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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

Rumor control: Where can I find official SEPTA expansion plans?

I've heard (or read) that SEPTA is actively planning to extend service to several towns/regions, but there's nothing about it on the SEPTA website nor on county government sites. [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB on Aug 10, 2014 - 4 answers

Philly contractor

Philly (center city or Main Line-ish): do you know / can you recommend a home contractor? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Apr 28, 2014 - 2 answers

The prison won't let our guests stay there....we asked.

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 - 7 answers

Need a tattoo artist in Philly who's skilled with darker skin tones.

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 - 2 answers

Pimp my fancy up-do: Philadelphia edition

Philadelphia-filter: ISO of an awesome salon or hair and makeup team for a wedding. [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on Jul 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Philly Chiro Recommendation?

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 - 4 answers

Living in Boston vs. living in Philadelphia?

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 - 43 answers

Quiet (not just empty) bar in Philadelphia?

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 - 13 answers

We don't need rust proofing, we just need a state inspection

Car inspection time in Philadelphia! Help us not get screwed over. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Dec 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Where can I live in Philadelphia for 4 months?

Where can I live in Philadelphia for 4 months? [more inside]
posted by mushtale on Oct 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Non-fluffy flexibility-promoting exercise classes in Philadelphia?

Where can I get the body workout without the soul workout - in Philadelphia? I'd like to find an exercise class that focuses on flexibility and reducing tension - without the spiritual stuff usually abundant in yoga classes. [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Aug 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Affordable lodging for a month in Philly?

Looking for someone else: A place to stay in Philadelphia, for a month, affordably, public transportation to Broad and Girard a plus. [more inside]
posted by amcm on Jul 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Park PODS in Philadelphia?

PODS/U-Haul Box/ABF U-Pack etc. - Any advice on the feasibility/advisability of using a service like this for moving to a Philadelphia apartment without a driveway? I'm particularly concerned about parking the storage container on the street while unloading it. [more inside]
posted by brackish.line on Jun 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Buy fat in Philly?

Where can I buy lard and/or beef tallow (to eat) in Philly? Italian Market, right? Is there a butcher you really like and trust that you can recommend? If I want to get some today, by what time do I have to get over there?
posted by zeek321 on Apr 27, 2012 - 10 answers

On the Streets of Philadelphia

PhillyFilter: Please help me know what to expect when I drive to Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, from the south. [more inside]
posted by QryHavoq on Apr 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Massage therapist in Philadelphia?

Licensed massage therapist in Philadelphia? (that will talk to me a bit about anatomy?) [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Mar 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Stalking The Elusive Apartment

So, I came out as transgendered about a year ago, and I'm finally financially secure enough to move out of my urban rednecky neighborhood. This, of course, leaves me with a few questions. [more inside]
posted by Toby Dammit X on Mar 4, 2012 - 16 answers

Soft Pretzels

Oktoberfest is here. Looking for recommendations for mail order purveyors of 'Philly' and/or 'Bavarian' soft pretzels in the U.S. Which companies/websites do you recommend?
posted by ericb on Oct 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Bulletin boards in Philly?

Physical bulletin boards for flyer postings in Philly? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Aug 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Moving to Southeastern Pennsylvania

Where to live outside Philly? [more inside]
posted by gocubbies on Aug 29, 2011 - 7 answers

City of Brotherly Ennui

Do you think your Philly-based shrink is the best? I need to hear it. Must take Magellan insurance, and west of Broad is a major plus. Probably-unnecessary details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Cheapest way to move a small number of large items interstate?

I have four large, heavy items (furniture or similar) that I'd like to move from Philadelphia to Chicago, but I'm wondering if it's just cheaper sell them on craigslist and re-buy? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on May 18, 2011 - 9 answers

How to like what I'm doing or do something different?

What can I do during my free time in Philly, that you have done yourself or a friend raved about, that will help me get more insight into possible careers? I'm trying to get out of a rut (of "I don't know what to do with my life and I hate what I'm doing") by trying new things that involve other people. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Mar 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Get me some temporary cheap space with an incredible view!

Those high-rises in center city, Philadelphia: Are there coffeeshops in any of them? I want to spend less than $5 on a drink and then do some programming for a couple hours with an incredible view. In lieu of that, other ideas?
posted by zeek321 on Feb 22, 2011 - 1 answer

Back rooms in Center City?

A "back room" that you can reserve in Center City, Philadelphia? (Non-alcoholic venue extremely preferred, like a coffeeshop.) [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Feb 15, 2011 - 3 answers

Roses are red, violets are blue...

Roses are red, violets are blue...where in Philly will deliver only two? [more inside]
posted by Kattiara17 on Feb 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Tiny, Cheap, Awesome Philly Apartment?

