What Happens in Philly When The Sun Goes Down!?!?

Sunset in Philadelphia / Vladislav Solomakhin

Who We Are

My Name is Vladislav Solomakhin. Before having ever visited Philadelphia I talked with a girl who summed up her trip to Philly as getting catcalled on the streets and waiting in a long line to see a bell. I became a Journalism major at Temple University in 2015. After having lived in Philly for over two years, I can safely say that there is a lot more to Philly then that. Needless to say, I still haven’t seen the bell and have never gotten catcalled, however I have meet a lot of great people and discovered many interesting places.

Freixys is a senior journalism major specializing in broadcast. She is currently a senior reporter for Templar and the head of marketing for her organization, Esencia Latina (the first and only Latin Dance team at Temple University). Freixys would like to learn a little bit of everything involving journalism, and when she was a sophomore, she interned for SSPTV channel 13, Hazleton PA. She is currently making arrangements to do an internship abroad that will base on travel journalism.


Current Coverage of Nightlife In Philadelphia

While Philadelphia is known for having mediocre nightclubs, there is a lot more to do in Philly, after dark, then go clubbing. In fact, unless you like watered down alcohol and music from 2005, I suggest you avoid the club scene all together. There are a lot of better things to do in Philly after dark.


Why This Topic Needs More Coverage

Some of the best after dark destinations are not very well known. We want to shed light on some of the hidden gems that Philly has to offer. For example, R2L is a bar and lounge, located on the 37th floor of TWO Liberty Place, It has a strict dress code and a jaw dropping panoramic view of Philadelphia. However, most people on the street below have no idea it even exists.


We are the right people to cover this Topic

First of all, no one else wants to do it. Second, I have a roommate who is a professional musician and is very well versed in Philadelphia’s night time music scene. Third, we get free Lyft rides so we can save more money for our actual reporting.


Three Interesting Ideas we hope to explore

Culture: Every city has its own Unique culture. Philadelphia is a very diverse city with many ethnically diverse neighborhoods. We want to explore various aspects of Philadelphia’s cultural diversity through its nightlife. For example, Philly’s social dancing scene, which of course has its peak at night. Places such as, Lucha Cartel and Brasil hold this type of events every week and we would like to see how big the dancing community is and how diverse, fun and different is.

Bars: R2L is a bar and lounge, located on the 37th floor of TWO Liberty Place, It has a strict dress code and a jaw dropping panoramic view of Philadelphia.

Fashion: Philadelphia Fashion Week is happening soon and we would like to have some coverage of that to see how it may compare and contrast with New York Fashion Week.

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