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You Can Pick Up a Free Tree for Your Property This Fall

Trees and Pennsylvania go way back. Students of Latin will of course know that our state’s name translates to “Penn’s woods.” And William Penn himself, […]

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The Greener Case for More Trees in Philly

I recently met someone who was unhappy about moving from D.C. to Philadelphia for a new job. He found our town “depressing and ugly.” As […]

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Philly’s Biggest Winners of 2016

Believe it or not, a few people actually succeeded in the otherwise godforsaken 2016. Here’s to all the do-gooders, overachievers, strivers, thrivers, and folks who won so […]

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William Penn Foundation to Donate $100 Million to Philly’s Public Spaces

A local nonprofit is lending a big hand to public spaces in Philadelphia. The William Penn Foundation will donate $100 million — the largest grant in the […]


Mayor Kenney Officially Ends Ban On Serving Food in Public Parks

Philadelphia has removed a dormant ban prohibiting serving food in public parks, the Kenney administration announced today. The ban, which the city tried to implement four years […]

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Why Real Philadelphians Instinctively Hate Shiny New Things

Not long ago a treasured possession of mine — an audio tape my dad made when I was about four — got ruined. Somehow the tape […]


Kenney’s Massive, Costly Plan to Make Over Rec Centers, Parks and Libraries

Mayor Jim Kenney just revealed his most meaningful proposal to date, one that could become the signature accomplishment of his first term if he pulls it off. […]


Waterfront Wishes: Bridesburg Neighbors Voice Desires For New Riverfront Park

Long-earmarked in city-wide and waterfront master plan studies as potentially viable for parkland or anything other than its industrial past, the 9.4-acre riverfront parcel at 3101 […]

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10 Best Picnic Spots in Philly 

Picnics are good for many things: soaking up some sun (with a layer of sunscreen on, of course!); avoiding a sad-desk-lunch situation; posting no-shoe, feet-on-blanket selfies […]

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Love Your Park Week Schedule: Mother’s Day Events, Clothing Swaps, an Edible Bugs Dinner and More

Philly’s Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation just announced the jam-packed itinerary for the third-annual Love Your Park Week, taking place May 10-17. […]

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“Mosquito” Wards Off Loitering Philly Teens

CBS Philly reports on how city parks officials are using technology to ward off loitering teens:


Tom Haverfoods: No Better Way To Waste A Day

I would’ve posted about this yesterday, but I actually spent so much time refreshing the page and laughing my dumb ass off that I ran […]