I'm looking for an excellent jazz/blues/blues-rock bar in Philly. Grizzled old guys on their guitars, grizzled old patrons, bad lighting, laid-back bartenders and a relaxed atmosphere with a little bit of room to sway if you're feeling it. If you've ever been to the Cat's Eye Pub in Baltimore, something like that. [more inside]
Westboro Baptist Church is coming to my area this upcoming week and I've started an economic counter protest (through Facebook) with people pledging $1/minute to the Matthew Shepard Foundation for every minute they're here. We've raised over 35,000 dollars so far -- and now I'm trying to brainstorm how to get some major blog coverage so we can up our donation amount even further. [more inside]
How do I walk around Philadelphia on Saturday night? Is there anything in particular I should know? [more inside]
Please recommend me a an excellent restaurant in Philadelphia. [more inside]
PhillyFilter: So .... what's the story with the "Beef-and-Beer" benefit parties that I keep hearing about as a new arrival in Philadelphia? [more inside]
Where are the best places to buy tape cassettes in Philadelphia? [more inside]
Philly Runners: How do you combine running and volunteering? [more inside]
World series bet: Philadelphia/New York office 'rivalry'…ideas? [more inside]
Yankees fan in Philadelphia. Sports bar in Center City where I won't be lynched? [more inside]
How could one acquire some degree of fame in 30 days? [more inside]
I need a new job, and I need one by the end of the year, because I'm very close to walking out of the one I have now. Help me, hive mind, as I'm at my wits end. What the hell can I do that's in Philadelphia, doesn't require a car, isn't sales, and pays around $30k? [more inside]
I'm seeking to expand my repertoire of sitcom shows. Please suggest some series that have a similar type of humour as the shows I've outlined below. [more inside]
Dust, dust, everywhere! I recently moved to a new apartment on the 12th floor of a high rise building in Philadelphia and find that dust accumulates all over everything like crazy. Is there something I can do to slow it down? [more inside]
Where in the Philadelphia suburbs should I live for two months? [more inside]
Philadelphia Therapy: I really need a therapist. Unemployed, COBRA to run out soon, money running low, but therapy really, really, really needed. [more inside]
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]