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Choreographing A New Life For The Old Pearl On South Street

Choreographing A New Life For The Old Pearl On South Street

October 27, 2014  |  Buzz

Dance studio on South Street to be ready next month, Manayunk church getting ready for spring restoration efforts, four homes to begin construction in NoLibs, and SEPTA announces fare payment upgrade > more

Preservation Alliance Launches

Preservation Alliance Launches “Places To Save” List

October 20, 2014  |  Buzz

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia reboots their annual "Endangered Properties" list with new "Places to Save" announcements > more

Groundbreaking At East Market; Substantial Project Underway

Groundbreaking At East Market; Substantial Project Underway

October 2, 2014  |  Buzz

The lynchpin development East Market Street gets its official start today, as the long 1100 block of Market Street comes down. Michael Bixler was on hand > more

Gravy Studio Hosts Kensington Photo Walk This Sunday

Gravy Studio Hosts Kensington Photo Walk This Sunday

September 25, 2014  |  Buzz

Gravy Studio & Gallery is hosting a photo walking tour of Kensington this Sunday. Using an old Philadelphia atlas from 1904 as their guide, they'll stop and share thoughts on the changing neighborhood while documenting the time-worn curiosities they find > more

Mount Moriah Now Under New Management

Mount Moriah Now Under New Management

September 22, 2014  |  Buzz

Mount Moriah Cemetery Preservation Corporation takes over stewardship of the long-neglected cemetery > more

“West Philly Days” Gives A Glimpse Into Who We Were

September 8, 2014  |  Buzz

Photographer Stephen Perloff offers a slice of times gone by with "West Philly Days" > more

Spruce Street Harbor Park To Remain Open Extra Month (Updated)

Spruce Street Harbor Park To Remain Open Extra Month (Updated)

August 27, 2014  |  Buzz

The overwhelming success of the pop-up park convinces officials to keep the party going > more

Stay Of Execution For Furness Church On 47th

Stay Of Execution For Furness Church On 47th

August 20, 2014  |  Buzz

The West Philadelphia Church, designed by the firm of Frank Furness, was feared lost this June. But a concerted effort to save it has paid off, sources say > more

One South Broad, Now With ¼ Less PNB

One South Broad, Now With ¼ Less PNB

August 18, 2014  |  Buzz

Unexpected delays in removing the giant "PNB" letters atop One South Broad frustrated workers hoping to finish the job Sunday and caused major traffic headaches into the afternoon. Brad Maule dusts off the significance of the letters, which have stood atop the 28-story tower since 1956 > more

WetLand Explores An Inconvenient Future

WetLand Explores An Inconvenient Future

August 15, 2014  |  Buzz

WetLand gives a glimpse into Philly's not so far-flung dystopian future. The good news is with a little neighborly compassion and some floating gardens, we might be OK > more

Give Us Your Golden Hours

Give Us Your Golden Hours

August 1, 2014  |  Buzz

Philadelphia never looks more beautiful than during those minutes at dawn and dusk when the city is bathed in a warm, golden light. Photographers call it the "Golden Hour" and it makes everyone's shots look fantastic, which is why we're asking readers to send us their's > more

Finding The (Diverse) Faces Of Boathouse Row

Finding The (Diverse) Faces Of Boathouse Row

August 1, 2014  |  Buzz

Noticing the wide range of age and racial diversity on the river, rower and photographer Sabina Pierce put together a series of portraits of Philadelphia's rowers, on display along Boathouse Row > more

Landmarks, Reinterpreted

Landmarks, Reinterpreted

July 24, 2014  |  Buzz

To help celebrate its 200th anniversary, the Athenaeum asked artists to reinterpret architectural landmark's on the National Register of Historic Places. The exhibition of the work is on display until August 8 > more

Emma F-C's Philadelphia Map: A Cut Above

Emma F-C’s Philadelphia Map: A Cut Above

June 9, 2014  |  Buzz

Emma Fried-Cassorla's blog has provided an open platform for Philly Love Notes for two years now. To mark the occasion, she's meticulously cut a three-foot-by-three-foot map of the city out of paper by hand—and she's giving it away for free > more

At 200, The Athenaeum Thinks About The Library Of The Future

At 200, The Athenaeum Thinks About The Library Of The Future

May 13, 2014  |  Buzz

Tonight kicks of a design competition that seeks visions of the library in the 21st century > more

