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Benjamin Franklin Parkway

(A section of the Ben Franklin Parkway gets a coat of yellow paint to simulate a beach environment.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

‘The Oval,’ Philadelphia’s Newest Play Area, Set For Opening Next Wednesday

Eakins Oval, the traffic circle in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is being transformed into a family-friendly play space for the summer.

07/11/2013

(credit: Hadas Kuznits/KYW)

Extensive Efforts For Clean-Up Crews Following 4th of July Jam

Cleanup efforts were underway following Philadelphia’s 4th of July Jam on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Thursday night.

07/05/2013

(Fireworks above the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

Hundreds of Thousands Pack The Parkway For Philadelphia’s 4th of July Celebration

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the concert and fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City Thursday night.

07/04/2013

(Artist's rendering of the beach-like area of The Oval.  Image provided)

Eakins Oval, Fronting the Art Museum, Will Get A Recreational Theme For Summer

Beginning July 17th and running through August 18th, it will be turned into a seashore-themed “Park on the Parkway,” featuring areas to relax, learn, and grab a bite.

07/03/2013

(Spencer Philips, at Scoop DeVille.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Philly-ized Pub Foods, Custom Ice Creams, and a Center City Farmer’s Market

A new Old City spot has munchies with a Philly twist, and a center city ice cream parlor features flavors you invent yourself. Also, a new farmer’s market on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

05/30/2013

(L-R: PHS president Drew Becher, Mayor Nutter, seventh grader Liam Leahy, and deputy mayor Michael DiBerardinis.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Ben Franklin Parkway Gets Its Springtime Spruce-up, Thanks To Volunteers

It was all for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual “City in Bloom” event.

05/17/2013

2013 Race For The Cure

Thousands Participate In 23rd Annual Race For The Cure

Thousands celebrated Mother’s Day in Philadelphia at the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

05/12/2013

(The Family Court building at 18th and Vine Streets, near Logan Circle.  File photo)

Developer Finalists Chosen To Convert Old Family Court Building To Hotel

“The old family court building on Logan Circle would make an ideal small hotel,” says the mayor’s commerce director, Alan Greenberger.

05/07/2013

(Stage construction for Jay-Z's "Made in America" concert in 2012.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

‘Made In America’ Fest, With Jay-Z, Returning For 2nd Year To Ben Franklin Parkway

Last year’s two-day “Made in America” festival during the Labor Day weekend drew thousands, and according to city officials provided a big boost to the local economy with hotel and restaurant bookings.

04/08/2013

(Credit: KYW Staff)

Mayor Nutter: Philadelphia Bike Race Will Return In 2014

Mayor Michael Nutter vows to work for the return of professional cycling to Philadelphia next year despite this year’s cancellation of a race held in the city for almost three decades.

01/22/2013

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Tractor Trailer Gets Stuck Under Overpass Near Benjamin Franklin Parkway

A truck stuck underneath an overpass near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia is snarling traffic.

12/12/2012

Open Air was a recipient of funding from the Knight Arts Challenge. (Credit: OpenAirPhilly.net)

Messages From ‘Open Air’ Light Show Archived

The light show, “Open Air” drew 17,000 people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway before it closed, last month.

11/24/2012

car in eakins oval fountain

Speeding Driver Ends Up In Eakins Oval Fountain In Center City

The driver was not hurt and alcohol did not play a role. Police have notified Fairmount Park and city officials of some damage to the fountain.

10/14/2012

(A rendering of what "Open Air," by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, will look like in operation along the Ben Franklin Parkway.  Image provided)

Nighttime Light Show During Philly Arts Fest Raises Bird Migration Concerns

Experts say migrating birds are sensitive to lights in the night sky.

09/07/2012

(Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Image Sees Little Short-Term Boost From ‘Made in America’ Fest

One national media watcher says the impact of the two-day concert was actually not very big for Philadelphia’s image — though that could change later.

09/04/2012

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