What things should I be sure not to miss when visiting Philly July 6-11th? Difficulty: Attending a conference but free in the evenings, solo traveler, nervous driving in cities. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot
on Jun 29, 2014 -
Yesterday morning it smelled like gas from South Philly though center city and up into Fishtown, but it wasn't actually natural gas. What was it? [more inside]
posted by sepviva
on Jun 25, 2014 -
Mr. Kitty and I are pretty handy, but removing 100 layers of 100 year old paint from our cast iron radiators may kill us. Who can we pay to make this problem someone else's? [more inside]
posted by Suffocating Kitty
on Jun 11, 2014 -
My daughter is headed to Temple and has found an apartment near 15th and Fairmount in Philadelphia. What's it like in that area? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy
on Jun 3, 2014 -
Trying to book a group shave/trim for a bearded wedding party this Sunday in Philadelphia. The only place that appears to be open that day is Art of Shaving and they're booked for the time we need. Any recommendations on places to try? We've researched so far and can't find anything open then. If there are any salons that do this service as well we'd be interested although hoping to keep it less than 50-60 a person.
posted by JJ987E
on May 21, 2014 -
I'm bringing a car to Omaha in very late June, early July. Dates are flexible. We're planning to take 2-3 days of driving split between two people. What are the best routes in terms of scenery and attractions to do overnight along the way? We are staying for about a week and flying back one-way to PHL. Ideas for what to do in Omaha are also needed. At least some of the activities in or around Omaha should be suitable for people under 21, although they don't all have to be. Museums, parks, sciency stuff, and hotel and restaurant recommendations all welcome. Assume an upper limit of $200 per person per day for 2-3 people, although this is fairly flexible both directions.
posted by skyl1n3
on May 14, 2014 -
Need suggestions for an impromptu weekend getaway somewhere three-four hours from Philadelphia. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater
on Apr 27, 2014 -
Fiance and I are attempting to plan a wedding for less than 150 guests in early March 2015 in the Philadelphia area. We currently live in Montgomery county, but we are open to considering locations in the 5 county area (and are learning toward Philadelphia, which will make things easier on our out of town guests). We want to keep the venue/catering/booze costs around $15,000 if possible, which seemed super easy before we started searching. Help! [more inside]
posted by moshimosh
on Apr 27, 2014 -
Will be moving to Philadelphia metro soon for a new job. Looking for a place to live. Currently live in the NYC boroughs. Have a difficult list of must haves. [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB
on Mar 22, 2014 -
So I think we're going to do a last minute road trip from Philadelphia to Boston and back. Please help us plan. [more inside]
posted by cacao
on Mar 12, 2014 -
Flight out of Philadelphia tomorrow evening. Looks like it will be canceled. Help me get my boyfriend out of the city and not waste a visit we both really, really need and have been planning for months. [more inside]
posted by obviousresistance
on Feb 12, 2014 -
In need of an awesome endocrinologist (for post-thyroidectomy medication management) in the Philadelphia area. Difficultly level: most of 'em seem to be either dogmatic curmudgeons OR vitamin-shilling charlatans. Little synthetic-hormone snowflakes within... [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew
on Feb 3, 2014 -
New job near Kennett Square, PA/Southern Chester county.....What towns should I consider living in or near with a commute of 35mins or less? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen
on Jan 24, 2014 -
Our go-to cheap Philly hotel just closed. Help us find an alternate for our wedding guests. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater
on Jan 5, 2014 -
For reasons related to an interest in playwriting, I want to volunteer for Philly theater companies. I'll do anything as long as it is related to the theater and in the company of other theater folks. THE BIG CHALLENGE: I'm a wheelchair user. What is the best way to approach this looking-for-volunteer work situation?
posted by angrycat
on Nov 17, 2013 -
My GF is running her first-ever marathon next weekend in Philadelphia. I'm looking for creative or interesting suggestions for either a gift or something I can do that she might like (beyond flowers at the finish and a massage, both of which are a done deal).
