Free Saturday Parking for Holiday Shoppers

PPA Announces Free Saturday Parking for Holiday Shoppers. Discounted garage parking offered as well in center city Philadelphia Parking Authority Executive Director Vince Fenerty announced, “free meter parking city wide after 11:00 AM every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.” According to
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$10 Million Grant To Improve Northeast

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz announced, that a $10 million grant to upgrade more than 100 existing traffic signals along three transit arteries covering nearly 16 miles in Philadelphia—the majority of them along Castor, Oxford and Bustleton Avenues in the Northeast. In October, Schwartz wrote a letter (more...)

Philadelphia:Arts, Culture & The Creative Economy

The Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council (MCAC) yesterday presented Mayor Michael A. Nutter with Creative Philadelphia: A Vision Plan for Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy; a plan that establishes a clear set of goals, objectives and strategies to realize Philadelphia’s vision for a thriving artistic and creative community. The document is (more...)

Menorah Car Parade in Philadelphia

Hanukkah (sometimes spelled "Chanukah") is known as the Feastival of Lights, a Jewish holiday that commemorates Israel’s freedom from the oppressive Syrian-Greek rule and the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. That is why in Hebrew, the word “hanukkah” means “dedication.” Hanukkah falls on the (more...)

Broad & Vine Intersection:New Redlight Camera

CBS News reported, "that the 20th red light camera in Philadelphia is now up and running in Center City." It is on the Broad and Vine intersection with a  camera. The camera is snapping pictures of drivers who do not stop on the red light There was a two-month (more...)

Dickens Village Show

A Philadelphia tradition for more than 20 years, the third floor of Macy’s is transformed into “Dickens Village” for the holiday season. The 6,000-square-foot Village brings Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol to life with more than 100 fully animated figures reenacting 26 of the story’s (more...)

Holiday Window Display In Macy’s

Macy’s Department Store in Center City of Philadelphia is home to some of most famous holiday window displays each year. The window displays are unveiled now, it is on view in time for Thanksgiving. CBS News reported, that " Santa stopped by Macy’s to help the store unveil (more...)

Groundbreaking Of Lardner’s Point Park In NE

On Monday, November 21st, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz will kick off the groundbreaking ceremony of a $1.5 million project to create a riverfront park on the Delaware River in Northeast Philadelphia. Schwartz will be joined by former Congressman and Chairman of the Delaware River City Corporation (more...)

Porch at 30th Street Station

On Market St., between 30th Street Station and the site of the former US Post Office building a new public space – “The Porch” at 30th Street Station has been open in November. The parking lane along the Market Street side of 30th Station was closed to (more...)

Occupy Philly:Health And Safety

At a noon news conference, Mayor Michael A. Nutter raised a series of public health and public safety concerns regarding the Occupy Philly site on Dilworth Plaza. The Mayor said that the Occupy Philly contingent has noticeably changed since its arrival in early October and has refused to establish regular (more...)

Philly is One of the Nation’s Most Walkable Cities

It’s no secret, walking is stylish right now. As gas prices grow, concern over environmental issues increases daily, people grow more concerned over their fitness, cities become more trendy and populated and so on, walking continues to become a major trend, and why not if it's always fun to take (more...)

Officials Break Ground On Venice Island Tank

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, joined by Congressman Chaka Fattah, City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. and city officials, broke ground on the Venice Island underground storage tank, a $46 million, Water Department funded project that will improve water quality in the Schuylkill River. The purpose of the project is to divert water (more...)

Philadelphia and Suburbs Expect Snow on Saturday

If you haven’t unpack your warm winter clothes yet, it’s probably time to do so, as a cold air front is heading towards Philadelphia and its suburbs. This Saturday, as meteorologist are certain about, a storm system of some really cold air and rains would bring as much as 4-6” of (more...)

Vacant Property Owners Responsible For Blight

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Licenses and Inspections (L&I) Commissioner Fran Burns announced new efforts to reduce the number of vacant and blighted properties in Philadelphia. The new initiative will better hold private owners accountable for the maintenance of their vacant property.  L&I has identified approximately 25,000 unoccupied structures believed to (more...)

Vibrant, Attractive and Competitive Philadelphia

In March 1991, the Center City District (CCD) set out to revive Philadelphia's downtown, which was widely perceived as dirty, dangerous and dull. The goal of this private-sector sponsored business improvement district (BID) was to accomplish nothing less than a re-creation of Center City, to transform (more...)

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