1 hour ago

History For Sale on North 17th Street

...city. Take, for example, a row of twelve mansions on the western side of the 1500 block of N. 17th Street...

...mostly being used as student apartments. At this point, from what we can tell, only 1510 N. 17th St. is currently unoccupied, though developers purchased the property last year at sheriff's sale and...

Next door, 1512 N. 17th St. was redone in 2008 and is currently listed for sale for $530K. The building has...

    History For Sale on North 17th Street
    Philadelphia was awfully lucky to have Willis G. Hale doing his thing here at the end of the 19th century. Hale designed a number of amazing buildings over the years, including the Divine Lorraine and the Hale Building at Juniper & Chestnut (finally getting renovated after years of blight).
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2 days ago

With Rail Park on the Way, 990 Spring Garden Gets Renovated

The building at 990 Spring Garden St. was built almost ninety years ago, initially functioning as a warehouse for the Philadelphia Wholesale...

    With Rail Park on the Way, 990 Spring Garden Gets Renovated
    The building at 990 Spring Garden St. was built almost ninety years ago, initially functioning as a warehouse for the Philadelphia Wholesale Drug Company. In its last incarnation, the interior of the building was chopped up into a collection of small office spaces, though the outside maintained a certain gravitas that we've always appreciated.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

4 days ago

North Chinatown will get Mural Arts' first ever regularly changing set of murals

Right now, there are two completed murals, one at 10th and Buttonwood by Matt Moore, and another around the corner on Ridge Avenue by Kid Hazo. Four more murals are forthcoming next month around the same block.

    Changing murals for a changing cityscape in North Chinatown [photos]
    There is a tight cluster of blocks filled with post-industrial buildings in North Chinatown, sandwiched between Spring Garden Street and the old railroad viaduct that will soon be developed into an elevated green space. Developer Craig Grossman calls it the Spring Arts District. His company, Arts + Crafts Holdings, has been snapping up buildings there.
    http://www.newsworks.org

4 days ago

Night Market Philadelphia Hits Callowhill And The Reading Viaduct Tonight

The festival takes over much of the Callowhill neighborhood — from Spring Garden to Callowhill streets on 11th, 12th and 13th streets — with the epicenter at 12th and Callowhill streets.

At 13th and Nectarine streets, Yakitori Boy, Chinatown’s popular karaoke bar, is set to invite those of all singing levels to take part in free sidewalk karaoke.

At the main stage at 11th and Noble streets, a number of local musicians and bands will perform for diners and drinkers. Guests can look forward to live music from Minka, Joie Kathos, the Rock to the Future house band and more.

Cycling is another popular mode of transportation, with bike lanes along 13th and Spring Garden. Those who don’t own their own bike can rent one via Indego, the city’s bike share system. There is a convenient docking station right at Broad and Spring Garden streets.

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Cycling is another popular mode of transportation, with bike lanes along 13th and Spring Garden. Those who don’t own their own bike can rent one via Indego, the city’s bike share system. There is a convenient docking station right at Broad and Spring Garden streets.

    Night Market Philadelphia Hits Callowhill And The Reading Viaduct Tonight
    Hey, food truck fans! Night Market returns with a showing of awesome food and drink vendors (and some live music, too!) tonight, June 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. The festival takes over much of the Callowhill neighborhood - from Spring Garden to Callowhill streets on 11th, 12th and 13th streets - with the epicenter at 12th and Callowhill streets.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

4 days ago

Mural Arts Launches First-Ever Revolving Art Gallery in Callowhill

Matt Moore created this untitled mural at 448 N. 10th Street, next door to the PHS pop-up beer garden at the foot of the proposed Reading Viaduct Rail Park.Mural Arts

    A revolving outdoor art gallery is coming to Callowhill
    The Mural Arts program and the development company Arts + Crafts Holdings have announced the launch of a revolving outdoor gallery in the Spring Arts District in Callowhill. It's the first-ever for the city and the arts program.
    http://philly.curbed.com

4 days ago

Changing murals for a changing cityscape in North Chinatown (photos)

Right now, there are two completed murals, one at 10th and Buttonwood by Matt Moore, and another around the corner on Ridge Avenue by Kid Hazo. Four more murals are forthcoming next month around the same block.

