What are your favorite books or websites about Philadelphia or heavily involving Philadelphia? Both historical or modern.
Are baby showers, by default, supposed to be surprises? [more inside]
Every hotel room within a mile of my upcoming Philadelphia conference is booked. Where can I stay that has easy weekend, weekday and evening public transit access to the University of Pennsylvania campus, specifically Jon M. Huntsman Hall at 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia? What do I need to know about using public transit to get back and forth? Must be safe after dark. Bonus points if it's affordable, as I'm paying for this out of my own pocket. [more inside]
Tell me your Philadelphia secrets! I have never been to Philadelphia and I know next to nothing about it. My boyfriend just moved there. I'll be going out there on the 16th and staying for a whole week. What should we do?! [more inside]
I'm looking for a good accountant in the Philadelphia area. Ideally one that can help with both tax issues for a freelancer in the tech industry, as well as more general family accounting (I just got married and we just opened our joint account). Any recommendations? [more inside]
I have a $9000 open-ended scholarship (AmeriCorps education award, actually) and will have several grand in savings at the end of September. How can I use this to fund relocation and a mid-Atlantic coast job search? [more inside]
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]
Renting a car for the first time ever. What should I know? [more inside]
Where in Philadelphia can I see a sign/billboard/public display that says "City of Brotherly Love"? The LOVE sculpture doesn't count - it has to be the whole phrase.
Where can we go tubing near Philadelphia? [more inside]
We just moved to Philadelphia and I'm looking for judo dojo recommendations. Is there a good one in Center City? We're a bit east of Chinatown. Thanks.
It's my brother's favorite view of Philly...how can I capture it for him? [more inside]
What's a good neighborhood for in Philly for me to move to? (Reqs inside.) [more inside]
(Philadelphia) Pennsylvania filter: Tell me everything available to a poor disabled person in this state. [more inside]
Need help renting out a parking spot near several hospitals. [more inside]
In the middle of a great obligatory family tour, we have 3-4 days where we can go off and do something fun somewhere in America. Somewhere not too far away from Philadelphia would be good. We were thinking NYC, but is there anyway to do this on a SERIOUS budget? And if not, where else should we go? Criteria within. [more inside]
Baby-product-that-surely-exists filter: A couple friends have just had babies, and a couple more friends are about to do the same thing. I live in Philadelphia; they live all over the country. Therefore, I'm trying to find a onesie or something similar with "LOVE " on the front, a la the Robert Indiana sculpture in Love Park (I know there are many other LOVE sculptures, but I still feel like it says Philly and I know it says love, which has got to be good). My Google-fu is sucking today - help!
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]
What to do in/around Rittenhouse Square this weekend? [more inside]
anybody know of a good choir in philly? [more inside]
Philly filter: Is my gas bill too high and/or is my landlord shady? We get charged a ton for "indirect" charges by a non-PGW company and must write our checks payable to the landlord, not the utility. I also pay the same amount every month, and am not enrolled in some budget plan that makes the amount due the same each month. Several residents (me included) think this is some sort of way for the landlord to rip us off. [more inside]
My wife and baby daughter will be going to Philadelphia in two weeks. We need to go to the Children's Hospital. Where do you recommend we stay, and what types of things should we do. I know nothing about Philadelphia, so I have no idea if it is walking and stroller friendly. We would just like to do some shopping, eating, sightseeing etc. We will be carting around a 7 month old girl. Help us have a good time in the city of brotherly love.
Memorial Day Traffic Filter: Are there any resources out there (either online or widely available for purchase in stores) that provide tips on getting around by car while avoiding horrible traffic (particularly along the New York-Philadelphia-Baltimore-DC corridor)? [more inside]
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]
I'm going to be moving to Philadelphia soon and I'll be living near 2400 Chestnut St. Can anyone recommend good grocery stores to shop at? [more inside]
PhillyFilter: What can I do with my folks while they're here next week? [more inside]
Can you recommend a professional moving company that can get my stuff from NYC to Philadelphia in one day? Or barring that, two days? [more inside]
How do I get rid of really bad neighbors? Are there any legal issues with giving out their landlord's cell phone number? Are there any Philadelphia-specific ways to get them to move? [more inside]
I need to get from Philly area to Newark Airport. I can drive, but airport parking is expensive. I will be gone for 9 days. Is there a better way? [more inside]
I am searching for references and especially pictures of two pieces of modern art. Both were displayed at the same time at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the late 1980s. [more inside]
If we wanted to start a pub crawl in philly right about now, where would you recommend we go? Starting us anywhere the R6 lets off would be swell. Cheap beer = awesome.
Many years ago, late one night in Philadelphia, I heard a cover of the Maple Leaf Rag that stunned me. I never found the artist, nor have I ever heard it again. I'm hoping the hivemind can help. It started out the traditional piano version, and then there was a pause... and it turned into a guitar rock version. I heard it on WMMR at about 1:30 AM in the late 1980s. HAs anyone ever heard of anything like it, and if so, who was the artist?
What are the best summer residential art programs in Philly for high school students? I'm looking into programs for my favorite 14-year-old (I'm a sort of aunt to her) for next summer. [more inside]
I don't have a car. Help me get from Philadelphia to Cleveland, and back, this August on the cheap. [more inside]
What is the real name and historical background of "the Heritage Club” in the movie "Trading Places”? I was an undergraduate in the city of Philadelphia in the early 1970s, and completely missed this until I saw the movie.
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]
Where can I find the community wellness center in Philadelphia that offers affordable massages? [more inside]
In Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia, what is the aria that Tom Hanks is lip syncing in front of Denzel? He is also narrating what the aria is about. From the soundtrack information. It must be one of the following... [more inside]
Throwing a party, where can I get a foam machine? Hosting a party on Friday in the Philadelphia area. Cant seem to find a place to get a foam machine (either online or brick and mortar). Any recommendations/suggestions?
I'm a junior in college looking for clinical psychology experience in the Philadelphia area for this summer, especially in and around the Main Line. Where should I inquire? [more inside]
PhillyFilter: Looking for a Pittsburgh-themed bar in Philly to watch the SuperBowl, and Steelers regular season games in the future. [more inside]
Philly Restaurant Filter: I need your advice in picking one for an outing this weekend! Creativity is welcome! [more inside]
I'm thinking of signing up with a new ISP that doesn't cost as much as Comcast, but the choices are overwhelming. Help! [more inside]
How can I tell if my '87 GMC Safari Van is up to driving from Philadelphia to Louisiana? [more inside]
Calling all East Coast video production pros! Price check. [more inside]
Where should I go for laser hair removal in Philadelphia? [more inside]
How can I have a Christmas dinner delivered anonymously? [more inside]
Where can I bury hamster in an urban East Coast US city? [more inside]
Anyone else in the Philadelphia area seeing this? There are some strange, vertical clouds in the area that look a lot like aurorae (it's well into darkness here), but they aren't moving. They look like they might be high-altitude noctilucent clouds, but I think it's the wrong time of year for those. What are they? I've never seen anything like them.