First Sixth Borough Status, now this. A recent article in the October issue of travel-for-nerds mag National Geographic Traveler deems Philly the Next Great City. It must be a slow news day, because CNN reports that Traveler editor Keith Bellows had a hard time convincing staff of his choice.
Impressed by Philadelphia in recent visits, he had to convince his staff that the City of Brotherly Love would be the next hip metro area. “They kind of all looked at me like I had lost my marbles,” Bellows said.
The city’s self-image still needs a little work: “Philly has a little bit of an underdog sense of itself and it doesn’t even realize how great it is.”
Philly: the Laney Boggs to Freddie Prinze’s Zach Siler.