Philly’s Leaf and Recycling Program Begins Today

2015-11-09T13:19:34-05:00November 9th, 2015|

It’s fall and that means leaves are falling all over our city streets. The leaves may create the perfect scenery for beautiful fall photos, but they also pile up and clog our walkways and roads. That’s why we’re offering this friendly reminder that the Streets Department’s 2015 Philly Leaf and Recycling Program begins today and [...]

The Eagles Have Landed in Dallas

2015-11-08T18:26:02-05:00November 8th, 2015|

Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) and Dallas Cowboys (2-5) are at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas tonight to square off in this week's edition of Sunday Night Football. It's a big, must-win game for both teams. The nationally televised game airs on NBC, but if you’re not near a television or don't have NBC for some reason, there's another [...]

Philadelphia Poised To Become First US World Heritage City

2015-11-06T14:33:14-05:00November 6th, 2015|

America’s birthplace is poised to become the country’s first World Heritage City, joining more than 200 other places that have played pivotal roles in human history. The city qualifies because Independence Hall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Liberty Bell is nearby. City officials say the designation also reflects the city’s evolution into an economic and educational hub and [...]

Philadelphia Announces 99th Mayor

2015-11-04T17:12:02-05:00November 4th, 2015|

James F. Kenney, a former councilman and son of a South Philadelphia firefighter who promised to implement a regimen of progressive municipal policies, has been elected the city’s 99th mayor. Kenney, a Democrat, trounced his nominal Republican opposition, businesswoman Melissa Murray Bailey, after drawing widespread support from voters across the city. He had equally strong [...]

Two New Target Stores Scheduled to Set Up Shop in Center City

2015-10-29T15:47:47-05:00October 29th, 2015|

Target is in the final planning stages for two new stores in the Center City section of Philadelphia. The two stores, one at 1900 Chestnut Street (about 23,000 sq. ft.) and the other at 1112 Chestnut (about 22,000 sq. ft.), are expected to be a smaller footprint than a typical Target store. The merchandise assortment [...]

Bill Nye The Science Guy Coming to the Franklin Institute

2015-10-11T23:13:20-05:00October 11th, 2015|

Scientist, engineer, comedian, inventor, and New York Times bestselling author Bill Nye “The Science Guy” will debut his new book, “Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World,” during an interview with WHYY host Maiken Scott at the Franklin Institute on Monday, November 9. Tickets for the event in the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial at the [...]

After 34-Years We Say Goodbye to Philadelphia City Paper

2015-10-08T14:17:01-05:00October 8th, 2015|

The Philadelphia City Paper, founded by Bruce Schimmel, will print its last issue next week. Check out the goodbye article by the alternative paper’s Editor-in-Chief Lillian Swanson. Our loss and Philly's, too The typewriter you saw on the cover was used at the beginning of City Paper's life, in November 1981, as Bruce Schimmel produced the first [...]

Experience the City’s Newest View

2015-09-24T13:46:39-05:00September 24th, 2015|

This November visitors and residents alike will be able to experience the best view of Philadelphia thanks to the new One Liberty Observation Deck. Those visiting the new observation deck will climb 883 feet up, via a state-of-the-art elevator, to an enclosed deck to get a top-down look at iconic sights like City Hall, the [...]

Inflate Your Bike Tires and Join the PopeRide

2015-09-24T12:13:01-05:00September 24th, 2015|

Transportation may be halted and roads may be closed in Philadelphia this weekend for Pope Francis’s visit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the city. Why not make the best of it and join the PopeRide, a fun bike ride to be held on mostly-closed-to-traffic city streets on Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. “It’s [...]

City Hall to Serve as Canvas for Unique Art Installation

2015-09-04T14:16:03-05:00September 4th, 2015|

Interactive Visual Design Kicks Off National Art Exhibition Red Bull Art of Can Dilworth Park and the west façade of Philadelphia’s City Hall will serve as a setting and canvas for a unique visual art installation beginning on Thursday, October 1. The piece is part of the 2015 Red Bull Art of Can [...]