Center City District
Pope Francis’ late September visit to Philadelphia is prompting scheduling changes, including moving this year’s Fall Restaurant week to a different season.
According to a new report released earlier this week, Philadelphia’s housing market is holding strong.
The skating rink will be open to the public seven days a week, including holidays, until February 22nd.
The opening is about four months late and about ten percent over budget, but the public will be able to return to the plaza, on the west apron of City Hall, starting on Thursday, September 4th.
The owners have attracted a partner to help renovate the aging downtown mall.
The second annual International Festival took place Sister Cities Park at 18th Street and Logan Square.
“During the last two years, we’ve encountered the normal things you find underground in a very old city,” notes Center City District president Paul Levy.
The new “Imagination Playground” has giant, soft building blocks in various shapes that children can use to build whatever comes to mind.
Nearly 40 percent of the downtown workforce lives outside the city and they, too, are abandoning cars.
The concerts, organized by the Center City District, are held in parks or public spaces.
According to a Temple professor, Philadelphia’s campaign to market Center City public schools only increased the divide between the educational “haves” and “have nots.”
The discussion, titled “Philadelphia Taxes — Past, Present and Future.” was organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics.
The flea market is generally vintage and antique merchandise. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rain date is Sunday.
The Nutter administration is standing firm in its decision to bar reporters and the public from a meeting this week with Wall Street investors, despite a protest from several media outlets.
Specifically, the Center City District was touted for its $5.2 million renovations of the Sister Cities Park, located at 16th Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway.