• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Friends group restores 137-year-old Japanese garden in West Fairmount Park

On a pleasant sunny morning in West Fairmount Park, the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden (FJHG) rededicated the 137-year-old…

Park(ing) Day returns September 20

Park(ing) Day is slated to return to Philly streets for the sixth time on Friday, September 20, turning dozens of metered…

August 14: Pool season ending | US Airways-American merger lawsuit | Cargo bikes on Spring Garden | Drexel homestead | 5 projects improving Philly

It's a beautiful Wednesday, Streeters, make the most of it. Here's what's making news today: If you don’t think summer is…

Italian Fountain to reopen September 11

In late May we checked in on the restoration of the Italian Fountain between the Art Museum and Boathouse Row. Conservators painstakingly…

Church demolition resumes at 11th and Mt. Vernon

For more than half a year the Ruffin Nichols Memorial AME Church, a robust stone edifice at 11th and Mt.…

August 12-16: PhillyRising conference | Night Market South Street | Lower North Open House | Hawthorne Park jazz | Rittenhouse Concert | NeverEnding Story

This week look forward to events for civic do-gooders, district planning, another Night Market, and outdoor entertainment. Enjoy! MEET: 2013 PhillyRising…

August 12: Casino spend and schmooze | Convention Center and Carpenters | North Philadelphia Aztecs get new field | WalkSafePHL expands

Welcome to the working week, Streeters. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend. Here's what's buzzing this Monday morning: Applicants to…

Staycation: Kayak on the Schuylkill River

The river was murky olive green beneath my kayak and rays of light bounced off of the silt churned up by…

August 9-11: Fantastic Fridays | Ghostbusters | PA Dutch Festival | SE Asian Dragon Boat Festival | Bug Fest

This weekend is made for taking in an outdoor movie or concert, getting close to a dragon (boat) or bugs, and…

August 9: First day of school could be delayed | Home2 Suites, worst new building in city | Mantua collapse | Q&A with Nic Esposito | Regional Rail schedules change

Happy Friday, Streeters. Pay no attention to today’s humid gloom: the weekend promises to be beautiful. Here’s what’s buzzing this morning:…

August 14: PhillyRising Conference

In neighborhoods from Swampoodle to Point Breeze, PhillyRising Collaborative is helping neighbors improve their communities and combat crime by marshaling the…

Fresh glow for Schuylkill crossings

The glorious clusters of globe lights installed on the Market Street Bridge to honor the new millennium are fully illuminated once…

August 6: No new money for schools | Philly as DNC host? | 311 system upgrades | Cedar Park neighbor survey | too many eagles

Happy Tuesday, StreetersToday is the August Civic Design Review meeting, which will review three projects: Brandywine’s proposal for 1919…

Greening initiative at Lea School gets boost from Water Department, PECO

This summer the Philadelphia Water Department and PECO committed significant green (read: financial support) to the West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood…

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