Tonight Over Philly: Lunar Eclipse vs Terrestrial Weather

Tonight Over Philly: Lunar Eclipse vs Terrestrial Weather

April 14, 2014  |  Buzz

A total lunar eclipse will happen in the southwestern sky around 3am tonight whether we can see it or not. In the event that the weather will cooperate, Brad Maule chatted with The Franklin Institute's Derrick Pitts about how best to view it > more

Throwbacks In The Sanctuary

Throwbacks In The Sanctuary

April 9, 2014  |  Buzz

Mitchell & Ness president Peter Capolino has built his life around the history and evolution of sports uniforms. This evening, the Fleisher Art Memorial hosts Capolino for a talk on the art and design of baseball uniforms > more

Suit Corner Ablaze In Old City

Suit Corner Ablaze In Old City

April 9, 2014  |  Buzz

With the Shirt Corner already gone, the future of the Suit Corner catty-corner from it appears to be in jeopardy too, after a two-alarm fire this morning > more

Truck Into The Fire

Truck Into The Fire

April 4, 2014  |  Buzz

The Philly History Truck steps—err, drives—into action this evening with the opening of Manufacturing Fire, the first exhibition to come about from the truck's creative community process. > more

Agreement To Govern Dismantling Of Boyd Auditorium

Agreement To Govern Dismantling Of Boyd Auditorium

April 4, 2014  |  Buzz

Architectural elements to be preserved, some on-site, in legal agreement that also preserve's the building's facade. "The best we can do now," says Boyd advocate > more

Springtime Philly In The Pink

Springtime Philly In The Pink

April 1, 2014  |  Buzz

This year's Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off tomorrow, so charge your camera battery and make plans to hit Fairmount Park—and a series of Japanese events > more

Permit In Place to Demolish Boyd Theater Interior--UPDATED

Permit In Place to Demolish Boyd Theater Interior–UPDATED

March 17, 2014  |  Buzz

Advocates fear demolition will take place this week, before the appeals process can begin > more

Bucky Vs. Yo La Tengo At Fringe

Bucky Vs. Yo La Tengo At Fringe

February 26, 2014  |  Buzz

With a one-night-only performance on April 4, director Sam Green and legendary indie rock band Yo La Tengo will bring a "live documentary" screening of The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller > more

Last Minute Reprieve For Boyd Theater?

Last Minute Reprieve For Boyd Theater?

February 21, 2014  |  Buzz

An anonymous local foundation has offered to match a $4.5 million bid from developers who propose to replace the theater's Art Deco interior with eight movie screens and an Italian restaurant > more

Good Weather, Good Times Forecast For Weekend On Waterfront

Good Weather, Good Times Forecast For Weekend On Waterfront

February 20, 2014  |  Buzz

With warmer temps and sunny skies in the weekend forecast, Penn's Landing makes two cases for the place to be—on a boat > more

Farewell To Forrestal

Farewell To Forrestal

February 3, 2014  |  Buzz

Attention Navy enthusiasts and photographers interested in rare events: tomorrow, the USS Forrestal will be towed from the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The historic aircraft carrier's final voyage will conclude its 59 years at a Texas scrapyard > more

Philly's Pain, Raleigh's Gain

Philly’s Pain, Raleigh’s Gain

January 29, 2014  |  Buzz

The stained glass and Stations of the Cross that framed the experience for many a Catholic in Kensington and Germantown are heading south—for good. Chris Mote reports on the relocation of iconography from two shuttered Philadelphia churches > more

Another Historic Property To Meet Its Maker

Another Historic Property To Meet Its Maker

January 17, 2014  |  Buzz

In 2008, PMC Property Group demolished the former St. George's Hall and the Fernley & Fernley Building at 19th & Arch; last year, they started construction on 1900 Arch, the apartment building rising there now. Christopher Mote reports that PMC has also obtained a demolition permit for the circa-1869 brownstone next door, the Francis McIlvain House > more

Encore At Kelly Natatorium: One Night Only (For Now?)

Encore At Kelly Natatorium: One Night Only (For Now?)

