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GroJLart

GroJLart is the anonymous foulmouthed blogger of Philaphilia, where he critiques Philadelphia architecture, history, and design. He resides in Washington Square West. GroJLart has contributed to Naked Philly, the Philadelphia City Paper's Naked City Blog, and Philadelphia Magazine's Property Blog.

A Powerhouse Of Footwork And Fitness On Delaware Ave

A Powerhouse Of Footwork And Fitness On Delaware Ave

April 18, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

On the outskirts of Fishtown, a dance club and rock climbing gym keep spirits high inside an old 19th century trolley car power station > more

A Tradition Of Demolition At 3rd and Willing's Alley

A Tradition Of Demolition At 3rd and Willing’s Alley

April 3, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow takes us back to Society Hill where one prominent street corner has kept the wrecking ball swinging for nearly two centuries > more

New Life For An Old Coal Country Outpost In Society Hill

New Life For An Old Coal Country Outpost In Society Hill

March 20, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow takes a stroll down to Society Hill where business is stirring at an old 19th century coal company headquarters after 12 years of vacancy > more

Broad Street's Original Divine Hotel

Broad Street’s Original Divine Hotel

March 6, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow checks in at the "other" Divine Hotel on Broad Street, the little-known predecessor of North Philly's rockstar landmark > more

Urban Decay As American As Beer And Apple Pie

Urban Decay As American As Beer And Apple Pie

February 21, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow taps into Philly beer history and frozen pie trivia at the old Adam Scheidt Brewing Company plant on North 9th Street > more