Any runners out there have a specific suggestion--maybe something sweet or thoughtful that was done for you after you finished?
posted by eggman
on Nov 9, 2013 -
I'm planning a road trip from Philadelphia to Toronto in October. I'm thinking of breaking up the trip by staying a night somewhere in between. Somewhere with a cute hotel, a nice breakfast and somewhere to wander around before taking off the next day. Just by google mapping it, I'm thinking Ithica, but id be welcome to other suggestions.
Secondary question: are there any great hidden food spots to catch on the way?
posted by cacofonie
on Sep 6, 2013 -
After a month of at-home kickboxing and adjusting my diet to include more than tacos, I'm beginning to feel the love for physical activity and healthy living. Now I find myself looking for CrossFit gyms in Philadelphia that won't scare me away. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by picklesthezombie
on Aug 20, 2013 -
Google is giving me several suggestions for driving from Philadelphia to/from Long Beach island... which is the best? [more inside]
posted by valleys
on Aug 19, 2013 -
PhillyPhilter: I need the services of folks in Philadelphia who might be able to fix or at least diagnose a busted laptop on short notice. Seemingly randomly, my high-end Clevo-style PC laptop started to show random visual artifacts when in Windows... and then even when booting up the BIOS... and then freezing horribly. I have no idea what is going on, and I have two academic manuscripts that are coming up to being due. However onerous, I could go to the university library to work on this, as I have all of my work backed up. Unfortunately, I have the misfortune that I am going to be traveling out of my area starting this weekend, for almost a full week. So I need help fast if at all possible, and I would prefer not to mail this damn thing to Michigan where it came from if I can avoid it. Where can I turn to in Philadelphia for this kind of PC laptop fixing service?
posted by Keter
on Aug 7, 2013 -
A friend of mine is looking to do a full sleeve with a lot of colors. The problem is that most tattoo artist in this area don't know how to mix colors that pop well on darker complexions. Does anyone have any recommendations for tattoo artists, preferably in the Philadelphia metro area, who are adept with working on darker skin tones?
posted by shiu mai baby
on Jul 25, 2013 -
What are your best tips and tricks for making running outside
bearable in hot, humid, urban-US-east-coast-summer weather? [more inside]
posted by ActionPopulated
on Jul 22, 2013 -
I'm moving to your city! We're looking to sign a lease for September 1st. HELP! [more inside]
posted by punkrockrat
on Jul 6, 2013 -
During the last year, my long-distance boyfriend and I have gotten used to making the trip between NYC and Rochester, NY for weekend visits. Now I'm moving to Philadelphia, and we need a new plan. What's the fastest, least painful, least expensive way to get between Philadelphia and Rochester? [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_fiesta
on Jun 30, 2013 -
I'm visiting the city of brotherly love for a week and won't have a car, so I was wondering if there are any good iPhone apps for getting around the city either with public transit or taxi-type services.
posted by Cogito
on Jun 20, 2013 -
The neck pain I've been having is clearly not going away on it's own, so I think I need to see a chiropractor. Anyone have recommendations for chiropractors in Philadelphia? I'm in Queen Village and would love to see one in the neighborhood if possible. [more inside]
posted by jshort
on Jun 17, 2013 -
I have a yoga fundraiser tomorrow at 5pm that I want something gay pride-ish for (like a t-shirt or yoga pants). I have a lot of gay friends that I could borrow a t-shirt from but I am traveling tomorrow so would be unable to meet up with anyone (and will be unable to shop tomorrow or get anything online by then). I have no rainbow stuff.
