Large crowds gathered outside City Hall last night for a vigil in honor of the victims of the weekend's white supremacist and neo-Nazi actions in Charlottesville, Va. One woman died and more than a dozen were injured when a Nazi sympathizer drove a car into a crowd of activists. Marches, rallies and vigils popped up in cities across the US following the violence. Watch video from Philly's vigil here.
On the heels of the displacement of nearly 80 homeless people with addiction on Philly’s Conrail tracks at Gurney Street in Fairhill, 30 new addiction recovery housing beds are set to open today. Eight women recently released from correctional and behavioral health facilities will get beds, but the founder of the housing nonprofit Why Not Prosper is working to fill the other spots in the organization's newest facility. Here's how the recovery house will work.
A group of Philly women led the 115-mile run from City Hall to Harrisburg over the weekend to raise money for Planned Parenthood. The #Run4AllWomen kicked off Saturday afternoon at City Hall and landed on the steps of the Capitol last night. Our up-for-anything intern Zari Tarazona strapped a GoPro to herself and ran the first leg of the relay to 57th and Baltimore. The goal was to raise $10,000; they're at $11,000 and counting.
Yes, there's plenty of pizza in Philadelphia. But you've never tasted anything like the "taglio" slices at Rittenhouse's Rione — unless you've been to Rome, that is. Chef Francesco Crovetti, who is of Italian heritage and grew up around the world, has brought the square pies of his parents' home city to Philly. And, per our restaurant critic Adam Erace, that's very good news for us. This is why you need to get to Rione ASAP.
If you don't have a scattering of succulent terrariums in your living room, are you even a person living in a modern city? For some reason (because they're really cool-looking probably), these glass-enclosed mini plant landscapes are all the rage. Here's a chance to make your own. Ticket price includes materials.
Where: Piazza at Schmidt's Commons at 1050 N. Hancock St. 19123
When: August 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $18
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As a West Philly native living in Savannah, 39-year-old David Brinson often gets homesick for his city up north. Three months ago, he decided to start a business that helps alleviate the pain of being so far away: A water ice cart. Called Philly Flava, it's become a big hit — even though the folks in Georgia still have trouble understanding what water ice actually is.
Watch this video of a teeny tiny cheesesteak being made, courtesy of food and travel video network Tastemade. Wanna make it yourself? You'll need measurements like 1 teaspoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of milk.