December 12, 2013  |  Buzz

In May, the Hidden City Festival breathed life into the Kelly Natatorium for the first time in over 40 years. This Saturday, brothers Will and Brooke Blair and their friend Craig Hendrix lead an ensemble who will perform an opera in the space, one inspired by the water that's the very reason it was built > more

Boyd, Blue Horizon Top Preservation Alliance 2013 Most Endangered List

Boyd, Blue Horizon Top Preservation Alliance 2013 Most Endangered List

December 9, 2013  |  Buzz

With development pressure building, the Preservation Alliance's annual endangered property list takes on increasing importance. Here's a preview of the 2013 list > more

Rally To Save The Boyd Tuesday

Rally To Save The Boyd Tuesday

December 6, 2013  |  Buzz

With a cinema chain's proposal to redevelop the Boyd Theater by destroying its epic art deco auditorium, the Friends of the Boyd will host a public rally to save the theater on Tuesday, December 10, at 11:30AM > more

Great Bell Display At Christ Church To Allow Bell To Be Rung Again

Great Bell Display At Christ Church To Allow Bell To Be Rung Again

December 5, 2013  |  Buzz

Possibly the oldest--and still working--bell in North America, the Great Bell will be a publicly accessible monument to American society--past, present, and future > more

Rock & Roll For Rail For Real

Rock & Roll For Rail For Real

December 3, 2013  |  Buzz

A killer lineup at tomorrow's fundraiser concert for the Friends of the Rail Park aims to take the group one step closer to Phase One of the makeover of the former Reading Railroad trestle > more

Former 7-Up Bottling Plant On Its Way Down; 25 Townhouses Coming Up

Former 7-Up Bottling Plant On Its Way Down; 25 Townhouses Coming Up

November 22, 2013  |  Buzz

Bella Vista project marks the loss of another piece of 20th century neighborhood vernacular. Chris Mote reports > more

Logan Community Planning Process Begins Tonight With Charrette

Logan Community Planning Process Begins Tonight With Charrette

November 21, 2013  |  Buzz

A year long planning process in Logan seeks to engage with the community—especially youth. The process begins tonight at 6PM > more

Assumption Ruling Keeps Legal Wheels Turning

Assumption Ruling Keeps Legal Wheels Turning

November 21, 2013  |  Buzz

The latest ruling pushes the case back to the Court of Common Pleas. Owner John Wei may have to submit a new hardship argument to be allowed to demolish the monumental church > more

Love And Rockets

Love And Rockets

November 20, 2013  |  Buzz

Like most people, when NASA plans southerly aeronautic events, B Love (Hidden City Daily co-editor Brad Maule) makes plans at Broad & Olney. His long exposure photograph shows last night's Minotaur 1 rocket launch sailing over the Philly Skyline > more

Groundbreaking Tomorrow For Penn's New College House At Hill Field

Groundbreaking Tomorrow For Penn’s New College House At Hill Field

November 7, 2013  |  Buzz

With a groundbreaking tomorrow, Penn will slice Hill Field in half—but keep part of Hill Field in a 'lifted lawn' serving as a courtyard to the New College House at Hill Field. The residential facility will be ready for the 2016 school year > more

It May Be 60 Degrees, But Winter (Fests) Are Coming

It May Be 60 Degrees, But Winter (Fests) Are Coming

November 7, 2013  |  Buzz

Two new spectacles to draw you out to the street this holiday season announced today > more

Cycling The City's Border

Cycling The City’s Border

November 7, 2013  |  Buzz

Dreamed up while waiting to be called for Jury Duty, on Saturday, Shawn McKenna and friends will attempt to bike the 72 mile long border of Philadelphia > more

Camden To Finally Get Its Gondola

Camden To Finally Get Its Gondola

November 6, 2013  |  Buzz

When it opens in 2015, Skyview Tower will provide visitors to the Camden Riverfront views of the Philly Skyline, Camden, and Delaware River from 300' in the air > more

650' Tower Announced For West Philly, Cira Centre Expansion

650′ Tower Announced For West Philly, Cira Centre Expansion

October 31, 2013  |  Buzz

Brandywine Realty this morning announced plans for construction of the next phase of Cira Centre: the Pelli-designed FMC Tower > more

Preview Popkin At PAFA Tonight With Book Release And Gallery Tour

Preview Popkin At PAFA Tonight With Book Release And Gallery Tour

October 30, 2013  |  Buzz

With the official release of his novel Lion and Leopard this evening, Nathaniel Popkin explores the age-old establishment-vs-outsiders theme at PAFA—under the shadow of the KAWS @ PAFA exhibition > more

