Summer is ending. Will stoop-sitting end too?

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RED-FACED AND RACCOON-EYED, the neighbors are coming. After Labor Day, scores of them will pack up their tanning oil and towels, pile into... Read more

Comedian nails South Philly accent in video series

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For this edition of "Stoops" we interview Patsy, the tomato-sauce stirrin’, whiskey-sippin’, gossip-mongerin’, Ac-a-me-shoppin’, queen Mummer who stars in the YouTube satire series "The View From My Stoop." Read more

How does a blind runner navigate Philly streets?

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Urban running can be treacherous -- dodging dense traffic, uneven sidewalks, fire hydrants, construction barriers and stoops jutting out from rowhouses. It's even harder when you're blind. Read more

'Pirates' hunt for urban treasure in 200-year-old outhouses

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After a long day at work, George Mathes and his friends don't congregate on the steps out front of their homes. They dig behind other peoples' homes, looking for treasures tossed or buried or forgotten long ago. Read more

Black, gay and immigration issues collide on Chinatown stoop

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On the fringes of Chinatown, hanging on a stoop just off Race Street, a black man, a gay white man and a Southern woman took turns shaking their heads and rolling their eyes. Read more

How your stoop reflects your household

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In the narrow streets of South and North and West Philadelphia, where rowhouses stretch up and back instead of across, first impressions must be confined to the 15- or 20-foot-wide facade. For Cromwell, that means keeping the steps colorful and lively with plants. Read more

Fitler Square package thief – an old guy on a bike-share?

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ONE WEEK AGO, a man with close-cropped, salt-and-pepper hair wearing a bright yellow T-shirt glided past a rowhouse on South 26th Street in... Read more

Historical photos: The stoops of yore

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Climb those attic stairs, dust off those old photo albums, and for heaven's sake, call your mother! Send us any photos you find of families or neighbors sitting outside, and we'll add them to this post. Read more