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September 24, 2014

Heads Up: Philly Bike Share Releases Proposed Station Locations And The City Wants Your Feedback

Philadelphia, a citywide bike sharing system is almost ready to roll. More and more, bike sharing has become an essential mode of urban public transportation both in the United States and around the world. Well-loved and well-used systems are in place in such U.S. cities as New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Portland, and internationally […]

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March 4, 2014

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator At Macy’s Center City Presents Its New 2014 Class Of Designers-In-Residence

With the multitude of institutions in Philadelphia and beyond offering an education in the fashion realm, it’s easy to imagine how many promising designers are out there just waiting to be discovered. In Philadelphia, some of that talent is harnessed by the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator, a non-profit fashion education initiative that’s now launching its third […]

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August 27, 2013

Awesome News Alert: Bike Share Philadelphia Is Officially Set To Roll Into Town By The End Of Summer 2014!

Philadelphia, a citywide bike sharing system is nearly ready to roll. The intention to launch a much-anticipated bike sharing program in Philadelphia was announced in December of 2012, and now the official plan is set and this city will see bicycles fill the city’s bike lanes by summer 2014. More and more, bike sharing has […]

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June 26, 2013

Wawa Welcome America: Wawa Hoagie Day Returns With Free Hoagies For All And A 4.5 Ton Hoagie On Independence Mall, Tuesday, July 2

The highly anticipated Wawa Hoagie Day, a glorious day full of free hoagies (and other freebies!) is quickly approaching. On Tuesday, July 2, beginning at noon, spend your lunch break on Independence Mall with all of the freshly made hoagies you can imagine. This year, Wawa presents a 4.5 ton (!) Hoagie Salute to our […]

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December 14, 2012

Awesome News: Bike Sharing Is Coming To Philadelphia

Great news, Philadelphia. Last week, Mayor Nutter announced that the City of Philadelphia will introduce a bike share program that will launch in 2014. The plan calls for an initial 650 bikes to be put into use in the first year, with that number set to grow to 1,200 bikes by 2015. The plan also […]

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November 15, 2012

Philadelphia Is Celebrating America Recycles Day Today, November 15; How To Participate, And Philadelphia Recycling By The Numbers

America Recycles Day, now in its 12th year, is a national initiative celebrated annually on November 15 to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling. Given Philadelphia’s commitment to sustainability, the city is of course taking part. Here’s what’s going on in Philadelphia today for America Recycles Day 2012: • America Recycles Day […]

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November 7, 2012

The 2012 Philadelphia Marathon, November 16-18, To Accommodate 3,000 New York Marathon Registrants At Mayor Nutter’s Urging

The Philadelphia Marathon is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. This year’s is extra-special, as Mayor Nutter has announced that the completely sold-out Philadelphia Marathon will be opened for an additional 3,000 race participants who were registered for the cancelled 2012 New York City Marathon. Here’s how it works: New York […]

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June 27, 2012

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Introduces The Fairmount Park System’s First Bike Rental Service, With Pickup Locations At Love Park, Trolley Car Cafe And Boathouse Row

Exciting summer news: Earlier this month, Mayor Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy hosted a grand opening ceremony for Wheel Fun Rentals, a brand new bike rental service for Philadelphia. Residents of and visitors to Philadelphia can now rent Fuji hybrid two-wheels, surrey bikes, tandem bikes, deuce coupe bikes and Segways […]

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April 18, 2012

The Philly Chicken Cheesesteak Named One Of The Best Sandwiches From Around The World By Travel + Leisure, And Vouched For By Mayor Nutter Himself

In their online issue for May, Travel + Leisure has a feature celebrating the sandwich in all its global glory. And Philly’s chicken cheesesteak is included among other classics like the Parisian Croque-Monsieur, the New England Lobster Roll and the Vietnamese Banh Mi. T+L asked Mayor Nutter for his take on Philly’s famous sandwich: “I am a Philly guy, born and bred. My favorite sandwich is, of course, a cheesesteak. I don’t eat red meat, so I opt for chicken with American cheese, onions, sweet peppers, and ketchup.” Nutter’s go-to spot for the sandwich: Larry’s Steaks, near St. Joe’s. [Travel + Leisure]