I am in Center City Philadelphia. I will be checking Athleta, Lululemon, City Sports, Gap, etc for rainbow
stuff, but I'd prefer something that expressly (like words) supports equality. All Google really tells me is gay-friendly stuff, gay reading (e.g. Giovanni's), etc. Does anyone know if any of those places would have slogan/pride t-shirts? Am I missing a HRC location or something else that would have something?
posted by Pax
on Jun 6, 2013 -
Noah Gallagher Shannon has a piece
in Sunday's NYT about an emergency landing at Philadelphia. Something about the story makes me think that it might be fictional. Can anybody prove that the story took place as he describes it? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars
on May 18, 2013 -
I remember reading something, somewhere from one of the founding fathers about the original intent of legislators to NOT be a political class. To serve a term or two and go home so that people from outside could contribute and people inside didn't get too jaded. Though maybe I'm adding a lot of subtext. Is there anything from any of the FF's on this that rings a bell? Do you have a quote or two?
posted by rileyray3000
on May 10, 2013 -
Girlfriend and I are going to Philadelphia tomorrow -- the plan is to eat fried chicken and donuts, hang out in a hotel room, go out and eat and drink some more, then go back to the hotel. We've been to Philly a bunch of times for various cultural things, and are big fans, but this trip the concept is basically: Do Almost Nothing. Still, we might want to take a stroll in the afternoon. Staying at the Radisson on 17th & Locust. Anything nearby we might not know about and should check out?
posted by neroli
on Apr 26, 2013 -
Bringing my daughter to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In a wheelchair. Looking for the best/easiest (yet cheapest?) way to get from the airport, where to stay, what to do. [more inside]
posted by valleys
on Apr 7, 2013 -
I've got the chance to spend two years doing research work at a university in either Boston or Philadelphia. I've never been to either city, and I can't visit them before deciding. I'm looking for general impressions of what life would be like in each place. (I've posted some other details inside, but because I'm so ignorant of both places, this is pretty free-form...) [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Feb 22, 2013 -
I've got a '98 Subaru Legacy Outback with 138k miles that I need to get rid of. It runs, but would need a fair amount of work done to continue running for long. It is safe to drive, but I wouldn't want to take it on a long trip. Trying to determine the best option: Selling, donating, or junking. In Philadelphia. [more inside]
posted by SpiffyRob
on Feb 15, 2013 -
A couple years back, the New York Times ran a profile of a super-awesome home in Philadelphia. Help me track down the article again? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine
on Jan 24, 2013 -
I need recommendations for an attorney in the Philadelphia area, who can handle divorce and custody cases where one party (myself) is a non-US citizen, who is here on a marriage-based Green Card. The Card itself is about 2 years old.
posted by anonymous
on Jan 24, 2013 -
I will be in Philadelphia from 9am to 5pm today with my wife to celebrate her 30th birthday. It's our first time here. What are some things that we can do and a brunch that we can have to make it memorable?
posted by libbrichus
on Jan 20, 2013 -
I am in the process of moving from my abusive family's house/city to another city with the wages I have saved over the past few years, but I have been unable to choose a city. It would ideally be affordable, and have a supportive environment for artists/illustrators with natural beauty and publishing opportunities. Do any cities come to mind? Any help would be very much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by timespacewheredoifit
on Jan 20, 2013 -
Help me find the best-written most interesting blogs writing about Philadelphia.
posted by Rory Marinich
on Jan 3, 2013 -
Can you recommend a quiet (but not simply empty) bar in Philadelphia? My gf and I have trouble talking and hearing over the music at most places. If you've ever been to Burp Castle
in NY you know what my ideal bar is like (monk costumes optional). [more inside]
posted by brackish.line
on Dec 30, 2012 -
What weather and road issues should I be aware of in my drive from Birmingham to Boston next Saturday, and what sights should I see? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi
on Dec 29, 2012 -
Travel Philter: Traveling to Philly Sunday, Monday with my sweetie - staying downtown, please suggest some fun things for us to do. [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7
on Nov 6, 2012 -
I'm supposed to be at a B&B in Philadelphia tomorrow evening, and right now I'm in Brooklyn. I don't have a car, rail isn't running, busses leave from parts of the city that are extremely difficult to access and I'm not even sure I could get a ticket. Suggestions? Am I not thinking of something? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities
on Oct 31, 2012 -