• 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.

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby Celebrates Human-Powered Transit

This year's Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby attracted more people than ever before to Kensington's streets where crowds watched the parade of…

May 18-20: Festivals, LOVE Your Parks, House Tours

Fair warning, Philly: This weekend's calendar of events is epic and the weather is supposed to be picture-perfect. Plan to spend the…

Barnes Materials: extraordinary textures

By now you've heard that architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's design for the Barnes is a masterful modern work, imbued…

St. Peter's Church roof at risk of collapse

  St. Peter's Church at 3rd and Pine streets has been in continuous use since the 1760s, but parishioners will not be able…

Chinatown bike lane to go sharrow, meetings 5/22 and 5/23

Earlier this month, I wrote about the troubled Chinatown stretch of the 10th Street bike lane. And now it looks like…

Art Festival Will Line Schuylkill River Bank with Art

The three-day Art in the Open (AiO) festival will line the banks of the Schuylkill River with art and family activities…

Bike to Work Day and I Bike PHL Challenge

How many miles can you bike between now and August 31? How about biking to work this Friday? May happens to…

Make Your Mark: Draft of Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan Released

The yearlong, collaborative “Make Your Mark” neighborhood planning process is nearing completion, and People’s Emergency Center, the organization driving the…

Public School Blues: news roundup

This week's news is again dominated by school coverage, so here's a special roundup: Governor Corbett will be in Philly today,…

Music as neighborhood anchor | Mayor Blondell? | Gray's Ferry garden fight | Delaware waterfront development limbo | reviewing Economic Opportunity

Can music venues actually improve neighborhoods? They often face community opposition but Flying Kite considers the examples of Fishtown's Johnny Brenda’s,…

Be PlanPhilly's Membership Director

The rumors are true: PlanPhilly is seeking a Membership Director. This is a new position created to help PlanPhilly launch…

May 14-18: Le Grand Continental recruiting | Philadelphia's manufacturing future | PAFA After Dark: Real World | Logan in Full Bloom

Le Grand Continental Recruitment Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, 7-9pm. Live Arts Studio, 919 North 5th. Be a part…

Historical Commission grants Penn hardship, tables demo case for Episcopal Cathedral

At Friday’s Historical Commission Meeting two important, and unusual hardship cases in West Philadelphia dominated the nearly eight-hour session. Penn was…

Sister Cities Park Snaps

Sister Cities Park opened on Thursday, one year to the day after construction began on the Parkway's newest park. As part…

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