New Apartments, Old Glory In West Philadelphia

New Apartments, Old Glory In West Philadelphia

October 23, 2013  |  Buzz

In West Philly's Mill Creek neighborhood, bricks and blight are a dime a dozen, but the new West Village Apartments are splashing "happy" colors at 48th & Brown--and with a patriotic flare > more

Official

Official “Marriage” Of Reading Viaduct Advocates

October 18, 2013  |  Buzz

The decade-old Reading Viaduct Project will merge with Friends of the Rail Park to help manage the first phase of the park, set for construction next year, and to work toward the vision of a combined elevated-submerged three mile linear park > more

Let The City Be Your Muse Friday--It's Philly Photo Day

Let The City Be Your Muse Friday–It’s Philly Photo Day

October 17, 2013  |  Buzz

The fourth annual Philly Photo Day is just a few hours away. Over the course of 24 hours, several thousand Philadelphians will create a kaleidoscopic portrait of the city that retains the power to surprise > more

Starting Tonight: Geek Out On Lit

Starting Tonight: Geek Out On Lit

October 17, 2013  |  Buzz

Flash fiction marathon? BiblioDiscotheque? Writer's Night in America? Literary Mix Tape? The king of smut fiction? Yes, all that and more, including Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin and contributor Nic Esposito at the 215 Festival, which starts tonight > more

A Peek Into Penn's Landing's Future

A Peek Into Penn’s Landing’s Future

October 16, 2013  |  Buzz

DRWC and Hargreaves pulled the curtain on the first phase of designing a better, bolder Penn's Landing last night. Brad Maule draws highlights in this report > more

Erdy McHenry, Digsau Take Top Honors At 2013 AIA Design Excellence Celebration

Erdy McHenry, Digsau Take Top Honors At 2013 AIA Design Excellence Celebration

October 15, 2013  |  Buzz

The annual AIA Design Excellent Awards were handed out to this year's winners last night, appropriately enough in the PSFS Building. Erdy McHenry and DIGSAU took top honors > more

Blowin' Horns, Blowin' Breezes

Blowin’ Horns, Blowin’ Breezes

October 8, 2013  |  Buzz

For as rich a musical history as Philadelphia has, its jazz scene has been shamefully overlooked, even in its own backyard. It's through no fault of the Philadelphia Jazz Project's, though, and to that end, they're hosting a Jazz Walk in Fairmount Park this weekend to draw some attention to it, with free music and snacks to boot > more

Two More For The 2013 Demolition List

Two More For The 2013 Demolition List

October 4, 2013  |  Buzz

No wrecking balls as yet, but demolition has begun at the old Ortlieb's brewery in Northern Liberties, and the Broad Street Armory in South Philadelphia > more

New Exhibition At African American Museum Celebrates Tiberino Family

New Exhibition At African American Museum Celebrates Tiberino Family

September 25, 2013  |  Buzz

The Tiberino family has, at their home compound and museum, for years been a West Philly institution. At an exhibition opening with a reception tomorrow evening, they'll share their family's art at another institution: the African American Museum > more

Variations On A Theme: Phillies Lowering Skyline-Blocking Tower

Variations On A Theme: Phillies Lowering Skyline-Blocking Tower

September 24, 2013  |  Buzz

The Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports today that the Phillies' Theme Tower—that giant white thing that blocks the skyline view from inside the ballpark—is being lowered > more

Obamacare Town Hall This Evening To Answer Questions Of Those Who Most Need It

Obamacare Town Hall This Evening To Answer Questions Of Those Who Most Need It

September 23, 2013  |  Buzz

Regardless of whether you're for Obamacare or against it, the Health Insurance Marketplace launches next week. For those it most affects, Public Health Management Corporation is planning a free Town Hall in G-Ho this evening to set the record straight > more

All The Way Live For 215

All The Way Live For 215

September 12, 2013  |  Buzz

Philadelphia's preeminent literary event, the 215 Festival, returns for a four day weekend of readings and events next month. A benefit party tomorrow evening in Port Richmond previews the happenings to come > more

On To Year Three!

On To Year Three!

