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Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, It's ASD Time In the City

Please cram my skull full of your experiences, info, and/or guidance about relocating from the suburbs to Philadelphia proper with my ASD/gifted/special-snowflake child. More inside. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Nov 28, 2016 - 5 answers

Parking Saturday to Thursday in Philadelphia

Visiting Philadelphia from Saturday afternoon (9/17) through Thursday morning (9/22}. Staying at an airbnb that's reasonably close to the 2nd St Metro station. What's my best option for parking that won't cost both arms and legs? [more inside]
posted by miratime on Sep 15, 2016 - 10 answers

Philly me!

In Philadelphia all day tomorrow. Help me figure out where to set up shop (and also maybe buy a cool backpack?) [more inside]
posted by listen, lady on Aug 1, 2016 - 8 answers

What's New In Philadelphia?

Travelling to Philadelphia in mid August for a break - I'm a regular visitor but I haven't been in 3 years - what's new in town that I can't miss? I like fine dining, gay bars, unusual museums, vintage or discount menswear, and science/engineering sights/tours. Assume I've done all the major attractions like the Mutter and Eastern State. I have no interest in Founding Fathers stuff. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jul 25, 2016 - 14 answers

Where can I watch baseball and football in Boston in August?

I am a European going to Boston and Philadelphia in August, and would like to watch a baseball and American football game. Help me! [more inside]
posted by Bukvoed on Jul 16, 2016 - 14 answers

Philly travel suggestions?

Any suggestions for things to do and places to eat in Philadelphia in October? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Jul 5, 2016 - 24 answers

Transgender therapy?

I want to transition. How can I find a trustworthy gender therapist in the Philly suburban area? [more inside]
posted by elsilnora on Jun 28, 2016 - 11 answers

Looking for doctor or hospital system recommendations for Philly

My long-term family doctor in the suburbs retired, so I need a new general doctor. I now live in the city and would like to switch to one of the hospital systems down here. I'm looking for specific doctor recommendations (general and dermatology) or opinions on UPenn vs Jefferson systems. I have a slight preference for a DO instead of an MD based on positive past experiences with DOs. [more inside]
posted by sepviva on Jun 2, 2016 - 6 answers

What is a long hot pepper?

In the Northeast US around Philly (I don't know about anywhere else) the grocery stores sell peppers called only "long hots" or "Italian long hots." They are pretty great for all kinds of purposes. They aren't actually really hot by my standards, but they are tasty, cheap, easy to use, and do have a bit of heat if you don't clean out the seeds. I'd like to grow some in the garden this year, but from the googling I've done people seem to be unclear about what pepper exactly this is. [more inside]
posted by Drinky Die on May 30, 2016 - 16 answers

Tips for a 2-hour outdoor scavenger hunt in Philadelphia

A scavenger hunt newbie finds herself captain of a team in an office scavenger hunt. I'm looking for tips and strategy. [more inside]
posted by kimberussell on May 17, 2016 - 7 answers

Philly Question: Getting to and from a concert at the Wells Fargo Center

We (husband and pregnant wife) are specifically looking for recommendations on getting back to our hotel after the concert. Details within. [more inside]
posted by inviolable on Mar 29, 2016 - 12 answers

Moving to Norristown, PA area -- help me figure this out!

I have an interview in Norristown, PA later this week. I currently live in Oregon. Help me figure out if this would be a good move, and if so, where to live. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Jan 18, 2016 - 7 answers

Couples Therapy in Philly

We are looking for a counselor to help us work on our marriage. Can you recommend a great one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2015 - 4 answers

It's Occasionally Techy in Philadelphia

After 10+ years away, I'm considering the possibility of moving back to the Philadelphia area for the right career opportunity. Unfortunately, I don't know much about what the job market for software developers is like there now. Does anyone have any thoughts on what things are like for senior software developers in Philly these days, or any recommendations for reputable tech recruiters in the area? What about some good companies to work for that believe in work/life balance, are paying decent money, and doing interesting things? Details follow after the fold. [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu on Nov 3, 2015 - 2 answers

Donut (or similar) delivery in Northeast Philly?

I would like to send some donuts/danishes/or etc to an office in NE Philly (Lawncrest specifically), ideally with a thank you note. I'm having a surprisingly hard time figuring out a good way to do this. [more inside]
posted by sepviva on Oct 28, 2015 - 7 answers

After my Rocky impression, what should I check out in Philly?

Hi fabulous mefites familiar with Philly! Work is sending me to your lovely city for a week. I will have some time do do things, and could also use advice about food and tea. I am a special snowflake traveler. [more inside]
posted by bile and syntax on Oct 24, 2015 - 16 answers

Multi-city USA low-key interesting-adventure time!