    Changing murals for a changing cityscape in North Chinatown [photos]
    There is a tight cluster of blocks filled with post-industrial buildings in North Chinatown, sandwiched between Spring Garden Street and the old railroad viaduct that will soon be developed into an elevated green space. Developer Craig Grossman calls it the Spring Arts District. His company, Arts + Crafts Holdings, has been snapping up buildings there.
    http://www.newsworks.org

4 days ago

Weekly Entertainment Guide - Sun Splashed

...the city's best ethnic and regional restaurants and food trucks, plus music and more, 12th and Callowhill. Check out the pre-Night Market happy hour at the PHS Pop-Up Garden at...

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The Clark Park Summer Solstice Festival returns Saturday, June 25 from 11am to sundown with live music from local bands including Flyermile, Mumblr, Rosu Lup (pictured), and more, along with crafts vendors and children's activities, 43rd & Chester, West Philadelphia. Free. Photo by Doug Seymour.

...behind the walls, and see a dog training expo with New Leash on Life USA, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia. For all ages. Photo courtesy of Eastern State Penitentiary. #SassySays

...entertainment including the raising of the Maypole, Swedish food, music, crafts, games, and more, at 1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of the American Swedish Historical Museum...

...Brennan, Elena Camp, Rachel Camp and Kristine Fraelich. Original orchestrations by music director Larry Lees, 40 N. 2nd Street, Old City, Philadelphia. Photo by Frank Scott...

...diaspora identity, through August 22. An opening party takes place Friday, June 24, 6pm-9pm, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Pictured: Iron Heavens (installation view, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2015), 1995. Oven pans...

...Dead classics reimagined for solo piano in the Free Library of Philadelphia's Montgomery Auditorium, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia. All ages. Free with ticket required. Photo courtesy of Holly Bowling...

    Weekly Entertainment Guide - Sun Splashed
    Robin Bloom offers 20 suggestions for what to do this week! Festivals, Food & Fun Night Market Callowhill Night Market Philadelphia is back at Callowhill, Thursday, June 23, 6pm-10pm, a street food festival featuring many of the city's best ethnic and regional restaurants and food trucks, plus music and more, 12th and Callowhill.
    http://www.newsworks.org

5 days ago

Vox Populi Levels Up! Gamer Music to Rock the Venue

The event will begin at 8:00 PM at Vox Populi (319 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA). Tickets can be purchased here and there is additional information available on the...

    Vox Populi Levels Up! Gamer Music to Rock the Venue
    On the evening of June 25 th, Vox Populi will transmute its art space floors into a Philly gamer's reverie. Four bands intensely rooted in the video game scene have banded together to host an evening of music. Jointly, these bands have conquered festivals such as MAGFest, Too Many Games and BitGen, but now they've leveled up to hosting their own event.
    http://www.geekadelphia.com

6 days ago

From 'Main Street Modernism' to common fabric: 19 sites considered for historic designation

1132-40 N. FRONT ST, DOUGHERTY BONDED WAREHOUSE

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4046-4048 Chestnut, next to 4050 Chestnut

4046-4048 Chestnut, next to 4050 Chestnut

...the City Planning Commission has advanced a nomination for the combined set of buildings along Fairmount Avenue just east of Delaware Avenue, calling them a “rare surviving example” of early Philadelphia waterfront housing. The set dates from...

2007-13 N. 2ND STREET: COLUMBIA SINGING SOCIETY

Robinson store, 1020-24 Market St.

150 N. 6th Street

    From 'Main Street Modernism' to common fabric: 19 sites considered for historic designation
    A cluster of social and civic buildings were individually nominated for historic designation, including a closed Catholic church, the hall of a German singing society, a mansion turned Y, and a former firehouse. Despite the city's rich German-American history, very few sites commemorating this past are listed in the Philadelphia Register.
    http://planphilly.com

Jun 20

Philly's public pools open this week

East Poplar (820 N. 8th St., 19123)

Dendy (1501-39 N. 10th St., 19122)

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Max Myers (1601 Hellerman St., 19149)

Samuel (3459 Gaul St., 19134)

Cohox (2901 Cedar St., 19134)

Feltonville (231-37 E. Wyoming Ave., 19120)

Awbury (6101 Ardleigh St., 19138)

Mander (2140 N. 33rd St., 19121)

Vare (2600 Morris St, 19145)

