Monthly Archives: October 2013

How Philly Got Flat: Piling it on at the Logan Triangle

Rolling Hills? Maybe once upon a time. But at the dawn of the 20th century, when the City of Homes meant rowhouses, as far as the eye could see, Philadelphia had to be flat—or as close to flat as humanly possible—if it was to have any value on the real estate market. And so, one […]
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Hungry for Authenticity at Second and Walnut

Back when big fish like Frank Sinatra, Elisabeth Taylor, Joe DiMaggio or John Wayne dined at Bookbinders, Philadelphia was still a W.C. Fields joke, rich in history and starved of self-esteem. The restaurant was more about fine spin than fine cuisine, but there weren’t many choices back then. So, again and again, from the 50s […]
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