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This is one of my favorite murals in Fishtown. There are so many great ones, we’re putting the link to many more along with their stories in our stories today! Tell us what your favorite is!

“Persistence​ is an imagined portrait by artist Jason Andrew Turner that was created in collaboration with women at the Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) in 2019,” project curator Ryan Strand Greenberg explained over email. “The portrait does not portray an existing person in the present, but rather one deeply inspired by the oral history of long-time community members and the history of LSH. In 1902, LSH was started by women in service to women and families through social, advocacy, and educational services.”

Art by Jason Andrew Turner
Info and quote by “Guide to Philly”
https://guidetophilly.com/fishtown-murals/
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We are cancelling the House Crawl this week and asking folks to join us at this Rally instead! We have big feelings about a massive stadium being put into the center of the city, and right next to Chinatown. If you want to hear more about why we feel this strongly about this, head over to our stories and find a link to the YouTube video about this topic! ...

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Did you ever wonder what Lauras life looked like before she became an agent? I did! So we’re starting a new series where we chat a bit about Laura’s career history, and how many of those jobs made her into the perfect agent today. ...

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Happy 16th Anniversary to these two lovebirds!! I hope you are enjoying a beer and something yummy for dinner, followed by binging an entire series over the weekend! 🎊🎉❤️ ...

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We are back in Northern Liberties for the last time this month to check out some retail shops! We found some sustainable shops and some fascinating vintage!
First stop is Once Worn consignment shop. I love this shop. The prices are very reasonable, and they have a wide selections of brands you know and love! They even have a vintage wrack, designer rack, and the downstairs offers even further discounts on clothes! You can also consign your own clothes there to help keep them out of landfills.
Speaking of sustainability, we next stopped by Rays Reusables! This shop has everything to need to stop wasting plastic and be a more thoughtful human. From refillable cleaning supplies to recycled toilet paper, they really have it all!
Next we walked by the Architectural Antiques Exchange. This is a huge warehouse offering antique furnishings & salvaged architectural pieces such as mantels & doors. If you are a home owner looking to put a bit of history back into your home, this shop is a must visit!
Lastly we stopped by Flowers, etcetra by Denise. This shop has been in Northern Liberties since 1987! Her work is colorful and joyful, and makes the perfect house warming gift!

There are many other shops in Northern Liberties, we were only able to stop by a few. But these are all located in a three block perimeter on North 2nd Street! These few blocks have dozens of resturants and bars, salons, and retail shops! If you haven’t made the trip I highly suggest you stop by one upcoming weekend!
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The 700- This multilevel sports bar is a regular haunt for soccer fanatics & also offers DJs & dancing. The upper floor can be rended for events!
Dolce & Caffe- This Italian Cafe offers an atmosphere that can cater to people coming in alone to do work, as well as a large groups. Their menu features a wide array of Italian selections, including house made cannolis, fresh pressed paninis, and more. 
Hello Vietnam- This cute spot serves pho, rice plates, vermicelli bowls, sandwiches, vegetarian dishes, appetizers, smoothies and more!
Standard Tap- Opened in December of 1999, this Philly mainstay aimed to create a neighborhood tavern that featured great beer and wholesome food. With that in mind, they offer a draft-only beer selection that highlights the vast array of styles crafted by breweries located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware.
Heritage- This gorgeous bar features live Jazz music, and also serves as an event venue. With a beautiful indoor space and a large garden area, this spot is awesome to visit with friends, a date, or to host your next big event!
Dos Segundos serves what they call “meximoda” or “modern Mexican”. They craft delicious dishes meant to be paired with one of the most extensice Tequilia and Mezcal collections in the USA. They have indoor and outdoor seating and the space is awesome!
North Bowl- Opened in July 2006, North Bowl is the ultimate Philly hang-out. The bi-level space includes a cafe for dining, two full-size bars, lanes on both floors and an Upstairs Loft. The upstairs loft offers a semi-private bowling experience.
The Foodery- Beer emporium offering hundreds of local & global craft bottles, plus sandwiches and snacks! This is a great place to go if you want to try new beers!
Playa Bowls- A sustainable and healthy eatery foiunded by two Jersey Shore natives who love to surf. They serve Acai Bowls, smoothies, juices, coffee and cold pressed juices
Palm Tree Market- This city deli is a staple in my life! They have snacks, fresh fruit and veggies and delcious deli sandwhiches! Its super affordable and always delivers.
Bourbon and Branch- This bar and resturant serves a variety of delicious food and lots of drinks.
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Two weeks ago we spent our Saturday exploring Society Hill and Old City! This is such an interesting place to peak inside of homes, because so many have very real historical value! We saw three condos, and two row homes. The grand finale was a new build that did not steal my heart so I didn’t include it here. I’ve learned so much from these house crawls, and if your hunting for your first home, I highly suggest you join us! 🏡 ...

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We are so excited to show you one of our favorite spaces in Philly! The West Philly Tool Library is such an important resource for all Philadelphians. Access to learning about home repair, and access to safe and reliable tools are two of the most important pieces to maintaining a home. For many, buying a home feels like a big enough feat financially, but it can also be a huge undertaking when it comes to keeping the property safe. This is the central mission of WPTL. We are so excited to help them celebrate 15 years in business by being their main sponsor for their party this Saturday! Tell a friend, go out and celebrate, but more importantly consider becoming a member or donating so this important space can continue to serve its community! @westphillytoollibrary ...

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