September 9, 2013  |  Buzz

Looking forward on the second anniversary of the Hidden City Daily > more

Not Just Proof Of South Philly Green, But A Tour Of It

Not Just Proof Of South Philly Green, But A Tour Of It

September 5, 2013  |  Buzz

South Philly concrete jungle? Pish posh, say the organizers and participants of this weekend's South Philly Garden Tour > more

Design For Drexel's Perelman Plaza Takes Shape (Updated 8/29)

Design For Drexel’s Perelman Plaza Takes Shape (Updated 8/29)

August 28, 2013  |  Buzz

Plan links key campus sites in effort to give the campus a central gathering place > more

Imagining The House That Was Here In Point Breeze

Imagining The House That Was Here In Point Breeze

August 23, 2013  |  Buzz

In ever changing Point Breeze, a temporary art installation looks to its past in a vacant lot. Joseph Poteracki chats with Maria Möller about The House That Was Here > more

Center City Residents To Voice Opinion On Proposed Schuylkill Riverfront Tower Tonight

Center City Residents To Voice Opinion On Proposed Schuylkill Riverfront Tower Tonight

August 13, 2013  |  Buzz

With the proposed 21-story One Riverside Park, Dranoff Properties has the potential to redeem itself for Symphony House and provide Philadelphia with a 21st Century riverfront architectural icon. Not all Center City residents, however, are very excited about it > more

Learn To Fly In South Kensington

Learn To Fly In South Kensington

August 12, 2013  |  Buzz

A vacant lot transformed into a trapeze school continues the interesting path for what was one of Philadelphia's most intensively industrial pockets > more

Writing The Great Westward Expansion

Writing The Great Westward Expansion

August 7, 2013  |  Buzz

After four years of grown and learning, the nonprofit aimed at making Mighty Writers out of local school students will next month open a West Philadelphia outpost in Hawthorne Hall's twin on Lancaster Avenue > more

No Checkers At Engine 46

No Checkers At Engine 46

August 6, 2013  |  Buzz

South Philly fast food fans will have to keep getting their Big Buford on at 20th & Oregon, as a plan to replace Engine 46 with a Checkers franchise has fallen through. Chris Mote has the details on how Engine 46 lives to see another day > more

Into The Afterlife At Church Of The Covenant

Into The Afterlife At Church Of The Covenant

August 2, 2013  |  Buzz

An 1888 church in Brewerytown this week begins its transformation into a 2014 apartment complex. Brad Maule reports on the latest at St. Augustine Church of the Covenant > more

Bacon, Greenberger, And Beyond: Talking Philadelphia Planning Tonight

Bacon, Greenberger, And Beyond: Talking Philadelphia Planning Tonight

July 30, 2013  |  Buzz

  With a star studded lineup, Next City will this evening bring Ed Bacon back to the fore with a discussion titled "Revisiting Ed Bacon’s Legacy > more

At Former Synagogue Near South Street, Development Plans Include Preservation

At Former Synagogue Near South Street, Development Plans Include Preservation

July 25, 2013  |  Buzz

Sources point to condos in the former Antiquarian's Delight antique mall in Queen Village. Chris Mote has the story > more

Dreaming Big At City Hall

Dreaming Big At City Hall

July 23, 2013  |  Buzz

On your next visit to the Unit of Certified Records or the Observation Tower at Billy Penn's feet, look up as you enter City Hall. The grand stairwell of the main visitors entrance in the northeast corner of the building is, for the next two months, adorned with Dream Flags > more

Praisin' The Trane

Praisin’ The Trane

July 17, 2013  |  Buzz

Though he's been gone nearly 50 years, John Coltrane's legacy has never been larger in his adopted hometown. Two events, one this week in Brewerytown and one next month at IHouse, help to maintain his profile—and preserve his home > more

At Last, The Festival Instagram Contest Winner

At Last, The Festival Instagram Contest Winner

July 15, 2013  |  Buzz

The Hidden City Festival is over, and with that comes a grand prize winner in the #igers_philly_hiddencity Instagram contest. And that winner is . . . > more

A Kensington Press Asks, What's The Future Of The Rustbelt?

A Kensington Press Asks, What’s The Future Of The Rustbelt?

June 19, 2013  |  Buzz

The Head & The Hand Press, a project of Hidden City contributor Nic Esposito, reinvents the almanac. Tonight, he'll be at the Free Library to discuss the future of the literary form and the American city > more

Aerial Ballet Coming To The Schuylkill The Next Two Sundays

Aerial Ballet Coming To The Schuylkill The Next Two Sundays

June 13, 2013  |  Buzz

Been jonesing for a musical trapeze performance on the Strawberry Mansion Bridge? Alie + the Brigade and A Stick and A Stone have got you covered the next two Sundays > more

@hiddencityphila + @igers_philly = #igers_philly_hiddencity

@hiddencityphila + @igers_philly = #igers_philly_hiddencity

June 12, 2013  |  Buzz

Three weeks to go in the Hidden City Festival, three weeks to win prizes via the Instagram contest with @hiddencityphila and @igers_philly > more

Hilary Jay To Be First Director Of Center For Architecture

Hilary Jay To Be First Director Of Center For Architecture

June 6, 2013  |  Buzz

The move marks the beginning of the next stage of Design Philadelphia, which began in 2005 > more

Collapse At Salvation Army Store At 22nd & Market; Story Updated (2:09PM)

Collapse At Salvation Army Store At 22nd & Market; Story Updated (2:09PM)

June 5, 2013  |  Buzz

Reports emerging of a building collapse in Center City > more

A Festival Route For Your Festival Pass

A Festival Route For Your Festival Pass

May 31, 2013  |  Buzz

Thinking of getting a festival day pass but not sure which sites to visit? Why not visit ALL of them? A suggested driving route leads to all nine sites in one day, and six of them are within a short walk to the Market-Frankford El > more

Hidden City Now Visible On Instagram

Hidden City Now Visible On Instagram

May 30, 2013  |  Buzz

  Sensing a dearth in our social media participation—Facebook and Twitter are getting lonely—Hidden City has at last activated an Instagram account that has been in > more

Scenes From The Opening Of Paine's Park

Scenes From The Opening Of Paine’s Park

May 23, 2013  |  Buzz

A dozen years of planning and organizing produces Philadelphia's first intentional skate park, which opened yesterday > more

Everyday Livin' At The Library Company

Everyday Livin’ At The Library Company

May 20, 2013  |  Buzz

With an ephemera exhibition opening tomorrow, the Library Company of Philadelphia brings us a collectible slice of life. Remnants of Everyday Life: Historical Ephemera in the Workplace, Street, and Home accentuates design in items ranging from souvenirs to trade cards to paper dolls from the late 18th to mid-20th centuries > more

Find Out About 4224 Baltimore, Starting Tonight

Find Out About 4224 Baltimore, Starting Tonight

May 20, 2013  |  Buzz

A developer has plans to build 92 units (with only 6 parking spaces) on the corner of 43rd & Baltimore, across the street from Clark Park—but they're open to suggestions. Clarkmore Group LLC and the Spruce Hill Community Association begin their community engagement process this evening at the International House > more

Partial Demolition Approved At Gretz Brewery

Partial Demolition Approved At Gretz Brewery

May 15, 2013  |  Buzz

L&I approves demo of oldest part of brewery at Germantown Avenue and Oxford Street and will press the building's owner Tony Rufo to move ahead with redevelopment of the rest > more

All Aboard For GPTMC's New Neighborhoods Campaign

All Aboard For GPTMC’s New Neighborhoods Campaign

May 8, 2013  |  Buzz

Mayor Nutter joined Meryl Levitz and GPTMC this week for a trolley tour through three neighborhoods highlighted in the new Philadelphia Neighborhoods tourism campaign > more

Data Democratized: CultureBlocks Launches

Data Democratized: CultureBlocks Launches

April 30, 2013  |  Buzz

Envisioning a richly calibrated tool for urban investment, the City's Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy today unveiled a mapping tool for everyone. Vivienne Tang has the story > more

Drexel Acquires Firestone Parcel At 32nd & Market

Drexel Acquires Firestone Parcel At 32nd & Market

April 30, 2013  |  Buzz

Long sought parcel helps University connect to envisioned "innovation neighborhood" and achieve master plan goals for mixed use development and street life > more

A Pier Into The Future

A Pier Into The Future

April 26, 2013  |  Buzz

Tomorrow, get to know Washington Avenue Green and the future of Pier 53. Ecofest will be a morning full of events, including a presentation of the plans for the pier's transformation from post-industrial decay to a back-to-nature park > more

