Philadelphians play Santa to dream up holiday gifts for the city

    Philadelphians have a wish list a mile long, but Santa can only do so much.

    This year, uwishunu asked well-known locals to play Santa and share what they think would be the best gift for the city.

    Mayor Michael Nutter wants peace. A few people are calling for a sports championship — any sport, any team, just please, let us win something.

    But most are very specific and differ quite a bit. In fact, if all these people actually could play Santa, Philly’s improvements would be fast-tracked.

    Victory Brewing Co’s Bill Covaleski would give us a jazz house. Percy Street BBQ chef Erin O’Shea would remake the subway system. And Seun Olubodun of Duke & Winston would keep the bars open ’til 4 a.m.

    Funny, no one asked for the magic to bypass City Council, which would surely have a field day debating all these things.

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