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If you are interested in what Philadelphia has to offer, look no further than checking out what veteran real estate developer Adrian Rubin has to say. A longtime resident of Philadelphia, PA, Adrian Rubin has spent years deepening his knowledge on all things Philly, and not just in real estate. Indeed, one only needs to converse with the friendly, outgoing man for a couple of minutes to be convinced that Philadelphia is truly a city that many people would not hesitate to call their home.

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If You Like Food, Philly is for You

Adrian Rubin has a list of what kinds of food a guest should not miss when visiting his beloved city. One is the world famous Philly Cheese Steak at Tony Luke’s. A local favorite, Tony Luke’s serves authentic Philly sandwiches like the Roast Pork, Chicken Cutlet Italian, Roast Pork Italian, Chicken Cheese Steak and Uncle Mike (its vegetarian option which includes broccoli, spinach, and fried onions doused in marinara sauce). A quick scan at the long lines would confirm that Tony Luke’s knows their sandwiches. After a main course of hearty sandwiches, guests should move on to another not-to-miss treat, crepes. Philadelphia is the home of many different kinds of crepes with all kinds of fillings and toppings: fresh cream, strawberries, chocolate syrup, you name it.

Philly’s Best Spots Keep You Entertained

Being an expert real estate developer, Adrian Rubin would not hesitate to tell the whole world that his beloved Philadelphia is also home to various museums and art galleries that never fail to inspire even a longtime resident. High on the list is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the third largest museum in the United States. Handsome and stately, this museum is located at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and contains important treasures like paintings by El Greco, Japanese and Korean art, heiress Eleanore Elkins Rice’s drawing room from the Gilded Age complete with French furniture and eighteenth century textiles, plus a collection of Presidential china containing a Chinese ginger jar which belonged to George Washington as well as a cup and saucer used in Air Force One during the Reagan administration. For those who are interested in looking at bold contemporary art can check out the Pentimenti Gallery, which features abstract pieces as well as public art projects. Ceramic, jewelry and fiber arts can be enjoyed at the Snyderman-Works Gallery, which also exhibits studio furniture and glass sculptures. Families with young children who are interested in science can also visit the Bakken Museum, which features “Ben Franklin’s Electricity Party” which allows visitors to create a mini hail storm to explain static electricity. There are also the Philadelphia Zoo and Adventure Aquarium, attractions that are suitable for all ages.

Philadelphia is the Next Big Thing

Unlike its more well-known east coast neighboring cities, Philadelphia is a city that still has plenty of room of grow. This translates into cheaper real estate prices, and Adrian Rubin is the real estate professional to help you find your piece of heaven in Philly. Adrian Rubin is also passionate about keeping his beloved Philadelphia sustainable and affordable to middle and lower income families, and he is on his way to establish his own non-government organization to make it happen.

An Amtrak train has derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others.

Up to 10 carriages of the Washington-New York Amtrak service went off the track on May 12.

Emergency officials and fire-fighters are at the scene looking for passengers who may be trapped in the wreckage.

More than 240 people were on board Train 188, officials say.

It is not known what caused the derailment.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was dispatching a team of investigators to the crash site.

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Photo AP

The train derailed in a suburb of Philadelphia, shortly after leaving the city’s main station.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said at least five people died.

“It is a devastating scene,” Michael Nutter told reporters.

“Never seen anything like this in my life.”

“We walked the entire length of the train area. The engine [is] completely separated from the rest of the train and one of the cars is perpendicular to the rest of the cars. It’s unbelievable.”

The mayor also said that, according to preliminary information, 243 people were on the train. Not all had been accounted for, he said.

A fire official was quoted as saying that more than 50 people were taken to hospital, six of them critically injured.

TV footages from the scene showed injured passengers being taken away on stretchers and fire-fighters using ladders to search for those trapped in wreckage.

Many others appeared to have minor injuries.

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy tweeted that he was on the train when it crashed.

“Im on @Amtrak train that just crashed. Im ok. Helping others. Pray for those injured,” Patrick Murphy wrote.

Associated Press employee Paul Cheung said he was fortunate to be at the back of the train and the front of it “looks pretty bad”, the news agency reported.

