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Meet the Navy Yard CEO who turned his love of motorcycles into $75M in sales.Entrepreneur Anthony Bucci built his succes...
07/14/2015
Meet the CEO Who Turned His Love of Motorcycles into a $75 Million Business - Business

Meet the Navy Yard CEO who turned his love of motorcycles into $75M in sales.

Entrepreneur Anthony Bucci built his success on catering to passion not price, realizing that motorcycle lovers don't want cheap stuff, they want awesome stuff.

http://www.phillymag.com/business/2015/07/14/revzilla-anthony-bucci/

How do you go from good idea to more than $75 million in sales? Anthony Bucci is one of the rare people who knows the answer. Bucci is the CEO of RevZilla, a fast-growing Philly-based company that sells motorcycle jackets, helmets, parts and accessories online. But don’t call it a motorcycle company…

"An orange cone indicating nothing at all" - Is this the Ultimate Philly Thing?How about "pretending Fishtown is real?" ...
07/10/2015
Never Mind Those Other Polls & Join Us In The Idiotic Battle To Choose The ULTIMATE PHILLY "THING®"

"An orange cone indicating nothing at all" - Is this the Ultimate Philly Thing?

How about "pretending Fishtown is real?" Philebrity wants - no... NEEDS your input to determine what Philly is really all about. Of all the polls, this one is the polliest. Bravo.


http://www.philebrity.com/2015/07/10/never-mind-those-other-polls-join-us-in-the-idiotic-battle-to-choose-the-ultimate-philly-thing/

Maybe it's just that the week has gotten to us, or maybe it's the plain and simple idiocy of Internets local, hyperlocal and at-large, too, or who knows, maybe it's the just and sane reaction to a ...

This Sunday, July 12, 3PM: Food & drink fundraiser at Zagar's warehouse  to benefit new restaurant opening!Join a group ...
07/08/2015
Feed the Pigeon

This Sunday, July 12, 3PM: Food & drink fundraiser at Zagar's warehouse to benefit new restaurant opening!

Join a group of incredible local chefs for a pot luck and silent auction to help kick-start the new Hungry Pigeon restaurant from Scott Schroeder and Pat O'Malley. Tickets are $100 per person, and may be found online or at the door of the event at Isaiah Zagar's mosaic warehouse at 10th & Watkins.
http://www.hungrypigeonphilly.com/

Jul 12 3:00 pm15:00 FEED THE PIGEON! Sunday, July 12, 2015 3:00pm 7:00pm 15:00 19:00 Isaiah Zagar's Mosaic Warehouse Join Chefs Scott Schroeder and Pat O'Malley and an amazing cast of fellow local chefs for a food and drink extravaganza at local art legend Isaiah Zagar's beautiful mosaic warehouse. …

Workshops, tours, BBQ's and more in South Philly for Community Gardens Day.Embrace the beautiful green spaces hidden thr...
06/19/2015
Celebrate Community Gardens Day in South Philly this Saturday | Passyunk Post

Workshops, tours, BBQ's and more in South Philly for Community Gardens Day.

Embrace the beautiful green spaces hidden throughout South Philly. Events for Community Gardens Day will start at 10AM tomorrow.

For a second year, Community Gardens Day will be celebrated in Philadelphia. This year, a total of 45 gardens, including 14 gardens south of South Street, will

DIY performance art that rearranges your furniture and brings you  to blanket forts and rooftops.SoLow, an art festival ...
06/18/2015
It’s weird, it’s cheap, it’s DIY and it’s all over the city — SoLow is the next big Philly...

DIY performance art that rearranges your furniture and brings you to blanket forts and rooftops.

SoLow, an art festival full of off-beat experiences, takes place all over Philly and South Philly beginning today and running through Tuesday the 23rd.

Read more about SoLow in Citypaper: http://citypaper.net/cover/itrsquos-weird-itrsquos-cheap-itrsquos-diy-and-itrsquos-all-over-the-city-mdash-solow-is-the-next-big-philly-performing-arts-festival/

RSVP to a show here: http://solowfest.com/2015-shows/

Is SoLow the new Fringe?

