Why Are the Streets Empty?

Readers of 14thStreetMag.wordpress.com,

You may have noticed that we have not been posting for the past month. That is because there is a new 14th Street website, 14thstreetmagazine.com! 14th Street is actually a class at Temple University, where Journalism students collaborate to create a print magazine every spring. This year they have opted to recreate the website, using a wordpress.org server instead of a wordpress.com blog.
So what does that mean for this site?
Soon this website will be rerouted to the new one. We are working with our IT department and just need to get through a few more steps in order to get the address rerouted. Once that is complete, every time you type in this link (14thstreetmag.wordpress.com), your web browser will automatically be led to the new site (14thstreetmagazine.com).
And I haven’t even gotten to the best part– we are sending all of our older works over there as well! So if you have a favorite story, it will be reposted on the new website in an archival category. So no worries, readers, we are still working; we are just doing this in order to enhance your reading experience. So for now, I would personally care to thank you for all of the likes and reblogs that you have given us, and we encourage you to head on over to 14thstreetmagazine.com!

Sincerely,
Nick Matousch
Online Managing Editor

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Pizzaria Beddia: As Good As It Gets

Written and Photos by Ben Lowenthal

Not being one for state pride, there aren’t many things that I miss about my home state of New Jersey. The traffic, the ‘tude, the smell, all stuff I can do without. However, since coming to Philadelphia, I’ve struggled to find a substitute for Jersey pizza. In my experiences, New Jersey pizza is exceptionally good, while Philadelphia pizza is…not. And this is quite the dilemma for me, because I love pizza the way Bernie loves socialism. So I was forced to suffer, only being able to enjoy good pizza during my brief visits home. That was, until I heard about Pizzeria Beddia.

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Back in June of 2015, food magazine Bon Appetit published an article stating a small pizza place in Philadelphia was the best in the country and that it “ruined pizza for them.” When I read this, I could not imagine something as wonderful as pizza ever being ruined for me, so I had to go to the Fishtown neighborhood to check it out.

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