October 25, 2018
amazon

Is Philly Still in Contention for Amazon HQ2?

Philadelphia technically still hangs in contention for nabbing the golden ring that is Amazon’s HQ2 home, but signs seem to indicate that other front-runners in the race are pulling ahead. Specifically, several experts think that the Washington D.C. / Northern Virginia area is primed to be chosen. Money magazine gathered the input of five experts and quizzed them as to […]
October 25, 2018
food

Another Philly Shake Shack is Open!

Shake Shack, a burger joint with a cult following, has just opened its latest location in Philadelphia. The fast-casual chain, known for their scrumptious food and, of course, milkshakes, opened the doors on its restaurant on the southeast corner of 12th and Chestnut Streets this past Tuesday. The storefront fills a vacancy left by the former bakery Philly Cupcakes. There […]
October 25, 2018
shopping carts

New Small-Footprint Target Store Opens in Philly

A Target store that has a smaller footprint than one of the big box chain’s super stores, has opened in Philadelphia. The store’s smaller size and limited inventory makes it an ideal shopping spot for city dwellers. The store, located at South Broad Street, opened its doors on Sunday, the same day that another Target had its grand opening in […]
October 22, 2018
memorial

Expanded Holocaust Memorial Completed

An expansion of Philadelphia’s existing Holocaust memorial was opened to the public today with tremendous respect and admiration. A new downtown plaza centered around the profound “Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs,” a Nathan Rapoport sculpture, opened on Monday, fifty-four years after the sculpture was put in place in 1964. Additions to the memorial include artifacts from the time period […]
October 18, 2018

Philly Residents Can Pick Up New Recycling Bins

Municipal recycling programs are great things. When cities make it easier for residents to recycle, they encourage citizens to put in an effort that they probably otherwise would not have done. One of the biggest ways cities can promote recycling is by giving their residents the bins or containers they need to get the job done. Philly residents who don’t […]
October 17, 2018
living room

Feathering Your Nest: 6 Best Places to Furnish Your Philly Home

Let’s face it: decorating your new home is one of the most exciting parts of buying a house/condo. I tend to look at it as the payoff for the tedious months of scoping out MLS listings, attending showings, and having to sign stack upon stack of paper at closing. You’ve done all the boring stuff; now it’s time to compare […]
October 16, 2018
library

“One Book, One Philadelphia” Title Announced

Today, the title for this year’s “One Book, One Philadelphia” event was announced. The annual event, intended to create civic dialogue and encourage literacy in readers of all ages, is organized by the Free Library of Philadelphia. The 2019 title, “Sing, Unburied, Sing” was published in 2017 by author Jesmyn Ward of Philadelphia. Ward, an associate professor of English literature […]
October 16, 2018
foliage

Chasing Autumn: Philadelphia’s Best Spots for Sighting Fall Foliage

Very little says “autumn” like fall foliage. Leaves in shades of russet, burnt orange, and butternut captivate visitors and turn the City of Brotherly Love into a scenic wonderland. Where are the best spots in Philly to check out the foliage? Keep reading to find out. The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania leads the list. With over 12,000 […]
October 11, 2018
schuylkill river trail

Philly Quality of Life: Living Near the Schuylkill River Trail

The Schuylkill River Trail is one of Philadelphia’s treasures. Spanning thirty miles from Center City Philadelphia, through Valley Forge National Historical Park in Montgomery County, and ending in Parkerford, PA, the trail is beloved by cyclists, walkers, runners, and Philly-area families. Further work is planned to connect the trail between Christian and 34th streets, closing the gap between the Schuylkill […]
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