• 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.

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$1.7 million for Bartram's Mile as swing bridge study continues

Now that the Schuylkill Banks boardwalk is open, it’s time to look downriver to the next stretch of Schuylkill River Trail…

Grant funding for Penn Treaty Park playground and Pulaski Park pier

As part of $38 million in PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grants announced last week, two of the city's…

2012 Endangered Properties List: Philly Modern, breweries, Family Court, and tax credits

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia released its 10th Annual Endangered Properties List [pdf] today, which includes three city-owned buildings, our dwindling…

Stay of Demolition for Church of the Assumption

Barring some Act of God, the Church of the Assumption will live to see 2013. At a hearing Tuesday, the very…

Feet First Philly "where's my effin' sidewalk?" contest winners

A few months ago Feet First Philly asked Philadelphians “where’s my effin’ sidewalk?” – kind of. They asked Philadelphians on foot…

Spruce Street Plaza set to open this week

A new green gateway to Penn's medical campus will open this week, replacing an unattractive surface parking lot that was perhaps…

Philadelphia trail projects get a boost from state grants

Annual state funding came through for nearly a dozen regional trail projects late last month, and in Philadelphia that funding will…

O'Neill zoning amendments to commercial corridors would affect his district least of all

Councilman Brian O’Neill has proposed a handful of amendments to the three-month-old zoning code—he is not unique in that regard. But…

Five years later, 40th Street Bridge opens

Five years after the 40th Street Bridge connecting West Philadelphia’s Mantua and Parkside neighborhoods closed, it is back and better than…

SEPTA and DVRPC release bus stop design guidelines

Just when you thought Philadelphia had a plan, study, or guideline for nearly everything – Complete streets guidelines? Got it. Bicycle…

Winter abandoned bike sweep 11/29 and 12/6

If you've left a bike for dead on the street or simply haven't moved yours in a really long time, consider…

Six Casino possibilities, three on Packer Ave

Thursday was the deadline to submit applications to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for Philadelphia's second casino license. PlanPhilly's Kellie Patrick Gates…

Bartram's Farm hits one-year mark, brings food sovereignty to Southwest Philadelphia

In its first year alone, Bartram’s Farm has built a crop field, greenhouse, community garden and orchard, grown 6,500 pounds of…

PSA calls attention to transit funding shortfall

With the transit funding shortfalls the Greater Philadelphia region will face in the coming years, agencies are going to have to…

Art installation adds color to new Cheltenham and Ogontz Bus Loop

Art in Transit artist Nancy Blum added a splash of color to SEPTA’s Cheltenham and Ogontz Bus Loop last week with…

Seger Park's new playground is taking shape

Seger Park's playground, at 11th and Lombard streets, has been closed since September to make way for two new play areas.…

SEPTA launches Instagram photo contest

SEPTA wants riders to show why they ride public transit by snapping a creative Instagram photo and hash tagging #iseptaphilly. Beginning…

Sandy-related closure updates

All SEPTA service will remain suspended through Tuesday morning. Starting early on Tuesday crews will inspect infrastructure and facilities and restore…

Visualizing Sandy: Satellite images, flooding, crisis response, and wind

I've been staring at Sandy-related maps all morning. They're not only an amazing way to kill time while we wait this…

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