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    • Delaware River cleanup at Pier 68

CDAG, United By Blue and citizens who believe in a better environment tackle Delaware River piers cleanup

On a powder blue skyed, perfect fall Saturday an army of 50 right-minded volunteers fell in behind the Central Delaware Advocacy Group and the environmentally aware apparel company United By Blue…

    • CDAG Volunteer Delaware River Waterfront Cleanup

CDAG volunteer Delaware River waterfront cleanup

Saturday, September 27 , 2014: 10 am to 2 pm: Pier 70 to Pier 53 Meet at the back of WalMart accessed via Pier 70 Boulevard off Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Parking at…

    • Washington Avenue Green
Eyes on the Street

Glimpses of Delaware Riverfront revival below Washington Avenue

The Spruce Street Harbor Park may have stolen the waterfront thunder this year but big, more permanent, things are also happening along the Central Delaware waterfront. Perhaps nowhere is more exciting…

    • The path toward the land buoy and a chart of birds that might be spotted. Photo by Douglas Bovitt for DRWC.

New Pier 53 park opens on the Delaware, near Washington Ave.

The pier where many Philadelphia families first arrived in this country now welcomes visitors from shore as the city's newest riverfront park. Pier 53, located in Pennsport near the intersection of…

    • New skyline

August 5: No action on school funding | Pier 53 could open soon | Suburban poverty on the rise | What's next for Destination Maternity building?

Governor Tom Corbett and top Republican leaders met yesterday to try to save the enabling legislation that would allow Philadelphia to raise the cigarette tax to fund schools, and they came…

    • A photo of the Hermione replica, courtesy of the Friends of L' Hermione

Tall ships, including a replica of Gen. Lafayette's, coming to the Delaware next summer

Huge sailing ships will head into Philadelphia and Camden next summer for the first tall ship festival held here since 2000, and L'Hermione, a replica of the ship that brought General…

    • Photo taken in May shows that DRWC fencing was cut

Exclusive: Teens using waterfront trail, piers in Pennsport for drinking parties

Organization that controls the trail and piers says it will change security procedures; police will reportedly increase patrols. Pennsport Civic Pres. says an improved community/river connection would bring more people and…

    • Bloomsday at the Rosenbach
Eyes on the Street

June 16-22: Al fresco all week

This week it's all about being outside: for literature, supper, entertainment, and exploring green spots. Here's what's on: READ: Bloomsday Monday, June 16, 9:30am-11:30am at the Free Library Parkway Central branch…

    • Work in progress at Pier 53. Photo courtesy DRWC.

A sneak peek at the transformation of Pier 53

While the city's former immigration pier won't officially open as the latest Delaware River park until August, a sneak peek at that history, and the current ecology, happens later this month.…

    • Waterfront Winterfest at Penn's Landing, Photo by Ed Savaria

Summer version of Winterfest coming to Penn's Landing; new pier parks opening this summer and fall

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation's Winterfest helped make this ice skating season the most successful yet, DRWC Vice President Jodie Milkman told the board's executive committee Thursday. And DRWC staffers are…

    • Philadelphia Art Commission

Art Commission gives nod to Pier 53, Rodin Square

The Philadelphia Art Commission advanced three projects by granting them final approval at its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday. First, the Commission reviewed revised renderings, based on notes…

    • new west entrance interior original

Art Commission gives conceptual nods to Art Museum work, Pier 53 park

In a leisurely meeting that saw a modest proposal for a wetlands park merit almost as much consideration as an ambitious, albeit still pie-in-the-sky, plan for renovations to the Philadelphia Museum…

    • Pier 53 from the shore

Work begins on new Pier 53 park

A bit less than a year from now, Pier 53 will open as a new waterfront park, a place where visitors can touch the water, take in views up and down…

    • Rendering of the future Pier 53 Park

How-to Penn's Landing study underway

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Board of Directors also learned Friday that construction would soon begin on the north side of the Race Street connector, saw a new Pier 53 rendering…

    • North Hancock Street
    • oldcity
    • Artist Jody Pinto's Pier 53 Land Buoy at night

Pier 53 designs to be unveiled at Saturday's Eco-Fest

Plans to transform Pier 53 into park space will be unveiled on-site Saturday, during a morning of birdwatching and other ecologically themed events. Plans shown at Friday's Delaware River Waterfront Corporation…

    • Penn Street Trail, looking south

Construction of Penn Street Trail starts next month

Construction will begin next month on the Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware River trail, which will stretch from the end of Spring Garden Street, along Columbus Boulevard to Penn…

    • Meeting participants posted their thoughts on this arbor idea

The art of turning Pier 53 into a park

The work of turning what was once Philadelphia's Ellis Island into the gateway of a Delaware River wetlands park has begun. About 50 people attended the first public input session on…

    • RBA rendering, birdseye view of Penn Street Trail

DRWC unveils Penn Street Trail renderings, and will soon hire designer for Spring Garden Connector

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation planners unveiled renderings of the Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware Waterfront Trail at Friday's board meeting.This section of the trail will connect a greenway…

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