• 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.

September 9-13: Michel Rojkind, rojkind arquitectos | Lessons from Detroit | Mark Huppert, Preservation Green Lab | Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll

This week PennDesign's speaker series returns for the new school year, we'll see what Philly might learn from Detroit's bankruptcy, and…

September 9: First day of school and the 'new normal' | Call for memorial park at 22nd/Market | Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse peek | Roxborough Conservation Overlay | Stronger Broad and Olney | Bike share, fewer helmets

Welcome to the working week, Streeters!  Philly’s public school students are back at school today – with hardly any supplies, aides,…

More than just Twitter, SEPTA builds its social media portfolio

Last week PlanPhilly met with SEPTA to learn more about the transit agency's Twitter presence. While SEPTA's @SEPTA_Social account is…

September 6-8: Honey Fest | South Philly Gardens | Falls Bridge Dance | Feria del Barrio

We're gearing up for a beautiful weekend, folks. In addition to Fringe Fest's return, here are a couple of picks…

Studying public space usage via balloon mapping

We hear a lot about the value of “activating” public spaces through “lighter, quicker, cheaper” moves that enhance the public life…

2013 Fringe Festival picks

With a new home nearly finished and a new name: FringeArts is back for its 17th annual festival starting this…

SEPTA seeks QuietRide feedback

SEPTA's QuietRide policy is approaching four-years-old, and it's time for another QuietRide survey to check in on the fledgling program. SEPTA's…

September 3-5: Art Museum exterior tour | Bicycle Coalition volunteer night | Little Nonna's restaurant opens | Fringe Festival kicks off

TOUR: Parthenon on the Parkway Tuesday, September 3, 2:30 p.m., Philadelphia Museum of Art, west entrance. Join the Park House…

Staycation: Making a day trip of the Cobbs Creek Parkway

As part of a summer “Staycation” series, Eyes on the Street is profiling outdoor getaways that Philadelphians can explore without…

August 30-September 2: Finally Friday | Spaceship Aloha | Labor Parade and Festival

If you don’t plan on high tailing it out of town for the weekend and aren’t into the behemoth Made in…

August 30: Made in America prep | School District could sell art | High marks for Morgan Hall | Brandywine Valley visit | Camden's new bike lanes | Remembering Joan Krajewski

Happy Friday, Streeters! Get out there and soak up the symbolic last days of summer. Made in America returns to the…

The Limits of Nostalgia

The old Benjamin Franklin Museum was creative source material for Community Contributor Sue Landers. So before it was all gone she…

Additional, altered SEPTA service for Made in America Festival

The Made in America Festival returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this weekend and brings headliners Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails…

Five ideas Philly should steal from Toronto

I've been in Toronto for the past few days and came back with five easy ideas that Philly could lovingly borrow…

August 28: Remembering the March on Washington | Chamounix bridge beauty | Penn Alexander tosses waitlist | beat patrols on foot and safer streets

Good morning Streeters! Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which culminated in Dr.…

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