Old City Philadelphia

(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

(The Old City Civic Association web site.)

Whacked By Lawsuit Costs, Old City Civic Association Disbands

Councilman Mark Squilla says the association was hobbled by the cost of being sued twice in 13 months. Even though the cases didn’t go to court, he says, the OCCA faced $10,000 in legal bills.

05/16/2013

(A vacant lot in Old City, left, where owner Jeffrey Brown wants to build a high-rise that exceeds Old City height rules.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Lawmakers Move Old City Zoning Changes Forward

A City Council committee has agreed to relax zoning restrictions in a portion of Old City near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

05/14/2013

(Credit:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Painters Brush New Life Into Philadelphia ‘Ghost Signs’

Philadelphia has no shortage of ghost signs, left over from its two centuries as an industrial and manufacturing powerhouse. Some have been reincarnated in surprising ways.

05/12/2013

(A horse-drawn carriage at 7th and Market Streets in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Councilman Wants To Expand Afternoon Hours For Horse Carriages

City councilman Mark Squilla thinks horse-drawn carriages should be allowed to operate during the afternoon rush hour, when they are currently prohibited.

05/09/2013

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Two More Defendants Sentenced In Fatal January 2012 Old City Sidewalk Attack

Kenneth Enriquez-Santiago was sentenced to 2-5 years in prison, and co-defendant Steven Ferguson, who delivered the fatal blow to Kevin Kless, has been sentenced to 5-10 years in prison.

04/26/2013

(Tables outside The Plough and The Stars restaurant, on Second Street near Chestnut.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Center City Restaurants Rush The Season With Outdoor Seating

Tuesday’s chilly weather didn’t exactly have people fighting for outdoor seating at Old City restaurants.

04/23/2013

(Chef David Katz of Mémé Restaurant, chair of "Taste of the Nation" in Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Dining For Good Causes, and Dining Cheaply in the Burbs

This week Hadas previews two dining-out fundraisers coming up this month, and talks with the organizer of “Main Line Restaurant Week,” also this month.

04/18/2013

(The Bicentennial Bell is lowered by crane to a truck bed for relocation.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Bicentennial Bell, Britain’s Gift to US, Goes Into Storage

The nearly 13,000-pound bell was removed from its tower at 3rd and Chestnut Streets today to make way for a new Revolutionary War museum.

01/31/2013

(Phila. PD photo)

Camden Man Nabbed After Brawl, Including Gunplay, in Old City Philadelphia

The incident happened just before 2:30am Sunday morning.

01/14/2013

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Old City Named One Of Top 12 ‘Art Places’ Of 2013

Many in these parts already knew it, but Philadelphia’s Old City is getting national attention, as one of 12 neighborhoods in America in which art is thriving.

01/11/2013

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Involuntary Manslaughter Plea, 2-5 Year Sentence, in Old City Streetcorner Attack

Authorities say Felix Carrillo was involved in the initial confrontation with victim Kevin Kless but did not deliver the fatal blow.

01/04/2013

(credit: John McDevitt)

Hotel Monaco Opens In Old City

It took 18 months and $89-million to rehab a historic Old City office building and make it Philadelphia’s newest luxury hotel. Hotel Monaco, adjacent to Independence Mall, opened on Thursday.

10/04/2012

(An historic reënactor leads a toast at City Tavern, 2nd and Walnut Streets.  Image from Historic Philadelphia video.)

Special Autumn Events Scheduled For Old City Philadelphia

Tourism officials are touting some special — and possibly spooky — events coming up next month in Old City.

09/24/2012

(Orange cones mark a sudden street closure in Old City Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Old City Street Repaving Continues, Sometimes Befuddling Motorists

Numbered streets from Front to Fourth are being closed at various times for repaving, and it’s expected to continue for a few more weeks at least.

09/24/2012

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