“Upon my first visit to Chinatown with a friend, we stumbled upon K C’s Pastries, and as an egg tart lover, I had to try one. We came just in time, and left with four fresh out of the oven…”
“I am the retired General Counsel of Conrail, the company that used to own the part of the viaduct that is now completed. When I first walked over to look at it, I couldn't understand why the so-called City…”
“Everyday, "Pops" checks in at the bike shop/cafe and gives us the run-down of what's going on in the neighborhood. Anytime someone brings trouble, he'll be there to rough 'em up. Pops is our guardian.”
“One of my favorite memories was when Callowhill first hosted the Night Market Festival. The wide streets of the neighborhood provided a comfortable environment for the heavily attended event and it was the first time, and maybe the last, that…”
All night dining. Wanamakers and Gimbel’s department stores. Rittenhouse square when it was more welcoming. Free events on the Parkway.
“Growing up in Delaware just on the edge of the border with Pennsylvania, I loved going to Philly as a hangout spot with friends. It was a go to especially once I could drive myself after getting my license in…”
“Takes place each time I come home.. yet my very first impression was in a taxi as a child of 8 or 9 visiting from California, driving down Locust and passing Julius Scissor to see my grandparents.”
“A few days after I moved in, I went out for a walk and found a great small bookstore which only sells (I think?) used books, each with its own history. A wonderful find. Picked up a Philly history book…”