- Naked Philly reports that the Porch at 30th Street Station will receive—as promised at its unveiling—upgrades thanks to more money ($500,000) from the William Penn Foundation. “I think the era of being able to create a park like [that] in one full swoop is over,” said the University City District’s Prema Gupta, commenting on the incremental strategy that has guided the Porch’s development.
- SEPTA has earned itself the recognition as being the best large sized transit system on the continent. While 63 other agencies met the criteria, not all applied for the distinction. SEPTA’s environmental push was cited rather than maintaining schedules.
- The Inquirer reports that this year’s numbers are looking good for the city’s cultural attractions—provided they’re indoors and away from the blistering heat.
- Curbed Philly announces the arrival of modern homes tours in the city. Already found in other cities across the country, a ticket can get you into six area homes with a tour by the homeowner and architects, ready to answer any design question one might have.
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.
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