In the last Phasinating Philly Phacts we learned all about William Penn, the founder of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. He designed the city of Phil-Adelphia, meaning "Brotherly Love", in a very specific way. Philadelphia was designed in a grid pattern so that our streets would be wide, open, and easy to navigate partly due to the [...]
It doesn't get much more Philly than this! On May 17, 2016, Facebook user Johnny Showcase posted this video of the good-spirited crowd gathered in line at Jim's Steaks on South Street at Philadelphia's prime cheesesteak feeding hour...3am. Because sing-a-longs and cheesesteaks are always a good idea. We'll take that steak whiz wit & some Boyz II Men...
This Phasinating Philly Phacts is all about our founder Mr. William Penn, or as we affectionately like to refer to him, Billy Penn. Did-ja know?... The statue of William Penn on top of city hall is 37 feet tall making it the tallest statue on top of a building in the world. The statue faces towards [...]
The Penn Relays, also known as the Penn Relays Carnival, held at the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field, will run from Thursday, April 28 through Saturday April 30. Read on to learn five things about the storied annual event: 1.) The Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, [...]
It is festival season in Philadelphia and the tail end of April brings a few that you can't miss! The city will be a buzz as we celebrate Science, History, and Culture in three separate festivals. Philadelphia Science Festival The Philadelphia Science Festival starts on April 22nd. This nine-day festival celebrates all things science through lectures, [...]
If you live in Philadelphia than it's safe to say that you've experienced a spring breeze filled with tiny pink flower petals that come from the many cherry blossom trees that bloom when the weather starts to turn. Did you know those trees have quite a history? 1,600 sakura (Japanese flowering cherry trees) were originally a gift [...]
Philadelphia is buzzing today as we celebrate the victorious Villanova Wildcats with a parade in Center City. Here are some happening fan photo's from todays event!
If you've ever traveled up North Broad Street and admired the old and beautiful buildings along the way perhaps you've wondered what they once were. Now you have the chance to read a story about one of the most thought provoking buildings of all, the Divine Lorraine Hotel. The Divine Lorraine Hotel, also known as [...]
There's no denying that over the years women are kicking butt and taking names. Today is the day set aside to celebrate all the females in your life and to educate yourself on ways to help gender equality continue to grow. Here are four ways to celebrate International Women's Day in and around Philly! Pledge [...]
Every city has their own unique flavor. Not only with sights and sounds but also with food. Since Philadelphia is mostly known for Cheesesteaks our other delicacies sometimes get overlooked. One bite of a real, warm, perfectly soft but at the same time lightly crispy and salty on the edges Philadelphia soft pretzel, and you [...]