Fox Chase (7901 Ridgeway St., 19111)

Lawncrest (6000 Rising Sun Ave., 19111)

Pleasant (6720 Boyer St., 19119)

Francisville (1737 Francis St., 19130)

Lee (4328 Haverford Ave., 19104)

Christy (728 S. 55th St., 19143)

Jardel (1400 Cottman Ave., 19111)

Vogt (4131 Unruh Ave., 19135)

N. Liberties (321 Fairmount Ave., 19123)

McVeigh (400-64 E. Ontario St., 19134)

Lonnie Young (1100 E. Chelten Ave., 19138)

Kendrick (5822 Ridge Ave., 19128)

Ridgway (1301 Carpenter St., 19147)

Lackman (1101 Bartlett St., 19115)

Barry (1800 Johnston St., 19145)

Anderson (740 S. 17th St., 19146)

Cobbs Creek (280 Cobbs Creek Pkwy., 19139)

Bridesburg (4601 Richmond St., 19137)

Ziehler (200-64 E. Olney Ave., 19120)

Hunting Park (900 W. Hunting Park Ave., 19140)

Morris Estate (1610 W. Chelten Ave., 19126)

Gathers (2501 Diamond St., 19121)

Penrose (1101 W. Susquehanna Rd., 19122)

Myers (5803 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

* Pickett (5700 Wayne Ave, 19144)

* Sayre (5835 Spruce St., 19139)

Jacobs (4500 Linden Ave., 19114)

Heitzman (2136 Castor Ave., 19134)

Schmidt (113 W. Ontario St., 19140)

Scanlon (1099 E. Tioga St., 19134)

Murphy (300 W. Shunk St., 19148)

Kingsessing (4901 Kingsessing Ave., 19143)

39th and Olive (700 N. 39th St., 19104)

39th and Olive (700 N. 39th St., 19104)

Hancock (1401 N. Hancock St., 19122)

Houseman (5091 Summerdale Ave., 19124)

Simpson (1010 Arrott St., 19124)

Amos (1817 N. 16th St., 19121)

Athletic (1400 N. 26th St., 19121)

Chew (1800 Washington Ave., 19146)

Sacks (400 Washington Ave., 19147)

Tustin (5901 W. Columbia Ave., 19151)

Shepard (5700 Haverford Ave., 19131)

American Legion (6201 Torresdale Ave, 19135)

Piccoli (1501 E. Bristol Ave., 19124)

Shuler (3000 N. 27th St., 19132)

ML King (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 19121)

Ford (609 Snyder Ave., 19148)

Mill Creek (5100 Parrish St., 19139)

Lederer (1219-25 E. Montgomery Ave., 19125)

12th and Cambria (2901 N. 12th St., 19133)

12th and Cambria (2901 N. 12th St., 19133)

Cherashore (851 W. Olney Ave., 19120)

Belfield (2100 W. Chew Ave., 19138)

CB Moore (2551 N. 22nd St., 19132)

Stinger Square (3200 Dickinson St. , 19146)

    Philly's public pools open this week
    It's the first day of astronomical summer, the temperature is heating up and, just in time, Philadelphia's public pools are about to open. The city's 70 free public pools - the most per-capita of any city in the country - start to open on Wednesday. All of the pools will open by July 1.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 20

10 Must-Try New Sandwiches in Philly

501 N. 13th St.; 215-238-1818

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1234 Locust St.; 215-546-2220

1823 E. Passyunk Ave.; 215-468-7865

243 Chestnut St.; 267-273-0688

743 S. Fourth St.; 215-278-2736

112 S. Eighth St.; 215-923-0123

200 Market St.; 215-625-4566

1703 S. 11th St.; 215-694-3797

114 S. 12th St.; 267-639-5606

    10 Must-Try New Sandwiches in Philly
    In a sandwich mecca like Philly, it's sometimes hard to get past the classics. We've got stellar cheesesteaks, provolone- and greens-stuffed roast pork and endless hoagies - who has room for new lunchtime contenders? Turns out, we do. From seasonal veggies to more than a few iterations of ...
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Jun 19

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Jun 18

Ephemeroh is KILLING It!

LOVING all the new Ephemeroh work popping up ALL over town… These new wheatpastes were found at 2nd and Girard in Northern Liberties and 8th and Spring Garden in the Spring Garden neighborhood.

