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 […]
March 13, 2019
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Philadelphia News Briefs 3/13/19

A Philly – Pittsburgh Hyperloop: Could it Happen? Elon Musk’s hyperloop technology has startled the world with the amazing possibilities for transportation that it could open up if implemented in reality. Getting from Philly to Pittsburgh currently takes five hours by car, but can you imagine having a craving for shitty beer, a bad football team helmed by a sex […]
March 12, 2019
windows

Philly: What You Need to Know About New Windows

If you are considering ways to make your condo or house more attractive, whether for your own sake or to appeal to potential buyers, new windows are a great way to make a huge impact. On one hand, they are expensive – this is not a budget or DIY construction project by any means. On the other hand, the benefits […]
March 11, 2019
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It’s Official: Philly Businesses Can’t Go Cashless

It’s been a long and contentious struggle, but the matter has been decided: Philadelphia businesses are banned from going cashless. The Wall Street Journal reported late last week that the City of Brotherly Love is the first municipality in the city to ban cashless businesses. Current cashless establishments – most of which are restaurants and cafes – will have until […]
March 6, 2019
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Holy Sticker Shock – The Reasons Why You Can’t Afford Your Dream Home

So, you’re buying a house. You’ve been searching a lot, and you think you are armed with a reasonable budget. Yet, all the homes that you really love are priced well above your budget. What’s with that? This is a scenario that befalls a lot of home-buyers, especially those out on the market for the first time. It can be […]
March 5, 2019
football

Is BDN Heading to Jacksonville?

Oh, Nick Foles. We’re (I’m) gonna miss you. As expected, the Eagles did not attach a franchise tag to their famous backup quarterback, who swept in two years in a row during hopeless seasons to bring the team to the playoffs – and, last year, to the Super Bowl. Everyone knows that, since the Eagles have faith in their franchise […]
February 28, 2019
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In Case You Were on the Fence… Why You Should Sell Your Home NOW

Most people don’t up and decide to sell their house on a whim. It’s either an expedient process motivated by a job change, or a longer process that includes a lot of thinking, preparing, and prayer. If you have been on the fence about whether to sell – you’ve been mulling it over, you’ve been considering a different neighborhood, your […]
February 28, 2019
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Could Breakfast in the Classroom Curb Philly Student Obesity Rates?

Across the country, millions of students benefit from free breakfast at school. Offered in low-income districts as an overall health initiative for healthier kids, the idea behind making breakfast as accessible as possible is that children who eat the first meal of the day are more equipped to learn. Philadelphia has a widespread free breakfast program throughout the city, but […]
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