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(Credit: Lori Brennan, University City District.)

Hear Philly: University City Dining Days Offers Great Food At A Great Price

University City is home to some of the most innovative and diverse dining options in the region. From July 17th through July 27th, diners have the opportunity to eat at some of its great restaurants for a significant discount.

06/12/2014

(Lori Klien Brennan with one of the food vendors at The Porch, on the south apron of Amtrak's 30th Street Station, in West Philadelphia.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Meal Deals, a Fundraiser, and a Restaurant Flip

On this week’s show, Hadas reports on University City Dining Days and a June 12th preview; a new, Cajun-inspired restaurant in center city; and a South Philly competition for the best burger.

06/05/2014

(Credit: Lori Brennan, The Porch at 30th Street.)

Hear Philly: The Porch at 30th Street Station Is Your Hot Spot In June

The weather is heating up and so is the fun at The Porch at 30th Street Station. Dan Majka has the scoop on what’s hot… and cool in June.

05/22/2014

(Credit: Lori Brennan, University City District)

Hear Philly: Your Dollar Goes A Long Way At The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

The buck stops in West Philadelphia on Thursday, June 19th. Dan Majka says one dollar will get you food, drinks and much more at the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll.

05/22/2014

(Credit: Lori Brennan, The Porch at 30th)

Hear Philly: Food, Music & More At The Porch In May

Currently in its third year of programming, The Porch at 30th Street offers great food, fitness and lots of free fun.

04/30/2014

(Credit: Lori Brennan, The Porch at 30th)

Hear Philly: The Porch At 30th Street Station Is Your Ticket To Gourmet Food, Free Entertainment

Adjacent to the second busiest train station in the country, The Porch at 30th Street is viewed as one of the most creative and animated public spaces in Philadelphia. It offers everything from great food to a plethora of free entertainment.

04/02/2014

(Upon graduation, students in Drexel's Certified Medical Assistant program will help fill an employment gap at the university's medical school.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Drexel U. Professional Skills Initiative Gets $50,000 Boost From Citizens Bank

According to officials, the money will go to help the University City District find students from West Philadelphia to participate in a certificate program to become a physician’s assistant.

02/28/2014

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Time To Start Thinking About Recycling The Tree (And Electronics As Well)

By now, the Christmas tree is up and decorated (hopefully!), but it’s the time to mark your January calendar for recycling — both tree recycling and “e” recycling — as in electronics.

12/22/2013

(Customers try the cookies at a previous Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll.  Photo provided)

Baltimore Ave. Holding Street Fair Where $1 Price Tags Abound

From 5:30 to 8:30 tonight, vendors in University City are bringing their products to the street for the third “Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll.”

09/12/2013

(Michael Strange, president of Bassett's Ice Cream, holds an "ice cream slider."  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Celebrity Chefs, Dining Festivals, and Ice Cream Sliders!

KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports on a celebrity chef returning for a hometown gig, and two exciting dining events coming up this month.

07/11/2013

(Artist's rendering, provided by University City District.)

30th Street Station Gets a ‘Porch,’ Enticing Passersby To Set A Spell

The parking lane along the Market Street side of 30th Station was closed to create the 50-foot-wide sidewalk for a public space which will feature new plantings, a farmer’s market, even occasional yoga classes.

11/02/2011

(The University of Pennsylvania campus.  File photo)

University City District Helping To Link Residents With Local Jobs

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is connecting three universities and two health systems with entry-level jobs they need filled, and partners with the community to find those who can fill them.

07/20/2011

Clark Park Farmers Market. (Photo provided by University City District)

During Dining Days, University City Is Fresh And Local

Participating restaurants have set menus of locally grown food for $15, $25 and $30 during University City Dining Days.

07/15/2011

(Credit: Universitycity.org)

Sustainable Eating And Living Trolley Tours In University City

The trolley tours will travel to urban farms, where local foods start from seed and end as compost, to local restaurants that use the local products.

06/17/2011

(Photo provided by University City District)

Dollar Strolls Return To Baltimore Avenue

Summer’s here, so Philadelphia’s University City District will hold the first of its Baltimore Avenue strolls this Thursday.

05/30/2011

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