Paul Cheung said he saw “some people mangled up”.

He said just before the crash the train “started to decelerate, like someone had slammed the brake”.

Paul Cheung added that the front of the train was “a complete wreck. The whole thing is like a pile of metal”.

The crash took place close to the scene of one of the worst rail accidents in US history. In 1943, 79 people were killed when a train travelling from Washington to New York derailed.

Amtrak is a national publicly funded rail service, serving tens of millions of people every year.


Burt Reynolds appeared a bit frail as he supported himself with a cane as he made his debut at the Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia on May 9.

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Photo Getty Images

The 79-year-old Hollywood icon was on hand to speak to the audience during a Q&A session about his second memoir, But Enough About Me, coming out in November.

The book will reportedly focus on the people Burt Reynolds’ worked with throughout his illustrious career.

Though Burt Reynolds claims to have gotten along with 98 percent of the people he worked with, there’s still an ample 2 percent – of his films starting from 1959 – that will be grilled.

The biggest snowstorm of this season is poised to hit NYC, Boston and Philadelphia over the weekend.

The storm could bring the first widespread heavy snowfall of the winter to the Interstate-95 Northeast corridor, the northern and western suburbs of the I-95 cities and parts of the Appalachians.

Even where moderate snowfall occurs or snow changes to rain, the storm can easily be the biggest snowstorm of the winter so far and bring substantial travel disruptions.

The storm responsible for spreading snow into New Mexico and Texas into Thursday will spread a swath of snow and rain to a large part of the East Friday night and Saturday.

How much snowfall versus rainfall will depend on the track of what will become a significant coastal storm.

Since the storm is still a couple of days away and the exact track is still somewhat uncertain, a shift in track farther to the east or west by as little as 50 miles could have a huge impact on snowfall accumulation.

People traveling to, from or through the I-81 and I-95 corridors on spanning Friday night into Saturday night should expect major delays due to rain in the South and snow or a wintry mix farther north.

Accumulating snow is most likely to fall from the mountains of western North Carolina, eastern Kentucky and western Virginia to southern and eastern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley of New York state and southeastern and central New England. Enough snow is likely to fall to shovel and plow in this area.

Included in the potential swath of accumulating snow is the Interstate-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore to Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. Even though rain could mix in over all or part of this zone, roads will be slippery during much of the storm. Airline delays are likely with the potential for cancellations.

Motorists should expect difficult travel in the I-81 swath from Virginia to Pennsylvania due to slippery and snow-covered roads.

How quickly the storm strengthens will determine how nasty the weather gets in New England. A full-fledged nor’easter or blizzard could hit part of New England with blowing and drifting snow, as well as the potential for damaging wind gusts and coastal flooding.

The storm will behave differently than the storm from last Saturday in that in most cases this will be a snow, rain or snow/rain mix, rather than an extended period of freezing rain. Some sleet can be mixed in as the storm transitions to rain in some coastal areas of the mid-Atlantic and New England.

Over much of the southern Atlantic Seaboard and the Piedmont areas of the Carolinas, enough rain can fall to cause urban flooding problems. Where heavy rain follows heavy snow, along part of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England coasts, there can be street and poor drainage area flooding.

Another storm with snow may swing from the Midwest to the coastal Northeast during the first part of next week.

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Rihanna was back onstage in Philadelphia on Thursday night after she was forced to cancel two dates back to back due to laryngitis.

Rihanna, 25, was glowing as she sang all her classic hits inside the Wells Fargo Arena as part of her Diamond World Tour.

The singer had cancelled two dates earlier in the week in Boston and Baltimore, but her fans in Philly really cheered her on for her comeback show.

And Rihanna thanked them by showing off her very sexy costumes and dance moves.

Rihanna simply dazzled as she belted out her tunes, wearing an array of typically revealing ensembles.

Rihanna was glowing as she sang all her classic hits inside the Wells Fargo Arena as part of her Diamond World Tour

Rihanna was glowing as she sang all her classic hits inside the Wells Fargo Arena as part of her Diamond World Tour

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