Category Archives: In and Around Philadelphia

Yo, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Nutter: Stop Messing with Our City’s Future

Originally posted on Streets Dept:
(Image via Fight for Philly) Fund our schools… Fund Our Schools… FUND OUR SCHOOLS!

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Yo, Philly! Yo, Everyone!

If you’ve ever seen Philadelphia’s UnLitter Us campaign, with local spoken word artists beautifully and powerfully making the case for keeping Philadelphia litter-free, you’ve likely seen Denice Frohman. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ve lost track of Denice and … Continue reading

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“Councilmanic” Privilege in Philadelphia Planning/Zoning, or, It Doesn’t Take Long For a Newer Councilman to Go Old-School Philly

A brief note about the title of this post: The second half, referring to [mostly] an older (and well-known) era of cronyism in Philadelphia is my own, and was in no way written in the piece or endorsed by Plan … Continue reading

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Inside Philly’s Abandoned Tastykake Factory with Ruin Porn

Originally posted on Streets Dept:
(photos by Ruin Porn) Tastykake Co., the beloved Philly brand (whose Butterscotch Krimpets my dad has been eating for breakfast for about as long as I can remember, and) who are now located in South…

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Privatization in PA — finally, someone making sense!

http://mobile.philly.com/blogs/?wss=/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/&id=199545711&viewAll=y#more Finally, a sane — and logical — evaluation of Governor Corbett’s, and his GOP cronies’, plan to privatize Pennsylvania’s state-run liquor stores and to increase gaming in the state. Corbett, like his predecessor Ed Rendell, expects gambling and liquor … Continue reading

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XXXX-tinct

The remains of the Forum on Market Street, Philadelphia’s XXXXtra special movie theater.

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