I'm visiting a bunch of US cities this month and next! Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver/Boulder, Albuquerque and Los Angeles. I am looking for recommendations of things to do and/or folks to meet. [more inside]
posted by ead on Oct 1, 2015 - 25 answers

I have some more questions about Philadelphia.

For a while now one of my best friends has been talking about living in Philadelphia and for some reason it's only been recently that my interest has been piqued. I read this question about neighborhoods in Philly and it sounds really great, but I still have some questions. [more inside]
posted by gucci mane on Sep 18, 2015 - 15 answers

Playground [in the city of brotherly] love

I'm looking for a playground (or any public park) that has the equipment necessary to perform pull ups, and less importantly but nice to have parallel bars for dips as well, in (or near) the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Aug 28, 2015 - 2 answers

What jobs* involve sorting lots of junk and determining its value?

*not including thrift stores. I have very strong feelings about the horrific amount of trash generated by a consumer society with a fixation on cheapness and disposability. I would love to work with an organization that had sustainability high on it's list of priorities. Here there be snowflakes. [more inside]
posted by contemporarySlob on Jul 22, 2015 - 15 answers

Licensed divorce mediator in the Philadelphia area

I'm looking for one, any recommendations appreciated. Many thanks! [more inside]
posted by life moves pretty fast on Jul 21, 2015 - 4 answers

Talk to me about neighborhoods in Philadelphia

I'm an east coaster who has been living in Minneapolis for five years. I'm thinking of moving to Philadelphia in a year or more. I haven't actually spent any time there in about ten years (when I did much hanging out with punks in collective houses in West Philly), so, talk to me about neighborhoods in philly? [more inside]
posted by entropone on Jul 2, 2015 - 16 answers

Paying the difference between prepaid last month and current rent

We are moving out at the end of July and plan on using our prepaid last month of rent. The rent we normally pay has increased since we prepaid that last month. Do we have to pay the difference? [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Jun 30, 2015 - 5 answers

Help me understand housing subsidies in Pennsylvania.

My family and I are moving to Pennsylvania for work. My 67 year old mother, who currently lives with us, will be moving as well. My mother was on disability (for Muscular Dystrophy), and is now on a meager (~$1100/mo) Social Security Check. I'm certain that she's eligible for some kind of subsidies, but I can't figure out what subsidies, where they can be used, and who to ask. Help! [more inside]
posted by JonahBlack on Jun 17, 2015 - 11 answers

Hold the whey, I just really want cheese curds

Where can I find cheese curds in south/mid-PA? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Jun 16, 2015 - 4 answers

Meeting people in Buffalo, NY is hard. How much easier in Philadelphia?

I've never actually lived in a true "big city" but based on how many meetup groups there are in Philly vs Buffalo, you'd think it would be incredibly easy. Buffalo has been a lonely city for me and not for a lack of trying. [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on May 16, 2015 - 4 answers

What can I do in Philadelphia for 3 hours?

I have three short hours (during rush hours) while waiting for a connecting flight at the airport, how to optimize that time?
posted by lorn on May 14, 2015 - 7 answers

WANTED: Kick-Ass Team of Therapy Professionals/Superheroes/Spirit Guides

Know of any good therapists in the Philadelphia area? [more inside]
posted by ourt on May 7, 2015 - 4 answers

RoRo's Big Adventure

Dearest Mefites of the USA, my 21 yo daughter is planning to galavant around your country this Northern Hemisphere summer, and we'd like your input! Any advice/recommendations for things to see, places to go, how to get there, accommodation, etc appreciated. We're yet to book flights, leaving everything pretty much to the last minute. We have friends in San Fran who will likely be her first stop, then after that, all is variable. [more inside]
posted by goshling on May 3, 2015 - 64 answers

Beer while working on my laptop? Difficulty level: PA liquor law

Where can I go in Philadelphia to get a beer to enjoy while working on my laptop? Strict quiet isn't required, but reasonably reliable wifi is a must. I'd be equally happy with a coffee shop that serves beer or a bar where laptop use wouldn't be weird. Outlets aren't necessary. [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Apr 25, 2015 - 11 answers

What could this building be?

I have a photo of my grandfather from the 1930s standing in front of the doorway of a building. I'd like to figure out what the building is and have a few hints that may help narrow it down, but I haven't had any luck just yet. [more inside]
posted by laze on Apr 23, 2015 - 14 answers

Unicorn moving, NYC-->PHL edition

For some reason, I have not been able to find a moving service that uses reusable boxes, offers short-term (~1 month) storage, and will move NYC to Philadelphia. Anyone have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite on Apr 21, 2015 - 7 answers

Philadelphia weekend ideas that are easy on the wallet..

