• 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.

More Park, Less Way unveiled

Questions about how the Benjamin Franklin Parkway can be a more urban, lively place have puzzled planners, politicians, and residents for…

Feb 4: Blatstein casino update | Bakers Centre ShopRite job access | Overbrook parish merger | St. Bonaventure's grim future | Pittsburgh-Harrisburg Amtrak jeopardized

Good morning, and welcome to the working week. Enjoy the sunny, albeit chilly, morning: The skies are going to cloud up…

Fairmount Civic Association votes in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane

The Fairmount Civic Association voted by in favor of the proposed Fairmount Bike Lane at the group's meeting Thursday night.  The…

Feb 1-3: Year of the Snake | Dickens' birthday | Print Love-In

Chinese New Year Celebration Saturday, February 2nd, 11am - 4pm, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street. Celebrate the Year of the Snake…

Feb 1: Parkway shifts | recycling construction debris | SEPTA's rail messaging | Philly short on patents | Bicentennial Bell removed

Good morning and welcome to February. Here’s your Friday morning Buzz: On Monday an action plan for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway…

Call for Parklets

Lowly in-street parking spaces across the city are slowly being put to a higher purpose as public spaces. These parklets -…

Philadelphia2035: Game On

Who says city planning can't be fun and games? On Monday the Planning Commisison launched Philadelphia2035: The Game, introducing a…

Jan 29: NIMBYs off South | inside St. Bonaventure | Kenzo redevelopment goes plush | Forum demo coming | Beth Miller Q&A | talk voter problems

Good morning, Streeters. Here’s what’s making news this Tuesday morning: In this reminder that NIMBYs like transactional zoning as much as…

New construction covers Chomsky mural, fills long-vacant lot

At 19th and Fairmount Ave new construction is underway to bring retail and residential space to a long-vacant lot. The project…

Jan 28: Farnham defends Historical Commission | PA transportation-funding plan update | Route 52 route change | ad-wrap veto | love for The Woodlands, the old days in Swampoodle

Good morning and welcome to the working week. Hope you enjoyed Friday’s frosting of snow and had a cozy weekend. Today…

Do wishes come true? 2012 review

This year I’ve got a wish list of ten ideas for the city. But, do wishes come true? It is heartening…

Jan 25-27: Baltimore Ave Fire Fundraiser | Winter in the Parks | Clover Market's Winter Market

To hell with the cold. Here's a way to get out and about every day this weekend: Baltimore Avenue Fire Fundraiser…

Jan 25: RCOs, zoning update | master plan the Schuylkill | The Stella | union reality check | Silverliner VIs?

Happy Friday, Streeters! It’s a bit of a gloomy, chilly day, and it’s going to snow a bit during the…

Love Note #141: Steve Weinik looks back on Independence Hall stoop sitting

Today Eyes on the Street continues our Philly Love Notes collaboration with this appreciation of the bygone days when Philadelphians could move…

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