• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

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Pop-up lessons in adaptation and magic

Philly has taken the pop-up bait hook, line and sinker. Or maybe hammock, lantern, and shipping container. We’re hopelessly into these…

Spotted: 10 Dilworth Details

Last week I hopped on an AIA-organized hardhat tour of the construction site that will soon be known as Dilworth Park,…

Fleeting Fantasy: The Oval returns, replacing asphalt with art and parking with place

With pluck and paint a parking lot can become a magic carpet, and an underused bit of parkland can become an…

SPOTTED: Pop-up spaces sprout, tree seats, Wistar reveal, and night owls

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here’s what we spotted this week: Pop Ups Crop Up Each…

10 Pew funded cultural projects to watch

This year’s $9.3 million in new Pew Center for Arts & Heritage grants promise to bring Philly plenty of provocative creations. The…

SPOTTED: Dilworth Park, Mormon towers, La Colombe, copper domes

Our eyes are ever peeled for interesting sights and sites. Here’s what we spotted this week: Dilworth Plaza to Park Construction…

Huey Elementary School gets pop-up improvements

Samuel B. Huey Elementary School’s front garden woke up last Thursday as an overgrown patch of green and ended the day…

Can Instagram help curb litter?

Can photos of crushed cigarette packs or discarded soft drinks help rescue Philly from its overwhelming litter problems? Probably not, but…

Explore the Reading Viaduct with Unusual Spaces [video]

If you’ve never explored the Reading Railroad right of way – either above ground on the 9th Street viaduct or below…

Metallic trees take root in Iroquois Park

Two silvery trees appeared in Iroquois Park-that wedge of green between Eakins Oval and the Philadelphian-last week. They are Symbiosis, the…

Tacony celebrates 15 refreshed storefronts

Tacony Community Development Corporation has worked with commercial property owners renovate 15 storefronts in the last year – that’s more than…

Wild strokes and wildflowers color the Northeast Corridor through Philly

Glenwood Green Acres is a 30-year old community garden at North 18th and Glenwood Avenue, a 4-acre green oasis on the…

Geotechnical work, progress at Carpenter Green

If you've passed 17th and Carpenter streets recently, you may have noticed activity on the eight vacant lots waiting to be…

19 groups get $780,000 in Knight Arts funding

Three rounds of Knight Arts Challenge grants have helped Philly cultural organizations create new programs and bring art to broader audiences.…

'Write Sky' aloft on May 10

UPDATE 5/9/14, 4:30PM: WRITE SKY HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  Look up and you might just see neighborhood messages in the sky. This…

Parklet milestones on South Street West

Now that it’s spring we’re seeing Philly's parklets emerge from hibernation, replacing in-street parking spots with small public spaces. The Quick…

Events you'll love this LOVE Your Park Week

Philly's annual celebration of the city's unique, 10,200-acre park system is back this year with eight days of service projects, events,…

Be a tourist at home: Seven Jane's Walks, May 2-4

It’s time to take your eyes to the street, Philly. Join PlanPhilly May 2-4 as we present Jane’s Walk, a…

Old Pine's curbside wisdom

It’s a holy week for Christians and Jews, and Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church is broadcasting a message from its signboard…

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