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Live In Philly And Walk To Work In NYC

 

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Buy this incredible 2,575sqft stone twin in leafy Mt. Airy and you could walk out your front door to the train station 2 blocks away and get off in NYC. This 6 bedroom with curb appeal galore is a great example of what you can find in Philly; historic architecture, quality of life, and for $339,000, some financial breathing room.

 

 

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“Detropia” Filmmakers Shine Light on Philly Kids in New Documentary

tumblr_mqvsd7ij1c1rkz363o1_1280Heidi Ewing and Rachael Grady, filmmakers behind the popular documentaries “Detropia” and “Jesus Camp,” have brought the spotlight to a group of kids in South Philly who are part of the Do Remember Me Project. The film, which has made its debut at the Sundance Institute, focuses on American youth using technology to communicate and connect with other kids around the world.

The Philly kids, along with other groups from New York, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Paris, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, use technology and art to learn about one another and their cultures. Connecting the kids through Skype, video blogs and other means of communication, the minds behind Do Remember Me create a space for positive, respectful dialogue. Kids ask each other powerful questions about their neighborhoods, the safety of their schools, and whether or not they’ve ever experienced racism in their communities. They even take the time to show off skills and talents- one Parisian boy beat-boxes while the Philly kids bob their heads in musical camaraderie, who then in turn show an impressive choreographed dance routine to the Paris group.

The film shines a spectacular light on the use of modern technology to see something truly beautiful- compassionate human connection.

 

 


Move Over, Chicago. Philly Makes Deep-Dish Pies, Too

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Why go to the windy city when you can scarf on killer deep-dish pies right here in the City of Brotherly Love? Owner Gene Giuffi taps back into his Brooklyn roots, paying delicious homage to the thick-crusted Sicilian style pies of his childhood. Leaving his previous meaty venture, Blue Belly BBQ, in the dust, he brings Square Pie to its current cozy corner nook on Catharine Street. Setting itself firmly apart from its traditional Brooklyn-style brethren, the brilliant brains at Square Pie ferment their dough for three days before it sees the pan.

Find out why Gene coins his new marinara masterpiece as being “Brooklyn born, Philly perfected.”

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