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Center City District

(Construction workers and equipment still dominate Dilworth Plaza, on the west apron of City Hall, as it undergoes a massive makeover above and below ground.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Dilworth Plaza Renovation Slightly Slower, Costlier Than Initial Plan

“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.

12/03/2013

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A Logan Circle Park Finds Wintertime Alternative To Its Water Playground

The new “Imagination Playground” has giant, soft building blocks in various shapes that children can use to build whatever comes to mind.

10/01/2013

(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Study: Only One Third Of Workers In Center City Drive To Job

Nearly 40 percent of the downtown workforce lives outside the city and they, too, are abandoning cars.

09/10/2013

(Credit:  Michelle Durham)

Free Wednesday Lunchtime Concert Series Debuts in Center City

The concerts, organized by the Center City District, are held in parks or public spaces.

07/17/2013

file photo (credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Professor: Campaign To Market Center City Public Schools Increases Divide Of ‘Haves,’ ‘Have Nots’

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.”

05/05/2013

(Credit: Mike Dunn)

Property, Wages, or…? Stakeholders Argue Philadelphia’s Tax Policy

The discussion, titled “Philadelphia Taxes — Past, Present and Future.” was organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics.

05/03/2013

Sister Cities Park. (credit: Center City Philadelphia/Facebook)

Sister Cities Park Hosts Flea Market This Weekend

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.

04/19/2013

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia Officials Holding Fast on Reporter Ban At Investors’ Meeting This Week

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.

04/15/2013

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Center City District Wins International Downtown Association’s Merit Award

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.

09/25/2012

(David Ralic of Ralic's Steakhouse.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Shakes, Sips, and a… Weight Loss Steakhouse?!

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!

06/08/2012

(Credit: Paul Kurtz)

With Fanfare, Philadelphia’s Renovated ”Sister Cities Park” Reopens

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.

05/10/2012

(Opa Restaurant, at 1311 Sansom Street in center city Philadelphia, is among the 124 restaurants participating in Philadelphia Restaurant Week this year.)

Philadelphia Restaurant Week(s) Begin January 22nd

Philadelphia’s “Restaurant Week” — actually two weeks — takes place this year January 22nd through 27th and January 29th through February 3rd.

01/12/2012

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Knight Arts Foundation Picks 55 Finalists For Challenge Philadelphia Grants

The Knight Arts Foundation has picked 55 projects as finalists for its Challenge Philadelphia grants. The winners will share some $3-million in funding.

01/11/2012

(A newly planted tree is unveiled at 19th and Market Streets by Paul Levy of the Center City District, left, and Michael DiBerardinis of the city's Parks and Recreation Department.  Credit:  John McDevitt)

City of Philadelphia Digging In On Its Tree-Planting Mission

Thousands of dollars are being raised to increase the street canopy in Philadelphia.

12/07/2011

(Clear glass pyramidal entrances to underground transit, far left, and a huge section of lawn are among the features of the new Dilworth Plaza.  Artist's rendering provided)

As Makeover Begins, Philadelphia Shows Off Vision For New Dilworth Plaza

The $50-million project has begun, and officials say it will completely transform the plaza above and below ground.

12/01/2011

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