American Revolution Museum, in Old City, Gets Big Check From BankAs 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.
Another Long Sentence For Brutal Attacks in Old City Tourism AreaThe judge, noting that one victim suffered some permanent injuries, said the defendant, Santos Centeno, is lucky he isn't facing a murder conviction.
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.
Damaged Old City Firehouse May Not Reopen For Another YearThe fire last September, which started in the engine of an ambulance parked in one of the bays, left the Ben Franklin firehouse heavily charred.
Development And Redevelopment Projects Underway In Historic Old CityNew 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.
Local Volunteers Help National Parks Recover From Government ShutdownVolunteers were helping beautify Independence National Park on Saturday after the partial government shutdown left the area covered in leaves and debris.
Historic City Tavern Reopens Amid Government ShutdownEmployees 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.
Old City Tourists Find Plenty To Do Despite Government ShutdownTourists on the historical circuit were finding slim pickings today, with the major sites closed for the government funding crisis.
Old City Walking Tour Focuses on History of Those Who ServedThe "Honor, Sacrifice, and Freedom Tour" covers 13 sights in Philadelphia and one in Camden (at the <em>Battleship New jersey,</em> which you'll just be able to look at from afar).
Giant, Crying Rat Draws Old City Hotel Guests Into Labor DisputeThe 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.
Old City Will Make Its 'First Friday' a Two-Day Event In JulyFor 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.
Whacked By Lawsuit Costs, Old City Civic Association DisbandsCouncilman 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.
Phila. Lawmakers Move Old City Zoning Changes ForwardA City Council committee has agreed to relax zoning restrictions in a portion of Old City near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
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.
Philadelphia Councilman Wants To Expand Afternoon Hours For Horse CarriagesCity councilman Mark Squilla thinks horse-drawn carriages should be allowed to operate during the afternoon rush hour, when they are currently prohibited.