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LOVING all the new Ephemeroh work popping up ALL over town… These new wheatpastes were found at 2nd and Girard in Northern Liberties and 8th and Spring Garden in the Spring Garden neighborhood.

    Ephemeroh is KILLING It!
    LOVING all the new Ephemeroh work popping up ALL over town... These new wheatpastes were found at 2nd and Girard in Northern Liberties and 8th and Spring Garden in the Spring Garden neighborhood. Check out some more of Ephemeroh's recent work HERE!
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Jun 18

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Jun 17

2 teens on bike hurt in hit-run on North Broad Street

Provided with a description of the car, police found the Lexus, with front end damage consistent with the crash, on the 1300 block of Ridge Avenue, Small said. The driver and a female passenger were still in the car and taken to Police Headquarters to be questioned.

    2 teens on bike hurt in hit-run on North Broad Street
    Two teens on the same bicycle were injured, one critically, early Friday when they were hit by a car that left the scene on North Broad Street in Spring Garden, police said. The car, a red Lexus roadster, was found a short time later and the driver was taken into custody.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 17

Teen bicyclists hurt, one critically, after hit-and-run crash in Spring Garden

Minutes later, police located both the car and driver nearby, at Ridge Avenue and Wallace Street. The car had significant front-end damage.

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It happened before 2 a.m. Friday on North Broad Street near Wallace Street in Spring Garden.

Police tell Action News five or six boys were riding their bicycles southbound in the northbound lanes in the 600 block of North Broad Street.

    Teen bicyclists hurt after hit-and-run crash in Spring Garden
    Philadelphia Police say drunk driving is suspected after a hit-and-run crash that left two teenage bicyclists hospitalized and a driver in custody. It happened before 2 a.m. Friday on North Broad Street near Wallace Street in Spring Garden.
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Jun 17

Jun 16

Top New Spots For Outdoor Eats And Drinks In Philly

10th and Hamilton streets

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Heffe Tacos, 1431 Frankford Avenue

Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street

Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard

Assembly, 1875 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Root Restaurant, 1206 Frankford Avenue

Martha, 2113 E. York Street

The Little Lion, 243 Chestnut Street

Clarkville, 4301 Baltimore Avenue

Where:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue,

Later this summer, a tropical-inspired bar will open up at the corner of 13th and Drury streets — Tiki. Modeled after a tiki bar, the bar/restaurant will serve plenty of fruity cocktails, light bites and offer city views from its second story roof deck.

Where:Tiki, 102 S. 13th Street

1717 Arch Street

    Top New Spots For Outdoor Eats And Drinks In Philly
    PHOTO BY ROB CARDILLO FOR PHS Looking for a spot to drink and dine outdoors? Consult our list of new spots in Philly to hang alfresco with a glass or fork in hand. Summer should be spent outdoors in Philadelphia, ideally with food and drink at hand.
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Jun 16

TOP PICKS: The Best LGBTQ Events This Weekend

Howard Gittis Student Center, 1755 North 13th Street; all ages.

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The Bike Stop, 206 South Quince Street.; over 21.

Berks Warehouse, 1801 North Howard Street; over 21.

Kahn Park, South 11th Street at Pine Street; all ages.

Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 200 South 12th Street; over 21.

    TOP PICKS: The Best LGBTQ Events This Weekend
    Coming up: a Pulse benefit and plenty of community-building events. FRIDAY EVENTS Clutch - A Mr. & Ms. Philadelphia Bar Night 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Bike Stop, 206 South Quince Street.; over 21. Mr. Philadelphia Leather, Rudy Flesher, wants you to come out for a night of mingling and cocktails.
    http://www.phillymag.com

Jun 16

Tonight Picks: Movie Night At The Schuylkill Banks, Red Bull Sound Select, Old City Eats And More

Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia

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Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

Rosenbach Museum and Library, 2008 Delancey Place

Philadelphia History Museum, 15 South 7th Street

Sister Cities Park, 210 North 18th Street, Philadelphia

Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue

    Tonight Picks: Movie Night At The Schuylkill Banks, Red Bull Sound Select, Old City Eats And More
    Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia This Thursday evening brings an outdoor movie, live music, extended happy hour and more to neighborhoods across Philly... Don't let the gloomy skies fool you, Philadelphia is celebrating Thursday night with an influx of awesome events all over - but be sure to check for cancellations before heading out to any outdoor events this evening.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

