Center City District

(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

(JFK Boulevard on Monday morning, looking west from 15th Street.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Market Street, JFK Blvd. Narrowed For City Traffic Experiment

Market Street West in center city and JFK Boulevard look a little different today. The city has begun a two-week test of reducing both thoroughfares by one lane.

10/10/2011

(Students perform in the 2010 "Winter Showcase" at Meredith Elementary School in Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

Part 4: Improving The Schools To Improve The Neighborhood

“There has to be a strong parent organization that supports those schools if you expect the school to succeed,” says one local real estate agent.

09/30/2011

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Police Offer Small Businesses Tips To Avoid Theft, Following Jim’s Steaks Robbery

Police continue to search for a man who knocked down the manager of Jim’s Steaks on South Street Sunday and stole more than $30,000 dollars he was taking to the bank. But police say there are steps small business owners can take to help avoid being the victim of such a crime.

07/13/2011

(Photos by Tim McLaughlin)

Philadelphia Lawmakers Back Plan To Allow Large, Electronic Signs Along Market St.

A Phialdelphia city council committee has given thumbs-up to a measure that would allow for large-scale electronic signage on Market Street East in center city.

06/08/2011

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A Fun, Affordable Night Out With Center City SIPS On Wednesdays This Summer

Center City District’s summertime “Sips” promotion is officially underway.

06/04/2011

Guide To Philadelphia’s Center City Sips

Your weekly happy hour is about to get even happier: Center City Sips, one of the best parts of summer in Philadelphia, is set to return on June 1!

05/30/2011

(credit: KYW's Karin Phillips)

Philadelphia City Council Thinking About Market Street Revitalization

Long term plans to revitalize Market Street east could get a shot next month with an ordinance before City Council.

05/19/2011

(Photos by John Ostapkovich)

Makeover Begins For ‘Sister Cities’ Park, Just Off Logan Circle

Philadelphia’s “Sister Cities Park,” on Logan Square, is getting a facelift, designed with the “wow” factor in mind.

05/10/2011

Philadelphia Businesses Light Up With Love On Monday

The city of Philadelphia gets into the Valentine’s Day spirit on Monday.

02/12/2011

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Get Your Grub On, Restaurant Week Is Here

Restaurant afficionados are going to get a treat this week and next in Philadelphia. It is Restaurant Week and more than a hundred restaurants are offering dinner or lunch specials to entice patrons to try something new.

01/17/2011

(credit: John McDevitt)

Philly HS Students Planting Trees In Center City

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A group of high school students took part in an outdoor lesson yesterday on the importance of planting trees in Philadelphia’s historic district. Rocco Scalzo, 16, of Abraham Lincoln high school in the […]

12/03/2010

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