Center City District
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.
Here’s a look at Philadelphia’s newest spot for burgers and fries, a weekly happy hour promotion every Wednesday in center city, and — believe it or not — a South Jersey steakhouse with a weight-watchers’ menu!
Officials cut the ribbon one year to the day after ground was broken on the $5-million project that’s designed to draw visitors through a variety of amenities.
Philadelphia’s “Restaurant Week” — actually two weeks — takes place this year January 22nd through 27th and January 29th through February 3rd.
The Knight Arts Foundation has picked 55 projects as finalists for its Challenge Philadelphia grants. The winners will share some $3-million in funding.
Thousands of dollars are being raised to increase the street canopy in Philadelphia.