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Dept. of Minor Miracles: Nobody Is Parked on the Broad Street Median Today

This morning, South Philly residents awoke to see something most of them had never seen in their lifetimes: South Broad Street completely free of parked cars in […]

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PPA: We’ll Tow Your Car If You Park In the Middle of Broad Street During DNC

People have been parking their cars in the middle of Broad Street for as long as anyone can remember, even though it’s against the law. […]

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Panic at the Narberth Parklet!

Here in Philadelphia, we have to deal with things like stop-and-frisk, the tax abatement, and the sinister soda tax. But a few miles away in […]


Is There a Big Hotel in the Works on 19th Street?

Up until last month, 29 S. 19th St. was one of a row of 19th-century homes-turned-commercial structures that survived the transformation of West Market Street […]


New Bill Would Wipe Out Older Parking Fines

Have you gotten a ticket for parking in a loading zone or overstaying the two-hour parking restrictions? Did you do it more than three years ago […]

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Study: Center City Lost 7 Percent of Off-Street Public Parking

The Center City construction boom has converted a bunch of parking lots into apartments and offices, resulting in a 7 percent drop in the total […]


Luxe Valet is “Pausing” Service in Philadelphia

Any startup leader will tell you that if you’re going to fail — fail fast. Armed with a sleek smartphone app and a team of drivers dressed […]

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State Senator Wants to Privatize the PPA; Jim Kenney Disagrees

The Pennsylvania Senate’s top Republican wants to privatize the Philadelphia Parking Authority, saying the new arrangement would increase funding to the city’s public schools.

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The Worst Parking Lots in Philadelphia

Driving in the Philadelphia area is notoriously stressful, from the infamous Schuylkill Expressway to an increasingly clogged Center City and University City with all their […]

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New Parking App Touted by the PPA Does Exactly Nothing You Want It To

When we read last week on the Philadelphia Parking Authority blog (yes, the Philadelphia Parking Authority actually has a blog, and yes, we look at […]

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Broad Street Median Parking Spotlighted on ESPN

Three years ago, I wrote about the establishing shots that are always used during national sports broadcasts played in Philly: LOVE Park, the Rocky statue […]

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What Does Parkway Have Planned for the Basciano Properties on Market Street?

News broke recently that Richard Basciano was selling off his real estate holdings in Center City, most notably, multiple parcels along Market Street West. Though Brandywine […]


Headlines: Richard Basciano Sells Off Large Chunk of Market Street West

It looks as though Richard Basciano, through a company called STB Investment Corp., is selling off his clutch of properties along Market Street West. Jacob […]


Dual Apartment Buildings at Broad and Callowhill on Track for Groundbreaking

It’s been well over a year since we’ve checked in on the two mammoth lots that encompass the the southeast and southwest corners of North […]


Valet Park Anywhere in Philly with New App

Parking in Philadelphia is notoriously bad. Good luck finding a public space during peek times, parking lots are expensive and often crowded, and the Philadelphia […]