Recently dubbed the sixth borough, the City of Brotherly Love is fast shedding its second-tier status. The Second and Third Street corridors that stretch from Old City to Northern Liberties have been cleaned up. This once-scruffy blue-collar neighborhood known more for its heroin dealers than its hipsters is filling up with Pilates studios, shiny new condo towers and underground fashion and design boutiques.We love this piece (except maybe for that heroin barb). Sure, it’s just a one-pager in a hefty fashion mag, but the eyeballs seeing it are exactly the ones we need to adopt a new impression of Philadelphia, one different than the stereotypical perception of it as the home of Rocky and the Liberty Bell and nothing else. (Hey, we love Rock… and history too, we just know there’s a lot more if you’re willing to open your eyes.)
Moreover, they even included Arsenal, a hot new addition to NoLibs that’s only but a few months old — muy bien.
Hot Philly [New York Times T Style Magazine]