• 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.

From auto house to church: A view into Kingsessing's past

On Elmwood Avenue, halfway between 58th and Alden streets, what looks like a small brick barn sits far back in a…

Feb 25-March 1: African American Heritage Tour | Tom Wiscombe | Michael Teitz and Gary Hack | Central District Plan | Pietro Laureano

Discussion: African American Heritage Tour Monday, February 25, 5:30-8pm. (Program begins at 6:15pm) African American Museum, 701 Arch Street. The Delaware…

Feb 25: Preservation hardship updates | renewing Germantown Special Services District | BRT and AVI | awesome diners | remembering Thaddeus Stevens

Good morning and welcome to the working week, Streeters. Here’s your Monday morning Buzz: On Friday afternoon the L&I Review Board…

Trash task force fights Tacony Creek litter

In streams across the country, environmental stewards have made significant improvements in reducing waste water and chemical and industrial pollution, but…

Feb 22-24: Bierfest | Valentine to the Market | 30th Street Craft Market

Second Annual Bierfest 2013 Saturday, February 23, 1pm - 5pm, The German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St. TheFoodery is hosting…

Feb 22: Hardship at 2 | Bye Broad Street Armory | Catholic parish closings are a holy mess | lost Locust subway station | Front and Oxford reuse | Click that 'hood

Good morning, Streeters, and happy Friday. Here's what's making news this morning: Today’s a big hardship day at the Licenses &…

TreePhilly returns with springtime yard tree giveaways

Is your yard missing something? Maybe a nice dogwood or redbud tree? It's not too early to think about the spring…

2013 Preservation Achievement Award Honorees

From historic trees to tile roofs, from the Navy Yard to Nicetown, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has announced 21…

Textizen take two: Planning Commission hosts second round of surveys

In the current round of Philadelphia 2035 district planning, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) is using text-based surveys to overcome…

Assessing AVI: Information sources and impact roundup

Late last week the City's Office of Property Assessment sent out new property assessments as part of the Actual Value Initiative…

Feb 18-22: Charles Waldheim | Diana Lind | 2013 Bacon Prize | Learning from Sandy

Happy Presidents Day. Here's what's on tap this week:  Lecture: Charles Waldheim: Landscape as Digital Media Monday, February 18, 6pm. PennDesign,…

Feb 18: Gentrified and boring | preserving the Magic Gardens | staffing up Parks and Rec | saving American Chestnuts | architectural Hot or Not

Good morning, Streeters. Today is Presidents Day, which means that government offices are closed - and don’t forget: Trash and recycling…

Feb 15-17: Presidents Day festivities | Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration

Celebrate history and culture this weekend: The Many Faces of George Washington Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, 3pm. Portrait…

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