Two years ago, Philadelphia hosted the pope, putting the city on what was likely its largest stage since the 2000 Republican National Convention. Last year we hosted the Democratic National Convention. And then this year brought us the NFL Draft. But what about next year? The NFL’s decision to spurn Philly for Dallas for the 2018 NFL Draft has left a void in the city. For the first time since 2015, we’ll be without a blockbuster event. Here's why tourism and hotel agencies say they will need to adjust.
While LOVE Park will be ready by Nov. 18 for the first day of the Christmas Village preview, there’s still no set date for when Philadelphia’s iconic park will be open for public enjoyment. Next month's event will still be somewhat of a “soft” opening, and the grand unveiling of the new and improved LOVE Park won’t come until next spring. So when will you be able to actually walk around the park? Read on.
Earlier this week Philly was all atwitter at news that Eagles QB Carson Wentz is now the favorite to win NFL MVP. Only, don't bet on it happening. For real, this is the worst time to bet on it. You could have made 10 times the payoff had you bet on it weeks ago. But more than that, it's still unlikely Wentz will win MVP. The last time a guy 25 or younger won: 1993. The last time a second-year QB won: 1984. Can Wentz buck the MVP trend? Check out the odds of Wentz actually winning.
Philadelphia’s bid for Amazon is official. Yesterday the city sent its proposal selling itself as home for the internet juggernaut’s $5 billion second headquarters, which the company is calling HQ2. Here are five key details for how Philadelphia pitched itself to Amazon, from possible locations to incentives to support from union boss Johnny Doc, who gifted Jeff Bezos Philly sports jerseys.
|What||The second installment of this popular market will feature crafts and wares from local designers alongside snacks, coffee and tea from area businesses and music by DJ Mike Vee.|
|Where||Fishtown at 1220 Frankford Ave. 19125|
|When||October 21, 2017 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
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The Sixers home opener is tonight as they host the Boston Celtics at 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center. Yesterday, Robert Covington — who led the Sixers with 29 points in the season opener in Washington — got a little extra practice in, playing pick-up hoops with kids from Chester Arthur Elementary. And it was all for a good cause. Check out the all details and sights from the visit.
Got dinner plans for the weekend yet? Beers at your neighborhood bar and dinner at that same restaurant you always go to because it's reliably good and affordable? Try something different. We just introduced a new series called Hack the Menu. Basically, we hit some of Philly's best and favorite restaurants with just 50 bucks to spend and report back. Check out the first $50 (plus tip) meal we had a Wm. Mulherin's Sons in Fishtown. We'll tell you what to order and what to skip to get the most bang for your buck. Want updates? Sign up for emails here.
Life just doesn't fall into place when you get released from prison. It's a reality many Philadelphians are faced with post-incarceration, and something most cities haven't dealt with head-on. But this weekend's hackathon will bring together technologists, former inmates and the Philly journalists who've been working on the Reentry Project reporting series to help develop tools that address the issues people face after prison. Check out our Q&A with the hackathon organizer Dawn McDougall.