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January 4, 2013

Philadelphia Snags A Glowing “36 Hours” Write-Up In This Sunday’s New York Times Travel Section

The New York Times nails their most recent "36 Hours in Philadelphia" column, which hit the web last night and will be in this Sunday's print edition. (Photos courtesy The New York Times)

It was just last week that we posted our Year in Review video highlighting many of the awesome accolades Philadelphia received in 2012.

And now, not even a week into 2013, there’s a new major story heaping on the praise for Philadelphia — in this weekend’s New York Times Travel Section, Philadelphia has scored a glowing “36 Hours” feature.

Here’s an excerpt from writer Freda Moon’s piece:

A CITY with dozens of beguiling neighborhoods, a daunting number of world-class museums and a key role in the story of the nation’s founding, Philadelphia has seen a parade of openings over the last decade: ambitious design-centric boutiques, an ever-expanding universe of Stephen Starr restaurants and stylish hotels in artfully remodeled historic high rises. Entire neighborhoods have been transformed, parks have been built, and a wave of newcomers — transplants priced out of places like New York and Washington — have brought new energy to the cultural and culinary landscape.

Be sure to check it out. Among some of the spots that are highlighted: Federal Donuts, Johnny Brenda’s, Fette Sau, Han Dynasty, Frankford Hall, The Barnes Foundation, The Philadelphia History Museum, the National Constitution Center, Monk’s, the 13th Street corridor in Midtown Village, Franklin Mortgage, Ranstead Room, the Hotel Monaco, and many more.

Get the full guide here.

36 Hours in Philadelphia [The New York Times]

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Koufax says:

Love the coverage, but there is NO way some of those times work out, even with a cab…