Posts Tagged ‘Fairmount Park’

How Can You Know What It Means To Be Here

How Can You Know What It Means To Be Here

June 24, 2014  |  Possible City

What explains the power of place, of Fairmount Park especially, to give meaning to our lives? Nathaniel Popkin on three writers drawn to the park, including the great poet Stephen Berg, who died 12 days ago > more

My Favorite Place: Smith Memorial Playground

My Favorite Place: Smith Memorial Playground

June 13, 2014  |  My Favorite Place

It's like a slide in your dreams, the 44-feet-long by 12-feet-wide slope of hard maple at Smith Memorial Playground that's been around since 1905. Small wonder this remarkable place is someone's favorite spot in town > more

A New Life For Old Fairmount Park

A New Life For Old Fairmount Park

May 16, 2014  |  Vantage

With the release of The New Fairmount Park this week, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and PennPraxis aim to patch disparate parts of the beloved but aging park. With connection at its core, the plan ranges from cheap and easy short-term goals to expensive and grandiose visions. Brad Maule argues the short-term items are enough to keep us busy for a while > more

Farewell To Giovanni's Room

Farewell To Giovanni’s Room

May 15, 2014  |  Morning Blend

The importance of Giovanni’s Room within the city’s history, the National Archives wants to relocate from Center City to Northeast Philly, labor solidarity at the Convention Center, and plans for a business improvement district on North Broad > more

Parishioners of “Manayunk’s Cathedral” Determined To Save Historic Church

Parishioners of “Manayunk’s Cathedral” Determined To Save Historic Church

April 11, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Committee formed to tackle St. John the Baptist’s challenges, high levels of lead detected in Philly soil, first hotel opens at the Navy Yard, and N3RD St signs being installed > more