Chicks in the City: Impromptu chicken zoo takes over 4th & DickinsonA Pennsport neighbor got a somewhat unpleasant surpr...
06/17/2015
A Game of Chicken

Chicks in the City: Impromptu chicken zoo takes over 4th & Dickinson

A Pennsport neighbor got a somewhat unpleasant surprise upon discovering illegal chickens were making noise on his block. "I've never seen so many people fascinated with seeing a chicken."

Activists say it’s time to join most other major cities and overturn our ban on raising chickens. The neighbors? They’re not so sure.

Mural Arts Philadelphia
06/09/2015

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Last week, Ben Eine and his assistant Ryan Robles worked with Mural Arts and our Southeast by Southeast project on a series of murals on roll-down security shutters throughout the city, mostly clustered near our Southeast by Southeast storefront space at 7th and Dudley Streets in South Philadelphia. All told, they painted 39 shutters, including an entire alphabet. That means that right now, Philadelphia might be the only city besides London to have a complete Ben Eine alphabet.

Here are a few photos from Eine's last day painting, and we'll have more in the coming days as we get photos of each shutter.

Photos by Steve Weinik.

Antique jewelry, furniture and more at the Philadelphia Flea Market. Maybe something for Pawn Stars?One of the city's la...
06/05/2015
Phila Flea Markets

Antique jewelry, furniture and more at the Philadelphia Flea Market. Maybe something for Pawn Stars?


One of the city's largest outdoor flea markets will take place tomorrow in Jefferson Square Park at 4th & Washington. Seek out your next buried treasure, DIY project or unique home decor focal point. http://www.philafleamarkets.org/

Phila Flea Markets Organize The Largest Indoor/Outdoor Flea Markets In Center City Philadelphia. Our Outdoor Markets Travel To Various Neighborhoods Throughout Center City Twice A Year, Once In The Spring And Once In The Fall. Our Indoor Markets The 1st & 3rd Saturday of Every Month, November thru M…

Bigger burgers, lower prices now at P'unk Burger. You spoke, Marlo listened.Just when you thought it couldn't get any be...
06/02/2015
P'unk Burger in East Passyunk Avenue adapts operations due to high demand, customer feedback -...

Bigger burgers, lower prices now at P'unk Burger. You spoke, Marlo listened.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, P'unk Burger has added 2 ounces of beef to those patties. Other major changes include table service and additional seating so that even more people can feel the burger love.

In a place where customer feedback really does seem to matter, P'unk Burger's burgers are bigger but cheaper and there are more seats and tables for diners to chow down.

Tonight for Fourth Friday: Disney's Frozen in Hawthorne ParkThe whole family can enjoy movies and snacks every month at ...
05/29/2015

Tonight for Fourth Friday: Disney's Frozen in Hawthorne Park

The whole family can enjoy movies and snacks every month at 12th and Catharine. Festivities start at 7PM with the movie beginning at sundown.

Scene in South Philly: That's not weird, not weird at all....
05/22/2015

Scene in South Philly: That's not weird, not weird at all....

Loren's Pic[k]: So South Philly Style
05/21/2015

Loren's Pic[k]: So South Philly Style

Mother's Day on the way means it's time to visit Pure Design.If you haven't already visited Pure Design's newest EPA loc...
05/07/2015

Mother's Day on the way means it's time to visit Pure Design.

If you haven't already visited Pure Design's newest EPA location, tis the season. Let Michael and his team create something memorable for your number one lady. https://www.facebook.com/philapure/timeline

The race that embraces the heart of South Philly is back.Registration for the Philly 10k takes place this Monday, May 11...
05/06/2015
The Philly 10K Is Back!

The race that embraces the heart of South Philly is back.

Registration for the Philly 10k takes place this Monday, May 11. Spots will sell out fast, so if you know you want to join, do not hesitate.

https://runningphilly.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/the-philly-10k-is-back/

It was recently announced that registration for the Philly 10K will be opening up soon. Less than a week to be exact. As someone who ran their inaugural race last year, please trust us when we say ...

