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PHOTOS: Pulse, Dilworth Park’s Misty Fountain Art Exhibit, Is Now Open

Last month, we told you that Dilworth Park would soon become home to Pulse, an ethereal fountain art exhibition that we’re really excited to see in […]

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Be Well Philly

There’s a Brand-New Dilworth Park Fitness Series Launching This Fall

Sad that summer’s pretty much officially over? Chin up, kiddo. While outdoor free fitness season may have come to a close, that doesn’t mean that […]

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We Can’t Wait to See Dilworth Park’s New Fountain Art Installation

The fountains at Dilworth Park are about to get a makeover. With Pulse, a new art installation coming to the park at City Hall, four-foot-tall sheets […]

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PHOTOS: Philadelphia’s First Rail Park Is Officially Open

The day has come, Philly: The city’s brand-new elevated Rail Park is (at long last) open. You can now take a leisurely stroll up what was […]

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What to Expect at Philly’s New Rail Park

If you’ve been to NYC’s High Line, you know: Abandoned railways can become beautiful public spaces when they get an urbanist makeover. After eight years […]

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Meet the Man Who’s Making Philly’s 3-Mile Rail Park a Reality

The much-anticipated first section of Philadelphia’s new Rail Park will open in less than a month. Last week, Friends of the Rail Park (one of […]

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CCD’s Paul Levy: “Obsolete” Tax Structure Is Holding Philly Back

As the founding chief executive of the Center City District, Paul Levy has played a hand in each of the business improvement district’s annual “State […]

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Center City Sips 2018: CCD Announces Higher Prices, Heavier Security

Center City Sips — at least what Sips has become — has to end. You’ve heard me say that before. So has Center City District, […]

Property

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 […]

Property

The Pieces Fall Into Place on Market Street East

This morning’s announcement that AMC will bring an eight-screen deluxe cinema to Fashion District Philadelphia is merely the latest piece of evidence that a virtuous […]

News

Center City Sips Has to End. Now.

For an opposing view, read Sandy Hingston’s “Long Live Center City Sips.” I haven’t been to Center City Sips in a couple of years. Not […]

Property

Independence Mall Rises from the Dead

Even as the Center City District (CCD) and its parent, the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC), sound warnings every now and then that Center City’s […]

Business

5 Takeaways from the 2017 “State of Center City” Report

The release of the 2017 “State of Center City” report at this morning’s quarterly meeting of the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation was a “Yes, but…” […]

Property

Is The Center City Housing Boom Sustainable?

Center City may have just regained momentum as a job generator, thanks largely to adjacent University City, but its housing market has taken off like […]

Business

How the Sharing Economy Is Changing Office Space

Two booms taken together turned Center City Philadelphia from a somewhat sleepy place at night with a buzz-cut of a skyline to a vibrant, round-the-clock […]