The drama was steamy, but by far the most intriguing part of the show were the cases, inspired by real-world situations encountered by author Kathy Reichs. I was astounded by how […]
April 1, 2019
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The Only Airport in North America to Fly to Bologna? PHL!

Philadelphia International Airport just earned a new distinction: the only hub in North America to fly directly to Bologna, a popular and wealthy European destination. American Airlines has added nonstop flights from PHL to the capital of Emilia-Romagna, in Italy. Starting June 6th through September 28th, flights will travel daily from PHL to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, or BLQ. Zabeth […]
March 28, 2019
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How to Be a Great Home Buyer

You might not realize it, but buying a home is a highly-nuanced social procedure just as much as it is a financial transaction. Maybe even more so. There are the sellers, who must be courted, protected from insult, and gently wooed over to your persuasion; there are the agents, who are go-betweens as busy and secretive as Tudor pages, there […]
March 28, 2019
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Philly Bets Big on Country’s First Esports Arena

Hardcore video gaming is no longer a pursuit confined to your mom’s basement where you and three of your nerd friends drink Capri Sun packets and avoid sunlight. In fact, the professional gaming business has blown up in recent years, with the best players joining teams and receiving endorsements, scholarships, and massive attention on social media. Organized esports teams have […]
March 27, 2019
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Selling Your Home in the Spring: Love It or Hate It?

Conventional wisdom says that spring and summer are the times to sell your home. Clearly a lot of people buy into this wisdom, as a full 40 percent of all home sales take place in May, June, July, and August. In Philadelphia, we’re just now seeing the first signs of the end of winter’s bitter chill, and with Daylight Savings […]
March 26, 2019
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Hospitality Jobs Skyrocket as Philly Hotel Scene Expands

Tourism has been on the rise in the City of Brotherly Love for a long time. In the last five years or so, Philly has been thrust repeatedly into the national spotlight. We had the visit from the Pope, the Republican National Convention, and many other events that have put Philly even more prominently “on the map.” More special events […]
March 25, 2019
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Trend: Philly Apartments Being Converted to Quick-Stay Hotels

There has been a revolution in hospitality in the last decade or so, and it has been the “homestay” experience. This is, of course, most exemplified by AirBnB and other sites that let out short-term rentals for tourists who want a homier, more low-key lodging experience in popular areas. There are already units like this in Philadelphia, but the city […]
March 20, 2019
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New Historical Markers Coming to Philly

As one of the birthplaces of America, Philadelphia has played a significant role in the country’s history. Many notable people have walked the same streets that are there today, many places that are historical landmarks still stand, and we still commemorate keynote events in both the city’s and the nation’s formation. Marking these spots are historical markers, of which Philadelphia […]
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