Monthly events will celebrate 100 years of palatables on 9th Street.The 9th Street Italian Market is celebrating its "Ce...
05/04/2015
Italian Market, a South Philly Icon, Gears Up for Celebration of Its 100th Year

Monthly events will celebrate 100 years of palatables on 9th Street.

The 9th Street Italian Market is celebrating its "Cent’anni” with special events every month for the rest of the year. The fun includes a harvest festival in September, a prosecco toast in December, and of course the annual Italian Market Festival (May 16 and 17).

Read more:
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/05/01/italian-market-a-south-philly-icon-gears-up-for-celebration-of-its-100th-year/

The Italian Market is celebrating its 100th anniversary, with events being held every month until the end of the year.

TBT 1926, Broad & Packer, Emerson Drug Company Concession Truck
04/30/2015

TBT 1926, Broad & Packer, Emerson Drug Company Concession Truck

Queen Villagers: Love trees? Want one in front of your house?To bring more green to your street, submit the application ...
04/30/2015

Queen Villagers: Love trees? Want one in front of your house?

To bring more green to your street, submit the application before May 3rd:http://www.qvna.org/qvna/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fall-2015-Application-for-Street-Tree.pdf

Take the kids on the "South Walking Tour" of Philly Murals. Fun. Learning. Togetherness. Next one, Sat. May 2ndThey say ...
04/27/2015
Tour Routes | Mural Arts Program

Take the kids on the "South Walking Tour" of Philly Murals. Fun. Learning. Togetherness. Next one, Sat. May 2nd

They say that we're the city of murals-- each one with an amazing Philly story behind it. Mural Arts hosts tours throughout the city, highlighting the diversity and cultural heritage of Philadelphia as expressed through public art. Do the May 2nd tour, or also join the "Wall Ball 2015" party on May 21 to celebrate the murals across the whole city and "nurture the seeds of change."

http://muralarts.org/calendar/2015-05/tour?view=calendar

Philadelphia Muses © 1999 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Meg Saligman. Restored in 2012 by Meg Saligman. Photo by Steve Weinik

Ever wanted to have a rooftop garden party?Interested in starting your own roof garden? Own a restaurant and want fresh ...
04/21/2015
Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm

Ever wanted to have a rooftop garden party?

Interested in starting your own roof garden? Own a restaurant and want fresh produce? Let Cloud 9 use your roof and spread the fresh veggie love all throughout the PHL.

We would love to see this idea brought to South Philly.

http://cloud9rooftopfarm.org/

Warmer weather is around the corner and we cannot wait to open our farm up for programming, events, and volunteer opportunities. But we need a fence! Support our Barnraiser campaign. Help us buy a fence! Click Here to Donate: March 12th-May 12th

The Night Market food truck events are back. First stop, South Street!The moment Philadelphia has been waiting for is fi...
04/20/2015

The Night Market food truck events are back. First stop, South Street!

The moment Philadelphia has been waiting for is finally here. The Night Market 2015 food truck lineup has been announced. Mark your calendars: The first pop-up event is May 19th at Broad and South.

http://thefoodtrust.org/night-market

Brian Mengini Photographer
04/20/2015

Brian Mengini Photographer

So here is a new image from my shoot this morning with Holly Fusco of Pennsylvania Ballet as well as her own company Fusco Knitwear She and I have been friends for a while and did our first shoot together years for her company.

This particular image was shot in front of the place where my Italian great grandparents lived in 1923. I'm sure it looks a little different now. :)

Below is a link to a little bit of a back story surrounding this series. When I first decided to do this, Holly was one of the first people I thought of but did not reach out to her because I thought she would have had her hands full with the ballet and running her own business on top of that. Luckily for me, she emailed me off of a casting call on social media.

I really had a blast with Holly today. We are both of Italian ancestry and got to chat about that and enjoy the Italian market and our culture as well as talked a little ballet, too! It was a fun light session, which was perfect for a beautiful Sunday!

http://iltragitto.co/my-path/

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