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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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

Antifa Protesters “Attack” Right-Wing Figures at Green Eggs Cafe

Green Eggs Cafe in Center City would like to keep its operations limited to red velvet pancakes, stuffed french toast and eggs your way — not […]

City Life

Officials: Philly Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, Killed Lunging Dog in Center City

A Philadelphia sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a dog that lunged at him when he tried to break up a fight on Monday in Center City, […]

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City Life

You Can Get Free Snow Cones (and 7-Eleven Slurpees!) on Wednesday

Anyone looking to cool off in these hot summer temperatures can score not one, but two icy freebies on Wednesday. First up: Slurpees. It’s 7-Eleven Day […]

City Life

Center City Water Main Break Repairs Could Last Months

Philadelphia officials say it could take months for the city to finish replacing the 48-inch water main that burst and unleashed a flood in Center City […]

City Life

SEPTA Unveils Spruced-Up Center City Concourse

SEPTA leadership on Tuesday officially unveiled the first phase in the transit authority’s long-overdue renovation of Center City’s dingy and dilapidated underground concourse system. With […]

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

A PECO Worker Saved This Couple’s Wedding Ring From a Philly Gutter

About one week after Steve Brown told his wife that his wedding ring felt loose, the precious heirloom from his late grandfather slid off his finger and rolled right […]

City Life

Construction for Protected Bike Lane Trial Begins in Center City

Philadelphia took a major step toward safeguarding bicycle travel on Monday by starting construction on protected bike lanes along Market Street and JFK Boulevard between 15th and 20th […]

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

Sit-In Planned for Haters of the LOVE Park Redesign

It’s safe to say that the recent redesign of LOVE Park, one of Philly’s foremost public spaces, hasn’t been too well received by locals. The […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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, […]