One bedroom apartment in Philly--University City or Center City? Price, location, ventilation... [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jan 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Tell me anything.

[Philadelphia filter] - Does anyone have any knowledge of the Point Breeze neighborhood in South Philly? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Nov 24, 2010 - 15 answers

Vegan doc on Aetna in Philly/Fishtown

My girlfriend is looking for a vegan-friendly doctor on Aetna health insurance in Philadelphia. She lives in Fishtown. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Oct 26, 2010 - 2 answers

What should I see, do, eat and drink while I'm in Philly?

Going to Philly for my 30th birthday at the beginning of November. What should I see, do, eat and drink while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Oct 20, 2010 - 23 answers

Leptin doctor?

Can someone recommend a "leptin aware" doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Oct 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Last minute gifts for a squirrel lover in Philadelphia?

Last minute gifts for a squirrel lover in Philadelphia? Pretty much anything squirrel-inspired and under $25 will do. Toys, stuffed animals, kitschy figurines (including ashtrays, paperweights, nutcrackers, etc.) are all great. [more inside]
posted by null14 on Aug 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Action steps every day or insanity. Pick one.

I have decided to significantly alter my career path. There's no urgency except for that which I self-impose: That is, I want to be taking real steps towards change each and every day to maintain my sanity (and therefore my paycheck) in my current career. And then I'll jump ship a little bit before it feels safe to do so. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Aug 15, 2010 - 13 answers

Need alternative employment ideas for a teacher near Wilmington/Philly

My future bride teaches in Dover, DE. And she's trapped in a job she hates. Please suggest alternative work that she might find within 45 min of philly… [more inside]
posted by Towelie on Jul 20, 2010 - 2 answers

Wanted: A Philly Hideaway

I'm looking for a one-week living situation in Philadelphia starting on Monday. Any creative and/or money-saving ideas welcome! [more inside]
posted by nosila on Jul 10, 2010 - 4 answers

True Blood Season 3 premiere in Philadelphia Tonight

Help us watch the True Blood season 3 premiere in Philadelphia tonight! [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jun 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Band vs. Jersey vacation hordes

Driving on a tight timeline from NYC to Philadelphia on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend: are we screwed or really screwed? [more inside]
posted by otolith on May 27, 2010 - 17 answers

Studios for artists in Philadephia?

Ideas for affordable artist studio space in Philadelphia? My fiancee and I are moving to Philly so that I can attend a grad program at Penn. She needs access to some kind of affordable studio space so that she can work on her master's thesis (costume construction). Can you help us look? [more inside]
posted by thumpasor on May 11, 2010 - 8 answers

I heard it's always sunny there.

What are some can't miss things to do in Philadelphia for my boyfriend's birthday? [more inside]
posted by sephira on Apr 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Ccaasseetteess

Where are the best places to buy tape cassettes in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Nov 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Running for the Greater Good

Philly Runners: How do you combine running and volunteering? [more inside]
posted by ginagina on Nov 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Help us find a good World Series bet...

World series bet: Philadelphia/New York office 'rivalry'…ideas? [more inside]
posted by Towelie on Oct 28, 2009 - 15 answers

Best books and websites about Philly

What are your favorite books or websites about Philadelphia or heavily involving Philadelphia? Both historical or modern.
posted by LaszloKv on Sep 22, 2009 - 7 answers

Where can I find temporary wifi office space in Philly?

Monday morning I need access to a quiet location in Philadelphia (best: in Chestnut Hill or Mt Airy area) with inexpensive WiFi. Difficulty: I, myself, will not be quiet. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Aug 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Please tell me about temping

Need a briefer on all things temping, how to get a temp job when your office experience is minimal (but not your knowledge), and recommendations for staffing agencies in the Moorestown/Collingswood/Philly NJ suburbs area. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jun 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Where should I move to in the Philadelphia/South New Jersey area?

Where should I move to in the Philadelphia/South NJ/Moorestown area based on these requirements? I have read other questions and still need help. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on May 18, 2009 - 6 answers

What can I do with my folks while they're here next week?

PhillyFilter: What can I do with my folks while they're here next week? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on May 3, 2009 - 19 answers

Vintage dress shopping in Philadelphia recommendations

I’ve been tasked with taking a friend shopping for a dress for an upcoming formal event. We live in Philly and would like to buy locally - details inside. [more inside]
posted by 8dot3 on Mar 5, 2009 - 9 answers

PhillyFilter: Pittsburgh-themed bar in Philly?

PhillyFilter: Looking for a Pittsburgh-themed bar in Philly to watch the SuperBowl, and Steelers regular season games in the future. [more inside]
posted by nayten on Jan 29, 2009 - 4 answers

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