Valentine’s Day 2013 In Philadelphia

When Valentine's Day comes in Philadelphia, we need something special and romantic. And? The City has plenty of great options: A chocolate tour On Thursday, February 14, 2013, you can choose a chocolate tour, which begins at 12:45 pm. and run
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Population In the Center City of Philadelphia Is Growing

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corp. released a report, which shows that population in the Center City of Philadelphia is growing. According to CBS News, "lured by jobs, city amenities and the ability to get around without a car, more people are living in Center City, resulting (more...)

Philadelphia Named America’s Most Bikable Large City

The website www.walkscore.com, in collaboration with researchers at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, announced that Philadelphia ranks as the ninth most bikeable city United States and the best city for biking with a population more than one (more...)

Tree Lighting Ceremonies In Philadelphia

See the city in a whole new light. Lisa Nutter will turn on the lights on the holiday tree at the City of Philadelphia’s annual Tree lighting Spectacular on Wednesday, December 5 at LOVE Park in Center City. The center of Love Park will come alive with the sights and (more...)

Free Saturday Parking for Holiday Shoppers In Center City of Philadelphia

“The Philadelphia Parking Authority is pleased to join with Mayor Michael Nutter and be a part of spreading the holiday joy and encouraging shoppers to patronize local merchants during the holidays,” , PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty said. He announced that, “to support holiday shopping, meter parking city wide will (more...)

Philadelphia Quarterly Homless Street Count Shows Decrease

The quarterly Point in Time Homeless Count revealed a 2 percent decrease in Philadelphia’s street homeless population. The recent count showed 588 persons living on city streets, as opposed to 601 last summer. “Since 2008, our Administration has been working in a systematic way to reduce homelessness by (more...)

Mayor Nutter Gives High Marks To ‘Class of 2012’ ‘

Top of the Class: Mayor’s High School Graduation Celebration’ salutes students for their accomplishments and academic leaders announce scholarship recipient. Mayor Michael A. Nutter unofficially closed the books on the school year by celebrating the achievements of  nearly 1,000 high school graduates from more than 80 local schools today in (more...)

Renovation Of Dilworth Plaza Will Reinvigorate Center City

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, City Council President Darrell Clarke, representatives of the Center City District and SEPTA, and Philadelphia labor officials for the groundbreaking of a $50 million investment (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...)

Ed Bronstein: About Neighborhood

"This show will consist of paintings done around Center City, Philadelphia, with specific interest in the artist’s local neighborhood, the Fitler Square area. The paintings are mostly oils, the smallest consisting of "vignettes" of buildings highlighting the visual diversity that the artist has observed (more...)

Youth Curfew Throughout Philadelphia

Mayor Michael A. Nutter proposed legislation to extend and expand the City of Philadelphia’s curfew for minors as part of a coordinated response to “flash mobs” and teen violence, including more enforcement and sustainable, positive opportunities for young people. “ Today, legislation was introduced by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown to tackle (more...)

Aftershock of 5.9 Earthquake Hits Philadelphia

Aftershock of 5.9 Earthquake Hits Philadelphia

Living in Center City, Philadelphia, there are things that I get to experience that most other parts of the state, or even country, don’t—the best cheesesteaks around, water-ice at every corner… earthquakes.  Wait, what?  On August 23rd around 1:50 PM, Philadelphia was hit with the

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Young Lawbreakers At Philadelphia Mall

Young Lawbreakers At Philadelphia Mall

One day last week 35 teenagers met at Wendy's around dinnertime at 15th and Chestnut, in Center City and started to hassle pedestrians, overturned tables and display signs in the Liberty Place mall. But police officers quickly quelled the unrest by arresting five teens 14-17 years old and dispersing others. Daily News (more...)

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