A Newer Pavilion For An Older Bell

A Newer Pavilion For An Older Bell

April 24, 2013  |  Buzz

An RFQ has been put out by Christ Church for a new facility to house its historic Great Bell—a bell cast fifty years before the Liberty Bell at the same foundry > more

The Other Philadelphia Experiment

The Other Philadelphia Experiment

April 19, 2013  |  Buzz

You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to check out the screening of "The Philadelphia Experiment" at the Cinedelphia Film Festival. Harry K has the backstory--real or imagined? > more

Building Against Hunger At Liberty Place

Building Against Hunger At Liberty Place

April 15, 2013  |  Buzz

Back for a seventh year in the Rotunda at Liberty Place, Canstruction brings out the creative best of local architects, engineers, and contractors, all for the fight against hunger > more

Filling The Square With The Empty Air

Filling The Square With The Empty Air

April 5, 2013  |  Buzz

A new iPhone app opens up a new audible experience just by walking through Rittenhouse Square > more

Penn's Landing Design Begins

Penn’s Landing Design Begins

April 4, 2013  |  Buzz

The Delaware Waterfront Corporation chose the London-based Hargreaves Associates to begin six month's work on a site plan that includes capping a section of I-95 and Columbus Boulevard, tying the grid and waterfront together > more

Imaginative Lighting Proposed For Fishtown

Imaginative Lighting Proposed For Fishtown

April 2, 2013  |  Buzz

The Art Commission will evaluate the renderings for "The Three Clans," by Donald Lipski > more

Schuylkill River Trail: Shawmont–MontCo Open Again, Better Than Ever

Schuylkill River Trail: Shawmont–MontCo Open Again, Better Than Ever

March 28, 2013  |  Buzz

The Schuylkill River Trail is back in business between Shawmont and Montgomery County. Mike Szilagyi tells us how it got here—and where it's going > more

Talkin' Casinos

Talkin’ Casinos

March 27, 2013  |  Buzz

Heads up: the Planning Commission is hosting a series of open houses this week on the six proposals vying for the casino license that will be awarded later this year > more

Ceremony Celebrates Comeback Of Catharine Thorn Fountain

Ceremony Celebrates Comeback Of Catharine Thorn Fountain

March 25, 2013  |  Buzz

Catharine Thorn Fountain is turned on, re-enlivening the 23rd-South-Grays Ferry triangle. Rob Lybeck is there, supporting his neighborhood > more

Salvage Begins On Pennsport Church, Condos Coming

Salvage Begins On Pennsport Church, Condos Coming

March 22, 2013  |  Buzz

St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, which closed recently, will be demolished > more

Opening Day Near For Batting Cages At Sixth And Girard

Opening Day Near For Batting Cages At Sixth And Girard

March 21, 2013  |  Buzz

Time to get swinging. The long anticipated Everybody Hits will open in April. It's the latest use for a storied building > more

Young Philadelphia Architects Take Center Stage

Young Philadelphia Architects Take Center Stage

March 15, 2013  |  Buzz

The opening reception for the 2012 Philadelphia Emerging Architecture Prize is on Monday—and you're invited > more

Last Gasp For Two Historic Banks In Kensington?

Last Gasp For Two Historic Banks In Kensington?

March 14, 2013  |  Buzz

Two adjacent banks built in Kensington in the 1880s are threatened with demolition. Christopher Mote has the story of the state tax credits that might make that happen > more

Deal Reached On Development At Episcopal Cathedral

Deal Reached On Development At Episcopal Cathedral

March 13, 2013  |  Buzz

Move paves way for tower at 38th and Chestnut--and continued preservation of historic church > more

Take A Hidden City Field Trip On Your iPhone

Take A Hidden City Field Trip On Your iPhone

March 8, 2013  |  Buzz

Google has announced the launch of Field Trip for the iPhone, joining Android as the two devices on which this tour-guide-as-app resides. Hidden City Philadelphia is a content-providing partner > more

Farnham, Of Historical Commission, Postpones Discussion Of Rule Change

Farnham, Of Historical Commission, Postpones Discussion Of Rule Change

March 7, 2013  |  Buzz

The rule change could make it easier for a developer to claim an economic hardship in a request for demolition of an historic property > more