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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 […]

rail park
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 […]

peco, wedding ring, sewer
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 […]

kevin dow, friends of the rail park
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, […]

Property

Explore Inner Space In the Heart of the City for $475K

Attention young couples: we’ve found the perfect condo for you. This one-bedroom unit has plenty of space for a twosome with two bathrooms and two […]

City Life

Police: Skateboarders Assaulted Man on Market Street

Police are searching for a group of skateboarders who they say attacked a man on Market Street right at the height of rush hour on […]

Be Well Philly

Is Sweat Fitness’ Broad Street Location Ever Going to Open?

When we reported, way back in December 2016, that Sweat Fitness’ Arch Street gym would be closing, we also reported that the gym chain would […]

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 […]

Foobooz

Parliament Espresso & Coffee Bar Touches Down in Center City

Philly has become a coffee battleground over the past few years, with lots of small local and national (and local-gone-national) operations duking it out for […]

City Life

Here’s a Sneak Preview of City Hall’s Awesome Holiday Light Show

‘Tis the season in Center City. Anyone visiting the recently reopened ice skating rink at Dilworth Park on Monday evening is in for a treat: […]