Center City District

Pope's Visit Shifts Center City Fall Restaurant Week To SummerPope Francis' late September visit to Philadelphia is prompting scheduling changes, including moving this year's Fall Restaurant week to a different season.
CCD Report Shows Strong Housing Market In Philadelphia According to a new report released earlier this week, Philadelphia's housing market is holding strong.
Dilworth Park's Ice Rink, Alongside City Hall, Will Open Nov. 14thThe skating rink will be open to the public seven days a week, including holidays, until February 22nd.
West Plaza of City Hall Readied For Reopening in Early SeptemberThe 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.
Shopping Mall Developers Planning Major Redo For Philadelphia's GalleryThe owners have attracted a partner to help renovate the aging downtown mall.
Cultures From Around The World Celebrated In PhiladelphiaThe second annual International Festival took place Sister Cities Park at 18th Street and Logan Square.
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.
A Logan Circle Park Finds Wintertime Alternative To Its Water PlaygroundThe new "Imagination Playground" has giant, soft building blocks in various shapes that children can use to build whatever comes to mind.
Study: Only One Third Of Workers In Center City Drive To JobNearly 40 percent of the downtown workforce lives outside the city and they, too, are abandoning cars.
Free Wednesday Lunchtime Concert Series Debuts in Center CityThe concerts, organized by the Center City District, are held in parks or public spaces.
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."
Property, Wages, or...? Stakeholders Argue Philadelphia's Tax PolicyThe discussion, titled "Philadelphia Taxes -- Past, Present and Future." was organized by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Temple University's Center on Regional Politics.
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