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First Friday on Frankford Avenue

Avoid the Obvious: A visitors guide to the REAL Philadelphia

Lonely Planet recently named our fair city the top U.S. destination for 2016. As a new wave of tourists and transplants discover all Philly has to offer, here are some tips to getting off the beaten path.

Philly Style Bagels

Our editor's 26 favorite dishes in Philadelphia

Looking for something tasty in the City of Brotherly Love? Check out this list of beloved menu items from across Philly. We've got it all: cheesesteaks, fine dining, Mexican eats, ice cold coffee, hot dumplings, and much more.

Affettati misti at Le Virtu

The Philadelphia region's Italian-American legacy endures

From charming restaurants to annual events to sidewalk socializing, this strong, tight-knit community helped shape the city as we know it. And while iconic Italian neighborhoods in South Philly continue to gentrify and diversify, a rich tradition remains.

Love Statue

Eight small things that will have a big impact on Philadelphia in 2015

Check out our list of projects, initiatives and infrastructure upgrades that will boost the City of Brotherly Love in the new year.

Work from 'Distant Echoes: Black Farmers in America'

The Knight Foundation funds groundbreaking local artists and institutions

Flying Kite takes a look at three of this year's Knight Foundation grantees: Sean Stoops looks to liven up local subway tunnels; Mighty Writers cultivates critical thinking; and The African American Museum in Philadelphia takes a hard look at an agricultural legacy.

Rowhome renovation reveals hidden layers

From the Editor: Uncovering layers of history in a Philadelphia rowhome

Renovation as rebirth in American cities -- one home at a time.

The Piazza in Northern Liberties

Update: Bart Blatstein buying lot at Broad and Washington; what about the Arts Market?

What does this latest wrinkle mean for the Philadelphia Arts Market?

Could this be the site of our next gem?

Filling the Void: Could a huge central lot go from eyesore to arts market?

If one enterprising South Philly resident has her way, a swath of long-vacant land at the corner of Broad and Washington could be transformed into the Philadelphia Arts Market, a seasonal attraction complete with fresh local food, regional vendors and live music. 

Used Bookstore Guide

Browse Local: A guide to Philadelphia's best used bookstores

Philadelphia's neighborhoods are home to some wonderful used bookstores rife with hidden gems and great deals. Whether its an old theater in Port Richmond or a small storefront in West Philly, these spots are set to steal your afternoon.
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