Temple student finally meets his North Philly neighbors

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MR. D DROPS HIS BALD head between his legs and searches the step. He looks up to the heavens, shakes his head and blows raspberries with his... Read more

Readers suggest creative ways to shoo people off their steps

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Apparently, there's more than one way to kick a dawdler off your steps. We've documented the tried-and-true solutions homeowners have used... Read more

'Get off my Stoop!' — or else

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ANDREW JENNINGS AND HIS WIFE were walking down Franklin Street this month when they were bum-rushed by a young man from the block. "I got... Read more

Steps vs. Stoops poll results, and reader comments

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The sitters have spoken. And according to the results of our Philly.com poll, it's not as cut-and-dried as some commenters would have you... Read more

POLL: That place between your front door and the sidewalk — Stoop or Step?

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For the record, we knew many Philadelphians call it The Step. But we also know they have other names for the platform that sits outside their... Read more

Introducing Stoops: Our first look at a Philly institution

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BUZZY GIORDANO SAT OUTSIDE his 93-year-old mother's rowhome on South 13th Street in jean shorts and a sleeveless white and pink shirt, and... Read more