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Just Listed: Loft Condo in The Phoenix

What images come to your mind when you hear the phrases “loft apartment for rent” or “loft condo for sale”? I’ll bet they contain lots […]

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How to Get Around Philadelphia on July 4th

Every year Philadelphia goes all out for Independence Day, which is fitting, considering this is where it all started. To close out a week of free Fourth […]

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Eakins Oval Is Getting a “Family Friendly” Extension for Summer

This summer, Eakins Oval park will be bigger than ever — so big, in fact, that it will spill out beyond the Oval itself. For […]

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Being Ben and Betsy: The Double Lives of Philly’s Historical Interpreters

It’s mighty easy to get swept up in revolutionary fervor while walking the cobblestones by Independence Hall, especially once the tourist high season hits and […]

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Panelists Ponder the Parkway’s Next 100 Years

Back around 1917, when the Fairmount Parkway was just beginning its process of becoming, two Frenchmen produced what turned out to be rival visions for […]

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Ben Franklin Parkway: Philly’s Grandest Flop

“The construction of the Parkway is the greatest Twentieth Century accomplishment of any city of the world.” So wrote a breathless Andrew Wright Crawford in […]

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Cyclists, Rejoice: The Ben Franklin Bridge Is Getting a Major Upgrade

It’s been a good couple of years for pedestrian-and-bike bridges and walkways around these parts: We got the Manayunk Bridge, then Sullivan’s Bridge, both of which […]

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OPINION: The Ben Franklin Bridge Climbers and the Pursuit of “Art”

Two young men dressed all in black climbed to the top of the Ben Franklin Bridge last week, and the people down below wanted to […]

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Police Arrest Climbers on Top of Ben Franklin Bridge

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. Police conducted a high-altitude arrest early this morning after two people climbed on top of […]

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NFL Announces Plans for Fan Festival on Parkway During Draft

The NFL Draft is in Philadelphia this year. Now the NFL has let us know what they’ll have for us to do between picks. “In […]

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Barnes Foundation to Build $5.8M Addition

What do you do when 93,000 square feet of space just isn’t cutting it anymore? Well, for the Barnes Foundation, the answer is simple: expand. […]

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How They’ll Fix Ben Franklin’s Gravesite

Ben Franklin’s grave’s all cracked and broken. But don’t blame the pennies. Earlier this month, the Christ Church Preservation Fund launched a GoFundMe for much-needed […]

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We Asked Guster: What’s It Like to Play the Philly Half-Marathon?

“Do you see a space blanket on me?” Guster’s Ryan Miller says to the crowd assembled in front of the stage on the Benjamin Franklin […]

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The Ben Franklin Bridge Will Glow Rainbow for Orlando Victims

#BenFranklinBridge to pay tribute to Orlando victims & their families. https://t.co/XPzOjzrp6L #OrlandoUnited pic.twitter.com/xHar4JJVK5 — DRPA (@DRPA_PAandNJ) June 14, 2016 The Ben Franklin Bridge will light […]

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12 Things You Might Not Know About the Constitutional Convention

On May 25th, 1787, what came to be known as the Constitutional Convention convened at the State House in Philly. Originally called merely to tweak […]