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Old City Philadelphia

(An actor portraying George Washington mingles with invited guests in the National Liberty Museum's new "welcome gallery."  Photo by Pat Loeb)

National Liberty Museum, in Old City, Goes More Multimedia

The quirky little museum near Independence Mall hopes to attract more visitors with a free, interactive “Welcome Gallery” that opens to the public today.

09/19/2014

(Melissa Alam, in the doorway of her all-female co-working space, "The Hive."  Photo provided)

Co-Working Space, For Women Only, Prepares to Open in Old City

Melissa Alam, the owner, is naming it The Hive.

09/18/2014

(The Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums band marches down Second Street, from the Firemen's Hall museum, past Elfreth's Alley, to the Betsy Ross House on Arch Street.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Officials Take Part in 13th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11

The City of Philadelphia held a patriotic ceremony today in Old City today to remember the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks thirteen years ago.

09/11/2014

(Credit: John McDevitt)

Old City’s Ben Franklin Firehouse, Damaged Last Year By Fire, Reopens After Rebuild

The renovations and upgrades cost approximately $475,000. The building was heavily damaged by fire last September.

08/29/2014

(The check presentation ceremony took place across the street from the future site of the Museum of the American Revolution, at 3rd and Chestnut Streets, while demolition proceeded in the background.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

American Revolution Museum, in Old City, Gets Big Check From Bank

As demolition for the forthcoming Museum of the American Revolution gets underway in earnest in Old City Philadelphia, the museum is announcing a sizeable monetary gift of support.

06/19/2014

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Another Long Sentence For Brutal Attacks in Old City Tourism Area

The judge, noting that one victim suffered some permanent injuries, said the defendant, Santos Centeno, is lucky he isn’t facing a murder conviction.

05/05/2014

(Jason Cichonski in his "Gaslight" restaurant, in Old City.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking On 1060: Waffles, Wings, and… Tattoos!

Jason Cichonski was quickly eliminated in this season’s “Top Chef” TV competition. Not dwelling on that, he is opening his second Philadelphia restaurant.

02/13/2014

(The Benjamin Franklin firehouse, at 4th and Arch Streets, has been boarded up since a fire in September.   Photo by Ed Fischer)

Damaged Old City Firehouse May Not Reopen For Another Year

The fire last September, which started in the engine of an ambulance parked in one of the bays, left the Ben Franklin firehouse heavily charred.

01/02/2014

Artist rendering of Old City redevelopment at 3rd & Market Streets. (credit: Alterra Property Group, LLC)

Development And Redevelopment Projects Underway In Historic Old City

New meets old. Development and redevelopment projects are in the works near 3rd and Market Streets in Old City. And something that is not so common in the historic district….chain stores.

10/30/2013

(credit: Justin Udo)

Local Volunteers Help National Parks Recover From Government Shutdown

Volunteers were helping beautify Independence National Park on Saturday after the partial government shutdown left the area covered in leaves and debris.

10/19/2013

Chef Walter Staib (right) and his staff are happy to be back in the kitchen. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Historic City Tavern Reopens Amid Government Shutdown

Employees of the historic City Tavern restaurant in Old City Philadelphia returned to work on Saturday after being sent home 10 days ago as part of the government shutdown.

10/12/2013

(The National Constitution Center, government-owned but independently funded, had a sign out to make sure tourists knew they weren't affected by the government shutdown.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Old City Tourists Find Plenty To Do Despite Government Shutdown

Tourists on the historical circuit were finding slim pickings today, with the major sites closed for the government funding crisis.

10/01/2013

Michael Flynn, center, leads the "Honor, Sacrifice, and Freedom Tour" to a stop at Christ Church.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Old City Walking Tour Focuses on History of Those Who Served

The “Honor, Sacrifice, and Freedom Tour” covers 13 sights in Philadelphia and one in Camden (at the Battleship New jersey, which you’ll just be able to look at from afar).

09/10/2013

(A giant inflatable rat sat outside the Wyndham Hotel, at 4th and Arch Streets, on Wednesday and Thursday.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Giant, Crying Rat Draws Old City Hotel Guests Into Labor Dispute

The sound effect, along with a ten-foot-tall inflatable rat, are the centerpieces of a protest by union workers who say the hotel is using out-of-town labor for renovations.

08/22/2013

(A poster advertises Old City's First "Inside Out" event on July 6th.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Old City Will Make Its ‘First Friday’ a Two-Day Event In July

For the first time next month, galleries, shops, restaurants, museums, and other venues in Old City Philadelphia will be going to their sidewalks for a one-day festival.

06/25/2013

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