Posts tagged "philadelphia"

4-Year-Old Girl Sneaks Out At 3 A.M. To Get A Slushie

Talk about a girl on a mission. Early Saturday morning, four-year old Annabelle decided to sneak out of her Philadelphia-area house in hot pursuit of a goddamn slushie. She decided to board a bus at 3 a.m. in order to do so, adorned in her little purple parka — perfect slushie hunting gear IMO. Luckily…

By: Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015

Things I Would Rather Eat Than A Burger-Stuffed Doughnut

What is wrong with Philadelphia? Philly burger restaurant PYT has introduced this monstrosity called the D’oh Nut Burger, which is a glazed yeast doughnut stuffed with burger and cheese and topped with bacon and I want to die. OK, OK, Philly cuisine isn’t all bad — I never want to partake in a cheesesteak personally,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 22, 2014

Man Assaulted, Knocked Unconscious After Defending Women From Catcallers

It’s not just women who are at risk of being hurt if they stand up to street harassment: a man in Philadelphia was attacked and knocked unconscious when he tried to stop a car full of men from catcalling a group of women. NBC Philadelphia reported that a 39-year-old man visiting from Texas saw several…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2014

Philadelphia Bar Thinks Date Rape Jokes Make For Clever Pick-Up Lines

You know what doesn’t turn me on or make me thirsty? Date rape jokes. Smiths Restaurant and Lounge in Philadelphia apparently thought it would be a great idea to draw attention to their establishment with this rapey pickup line. Not only is it gross, but it’s also fucking dumb. Way to drive away 50 percent of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 18, 2013

Hollaback Philly Debuts Rad New Anti-Street Harassment PSAs

It’s sad that we live in a society that needs freakin’ public service announcements to tell men not to sexually harass women. (Ask me about the man at Starbucks last night who would. Not. Leave. Me. Alone.) But HollabackPHILLY — anti-street harassment crusaders extraordinaire — have made some of the best posters against unwanted perving…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2013

Update: The Hurricane Sandy Squatter Who Wouldn’t Leave Has Finally Left The Building

Some of you asked for an update on the story we ran a couple of weeks ago about Philadelphia homeowner Melissa Frost’s struggle to get rid of a violent squatter from her property. A day after our article ran, the Philadelphia City Paper also ran a piece on the case, and identified the man a…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 8, 2013

True Story: Woman Invites Hurricane Sandy Refugee To Stay With Her, He Gets Violent And Refuses To Leave

Warning: This story is probably going to enrage you. Part-time New Yorker Melissa Frost — full disclosure: she’s a friend of mine — wanted to help out the victims of Hurricane Sandy and she conveniently had a vacant room in the house she owns in Philadelphia. So when a 55-year-old man got in touch with…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 30, 2013

Mark Wahlberg Is A Philadelphia Weatherman Now

My favorite Mark Wahlberg thing ever is when Andy Samberg pretended to be him during a skit called “Mark Wahlberg Talks To Animals.” Apparently Mark wasn’t super stoked on it, but this clip of him doing the weather and traffic on “Good Day Philadelphia” gives me hope that he actually has a decent sense of…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 10, 2013

Philadelphians Wear More Sweats Than Any Other City

In between staging riots on behalf of the Eagles and perfecting lager and cheesesteaks, the city of Philadelphia found the time to accomplish something truly exceptional. According to a new study, Philadelphia wears more sweatsuits than any other city in the country. That’s more sweatsuits than Lafayette, Louisiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Hartford, Connecticut; and Laredo, Texa…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 8, 2012

Philly Girls (Always And Forever) Rule The World

I went to college and lived in Philadelphia for more than 10 years, and I consider myself always and forever a Philly girl. Which is why I’m totally loving these unearthed vintage ’80s shots of Philly’s finest from way back when. Don’t let the smiles fool you — these girls could claw your eyes out…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2012

New Conflict Resolution Strategy: The Hoagie Of Forgiveness

A few days ago, The Roots’ Questlove was on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and he started some beef with Tina Fey, claiming that whenever she’s on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” she’s kind of not very friendly. Tina, being awesome, wanted to address this as quickly as possible, so she appeared o…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 13, 2012

The Most Depressed Place To Live In The U.S.? Philadelphia!

Philly, how you feeling? Everything okay? According to info from Google, you guys are the most depressed city in the country. At least based on your Googling habits. According to researchers, Philadelphians search for depression-related terms more than people from any other city. And that kind of makes sense, considering Pennsylvania is the most depressed…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 12, 2012

An Impromptu “Hallelujah Chorus”

Imagine wandering around the mall one day and having more than 600 people spontaneously break into song. That’s exactly what happened to shoppers at a Philadelphia Macy’s last month when they were treated to an ebullient rendition of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.” Part of the Knight Foundation’s “Random Acts of Culture” initiative, the…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 14, 2010

Will No One Think Of The Cupcakes? Cupcakes Confiscated In Philly

Someone is trying to keep Philadelphia’s delicious cupcakes down. Yesterday, Philly police confiscated the Buttercream Cupcake Lady truck. And they fined the cupcake lady, Kate Carrara, $200 for violating Philadelphia’s “business compliance” laws

But Carrara, a former lawyer, said she is properly licensed to have the truck in the city. “There’s crack deals a…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 25, 2010

White T-Shirts Are Not OK In Philly

Philadelphia Senator Anthony Williams has decided that there’s an interesting juxtaposition between crime and style, and is cracking down on the city’s issues by addressing the fashion choices of a few residents. This morning, during an announcement from the Mayor, Williams mentioned that extra funds from the city’s budget are going to be devoted to…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 30, 2010

“Philadelphia” Extra Still Living With HIV After 19 Years

In 1993, 15 years ago, the movie “Philadelphia” was released. Director Jonathan Demme wanted the film, which was the first big production to deal with AIDS, to reflect reality, so he cast dozens of people with HIV/AIDS in the movie, mainly as extras. Sadly, most of these extras died within a year of the movie’…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 21, 2008

The Frisky Guidebook: The City Of Brotherly Love

Forget Rocky and cheesesteaks! The city of Philadelphia is a haven for all art, music, food, theater, culture and adventure lovers alike. With summer upon us, it makes a great weekend trip with something amazing to discover down each cobble stone road.

By: Michael Kelly / June 19, 2008

Go To The Philadelphia Airport, Get A Date

Whenever I fly I hope my seat will be 19C, the one next to the cute young guy reading The New York Times Magazine. Sadly, that never happens. But apparently other people are luckier, because a survey found that nearly one in 10 people had gone out with someone they had met at the airport…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 13, 2007