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Maria Gorshin

Maria Gorshin is a lifelong writer with twenty years experience writing about travel, leisure, tourism, and entertainment for clients around the globe. She recently served as the lead writer on an archaeology based children's animation series associated with the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt. Previously, Maria contributed to the development of history-based attractions for a leading theme park company. Her first media position was with the Wall Street Journal. She is an enthusiast about all things New York, the city where she was born and raised, and Philadelphia, the city she is just now beginning to explore. She writes about NYC's past and present at CityGirlWrites.blogspot.com and is a frequent contributor to WestSideRag.com and UntappedCities.com.

Court Tennis, Anyone?

Court Tennis, Anyone?

April 12, 2012  |  Vantage

It's handball’s royal cousin, tennis’ prestigious ancestor, and a distant relative of Egyptian fertility rites. It's Court Tennis, Center City's most historic, under-the-radar sport. We visit the Racquet Club of Philadelphia for a closer look > more

Crude, Violent & Revolting

Crude, Violent & Revolting

March 7, 2012  |  Vantage

A look at the past--and possible future--of the Hale Building, often called Philadelphia's most bizarre skyscraper > more

A Side Street Saga Continues

A Side Street Saga Continues

January 31, 2012  |  News

Figuring out whether tiny Irving Street is public or private has pitted neighbor against neighbor > more