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    • Night Market is back for the season, starting out in Northern Liberties Thursday night.
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Night Market returns, hungry for more neighborhood delights

We’re officially entering fair-weather street festival season and last week The Food Trust announced its four Night Market locations for the year.  This year Night Market will bring its caravan of…

    • Bricklayers in protest at Museum of the American Revolution
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Where a brick is more than a brick

The old Independence Visitor Center will soon be demolished to clear the southeast corner of 3rd and Chestnut to make way for the new Museum of the American Revolution. The prospect…

    • All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers & Sailors
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Black History Month events for the plannerly

All month long, Philly is buzzing with activities in celebration of Black History Month. We thought we’d highlight a few events that tie in to the built environment. Museum Without Walls:…

    • Today the Franklin Square Station entrance is sealed with concrete

Will Franklin Square Station ever reopen?

Last year Franklin Square Park attracted 900,000 visitors. The holiday light show and family-friendly New Year's Eve spectacle, alone, drew roughly 5,000 people. As the park’s attendance continues to grow, one…

    • The Market8 team's model, lit up

Market8 to gaming board: We'd make the most money and transform Market Street

The Market8 team was first up on day two of the casino applicant suitability hearings before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The Market8 team, which includes The Goldenberg Group and Mohegan…

    • Columbia Connector West of I-95, showing wolf and turkey

Waterfront agency, advocacy group review projects

Both the Central Delaware Advocacy Group and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation spent much of their first meetings of 2014 reviewing the status of on-going waterfront projects. DRWC is the quasi-city…

    • Waterfront Winterfest at Penn's Landing, Photo by Matt Stanley
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Waterfront Winterfest brings ice rink, lodge, shopping, dining and more to Penn's Landing

The Waterfront Winterfest at Penn's Landing, opening Nov. 29, had me at "homemade Thanksgiving leftover 'Hot Pockets'" and "caramelized pumpkin donuts," but that's just the beginning of the treats that…

    • Race Street at I95

Planning Commission questions safety of trail crossing on-ramp

The PCPC doesn't mind cyclists using what will essentially be the sidewalk on the north side of Race Street from 2nd to the river. But commissioners are worried about a caution-light…

    • Renaissance Plaza

Plan for four residential towers and retail at Columbus and Callowhill gets PCPC approval

Waterfront Renaissance Associates' plan to build a four-tower, residential mixed-use development at Callowhill Street and Columbus Boulevard won Planning Commission approval Tuesday. WRA, an affiliate of Carl Marks Real Estate, hopes…

    • Renaissance Plaza update

More changes to Renaissance Plaza proposal

There's been another revision to plans for Renaissance Plaza - the residential and retail complex Waterfront Renaissance Associaties - an affiliate of Carl Marks Real Estate - plans to build at…

    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.

The reason for the delay on Race Street Connector's north side

Wondering why work hasn't begun on the north side of the Race Street Connector project that links Old City to the Race Street Pier? First, there was money, but no permit.…

    • An image of the South Street Bridge concept

DRWC, Hargreaves Associates, give first look at Penn's Landing's future

In the future, Philadelphians and visitors could make their way from Old City, across I-95 and Columbus Boulevard and down to the Delaware River by passing through a series of “outdoor…

    • 240-246 Arch Street

Historical Commission denies Old City townhouses

Thanks to the postponement of a complicated application from developer Bart Blatstein that involves the individually-designated McIlhenny mansion, Friday's meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission was short and sweet. The biggest…

    • William Penn Foundation money helped fund the Race Street Connector

William Penn seeds $5 million more for waterfront access

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has received a second $5 million gift from the William Penn Foundation, designated to pay for projects that increase public access to the Central Delaware Waterfront…

    • DRWC trails plan

DRWC to announce new funding and parks, trail, connector projects on the Delaware River waterfront

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 1pm WHERE: Race Street Pier, at the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and Race Street WHAT: An announcement of significant new funding for the next phase of…

    • Image of Festival Pier site from Google Maps

Festival Pier building site likely to shrink

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will likely need to shrink the footprint of planned future development for the city-owned Festival Pier site at the foot of Spring Garden Street – a…

    • World Trade Center site / Photo by Neal Santos

Farnese introduces bill targeting SLAPP lawsuits

First District State Sen. Larry Farnese today introduced state legislation aimed at increasing protection against Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation – or SLAPP suits. "SLAPPs are used to deter critics from…

    • Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier gets a soundtrack

The Race Street Pier is getting its own soundtrack. On Oct. 1, Philadelphia musician and sound designer Michael Kiley and his ensemble, The Mural and the Mint, will release Animina: A…

    • rodin square original

Art Commission quashes 9/11 Memorial, OKs Rodin Square

The Philadelphia Art Commission got a crack at the Rodin Square mixed use development currently making the rounds, granting it conceptual approval at its Wednesday meeting. The morning's other big news…

    • the lineup
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August 30-September 2: Finally Friday | Spaceship Aloha | Labor Parade and Festival

If you don’t plan on high tailing it out of town for the weekend and aren’t into the behemoth Made in America festival on the Parkway, here are a few suggestions…

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