Jun 15

Tonight Picks: Center City Sips, All-American Barbecue At Dilworth Park, Live Music And More

Where:Various Locations Including PHS Pop-Up Garden at Reading Viaduct, 10th and Hamilton streets

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Where:Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street

Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Where:Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street

Where:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), 118-128 N. Broad Street

Where:Osteria, 640 North Broad Street

    Tonight Picks: Center City Sips, All-American Barbecue At Dilworth Park, Live Music And More
    There's plenty to do tonight in Philly - music, happy hour, outdoor dining events, museum happenings and much more. Starting today, Dilworth Park kicks off its multi-day all-American barbecue festival. Guests can look forward to a 21+ beer garden, free lawn games, mini-golf and barbecue-inspired food.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

Jun 13

Olney Charter High’s Graduation at Temple Interrupted by Bomb Threat

Olney Charter High School’s graduation, held at Temple University’s Liacouras Center (1776 N Broad Street), was interrupted today by a bomb threat.

    Olney High's Graduation at Temple Interrupted by Bomb Threat
    The Liacouras Center was evacuated and police are currently searching for a threat. Olney Charter High School's graduation, held at Temple University's Liacouras Center (1776 N Broad Street), was interrupted today by a bomb threat.
    http://www.phillymag.com

Jun 13

Designation Committee Hearing - Philadelphia Historical Commission

1132-40 N. FRONT ST, DOUGHERTY BONDED WAREHOUSE

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Owner: 1020-24 Market Street R

Former owner: Fenster Properties LP / Current owner: 4046-48 Chestnut Street LP

Owner: 631 North Broad Street LP

    Designation Committee Hearing - Philadelphia Historical Commission
    MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON HISTORIC DESIGNATION OF THE PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION WEDNESDAY, 15 JUNE 2016, 9:30 A.M.
    http://planphilly.com

Jun 13

12+ Terrific Events Happening In Philly This Week, June 13-19

Where:The Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad Street

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Where:Various locations including Independence National Historical Park, 6th and Chestnut streets

Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street

Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

Where:Rittenhouse Square, 18th and Walnut streets

Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

Where:Rosenbach Museum and Library, 2008 Delancey Place

Where:Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue

Where:Stratus Rooftop Lounge, 433 Chestnut Street

6300 block of Germantown Avenue

    12+ Terrific Events Happening In Philly This Week, June 13-19
    Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia Flag Day celebrations, all-American barbecue at Dilworth Park, Riverdance at the Kimmel Center and more... It's a great week to be in Philly with major festivals, outdoor dining events, concerts and more.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

Jun 13

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Jun 12

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Jun 11

PHOTOS: 10 sought after drug ring bust; Dozens arrested

Nelson Ocasio, 41, of the 700 block of North 13th Street, the 100 block of North Third Street, and the 400 block of Moss Street in Reading;.

Gabriel Oropeza, 28, of the 1200 block of North 11th Street and the 400 block of Moss Street in Reading;

Jesse Faunt, 35, of the 700 block of Franklin Street in Reading;

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Jacob Padilla, 42, of the 1300 block of Schuylkill Avenue in Reading;

Anthony Arias, 26, of the 200 block of West Douglass Street and the 800 block of North Front Street in Reading.

Jose Benedicto, 41, of the 500 block of Spring Street in Reading;

Edwin Vargas, 35, of the 200 block of Moss Street, the 500 block of Spring Street, and the 300 block of South Fifth Street in Reading;

Nelson Ocasio, 41, of the 700 block of North 13th Street, the 100 block of North Third Street, and the 400 block of Moss Street in Reading;.

Leon Stewart, 53, of the 600 block of Weiser Street in Reading; Luis Green-Polanco, 37, of the 100 block of Summit Avenue in Reading;

Robert Derr, 48, of the 900 block of North Third Street in Reading;

Robert Morganti Jr., 34, of the 1200 block of Chestnut Street in Reading;

    PHOTOS: 10 sought after drug ring bust; Dozens arrested
    Authorities are still seeking 10 suspects following an investigation into a drug ring that netted about 30 arrests. The arrest warrants were the result of a two and a half year long investigation prosecutors called Operation Antidote.
    http://6abc.com

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