• 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.

Situation Vacant: Community Contributors talk blight and hopes for reform

Living with the ripple-effects of blight has sadly become part of the Philadelphia condition thanks to our city's 40,000 vacant properties.…

June 11-15: Lower Northeast District Plan meeting | Turning the Page for Change | New Questions for an Old Planet | 'The Muppets'

Lower Northeast District Plan Meeting Tuesday, June 12, 6:30-8:30pm. St. Martin of Tours School, 5450 Roosevelt Boulevard. At the second district…

Deadbeat City: Philadelphia’s $515.4 million hole

If you read nothing else today, don't miss Patrick Kerkstra’s story about the city’s deepening tax-delinquency epidemic, which is an…

Heart & Soul: Pianos pop-up in University City

In Clark Park, a gnomelike garden; in Drexel Park a chicken car; at 37th Street Plaza a junkyard pod. These are among…

June 8-10: Art for the Cash Poor | PrideDay | Odunde

Crane | Tim McFarlane via Flickr, Creative CommonsArt for the Cash-Poor Saturday, June 9 –Sunday, June 10, noon-6pm daily. Crane…

Mini-Park to Run Along 10th Street

By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach,  Philadelphia Neighborhoods The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilitieshas started a parklet pilot…

Facade improvements for Torresdale Ave in Tacony

Tacony Community Develoment Corporation is working to spruce up Torresdale Avenue with a new Façade Improvement Grant Program that will help…

Andy Reid talks Mormon Temple

In anticipation of the new Morman Temple that will be built at 17th and Vine, local Mormans held a symposium to…

Joe Frazier's Endangered Gym

Joe Frazier's Gym | Flickr user warpafx | Creative Commons The gym on North Broad where boxing legend Smokin' Joe Frazier…

Must Read: 'Philadelphia Idiot's Guide to Property Taxes and the City Schools'

This afternoon City Council will continue its budget hearings, wrestling with 16 bills that include the much-talked about Actual Value…

Behind PlanPhilly: land banking and vacant property

Wondering what all of this talk about vacant property reform is about? Curious about how the proposed land bank might work?…

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