My girlfriend and I are spending Valentine's Day weekend in Philly. What are some good places to check out that's fairly cheap? More details below. [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Feb 10, 2015 - 14 answers

One day in Philly

I'll be going to Philadelphia at the end of this month for a very short, 2-day business trip and I'm leaving a day early specifically so I can visit the Barnes Foundation. I have some specific questions about the museum and other general questions about things to do on a short stay in Downtown Philly. [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Jan 15, 2015 - 14 answers

Ob/gyn in Philadelphia

Recommendations for an ob/gyn in Philadelphia who is taking new patients? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Jan 12, 2015 - 4 answers

Help Me Move to North Philadelphia

So, I use a wheelchair. I need to find an accessible place, near accessible transportation, that is ideally near the Community College of Philadelphia. I would like to avoid being shot in the brain, but drug users and prostitution don't frighten me. So any ideas as to where I should go in North Philly?
posted by angrycat on Jan 5, 2015 - 8 answers

What's an Extroverted Introvert to do?

Yes, I'm literally asking for basic social tips and tricks. [more inside]
posted by ourt on Jan 4, 2015 - 8 answers

So...what do YOU want to do?

Need recommendations for stuff to do with a friend. A few snowflakes ahead. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Dec 30, 2014 - 12 answers

A bunch of leftover pizza in Philadelphia

What can we do with a bunch of individually wrapped pizza slices in Philly on Sunday morning? [more inside]
posted by Pax on Dec 27, 2014 - 7 answers

Searching for a dentist in Philadelphia

I'm looking for the calmest, least nerve-wracking dentist's office in Philadelphia. A few details inside. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Dec 10, 2014 - 9 answers

Looking for rollmops/gravlax/etc. in Philadelphia

Is there anywhere I can find pickled/preserved fish in Philadelphia? West Philadelphia and Center City down to Washington Ave preferred. I'm looking for stuff in jars that I can keep in the fridge. Specific store names/vendors would be very helpful. My stomach thanks you!
posted by carter on Dec 10, 2014 - 10 answers

Like Third Ward, but actually, um, working.

Is there anything like the Brooklyn Brainery in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Dec 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Best mechanic in West Philly?

I need a new mechanic (chain I was going to is exhorting customers). I'm looking for something within a mile of 45th and Baltimore (ish). My car is ~5 years old and shouldn't be having problems (I was quoted for over $1000 in work for parts that are supposed to last another 30-50,000 miles). I'm hoping to find someone good, with reasonable rates, who is trustworthy.
posted by DoubleLune on Dec 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Ardmore amtrak to the airport??

Help! Ardmore PA Amtrak station to the Philadelphia airport tonight — what's the best way? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Nov 30, 2014 - 8 answers

Have Student Debt, Will Transfer

I applied to transfer out of George Washington University for the Spring 2015 semester, and I've no idea where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by ourt on Oct 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Help for relieving motion sickness on the trolley/light rail?

My partner becomes motion sick shortly after getting on the trolley. She feels very nauseated within a couple of minutes. The trolley tends to accelerate and decelerate rapidly at each stop, and when the trolley is underground the ride can be fairly bumpy. Is there anything she can do to prevent or treat this, ideally without having to take medication? [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Oct 26, 2014 - 21 answers

Suggestions for Trick or Treat Trip from Philly to Boston

I have two kids (5 & 8) who are very excited about Halloween, but we are going to need to spend the evening of the 31st driving fro Philadelphia to Boston. I would like to stop at a couple of places on the way for them to do some Trick-or-Treating (yes, they will be in costume in the car - sorceress and cobra). So, I would love suggestions for some neighborhoods/streets that would be good places to trick or treat. Ideally in CT off of the Hutchinson River Parkway, Merritt Parkway, or I-84; or else off of the MassPike. [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Oct 23, 2014 - 6 answers

Philly-area Rehab Centers

My friend's son (8yo) was in a serious accident last weekend and sustained injury to the right side of his brain stem, resulting in extremely limited mobility on his left side. He's in the trauma unit at CHOP, but they will be moving him to an inpatient rehab facility in the next few days and the parents are looking for a comparison of two possible facilities. [more inside]
posted by jshort on Oct 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Are these Philly apartments too good to be true?

Philadelphians: Are AIMCO-owned apartment complexes like The Sterling, Park Towne Place, and the Riverloft reliable places to live? Their location's hard to beat and they offer excellent amenities. They're poorly-reviewed on sites like Yelp and Google, but the things the reviewers complain about often strike me as trivial. How can I figure out if these places offer what I'm looking for? (Bonus points: have any of you lived in any of these locations yourselves?) [more inside]
posted by rorgy on Oct 14, 2014 - 8 answers

How do you find rental apartment in Philadelphia? (Coming from NYC)

Philadelphians past and present: What is the normal way for going about finding an apartment in your city? In New York, we would either use Craigslist or pay a broker 10-15% of the yearly rent to find us an apartment (that usually wasn't posted on Craigslist). [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB on Oct 9, 2014 - 10 answers

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