Renovations at Iconic Gateway Arch Aim to Improve Visitor Access

One of America’s greatest tourist attractions is getting a multimillion dollar makeover to improve access for visitors. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and state and city officials and other partners
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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...)

New Life For Reading Viaduct

Abandoned Reading Viaduct – an elevated train tract that runs through the Callowhill and Chinatown neighborhoods – was out of service since 1984 after carrying trains into Center City for almost 100 years. Right now the old Viaduct is overtaken by grass and trees, though it still offers a magnificent view (more...)

Celebrating 80 Years of Fine Art in Philadelphia

Celebrating 80 Years of Fine Art in Philadelphia by Organizing 2 of the Country's Most Respected Art Shows June & September 2011 Who could have known, so many years ago, that the efforts of a few students, looking for a way to exhibit their art work, would 80 years later become one of the most respected and (more...)

Green Plan 2015 For Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter announced "a bold action plan to transform 500 acres of empty or underused land into publicly accessible green space in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia” over the next five years. The debate over keeping the Fairmount Park system intact versus merging parks with the Recreation Department was often bitter and (more...)

$2.7 Million For Rush State Park Improvements

State Sen. Mike Stack today joined elected officials, the Rendell administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Parkwood Civic Association to announce significant state funding to make improvements to Benjamin Rush State Park in Northeast Philadelphia. The $2.7 million in capital budget funding will go toward (more...)

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