• 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.

May 20: Parks Roundup: Paine's Park praise | Mother Bethel AME burial ground below Weccacoe Playground | Improved Pleasant Hill Park | Ralph Brooks Park renovations planned

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We’ve got a roundup of park-related news to kick off your Monday: Skateboarders and casual…

From Above: Refining along the Lower Schuylkill, 1926

In honor of the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan’s [pdf] release earlier this month, we head back into the past to…

May 17-19: Barnes Foundation anniversary | Trenton Ave Arts Fest | Clark Park Party | Parkwood Farmers' Market | Brewerytown, Rittenhouse and Italian Market festivals | Dinner and Bikes with Elly Blue

Clear your calendars Streeters. We've got a jam packed weekend of festivals, farmers markets and food planned for you. ANNIVERSARY Barnes…

KieranTimberlake's renovation of Ortlieb Bottling House underway

We know the Philadelphia firm KieranTimberlake for its high-minded contemporary design projects - from universities across the country to the future…

YouthBuild Philadelphia begins green renovation of two Nicetown homes

Just months after overhauling a dilapidated Germantown house and turning it into a LEED Platinum home, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School students…

Meet Chinatown's new parklet

This weekend Chinatown celebrated the opening of its very own parklet, which adds a new pedestrian amenity along the busy 10th…

May 15: Ride of Silence | University City High future | Ben Franklin Bridge walkway update | theater-spotting | I-95 nightmares | Schuylkill ecological art

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s buzzing this Wednesday morning. Bike Week continues this evening with a Ride of Silence, a…

1940s Paul Cret pachyderm house now home to children's zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo has a new, old attraction. In one of the zoo’s largest undertakings to date, the 1940s era Paul…

May 14: SEPTA: Norristown HSL repairs, other needs remain dire, deferred | new Amtrak locomotives | Possible City project | continue 10-year tax abatement | 13 luxe homes for Logan Square

Good morning, Streeters and happy Tuesday. In transportation news: PlanPhilly’s Christine Fisher has an update today about SEPTA’s critical deferred repair…

Return of 'El Gran Teatro de la Luna' tops Fairhill Square improvements

Rafael Ferrer’s exuberant sculpture El Gran Teatro de la Luna (“The Huge Theater of the Moon”) has been missing from Fairhill…

May 13: Paine Park preview | fixing the 10-year tax abatement | Frankford Ave mill conversion | earthy water odor | bike-to-work week

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. It's a glorious day for Penn's graduation - consider yourselves forewarned - and we wish…

Penn aims to spur innovation in Lower Schuylkill at South Bank campus

On Thursday the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and Commerce Department released the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan, a blueprint that aims to…

May 10-12: National Public Gardens Day | Judy Wicks | Center City Jazz Festival | Chinatown Parklet launch | Architecture and Finance walking tour

In addition to Love Your Park Week events, this weekend has activities for garden lovers, sustainability enthusiasts, young professionals, jazz…

Night Market season begins in Fairmount on May 16

Attention foodies and neighborhood explorers: The Food Trust’s Night Market will return for the season on Thursday, May 16, taking over…

May 9: Is AVI less accurate than current system? | South Philly casino opposition | Foreign highway investment | How students organized protest | State transportation funding update

Good morning Eyes on the Street. Here's what the city is buzzing about: A report released by City Controller Alan Butkovitz…

Family Court redevelopment to balance hospitality use with historic fabric

The Family Court Building's days as a court are waning, and a process is underway to select a developer to convert…

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