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    • Urban earthship: At a vacant lot near Lancaster Avenue and 41st St, volunteers use hundreds of tires to build an urban earthship. | Lindsay Lazarski / WHYY

Keystone Crossroads: In West Philadelphia, volunteers transform vacant lots into urban earthships

Pennsylvania cities have transformed vacant lots into community gardens and urban farms. Pittsburgh has considered building tiny house communities. But what about using abandoned lots for urban earthships? What's an earthship,…

    • Old and new Zooballoons

Art Commission approves new ZooBalloon logo

Wednesday, the Philadelphia Art Commission made its impact felt about 400 feet over Philadelphia, when it granted final approval for the Zoo's updated banner design on its brand new Zooballoon, which…

    • Fairmount Park Conservancy Chairman John K. Binswanger at the dedication of the Grove of Champions. Photo byAlbert Yee for the Conservancy

Grove of trees dedicated in honor of park champions at Belmont Plateau

Should Will Smith spend part of this summertime at The Plateau, he'll find a new grove of trees, dedicated this week in honor of both a long-time Fairmount Park advocate and…



Belmont is generally bordered by Haverford Avenue to the south, Mantua Avenue to the north, 40th Street to the east and 44th Street to the west.


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