Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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Eakins Oval Kicks Off With a Giant Light-Up Exhibit

Philly loves a pop-up experience, and starting May 30th, there will be one of glowing proportions invading Eakins Oval, as “Future Sensations,” a massive art installation, […]


Throwback Thursdays: 1983 Restaurant Festival

Night Market is a recent phenomena in Philadelphia but it isn’t the first food festival the city has ever seen. As this photo from 1983 demonstrates, […]

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Heller: “If You’re Going to Hire Gehry, Let’s Do Gehry”

Greg Heller, author of Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics and the Building of Modern Philadelphia, knows something about the planning and evolution of Philadelphia’s Parkway. Aside […]


Morning Headlines: Inga Saffron’s Take on Building Plan Behind Rodin

An apartment building has been proposed for the narrow space behind the Rodin Museum, and you can bet the Inquirer’s Inga Saffron has feelings about […]


Financing Secured for Rodin Square Apartments

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the 293-unit apartment building to be part of the planned Rodin Square complex has received a $20 million loan to […]


Rita’s Ices Available in Center City Parks

Rita’s Italian Ices are now available at Sister Cities Park (18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway) and John F. Collins Park (1707 Chestnut Street). Cool […]


Farm Fest Comes to the Parkway

The Oval returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with Farm Fest. This Thursday, April 17th through Saturday, April 19, the Parkway will once again a […]

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A Woman Jumped Out of a Moving Cab on the Parkway Last Night

For reasons yet unknown, a 44-year-old woman jumped out of a taxicab on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway (around 18th street) around 8:30 p.m. yesterday. Police […]

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Franklin Institute Expansion News: A Kinetic Shimmer Wall By Ned Kahn

Uwishunu reports that Ned Kahn, an environmental artist from Northern California, will contribute a “kinetic shimmer wall” to the Franklin Institute’s  53,000-square-foot expansion, to open in […]

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Best of Philly: The Best Park in Philadelphia

For a city with so much green space, this is a bit of a surprise: Philadelphia Magazine has named Sister Cities Park, the new pastoral […]


This Friday Is (Kevin) Bacon Fest on the Parkway

  This Friday, July 26th you can watch some Bacon while eating bacon on the Parkway. That’s right, Food & Flicks at The Oval presents Footloose, starring THE […]


Food Trucks Head to the Oval

Eakins Oval becomes “The Oval” today, “the new shape of fun.” In an effort to transform the underutilized public space into something more, the area […]

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Parkway’s Family Court Building Now Has 3 Luxury Hotel Proposals

In October 2012, the city’s Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) issued a Request for Qualifications from developers for the acquisition of the Family Court Building […]


Love Park Debuts 15-Strong Food Truck Rotation

Love Park is introducing more than 15 new food trucks to Love Park lunchers over the summer. Wednesdays will feature new trucks with the food […]


Google Doodle Inspires Cocktail at the Four Seasons

Today is Auguste Rodin’s 172nd birthday and Google has graced its homempage with a homage to the French artist. And since the Philadelphia has a […]