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?
Please help me settle into Philadelphia. [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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?
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]
Help me find the best-written most interesting blogs writing about 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]
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]
Car inspection time in Philadelphia! Help us not get screwed over. [more inside]
Travel Philter: Traveling to Philly Sunday, Monday with my sweetie - staying downtown, please suggest some fun things for us to do. [more inside]
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]
Where can I live in Philadelphia for 4 months? [more inside]
Recommendations for housecleaning services in Philadelphia? [more inside]
Best way to tour Philadelphia with an 8-year-old? [more inside]
Car needs to pass annual inspection in Pennsylvania. Turns out I need $1000+ in repairs, and I paid $1400 for the car itself (valuable lessons about buying used cars learned). I can't afford this and it doesn't make sense anyway. I need a car. What are my options? [more inside]
Looking for a good place for a post-wedding brunch near the Hilton Hotel on City Avenue in Phila, PA. [more inside]
Walking-around recommendations for downtown Philadelphia? [more inside]
Where can I get body art quality henna in Austin, Texas, this evening, or in Philadelphia this weekend?
Where can I get body art quality henna in Austin, Texas, this evening, or in Philadelphia tomorrow? [more inside]
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]
Going to Philadelphia for the first time in a couple of weeks and need tips about making the best use of public transportation. [more inside]
Stray dog in Philly - what happened to Phillyblog? Or other ideas. [more inside]
I'm trying to feed a few homeless people with a little side project I started, any suggestions for getting more people to participate? [more inside]
Help me pick an east coast city! Boston, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia or NYC? Or something else? [more inside]
Looking for someone else: A place to stay in Philadelphia, for a month, affordably, public transportation to Broad and Girard a plus. [more inside]
[PhillyFilter] You have a day to explore the city. What do you do? [more inside]
I live in Philadelphia. I love sculpture and art installations, but suck at finding them when they happen. Help me find RSS feeds or email services that'll tell me when cool art-type things happen nearby me! [more inside]
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]
What are some native seeds / plants to Pennsylvania and Delaware, that would be able to grow in San Francisco? [more inside]
Moving out of my apartment and I have a few questions on how to handle the last month of rent and the security deposit. [more inside]
I need to open a local bank account so I can keep track of my money. But I'm thinking I might switch to an online banking service once it becomes available in my area. Can I open an account, deposit cash, and then withdraw it all and close the account again in the future without any hassle? Is there a particular bank I should lean towards using to make this process easier? I'm in Philadelphia, for what that's worth.
It's that time again: Name my X, for values of X close to "food blog". Focused on cooking, some posts about restaurants and alcohol. I'm trying to focus locally, so Philadelphia flavor in the name a big plus. [more inside]
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?
Have you had laser eye surgery in Philadelphia? Can you tell me your overall experiences? Can anyone tell me the approximate costs for the surgery and the normal year's worth of check-ups required, and can you recommend a provider in this area? [more inside]
PhillyFilter: Please help me know what to expect when I drive to Memorial Hall/Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, from the south. [more inside]
What is going on in Philadelpia in mid-April? [more inside]
Help me track down some mystery artists! Vague memories within! [more inside]
Licensed massage therapist in Philadelphia? (that will talk to me a bit about anatomy?) [more inside]
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]
How to find a very short-term apartment rental (3 nights) in Philadelphia, for a family with 3 small children?
How to find a very short-term apartment rental (3 nights) in Philadelphia in early July, for a family with 3 small children? [more inside]
Philadelphia group dinner restaurant recommendation? [more inside]
PhillyGayPhilter: Online dating through OkCupid hasn't been working out well for me, but I'm not quite sure how else to do it now that I'm out of college. How do I meet other young-ish gay men in Philadelphia, in either meat-space or alternative digital pastures? Anxieties, personal details, and candy within! [more inside]
Quickie trip to Philly Museum of Art: how safe is public transit? [more inside]
How do I get from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia on a Friday night? [more inside]
Some guy told me that the Philadelphia Mint is undergoing renovations and repairs, and thus not doing any tours for the public. But that the Denver mint is open, and doing tours for the public. Can anyone confirm that the Denver Mint is open for tours, and the Philadelphia Mint is not? [more inside]
UFOs in New Jersey? Fireballs in the sky? WTF did we just see? [more inside]