Author Archives: Chris Lipczynski

SEPTA Begins Testing New Payment Technology


It’s real, folks, and it may just take Philadelphia’s public transportation system out of the 20th century and into the future. Plan Philly reports that while the SEPTA’s New Payment Technology (NPT) is behind schedule, the prototypes for the new turnstiles have been unveiled and are currently being tested. The Continue reading »

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Bike Bandits Loot Bikes Used in Charity Race


A group of thieves have reportedly stolen about a dozen bikes that were sitting behind a barbed wire fence outside of the¬†Irish Pub on Walnut Street near 20th Street–bikes that were used in the 65-mile¬†Tour de Shore charity event. Ugh. With a worth of about $22,000, this is a rather Continue reading »

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Watch: 4th of July Jam Stampede


So Philly’s increasingly massive event known as the 4th of July Jam thankfully went off without a hitch. Though, if you were one of the many thousands of people hanging out near the baseball field at 22nd street like I was, you might have thought otherwise. About three minutes before Continue reading »

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The Boot & Saddle Should Open by September


Wondering when the Boot & Saddle reboot is going down? Well, so were we. Luckily, the folks over at Philly Mag’s real estate-based site, Property, have their ears to the street. It seems R5 has apparently scheduled the group Grails to perform there on September 14th, which, according to my Continue reading »

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Here Are the Top Ten Most Expensive Neighborhoods in Philly


Behold the ten most expensive neighborhoods according to Kwelia, a local start-up that offers super-exciting real estate analytics. The group recently analyzed Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and examined the prices of apartment rentals. The figures were then sorted by the average cost per square foot to find out our exact snob/slob breakdown. Continue reading »

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Purses, Backpacks Banned from Lincoln Financial Field


The Nanny State is starting to weasel its way into Philly football, as the NFL recently announced new container restrictions that will further restrict your sense of freedom during your next outing at Lincoln Financial Field. In a move no doubt inspired by the Boston Marathon bombings, the NFL will bar game-goers from entering stadiums Continue reading »

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Watch: Chris Christie Slow Jams the News


He’s got the lap band surgery, the bi-partisan street cred and, after last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the primetime bona fides. Yes, it’s become painfully obvious that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be running for president in 2016, and judging by last night’s performance, he may be Continue reading »

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